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My computer is having issues starting up and it is to slow

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  • prettygirl35 Oct 28, 2008

    last night my computer started haveing issues loading up and it has benn slow lately

  • A Womans Computer Man
    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    hmm..can you please share with us the model number of this issue having computer?

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Usually if your computer takes too long to load and is slow running, that's a sign you have too much junk in your Registry. A good registry software will clean up the problem, also it wouldn't hurt to defragment your hard drive.

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

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My computer is very very slow.


Block the Startups and Services

When your computer is started up, there might be a number of programs and services running in the background. Some of them would be update checkers, error reporters and the rest are necessary tools like your antivirus etc.

The idea is to disable running the start-ups and service that you no longer need.

  1. Click Start ' Run.
  2. Type MsConfig and press ENTER.
  3. Disable the start-ups and services from the Startup and Services tabs respectively.
  4. Click OK button and restart the machine.

Defragment the Disks

My computer is slow to start up if the disks are too fragmented. Fragmentation refers to dividing a file into several parts which cause slow down in retrieving their contents.

The problem can be solved by defragmenting such fragmented disks using the Disk Defragmenter.

  1. Click Start ' All Programs ' Accessories ' System Tools ' Disk Defragmenter.
  2. Select all the drives.
  3. Click Defragment disks button.

Defragment your Registry

Registry is the database in your operating system containing significant configurations and information. Registry fragmentation too cause my computer is slow to start up issue.

Defragmenting the registry is too simple. You have to download a third party Registry Defragmenter software and install it o your system.

Set Up the System for Best Performance

Setting Windows for maximum performance rather than best appearance could fix the problem. Whenever my computer is slow to start up I perform the same task. The steps are provided below:

  1. Right click My Computer.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Click Advanced System Settings link at the left hand side of the window.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. In Performance frame, click Settings button.
  6. Select the option Adjust for best performance and click OK ' OK.

Disinfect the System

Sometimes computer is infected by a virus and I feel that my computer is slow to start up.. Change the existing antivirus software and download a good one. Update its virus definitions and conduct a full scan through it. Remove all the infected files that found.

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My computer runs very, very slow.


go to > start >run > type" msconfig" .

it will open "system configuration utility" window
go to > click "startup" tab, and disable all startup items exept any antivirus.

click apply and ok. it will ask for restart. press ok. these methods will resolve some computer's slow issue. best of luck. keep smiling...

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My computer is slow


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  • Issue:
  • My computer is running slow what steps can I do to fix it?
  • Cause:
  • This issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.
  • Hard disk drive is short on available disk space.
  • Several software programs have been installed/uninstalled leaving behind bad files and/or confusing the software.
  • Data Corruption.
  • Missing Windows updates / Outdated drivers.
  • Computer is overheating.
  • Corrupt OS.
  • Bad Hardware.
  • Solution:
  • Below are steps for Microsoft Windows users that should help speed up the computer or determine why the computer is running slow.
  • Note: If it is just your Internet that is slow see document CH000986 for reasons why this may be happening.
  • Not enough hard disk drive space
  • Verify that there is at least 200-500MB of free hard disk drive space. This available space allows the computer to have room for the swap file to increase in size as well as room for temporary files.
  • Steps on how to determine how much disk space your computer has can be found on document CH000369.
  • See document CH000528 for additional information about regaining lost hard disk drive space.
  • Hard drive corrupted or fragmented
  • Run Scandisk or something equivalent to help ensure that there is nothing physically wrong with the computer hard disk drive.
  • Run Defrag to help ensure that data is arranged in the best possible order.
  • Background programs
  • Remove or disable any TSRs or programs that automatically start each time the computer boots. See document CHTSR for additional information. If you're wanting to see what programs are running in the background, how much memory they're using, and their CPU usage open Task Manager. Also, if you are running Windows 7, you can run Resmon to find out which programs are taking up a lot of space.
  • If you've got an anti-virus scanner on the computer, spyware protection program, or other security utility make sure it's not running in the background as you're trying to work. Often when these programs begin to scan the computer it can decrease the overall performance of your computer.
  • Hardware conflicts
  • Verify that the Device Manager has no conflicts. If any exist resolve these issues as they could be the cause of your problem. Information about how to get into Device Manager can be found on document CH000833.
  • Update Windows
  • Make sure you have all the latest Windows updates installed in the computer. Additional information about making sure Windows is up-to-date can be found on document CH000545.
  • Update your drivers
  • Make sure you've got the latest drivers for your computer. Especially the latest video drivers. Having out-of-date drivers can cause an assortment of issues. See document CH000546 for additional information.
  • Computer or processor is overheating
  • Make sure your computer and processor is not overheating, excessive heat can cause a significant decrease in computer performance some processors will even lower the speed of the processor automatically to help compensate for the heat related issues. Additional information about your processor temperature and was of determining how hot it is can be found on document CH000687.
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    Basic Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 troubleshooting.
    Basic Microsoft Windows ME troubleshooting.
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    Basic Microsoft Windows 95 troubleshooting.
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  • Memory upgrade
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  • Finally, if none of the above solutions resolve your issues, it is recommended that you either reinstall Windows and/or erase everything and then start over. Additional information about how to do this can be found on document CH000186.
  • Hardware issues
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When I swith on the computer,sometimes it can't open,thesystem can run but no visuals.the moniter shows orange light.it is very slow also.


