This will be a guide on how to speed up your slow laptop very easy and for not way to much money.
The first thing I did was looking if it was a 64-bit or 32-bit. Then i looked up how much ram it had. I changed the ram from 1G to 4G.After that I checked what hard drive it was and I changed that one from a 5400rpm to a 7200rpm. That makes it faster and it will make a bigger cache buffer. I flashed over the stuff from the old hard drive to the new one so I would not lose my old stuff if I need them. Then I started to switch out the ram and the hard drive with the newer ones. When that was done I started to Defrag the computer that will help it to be a bit quicker I feel but sometimes it might not help at all. After I done everything here I felt it still was a little slow to boot up so I looked if it had come out any new Bios and it was, I had like a 6 version older one than the newer one. When you are done with this I hope your computer will be faster than it was before. Mine got faster I can tell just starting it up, and try out a web browser that it have become much faster than it was before.