Yesterday, I noticed that my computer was slowing down tremendously while I was working -- the computer seemed to be laboring with lots of hour glasses for time outs. And then after a long session, it shut down completely. I rebooted, noticed it was quite hot underneath and that the fan was not working. I replaced the hard drive less than a year ago. I also ran defrag and disk clean. Also, no virus seems to be present.
Can the fan be replaced? Or is it time to replace machine? Would that cause the incredible slow down.
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You may have to go to control panelto remove the games and reinstall them. you can also select what programs start up with windows. I never have my ganmes start up with the computer, uses too much memory and like you said, really slows down the computer.
Hey Camry, if you believe your computer is running slow due to viruses then run an antivirus program. I recommend AVG AntiVirus (it's also free). Before you download it make sure you uninstall other antivirus programs on your computer if you have any. More than one can really mess with your computer. Once you download it, scan your computer. Then scan for malware (most likely you have malware and not virus). Download Spybot or malwarebytes (this should not interfere with AVG) and scan for malware. Then just restart your computer and hopefully it goes a little bit faster. I say little bit because usually there more problems than just malware issues. Such as not enough space on you hard drive. Delete things you do not NEED. Freeing up space can really improve the speed of your computer. Also, if your computer is getting hot (if you feel it or you hear your fan running full speed) I suggest you get a laptop fan. My laptop has no virus or malware and only has half of the memory used and is 5 years old (Dell latitude) but when it gets hot (my average temp for dual core: 75 degrees C). This really slows down my computer. You can download programs that will tell you the temp of your laptop. Also make sure you shut your laptop down once in a while to clear the RAM. Sorry it is so lengthy but there is so much that one can do to make the laptop go faster. I hope this helps you though, if it does not give me your feedback. Good luck. - Joe.
LOL, maybe you are low on disk space. Click Start/My Computer and right click on your local c drive to see how much space is available. If not much space is left that will certainly slow you down.
Also if the hard drive needs to be defragged that will slow you down, but you've got to have enough space left (15%) to run a defrag.
Also you might have a virus or infection that is slowing you down. So you might want to clean the computer by scans.
Go to www.google.com and in the search box type:"Download cnet Malwarebytes" (without the quotes). Download andinstall malwarebytes from the sites download.cnet/malwarebytes. When thesite opens up click on the Green Download button on the left. Do notclick the Red Download button, that's junk. When it finishes installing the GuiInterface will open up with an offer to Accept a Trial Version orDecline. CLICK DECLINE you want the totally free version. Run aQUICK SCAN. As it scans, if it finds infections the number will be inred. When it finishes scanning, click SHOW RESULTS. A notepad textdocument will open up showing you the results. You can close the textdocument and go back to the Gui Interface where you will click REMOVE SELECTEDRESULTS. The objects will already be selected for you. When itfinishes removing the objects click ok and it will sometimes reboot yourmachine.
Run antivirus software, run a registry cleaner and defrag the hard drive. Is the machine running hot? This can cause problems like: slow processing, PC freezing up and PC shutting down. Make sure all the vents are clear of dust and the fan is working properly.
If you are on a router with other computers if someone else is using Torrents it will slow down all the computers on the network even if you are not downloading anything will slow it down,
Explorer 9 go to control panel then add remove programmes and un-install it. before you un-install explorer 9 make sure you download google chrome by using this link www.google.com/chrome as its faster than most browsers out there and will speed up your computer too.
you have to many programs installed on your desktop that are taking up space... also you could have a virus that can hide from the defrag..... also the F-secure program could have something to do with it.. they take up a lot of space
face it most likely you have vista as an os ??????? Get away! vistas evil and it has been full of problems since day one. For one it is a resource hog it will consume most of your ram just to feed its selfish needs upgrade all you want but the fact remains you need a downgrade back to xp i could tell you how to free your computer up but you'll get rid of all your things just so that you can free vista up.
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