I have a Dell Latitude Laptop and it's sooooo slooow it takes forever to go to whatever command. Why and how do you fix it? I've already reduced all files to where I don't think memory is the issue.
Several different issues can lead to slow performance on a laptop. You'll need to complete the following suggestions as you troubleshoot your slow-performance issue.
How to Speed up a Slow Dell Computer: Start Up
It is possible that too many applications load up and stay open when you boot up your laptop. This can slow down your Dell laptop's performance no matter what you are trying to do with it. While you are off to a good start by deleting unnecessary files, your problem could be with the virtual memory, or the memory that the laptop uses while it is on. Every single application you have open, even if it is running in the background eats up virtual memory. Anti-virus/anti-spyware applications and games are notorious resource hogs that simply eat up more than their fair share of computer resources.
One step that you can take is to look at which programs are loading when you start up the laptop. If programs that you aren't going to use each day load up when you boot up your laptop, you may want to take them out of the start up process. Programs such as photo software simply don't need to open up each day, unless you are going to use it each and every day.
How to Speed up a Slow Dell Computer: Get Rid of Spyware
Spyware, adware, and viruses can all slow your Dell laptop down to a crawl. Run your anti-virus/anti-spyware application and remove problematic malware.
How to Speed up a Slow Dell Computer: Defrag the Hard Drive
After a while, the files on your hard drive can experience small issues that cause them to fragment over the computer, become disconnected, and spread out. You need to degrag the hard drive to get these files back in their proper placement and speed up a slow computer.
How to Speed up a Slow Dell Computer: Update Software and Drivers
Every few months, or whenever you receive a notice that your software needs updating, you should take the time to do so. This includes your operating system, browsers, and drivers. Outdated software can lead to a slow laptop.
How to Speed up a Slow Dell Computer: Tips
Installing more than one anti-virus/anti-spyware application can really bog down your computer. Select only one reliable application to use and uninstall the other ones.
Visit Dell.com and download the SpeedStep fix for your particular model of Dell Latitude and operating system. The Dell Latitude is notorious for creating a problem with CPU usage and becoming frozen near the lower end of the spectrum.