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Computer slows up

After using the computer for som time 2-3 hours it gradually slows with moving from one page to another slower and slower untill it is unusable --so i have to turn it off and reboot ---i run avg anti virus ,spyware,ae-adware...

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  • leboto Feb 21, 2008

    my pc is extremly slow, opening a page or program takes quite some time and the front pannel orange (activity) led is always on. How can i resolve this slowness

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Sometimes when programs are installed they setup to automatically start
try this
go to RUN type in msconfig go to start up and stop all programs running except for antivirus reboot and see how it goes.
I have had computers with at least 30 programs loading at startup cleared them and system runs a lot better all these programs take up memory

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You may have low ram and may have to uninstall some of your programs as they require too much space

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Hi

Pls remove any unwanted or unused programs from the computer.
Perform clean up tools like disk clean up or disk defragment and make sure tht you are not using the computer while running disk defrgament or it will not run properly.
Also update you virus/spyware softwares and run scans regularly.
Also go to command prompt and run the command chkdsk /r which will check and repair any OS related issues.
If the above steps doesnt work, then reinstall OS.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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Run combofix if you google it you can find it at majorgeeks

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

Try going and downloading Auto run from microsoft. Its better than task manager. Plus get sysnternals this will show you the real processes runing on your machine. Start there

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I have compaq Evo D5SP series 17 number pc's. All those PC's are very slow. Difficult to work. We are get these machines from USA. Second hand machines. At the beginning it's ok. But after few months it's very difficult to work. Very slow. 1.5/ 512/ 20GB We are not change any thing please help us to solve this matter. Thanks Lalith from Sri Lanka

Posted on Nov 06, 2007

Regscrub xp from majorgeeks.com and ccleaner, try them, you may be surprised how fast your machine speeds up.

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Update the antivirus definations from internet...scan the pc again...opening too many applications at a time may lower the system performance...you can also use disk clean up and disk defrag utility...

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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It is possible that your hard drive or any other hardware may be about to go out. You may have to try different hardware to try and see if this solves your problem. Hectic but effective.

Posted on Sep 06, 2007

Delete your history folder on a daily basis. Go to CONTROL PANEL and then INTERNET OPTIONS.

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To add to the solution by dugiehowsa... If you do see one of your programs using a large amount of memory and you end the process, you will need to disable that process from starting up in the future. Once you identify the program(s) causing you to slow down and run out of memory go to the start menu, hit run, then type msconfig. Go to the startup tab on the msconfig menu and scroll down the list until you see the programs listed that are causing you trouble. Uncheck the box on the left to disable those programs from starting up in the future. Alternatively you can also simple uncheck all the boxes and restart your computer to see if that helps solve your problem.

Posted on Aug 10, 2007

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Hi there I understand the problem is,If you surf web long time,the time when you start the computer.It will start creating cookies and temporary internet files.So try by resetting internet explorer.Also you can delete TEMP and PREFETCH files from C:\windows\... Thanks & Regards Thomas Hurt

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Your cooling fan is out letting your computer get hot that is why it is gradually slowing down. Crack your case and check it to see if it is running or possibly to clogged up with lint to cool.

Posted on Aug 07, 2007

Some of us need to know what to do when we look at the task manager! What exactly am I looking for and when I find it, how do I fix it?

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You may also have an adware/spyware problem. Take a look at a program called adaware or something similar to help combat the problem. This is after you've taken a look at the task manager.

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Sounds like something is slowly using up all the memory on the PC. I would use the Task Manager to see what program is doing this. To start the Task Manager, go to Start -> Run and type: taskmgr The Task Manager window will then open. Click on the Processes tab. This will list all the programs and how much memory they are utilizing. Click on the Mem Usage column, and this will sort all the programs by memory useage. If you find one using an unusually large amount of memory, select it and press the End Process button. You will then be asked to confirm you want to stop it. Hit Yes. With this process stopped, see if system performance improves. You can also click on the Performance tab and see what the computer's resource utilization is, such as CPU and Memory utilization.

Posted on Sep 18, 2006

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