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Computer running really slow and every thing keeps freezing up on me, mouse wanders around wit out my control

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You most likely have a virus, spyware, adware, etc.
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If that doesn't help then best solution would be to reformat your computer or upgrade.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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My computer runs really slow, freezes, internet explorer hardly ever works. help!!


There is no such thing as a windows vista machine. You can install different operating systems on different machines. Your problem is most likely that you're missing drivers for the peripherals.
Download a program called "driver easy" and run it. It will tell you what drivers are missing, once you get all the drivers installed you should find things work better, like once you get your network running then internet explorer will stop having problems.

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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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My pc.. desktop is very slow.. its a windows vista


You may want to look into upgrading your RAM if there is less than 2GB installed. This is a recommendation that I have found in working with several PC's running this Operating System. Also, you would want to run disk clean up and remove any temporary files that Windows finds. Deleting any other temporary or unused files from your PC on a regular basis should increase system performance. In addition, if these steps do not solve your problem, you may want to consider upgrading to a faster performance hard drive (preferably a SATA II with a 32MB cache). As a last resort, you may look at your CPU to see if there is an upgrade for it, as well. Keep in mind that Vista is a resource hog and can slow down a PC within just a short period of time.

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I have a dell dimension 5100, 5 yrs old. The computer is very very slow and i would like to know how i can improve its speed. I did already programs as sweep and clean but it didn' t really help.


well several things can be done to increase the performance of your pc.

install da maximum amount of ram on ur pc.

install a secondary hard drive. save all data on da secondary hard drive. music, pics, videos etc.

uninstall all programs that you do not use

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Freezes up


this could be caused by a number of things for you to check. maintanence is a key to keeping your computer running. keep your antivirus, antispyware up to date. keep your pc from overheating by taking a spray can of air to it (mind static electricity; after you unplug all wires from the pc and take the case off, touch the powersupply for 10 seconds to balance your electricity with the pc's so you don't fry anything.) hope this helps.

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Monitor keeps going to sleep


In windows click start, control panel, power options. On the first page"when the computer is plugged in" turn monitor off NEVER on the hibernate tab uncheck enable hibernation if checked, also disable sleep mode

May 12, 2009 | PC Desktops

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My logitech cordless mouse keeps throwing the cursor to the top or bottom of the screen while im trying to use it,and its slow to respond when im moving the mouse


Ok, if your mouse is throwing your cruiser around and it is lagging this may mean that you have too much interference between the mouse and the receiver plugged into your computer, first check to make sure that you do not have to many objects between the mouse and the computer and if your mouse uses batteries then you need some new ones in their. If that still doesn't work try unplugging the receiver from the computer and a few seconeds and plug it back in this also works sometimes.

Sep 11, 2008 | PC Desktops

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New ram messing up computer


Does not sound like a memory problem. Usually the machine just crashes. You can run memtest86 to really exercise the memory on your machine. Download (for free) from http://www.memtest.org/#downiso. You have to burn the image to a CD-ROM then boot from the CD. Let it run for a couple of hours and you'll know if you have a memory problem.

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My 12 mth old compaq wf1907 computor freezers up from time to time. mouse still darts around but activates nothing. i have turn off and start again


Hi buzan, the model number you provided is your Compaq montior. That's ok though.
Computer freezes are usally generated by software. Suggest you de a few things.
1. You can run windows system restor back to a date the pc did not freeze.
2. Run a full system's virus scan. (make sure your virus software is up to date). Anti-virus software subcription no longer valid?
Download AGV for free. Click the link below to download.
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/download-free-anti-virus/us/frt/0

3. Your windows needs cleaned. Download a free cleaner. Click the next link.
http://www.pctuneuptips.com/recommends/clean/?gclid=CL2RiIrTmpICFSFMGgodODIPzg
4. Your mouse is defective, replace your mouse.

Need more help feel free to ask.
Thanks for using FixYa
Good Luck & Kind Regards.

Mar 20, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Home pc


hello,

try this,
click on start then run, type msconfig in command box,
system configuration window should show up. click on tab called startup. click disable all, then apply, then click ok, it should ask if u want to restart. please restart the computer.

what will it do? it will disable all startup applications.
if this resolves the issue, then you would know its one of the startup application causing your computer to freeze it.

also right click on bottom bar, then click task manager.
click on tab called processor.
average processor is 25-30.
in my laptop i have only 19 processor runnning.
if you have alot of processor running that definitly cause PC to slow/freeze.

hope this information help you

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