My computer is running very slow and I contacted my internet provider (Verizon) and they did as much troubleshooting as they could with no success. They imformed me that there were too many processes running on my computer which is causing it to run very slow. I would love some help in resolving this issue. Thanks a bunch!
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Re: Too Many Processors Running
Hit the Ctr-Alt-Del button. Tab>Processes you will see a list of all that are currently running. On the bottom is an End Process Button. Be aware stopping a process may cause your operating system to become unstable. However, there are some that can be easily ended: For example, if you are not using Bluetooth and the Bluetooth process is running you can kill no problem. You get the point.
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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.
CH000528 for additional information about regaining lost hard disk
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
CH000546 for additional information.
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.
If you've had your computer for more than one year it's
likely you're computer is not meeting the memory requirements for today.
We suggest at a minimum the computer have 1GB of memory. Additional
information about determining how much RAM is installed in your computer
can be found on document CH000149.
Erase computer and start over
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.
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.
You may need to provide more details on this. But...
1). Do you mean that your computer is slow BOOTING up?
It may be that you need to Upgrade your RAM (memory) because as you add more programs applications to your computer over time, many of them load up some apps into memory on computer start-up. One way out is to type msconfig.exe (Start > Run > msconfig.exe), go to 'Start up' and uncheck the programs you can do without on start-up. But best way is to increase Memory.
2). Do you mean UPLOADING files to the internet?
This will depend on the speed of your Internet Link, and / or the speed of the server on the internet you are uploading to. Try uploading to some other destination and compare. If it is slow generally, then you may need to contact your Internet Service Provider and ask for Uplink bandwidth increase.
Hope this helped.
Your internet? if its your internet than you need to talk to your provider. If it is your laptop then you must have a program taht auto-starts at 6. I suggest you look through all your processors and make sure you aren't running a ghost image program which slows down your computer.
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download atf cleaner to the desktop of the slow computer. open it , check the box that says "select all" then click on "clean selected". the first time you run this, it may take a few minutes. this program empties all the junk internet explorer saves, which reduces bandwidth issues. I run mine everytime i get off the internet. after the first run, it runs much quicker, and always run it twice or until you get the message "no files were removed" if you can't get to this point, you should run your virus scanner in safe mode. if your getting fast internet on the other three computers , it's not your provider, it's something between your router and your monitor, usually trash your web browser is trying to update while you are trying to surf.www.atribune.org/ccount/click.php?id=1
run this program , post again here if you need further assistance..
Your new computer should have came with a resource cd for drivers, if not then you need to contact dell for support and have them provide you with a CD thaqt copntains all the drivers for your computer. You might want to have this anyway in case you need to troubleshoot your computer. I hope this info helps.
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.
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.
Remove or disable any TSRs or programs that automatically start each time the computer boots. .
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.
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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