Does your HP Notebook Suddenly Go to a Halt?

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There could be quite a few reasons why your HP Notebook suddenly goes to a halt. Don’t be afraid to give a try. Using the right guidelines and tools, you can diagnose this problem yourself and speed up the Notebook without messing with any files.

Download Diagnostic

You’re just 3 steps away from fixing this problem…

1. Download and install the Diagnostic

2. Run full scan

3. Perform system clean-up & repair

Estimated download time: 10 Seconds

What is Diagnostic? How does it work?


 

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Swap to Disk

When your HP Notebook runs low on RAM memory, you may swap to the hard disk. This feature, known as Virtual Memory, is quite useful especially when you have inadequate RAM to work with too many CPU intensive applications that you regularly use and can’t afford to avoid.

1. Right click This PC icon on your Desktop.

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2. Select Properties.

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3. Click Advanced system settings.

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4. Click Settings under Performance frame of the Advanced tab.

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5. Click Advanced tab in subsequent dialog.

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6. Click Change under Virtual Memory frame.

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7. Uncheck the box named Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.

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8. Select Custom size option.

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9. Specify a higher paging file size in terms of MB.

10. Click Set.

11. Click OK thrice.

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12. A system reboot is crucial to save the new changes.

Lighten your Notebook

Make your HP Notebook lighter and faster by uninstalling the programs you don’t really use. You’ll not only be able to free up storage space, but also get rid of autostart entries associated with each of those programs.

1. Press Windows Key + X; select Programs and Features.

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2. This opens up list of installed programs.

3. Right click a program you wish to remove, select Uninstall.

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4. One by one uninstall the programs you don’t actually use.

5. Reboot the system after successful completion. To do so, click Start, and then Power icon | Restart.

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Free Up Storage Space

Your hard disk may be completely full. Free up noticeable amount of disk space using the Disk CleanUp tool.

1. Double click This PC icon on your Desktop.

2. Right click your system drive, choose Properties.

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3. Click General tab > Disk CleanUp.

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4. Let the Disk CleanUp analyze wasted disk space.

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5. Check-up all the boxes, and then click OK to perform deletion.

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CleanUp Malware & Adware

Malicious scripts and adware are often blamed for reduced system performance. They continuously run in background, silently download new files and conduct various malicious activities to corrupt your operating system.

1. Download and install a good Antivirus software.

2. Update the virus definitions. In Kaspersky Antivirus 2016, click the Update icon in the main user interface.

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3. Start a full system scan. Wait till it is performed. In Kaspersky Antivirus, click Scan, and then Run Scan.

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4. After the scan is completed, delete infected files and objects.

Restrict Resource-Consuming Tasks

There’s something using up your system resources. To identify and stop resource-intensive tasks, use the Resource Monitor tool in Windows.

1. Type Resource Monitor in the Search Box on your Taskbar.

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2. Open Resource Monitor utility from the Search Results.

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3. Click the CPU tab.

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4. End unnecessary processes and services from corresponding categories in the CPU tab.

  • To end a process, expand the Processes category, right click corresponding process, select End process.

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  • To end a service, expand the Services category, right click corresponding Services, select Stop service option.

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5. After finishing up, close the window.

That’s it folks, I hope this tutorial boosts and improves your HP Notebook experience.

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