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Comp running real slow and diskdefragment wont work

I have tried to use disk defrag it wont work.
my computer is running sp slow I tried everthing
nothing helps. can you plese help me

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Hi Iharms,

I can help you with this but i need a bit more information first.

How long have you had this pc?

How many little icons can you see at the very bottom right of your screen? (on the blue bar near the clock, just a number would be OK)

How long has it been since you reformatted?

do you get any weird messages when you use the computer?

What virus protection do you use?


thanks in advance and i just want to mention that at the very least we will get your pc running alot faster.

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My computer is very slow


Hi target to sp...
Try doing a Defrag of your Hard drive and also a disc cleaning.
Both will get rid of junk on your computer to make it run faster.
1...Left click on Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools> Disc cleanup
2...Left click on Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disc Defragment
Note: > means "next"
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If that does not work then try restoring your computer to an earlier time when it was running fast.
3...Left Click on Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Restore

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Speeding up a computer by Defragmenting Hard Drive


Is your computer running slow? Have you tried running anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware software to speed it up, but to no avail?

Perhaps cleaning up your hard drive could help. This tip will explain, in step by step instructions, how to defragment your hard drive.

To Defragment your hard drive:

1) Go to My Computer.
2) Right click on your C drive.
3) Click Properties.
4) Click the "Tools" tab at the top.
5) Click "Defragment now..." in the middle of the window.
6) In the window that pops up click "Defragment disk"
Defragmenting your disk physically moves files that are similar or
fragmented into an area that will more efficiently use your space.
5) The Disk Defragmentor will analyze your hard disk.
6) After analyzing it will move and defragment the information appropriately.
Disk Defragmentation is complete. You should see noticable improvements in your computer's speed and preformance.

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Very slow on start up


Uninstall any unwanted software by using control panel, ADD/Remove Software. move any photos, mp3s etc to a CD or external drive.
install and run some anti spyware software like ADAWARE (free download) then
click my computer right click your C drive
left click properties click tools tab click defragment now click defragment button (and leave running for a few hours) this will place all your framented files which slow down disk read access into sequential (single part) files

finally to make a real difference add more memory (thats RAM not hard disk)

hope this helps Richard

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Slow pc and no sound icon


I believe you had too many files on your computer. I advise to run deframenting your computer every week to speed up your computer and also run scan disk for error to fix some problems. Just go to program files>accessories>system tools>disk defragment. If still slow I advise to reinstall your operating system or ever upgrading it to windows 7 or vista.

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Hello there: really just looking for some solid advise this hp52w w has the original xp operating system in it with sp2 installed works ok but it gets so slow on the starting windows screen it takes...


Hello Mike, Hi, may I suggest you try first to defrag your hard drive, Im sure when you power on your PC, the hard disk led keeps on blinking, your hard drive may have developed bad tracks and sectors, this slow moving process tends to go forever.

Defragmenting and checkdisk can find faults and bad sectors and tracks that slows down the performance of your PC.

Reformatting should be done if your defragmentation procedure fails to speed up your PC.

Try to run an antivirus program, which may help speed up your PC by detecting viruses, that tends to load forever, or slow down the booting process.

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Cannot finish disk defrag


Hi!

Seen that before! microsofts defrag tool isent the best one if i may say so. If you have any programs running in the background it wont finnish, so you can either stop all running programs manualy and the defrag will finnish, OR you can Use another defrag tool,
Here are two:
O&O Defrag is one of the best, but its not free:
http://www.oo-software.com/home/en/products/oodefrag/?gclid=CLy7z-WPuZkCFYR_3godMXrD4w

Auslogics Disk Defrag is a good toll and its free:
http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/download

Now, make your chioce and enjoy a good defrag tool:)

Good luck
Nic

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Unable to defragment


If defrag won't run at all and says you don't have enough room on the drive, you may need to delete some unused files. Defrag needs some empty space while it's working.

Defragging the drive is best done in safe mode so that nothing else will be running to interfere with the process. Turn your computer on, then after the Compaq logo screen comes up, press the F8 a few times (you're only supposed to have to press it once, but sometimes it doesn't seem to work). You should then get a startup menu. Choose "safe mode." Once Windows is running (the screen may look funny because of color and resolution settings) you can start defragmenting. Start this before you go to bed and let it run overnight. When it's all done you can shutdown and then restart normally.

Hope this is helpful.

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When I reboot my computer, the splash screen takes 3 minutes to go away. What can I do to resolve this problem?


you got problems in the registry clean the system by defragging and cleaning i highly recommend you to use auslogics diskdefrag for defragging and tuneup utilities 2008 for registry cleaning

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I have a Compaq Presario 5000 w/Windows XP updated to SP3. I have had this computer for years w/no problems all of a sudden it runs real slow, is slow to open programs, internet, etc... The error log says...


You might want to try running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defrag Utilities.....a bad block is usually marked as bad by the operating system if Disk Defrag sees it. Also, look at the properties of your hard drive to see how much free space is available, you may be running low on space after 2 years. If the disk utilities do not fix the slowness, we would have to look for other culprits....Good Luck

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have you run the "disk cleanup" and "defragment" process ?? also your gonna need adware clean up process , you can download it for free , to eliminate adware and spyware that makes your comp run slow , heres the link:

http://www.lavasoft.com , hope this helps , AJ

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