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My laptop model is Dell Studio 14 and it has 3 GB ram with Intel Core i3 Processor & ATI Radeon 512 MB PCI Express Graphics card. I haven't given Windows 7 Setup since it was bought two years ago , it was working smooth, but recently its responding very slow and only running a browser and media player taking 100% of CPU, why so ? Is there a remedy for this? I want to make my computer work fast again, is there are any tips available for that except giving fresh windows set up, i have lots of development software's installed like VS, MS SQL Server, Expression Studio, ADOBE tools and some others, i don't want to give a fresh install if it possible to resolve without it. Please help me out with tips on how i can increase performance of my Lappy & make it faster again ?

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"only running a browser and media player taking 100% of CPU" Did you check that the browser and media player were taking 100% of CPU time between them? If so, which browser and media player are you using? If not, what did take up the CPU time? You can check it in Task Manager, from the Processes tab. –  Indrek Oct 4 '12 at 18:15
    
checked, Firefox and Windows Media player –  MSU Oct 4 '12 at 18:25
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Is either of them a bigger culprit? If you close them, does CPU usage return to near-zero? For Firefox, how many tabs do you have open? Any tabs with Flash content? How many extensions installed? For WMP, what's it doing? Playing audio/video? Can you narrow the high CPU usage down to a specific file or type of file, or does it happen whenever you open WMP? –  Indrek Oct 4 '12 at 19:16
    
I don't think they are ...as both of them merely takes 40-50 percent..and closing them drops my CPU usage to 50 to 60 percent, so i think something else is wrong with my system –  MSU Oct 5 '12 at 4:56