Some of you might remember a couple of weeks ago that I was trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Mac OS. I did it, but then I realized that I didn't have any need or want for the Mac part. Since I did it only for the challenge, I decided to just go back to 7 with my sense of accomplishment. Well, I had my system back up and all that jazz, but it wasn't working for whatever reason. I have my computer under a fairly good warranty so I decided to just skip all the troubleshooting and send it in.
I formatted my drive back to the proper Windows format so it would appear that I didn't violate my warranty. I called and used some story about my family accidently formatting my drive and they told me to send it in. I figured they would just load up 7 and it would all be good. Well, they decided to replace my HDD. Wasn't really required, but hey, I got a new HDD out of it so I wasn't going to complain.
I get my computer back and it is stupidly slow. It is an i5 CPU 2.53 GHz, has 4G of DDR3, and an Nvidia GeForce card of some sort. It runs everything slower than my 3 year old Dell Mini. Video games such as World of Tanks, which isn't the most graphic intensive game, run at 3-4 FPS on the lowest setting. Simple programs like Evernote, Skype, and Chrome constantly freeze up and don't respond for several seconds. Simply typing this up it lags intermittently and sentences will just randomly appear.
I've run all of my security programs, nothing has appeared. I ran Wise Registry Cleaner, which a friend suggested and CNET rated highly, and it solved the registry errors it deemed where safe to fix. According to the computer all the RAM is connected properly and it should all be working well. I turned off all the start-up programs that were just mucking the system up as with the background processes. Faster start-up, and that's expected.
I called Toshiba, and the rep told me to do exactly the things I have already done. The call dropped before he could finish his run-down, but I am sure it would have ended with re-sending it in which I want to avoid at all costs.
Any input would be GREAT. Getting access to the computer seems impossible because on the bottom I see no screws or anything familiar to me. I can remove the battery and that's it. I am sure I can find a way on the internet, but it looks like they made it hard for a reason. It is a Toshiba Satellite E205. I posted on their forums but that was a waste of time.
TL:DR Messed up computer being an idiot, company "fixed" it, stupidly slow now, need help making it not slow.