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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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I just defragmented my hard drive on my desk top. I got this message that "Some of the files could not be defragmented" There are files that were for my old job and I need to remove these. Documents and...

Defragmenting your computer does not remove files. It simply "cleans up" your files by reorganizing file "fragments" made by your computer. You should be able to simply delete files without an issue by moving them to your trash, or if its a program by unistalling through "add/remove programs"

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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

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Old Dell Inspiron 6000 can it run faster?

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 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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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:

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:

Defragment your disk drives regularly.

Good luck to you!

Bill R TechSpec

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Jun 24, 2011 | HP Workstation Xw4100 PC Desktop

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Toshiba E205 laptop HDD is very busy/noisy. Keeps spinning up and then going quiet then spinning up again. I have checked to see if there is anything running in the background but it seems on the...

Hi try these steps:
1., run msconfig and remove the unecessary programs from autostart
2., download ccleaner (from here and remove uneccessary files and clean the registry
3., download defraggler and finally use it to defragment the disk
At first I'm sure this does not sound like a serious solution but beleive me usually little things add up and drive you HDD nuts.
Good luck!

Feb 27, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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My aspire one keeps saying 0 memory space left,and wont run certain programs.Tryed to restore to factory settings by pressing f10 button but this doesnt work


I think to restore your aspire one back to factory settings i believe you have to do this


Make sure that you save all your photo's or files etc either to a disk or pendrive or your d drive if you hard drive is split
because back to factory settings is good
but it is exactly back to factory settings with nothing that you have put on it
everything that you put or left on the will be erased
that is why i said save anything that you want or need saving

But it also sounds a little like the fact that you may have a memory issue
or that your hard drive has too much on it and not enough free space left to run other programes

one needs to have about 10 gig of free space on the hard drive in order for things to run smoothly

so it may pay you to remove some of the stuff that you may have stored on the c drive
or remove some of the programes if you dont use them all
and do a defrag this may help to give you more space

to do a defrag

go to
all programes
system tools
go over and down to defragmenter
click on it and defrag the laptop and if its the ist time you have done it
wait quite a long time in fact ist time could take anywhere from 45 mins up to 2/3 hrs
also it may pay you to right click the defrag link and send it to or copy it to your desktop so that you can defrag say once a month to help things run smoothly

To go back to factory settings
go to your start tab bottom left of your screen
then go to all properties
go over and down to acer empowering technology
then acer erocovery management
click on the erocovery management
and following the onscreen instructions

good luck
hope this sorts things out for you
please let us know if fixya has fixed it for ya

Jan 30, 2011 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Computer slow and over heating

on a dektop on a laptop focus on the keyboard
try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making very sure there is no MOISTURE in the airline focusing on the central processing unit CPU making sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line dust causes static to build up in a computer causing it to overheat any many other problems then
you could run the check disk utility
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which willscan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive

hope this helps

Dec 01, 2010 | Compaq Presario Fan

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When scanning I get the following error internal DRS error 1500:c0:3001

1) go to Add/Remove Programs: Remove all HP Software.
2) Manually search for/remove all HP program files.
3) Run my Registry cleaner.
4) ONLY IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING : Manually search the registry via Control F function for any remaining HP registry entries.
5) Defragment/re-install/run reg. cleaner/carefully analyze and save appropriate registry keys(see my pic's for what to definitely save).
6) Defrag. again
7) Test run HP Solution Center again.

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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 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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My Toshiba satellite Laptop is very slow

i had the same problem with my computer. it may be that you have downloaded too many things. it loads onto your RAM storage, (computer files), and when it gets full, it goes onto the harddrive, (where you access files and things). clear up internet files and anything you don't need. if that is stilll slow upgrade your RAM. it fixed my pc

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