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Your Computer is Slow — How to Fix It?

A new computer is a thing of beauty. It's fast, it's clean, and everything runs as it should. But as time goes on, that PC that was once so slick and fast now feels like it's trudging through molasses. Programs take forever to start up, and when they finally do, they run slowly.

How can you get the magic of a fast PC back again? Here are a few steps you can take to fix a slow PC.
1. Reboot
2. Scan for Malware and Viruses
3. Check Your Hard Drive
4. Check Running Software
5. Add Memory
6. Defrag Your Drive
7. Get AOL Computer Checkup

Just follow the tips above, see if it helps? If not, you can refer to here>>

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Computer shuts down even during operation system install

It seems pretty deffenant the over heat problem was not fixxed very well. Demand they stand behind their work & fix it again.

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Cam loses focus on Skype

I have the same exact issue - however, it appeared. In order to understand whether it is the driver/os issue I moved my camera to a different computer - from Windows desktop to Mac laptop. And the issue still PERSISTS. I did not have the same problem in the past few months where I used the exact same setup and the same camera. Thus, it can be that the camera went bad (unlikely) or a Skype issue (likely). I think it might be related to the peer connection re-evaluation that happens in the "~30 sec" interval

Jun 16, 2012 | Logitech C920 Hd Pro Webcam 1080p...

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can't update my bios on hp pavillion a1010n??

Have you downloaded the right BIOS for your computer and do you really need to update this?

According to the HP support web site above the only version is 3.09 dated 21 June 2006 - if you already have this version, this may be why you cannot update it.

If your problem is that your computer is very slow, then updating the BIOS will not make any difference - you should concentrate on cleaning up and optimising the Windows file system.

Download and install the following utility programs that can help you to improve the performance of your computer.

Advanced System Care Free - run the Deep Care option of this utility.
DiskMax - run a Detailed Scan and let it clean up all profiles, updates, cache etc.
Smart Defrag - run a Defrag and Fast Optimize
CCleaner - use this to compliment the above plus use the Tools Uninstall option to remove any unwanted software programs, browser tool bars etc. Also use the Tools Startup option to disable any of the programs being started on every boot that don't need to be, i.e. things like QuickTime, Adobe Reader etc.

Jan 13, 2012 | HP Pavilion a1010n (PS563AA) PC Desktop

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Why does google "redirect" my search

Google shouldn't redirect your searches. This sounds to be malware which sometimes can be difficult to get rid of. I've had success with the free version of Malwarebytes. Download and install that.

Next, reboot the computer into 'Safe Mode'. When you see the bios screen (usually has the manufacturer's logo) begin pressing/tapping 'F8'. Shortly after a list will come up asking how you want to start the computer. Select 'Safe Mode with Networking'.

Once you get back to your desktop run a full scan with Malwarebytes and have it fix any thing it finds. This scan can take anywhere from twenty minutes to over two hours based on how many files you have and how fast your processor is.

Once it's fixed/cleaned everything reboot and let the computer load normally. Hopefully this has gotten rid of it. If not you may have to back up all of your personal files and do a system restore. Often this is the easiest, yet most inconvenient, way of getting rid of a virus/malware.

I hope this is helpful and that you don't have to do a system restore. Let me know if you have any questions.


May 01, 2011 | Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook

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computer is running very very slow it freezes up all the time

Hi katie34, you may not have ever run software that cleans your PC. There are many programs that clean your PC & windows so they run just as fast as when you bought them. Click the link I have listed below. It's a free program that will go through your system & remove junk, internet clutter, temporary files you do not need & it knows what is & is not junk. When the program finishes run windows defrag. Defrag is a windows program that will line all your data up within windows so windows can move around faster. This should be run once a month.


To run indows defrag do this. Click the start button, slide to all programs, than slide up to Accessories, than slide to System tools & click on Disk Defragmenter. Another window will open. Click once on your Local_Drive C:\ Than click defrag. Just walk away because it will take some time to finish. Check back from time to time. When it has finished re-start your PC. Everything should run faster..

Good Luck & have a Great Weekend!

Mar 30, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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