07-07-2011 04:53 PM
In our company we have migrated from Toshiba to Lenovo laptops/tablets. Recently users have been reporting that their T410 laptops are very very slow. Most of the time they over estimate the slowness time, but this time it's not. I checked the device and it takes 4-5 minutes from powering on the device to getting the ctrl+alt+del screen. In that time, there is a few seconds where the screen goes completely black, then comes back.
After logging in, it takes another 5-6 minutes to get to the desktop. I've checked the Hard Drive, memory, spyware, etc. and everything checks out. The user states that this only started happening a couple of weeks ago. He's had the device for about a year.
Anyone else noticing this type of slowness and what could be causing this issue?
07-07-2011 06:33 PM
What happens if you load a program such as HWInfo32 to ensure that the CPU isn't running too slowly? When running HWInfo32, the CPU speed should match or exceed the adverstised speed of the laptop whenever some program is actively using the CPU.
07-10-2011 12:32 PM
Yes... I have the exact same problem.
The system itself is pretty fast once it has loaded though...
It's when I start the computer fresh or rebot I get these problems. Takes at least 4 minutes for the computer to function well.
I wonder if there are any solutions... I was thinking about formatting the computer.
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01-25-2012 05:47 PM - edited 01-25-2012 05:56 PM
I have the same problem. It takes more than 5 min to boot up all the basic tasks. You can tell that it's still booting by the HD light being busy and the gadget not being present on the desktop.
It's a brand new HD with the basic windows freshly installed with just a CPU performance gadget added, so the performance lag has nothing to do with the HD defragmentation or some extra tasks running at the startup.
It's just a slow machine and system, period. Like other people said, once it's started up, it runs relatively fast (as you expect from a laptop with i5).
I have to put up with this long bootup/resume time both when I reboot the system fresh, and when I re-login to the system after it's sleeping (the latter being way more annoying than former).
All the defense given to this model from others aside, I've kind had enough with T410 that I have (its keyboard is also really unreliable, which is evidenced and discussed by others in another thread). I'm buying another laptop that should be faster, more reliable, and not the least, not way overpriced like T410 as a supposedly "premium" business laptop.
01-26-2012 04:55 PM