the video (visuals) issue could be a video driver issue.

assuming that you do get something on the screen when you turn the computer on, try to to start your computer in safemode by pressing f8 severval times after you get the first screen, you should see advance startup options. select safe mode and attempt to install an updated video driver (which one depends on your video card manufacturer and model number).

if you don't get any video at all you video card may need to be replaced.

slowness

this is cause by memory wear out or (most likely) malware, now.. you need video and you need to be able to boot into your computer to run some tools that would clean up your system. slowness could also be caused by an old hard drive, if this is the case is better to first get all your data out into a removable hard drive, and replace the hard drive and resintall the operating system.

post back if you were able to get boot up if you have further questions.

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My laptop is running very slowly. HELP !


This issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.
Hard disk drive is short on available disk space.

Several software programs have been installed/uninstalled leaving behind bad files and/or confusing the software.

Data Corruption.
Computer is overheating.
Bad Hardware.
Additional information:
If your Internet is slow this document does not contain information about this issue. See document CH000986 for additional information about why your Internet connection may be slow.
PC Solution:
Below are steps for Microsoft Windows that should help speed up the computer or determine why the computer is running slow.
Not enough hard disk drive space
If you have a hard disk drive that is 10GB or smaller, ensure that there is at least 200MB of hard disk drive space free. If you have a hard drive larger than this size, verify that there is at least 500MB of free hard disk space. This available space allows the computer to have room for the swap file to increase in size as well as room for temporary files.

Hard drive corrupted or fragmented
Run Scandisk or something equivalent to help ensure that there is nothing physically wrong with the computer hard disk drive.
Run Defrag to help ensure that data is arranged in the best possible order.
Background programs
Remove or disable any TSRs or programs that automatically start each time the computer boots. .

Hardware conflicts
Verify that the Device Manager has no conflicts, but if conflicts are present, resolve them.
Issues with Windows XP prefetch
If you have Windows XP try deleting all files in the prefetch directory. These are prefetch files and can lower system resources if loading programs no longer being used. See our prefetch definition for additional information about prefetch.
Issues in Windows 95 / 98 autoexec.bat / config.sys
If you are using Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98 and do not plan on running any MS-DOS programs from MS-DOS follow the below steps.
Click Start, Run and type command and press enter.
In the MS-DOS window type cd\ to get to C:\> and then type ren autoexec.bat autoexec.ch and ren config.sys config.ch
This will rename your autoexec.bat and config.sys and help make sure memory is being optimized through Windows.
Computer or processor is overheating
Make sure your computer and processor is not overheating, excessive heat can cause a significant decrease in computer performance some processors will even lower the speed of the processor automatically to help compensate for the heat related issues. .
Specific operating system basic troubleshooting
Try running through the basic troubleshooting steps for your operating system.
Erase computer and start over

Virus Problem
Be sure that your computer is not virus or spyware infected
Run antivirus program

Finally, if none of the above solutions resolve your issues, it is recommended that you either reinstall Windows and/or erase everything and then start over.
Hardware issues
If your computer continues to be slow after going over each of the above recommendations it's possible that your computer is experiencing a more serious hardware related issue such as a failing component in the computer. This could be a failing or bad CPU, RAM, Motherboard, or other component.

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If this computer is new, than I would probably start by contacting the vendor, and then the manufacturer. I have seen computer do this because the CPU overheats, or due to a memory problem. Usually, with both issues there are others symptoms as well, such as errors, or just the computer being slow.

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