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    A very very slow netbook

    I have been given an HP mini 210-1000, Windows 7 Starter. It is terribly slow, whether on battery or mains - 40 seconds to load a browser and another 40 to load a webpage, if it even manages to do so. I have used Ccleaner, defragged, reduced startups to just the anti-virus and checked for a virus, all to no avail I believe that a system file must be corrupt, would this be so or is there something else I could try? I have bought a cd drive and made a recovery disk - can I use this to clean and repair the system on this cut-down version of Windows or do I have to do a complete system re-install and lose all installed programs and files - there is a 12GB recovery section on the hard drive. I have no instructions - what is the procedure. PC World rep told me all netbooks are impossibly slow and the only solution was 4GB of RAM and a solid state drive.

    I have posted this question several days ago on the HP notebook forum but there have been no views or replies

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    How much memory is installed? You should have at least 2 gigs. See if this works for the Factory Restore procedure:
    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...ctID=c02638587

    One other possibility is that the netbook is overheating. Try blowing out all the cooling vents with compressed air.

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    I would first check to see what is starting with Windows. Use either What's In Startup or Autoruns for Windows to see what apps are starting with Windows. I suspect you will find many apps there. Shut most down. They do NOT need to be starting with Windows.

    On my laptop I have my security apps starting, my touchpad app and my mouse S/W. That's it. no toolbars, no update schedulers, no office apps, nothing else.
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    My first thought too Ted but he already did that:
    reduced startups to just the anti-virus and checked for a virus, all to no avail
    Jerry

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    Thank you for all of your comments – the netbook was apparently quite fast when new, so presumably the installed 1GB of RAM is adequate - it runs quite cool. I have a desktop machine – the netbook will only be used for the internet when away from home and holding photographs. I have looked up the link to the HP recovery page and have some questions. Factory Reset states removes all partions – does this include the recovery partition and if so is it re-installed. It looks as if Minimised Image Recovery is the best option.

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    A Factory Restore usually resets the hard drive back to it's new, out-of-the-box state . . . including the recovery partition.

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    HP Mini 210-1000sa PC Product Specifications
    Recovery partition (including possibility to recover system, applications and drivers separately)

    Optional re-allocation of recovery partition

    Recovery CD/DVD creation tool
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    I must agree with the comments on available memory. To be honest, I wouldn't run XP on 1 GB, for decent performance, let alone 7. Couple that with the sub par hardware of netbooks (cpu, disk) and the overall result cannot be that good.
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