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My machine runs real slow

I have a w3611 emachine desktop that runs real slow even after t removed 17 program that took up too much room, can you help

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Its not the room on your system that slows down the computer it is the running programs in the back ground that you dont know are running, there are many programs that will run during the normal operations of your system you weill be able to view the programs from the system comfiguration utility built in to Windows,
Step 1 is to click start go to RUN and type MSCONFIG and press enter.
Step 2 look at the tabs the tab that reads startup is the tab you will click.
Step 3 see the check marks next to the each of the lines of information, click on them one at a time to remove the check mark,
Now click apply and OK and the system will will ask you if you woiuld like to restart choose yes.
Your system will restart and when it come back up ut will let you know that the system comfiguration had been used there is a emty box on that screen and you will need to click to place the check mark there, do that and then click OK, this will speed thigs up.

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Clean out spyware and any possable viruses. this will help alot. you should also think about adding more system memory (RAM).

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Clean the computer up with windows disk cleanup. If you have not added any programs or software within the last couple of days, then go to start>programs>accessories>system tools> disk cleanup.
Click on all the options thatt you want it to clean for example temp files etc.. then click on the other options tab and click on clean system restore. Click yes or ok when it ask if you are sure. It will automatically save your last restore point. Restore points if not cleaned will take up loads of space on your computer. Once you have confirmed the cleanup will begin to compress your old files and if you have not done this before it will take a long time and you will have to be patient. The longer it takes the more space you will gain, because it is determing how much space you will gain. ONce you have done this then defrag your computer to gain more space and tidy up your files to make it run more smoother. Go to Start>programs>accessories>system tools> defrag.
Choose to defrag C: again this may take a long time. When you do this make sure you disable your screensaver by choosing 'none' in the options and apply. I normally leave my computer to defrag overnight otherwise it is like watching paint dry. Once you have done both of these soloutions, you should have gained space and made your computer more efficient. If you still have sluggish problems after this, I suggest you think about adding more ram.

I hope this helps you

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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.

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 2GB 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.
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
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.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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    Pablo Csaky Nov 05, 2008

    Be sure that your computer is NOT virus or spyware infected

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