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Hmm...does clicking on the icons help at all? sounds like it is time for a deep cleaning for your machine.

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Need help freeing up disc space


Fragmentation of your hard disk will limit the amount of room reported on your HDD so a simple defrag could help. If you wish to free up disk space after doing a defrag and it still reports the same amount of room on your HDD you can use your add/remove and uninstalling any programs, games etc that are not used or used very little. If you are becoming limited on space due to windows updates etc then it maybe time to get a larger HDD and transfer all files and settings using transfer wizard to the new drive and then keep the old drive as a slave for extra storage. If you have done this and you still are very limited in HDD room then adding more space with another drive will increase it further but remember anything that has to do with windows or main programs such as office etc will all be stored to your main drive. I hope this helps.

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My 2009 compaq computer has gotten very slow. What are some steps I can take to clean it up?


Hi, there could be a few issues to resolve.
1. run a anti virus
2. download a free trojan removal tool and run it
3. go to control panel-add remove programs and remove anything you dont use/ need
4. run defrag, if you havent run defrag in a while, this will seriously slow up your pc

May 31, 2012 | Compaq PC Desktops

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Computer running slow


Close all computer programs that you can. Look at the bottom right side of your screen near the clock area, and right click with your mouse on any ICON's and choose "exit" or "close". then run disk clean up. (start - programs, accessories - system tools and then click on disk clean up)

After it scans and tells you how much space can be saved - click all boxes - scroll up and down and make sure all boxes are checked then click "ok" - and let it run until finished.

After that run disk defrag (start - programs accessories - system tools and click on disk defrag)

Click on "C" drive and click defrag now. This may take a while to complete and thats normal.

When its finished, go to your control panel and click on programs or installs and uninstall anything that you dont use or do not need. Then re-boot and go to windows update to update your pc on the internet. That should speed it up.

Jul 13, 2011 | Maxspeed PC Desktops

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I just fixed the memory module an I turn on the modem and it seems to b working fine now but the screen is blank no beeping or anything tried to diffrent screens but both are blank


This is probably a loose video car.

When you were fixing the RAM (probably remove it and then re-seat it), the video card may have come loose.

1. Turn off the PC and unplug it;
2. Touch something metallic to discharge static;
3. Unplug the monitor cable;
4. Open the case and carefully remove the video card.
5. Carefully but firmly replace the video card (most cards will snap when they fit back into place -- follow your video card manufacturer's instructions -- get these from the manufacturer's website.)
6. Plug everything back in and restart the PC.

You should get a good third party defrag program to keep your PC running at its best.

Fragmentation is basically broken-up pieces of files and free space randomly scattered all over your disk. The disk has to work a lot harder to save files in pieces and then to find them again and this really slows your computer down. It also wears out your disk, as the more the disk is used, the faster it wears out.

Basic defragmenting finds all the pieces of a file and puts them together, saving time.

Windows has a built-in defrag tool but it is very slow and you cannot use the PC while it is running (some users complain that it did not completely defrag their disks despite running all night).

Here is a Top 10 Reviews side-by-side comparison of the best defrag programs around:

http://disk-defragmenter-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

Select a program and install a free trial. The better defrag programs are automatic. The gold medal winner in the above review can defrag while you use the PC and it will also prevent fragmentation.

You can get a free trial for the gold medal winner via the review or at: http://www.diskeeper.com/defrag

Defragment your disk drives regularly.

Good luck to you!

Bill R TechSpec

PS: You can get more info on fragmentation at:

http://www.diskeeper.com/defrag/defragmentation-center/
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Jun 24, 2011 | HP Workstation Xw4100 PC Desktop

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Very slow on start up


Uninstall any unwanted software by using control panel, ADD/Remove Software. move any photos, mp3s etc to a CD or external drive.
install and run some anti spyware software like ADAWARE (free download) then
click my computer right click your C drive
left click properties click tools tab click defragment now click defragment button (and leave running for a few hours) this will place all your framented files which slow down disk read access into sequential (single part) files

finally to make a real difference add more memory (thats RAM not hard disk)

hope this helps Richard

Mar 19, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Computer is very slow


Try defraging.
If your willing to spend money
get more RAM it worked for me, ask someone or look it up, about how much ram your computer can "handle" and buy the RAM stick according to your pc max capacity

No, in almost all cases upgrading your computer wil only make it run slower. If you want to improve the computers speed there a couple things you can do. 1) Run spyware/virus scans, 2) Add RAM to increase computer speed, 3) Defrag
Software Critics says,

Try these--Highly Effective Ways to Optimize PC Speed made simple
Solution: 1: Create restore point and take registry backup.
2: Delete all temp files.
3: Delete all unwanted software's and security software's from add/remove program.
4: Disable all unwanted services from startup and then remove from registry.
5: Reset internet explorer and then register all .dll files.
6: Scan with spyware removal malwarebyte,hijackthis and Trojan removal.
7: Check windows update if found and then download and install.
8: Defrag C: drive
9: Restart the computer, and then check it.
A big NO NO: It's not recommended to edit registry before upgrading a PC or even making a slow PC faster as some registry cleaners can scrape out old registry entries of which some may be necessary to keep some programs running! And avoid websites trying to sell you something unnecessary.

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Apr 01, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2300 PC Desktop

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Ever thing you want to store is being save to drive D. Drive D is full. How do I get it to put file storage back to drive C? Can drive D be filtered, so as to put regular files back to drive C and keep all...


You can transfer anything that is NOT a program. OR used by a program. Otherwise yes you can transfer the stuff from D to C no problems, also run disk cleanup and defragment to get more space back, empty recycle bin etc too. remove all files from TEMP, TMP dir's Compress the drive to save space.

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Computer running slow


Have a look for an application called Ccleaner. Will get rid of all your old unwanted files. Also try a defrag.

Jan 12, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I need to tuneup my laptop and I don't have my configuration disk for my Toshiba Satellite 265. What do I do?


There are a couple of easy things you can do to tune it up. You can do a disk cleanup and a disk defrag.

To cleanup (assuming you're on XP):
Start-->All Programs-->Accesories-->System Tools-->Disk Cleanup

Select the drive you want to clean. It will tell you everything you can get rid of and all you have to do is select it and click ok.

To defrag (assuming you're on XP):
Start-->All Programs-->Accesories-->System Tools-->Disk Defragmenter

Select the drive you want to defrag and click analyze. It will tell you if you need to defrag it. This usually takes an hour or more to do, depending on size of drive and computer performance.

Furthermore:
Use Add/Remove Programs from Control Panel to remove any unwanted programs on your computer.

Nov 11, 2008 | Toshiba PC Desktops

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My add hardware wizard wont work. It tries to open and dialog box just flashes rapidly. I cant connect anything to my computer. Please help


go to ccleaner.com download it and open the app. then check registry on the left hand side the click scan registry then when done fix registry make sure to save backup. or you can reinstall whatever operating system u are using, sounds like a registry issue, do in this order use the cleaner feature, the registry feature then defrag computer restart then try to use hard ware wizard.


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