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  • scouser70200 Sep 15, 2008

    Thanks for the help. But I have defragged there are no viruses, and it's still very slow . scouser

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Most likey problem is that your hard drive is getting very full and disorganized, Try running disk cleanup, also do a virus scan and if it is still very slow try a disk defragmentation.
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Compaq presdio slow desktop windows xp


Follow these steps to fix computer freezes problem::
  • Remove unused programs
  • Install and run antispyware software
  • Free up wasted space with Disk Cleanup tool
  • Defragment your hard disk drive
  • Disconnect unused network connections:


Click Start, and then click My Computer.
On the Tools menu, click Disconnect Network Drive.
Select the network drives that you no longer need, and then click OK.

ALSO

Stop Unwanted startup programs:

Start > Run > write msconfig > Click on StartUp tab

Deselect the programs you want to stop


Delete Temporary Internet Files:
Click Start - Run, type in %temp% and then click OK.


Once that temp folder is open and you can view its contents, select and delete EVERYTHING that's inside it.
Repeat the steps with c:\windows\temp

After you're done with both temp folders, restart the computer.



Services:

Click Start, type services.msc in the Search box. Press ENTER. Right click and stop each service which is not necessary for you.
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My computer is really slow unless i go into safe mode virus scan wont stay on i ran stinger it didnt fix it


HI,
Go into safemode again and download this link just click on download now to get the latest malwarebytes and run it on your computer then after delete the quarantined files and restart your computer this should make it faster again if tstill the issue is slow then you may have to re-format you windows just to make sure everything runs fine again removing a virus is not that easy depends if it detects the virus, malware or spyware that is slowing your system down.

try Malwarebytes it worked for me an many as I know if it does uninstall it and format everything.

I hope this helps.

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My aspire one netbook za3 is very slow and always hung...how can i solve this?


Hi:
I have the same model netbook, and it was slow also. I just did a defragmentation of files and everything is running normal now.
To do a defrag go to: My Computer and click on it, do a right click on your Drive C: and go to properties and click on it and then select tools and check on defragment now.
If this action does not speed up your computer then try to do a spyware cleaning. There is a free program called Glary utilities it is safe and it works. Here's the link:
http://download.cnet.com/Glary-Utilities/3000-2094_4-10508531.html?tag=mncol;1
Good luck!

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My pc is very slow


-Can you provide more information about your issue?
-Are you using Windows XP or Windows Vista or Windows Seven?

When you say slow, is it slow when you are on the internet or slow when accessing or the computer or generally slow like everything is running slow?

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My computer too slow always get the not responding reply.


Eliminate Viruses and Spyware
Step 1

Run your antivirus program. There may be something slowing your computer that you can remove. It is a good idea to run your antivirus program every week.
Step 2

Remove spyware. Run a good spyware tool at least twice a month.
Step 3

Use a pop-up blocker, if you have one. Check your antivirus program.


Dispose of the Extras

Step 1

Delete your document files for anything you no longer need. Saved pictures, audio and video files in particular can slow your computer.

Step 2

Remove unwanted programs from the Control Panel area. Old toolbars or games the kids downloaded off the Internet are a good place to start. Look for software you no longer use, such as the old printer you threw out last year.

Step 3

Clean out your email. Old messages are a constant drain on your computer's resources. Go through every folder, deleting everything you do not need. Leave no mail! Finish by emptying the Deleted Items folder.

Step 4

Turn off unnecessary programs. Check your taskbar for icons that show running programs. Disable anything you are not currently using.

Run Maintenance

Step 1

Run the Disk Cleanup tool located in your Control Panel. (Windows only. For other operating systems, please check the Resources section below.) This will remove temporary files, cookies and unnecessary components to speed up your computer.

Step 2

Defragment your computer. Defragging takes some time, but will speed your computer significantly. You can find the tool in your Control Panel. Run it monthly.

Step 3

Check for disk errors. Sometimes corrupted files slow down your computer. To find and fix these files, Go to My Computer and right-click on C drive. Choose Properties, then Tools.

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Checked all the obvious, everything still slow.


go to run and type msconfig>>>>disable all services other then microsoft......restart and check

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My computer seems to have slowed down heaps, I think i have to much memory used up and need to clear some of it. I,m only a mug at this so i dont know where to go to delete unused items or how to free up...


You need to click on the icon in the bottom left hand corner of your screen, it will either be a start button or a blue circle with a windows icon depending on the Operating System your running. After this there will be a search box type in the word "MSCONFIG" without the quotes, it will bring up the System Configuration Utility. Click on the startup tab and then everything you see in there that has checkmarks next to it is everything that is running in the background. It may be alot.

Go ahead and click on the box disable all and then click on ok and let the computer reboot. If your computer reboots and things are speeded up then you know software is the issue. You can then go into add/remove programs in the control panel and start uninstalling programs that you know for sure your not going to be using.



If things are still slow then it could be a problem with a virus, spyware, trojans, malware, etc. That could be taking up your memory and you might want to run a virus scan to see what it comes up with.

Hope this helps.

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Hi,

A couple of reasons why any PC will boot slowly:
1. slow processor, low memory, slow hard drive;
2. too many programs starting up. Pls try goto Start, Run, in next small window, type "msconfig" less the quotes, OK. In next window, click on the "Startup" tab, un-check everything (except perhaps your anti-virus or anything else you think is important). Click on buttons, Apply and then OK. If for some reason you would like to return some programs back, you can always go back and check them.
3. it would also be of great help to check for any possible virus or malwares (download , install and run Ad-Aware).

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