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My Dell computer is operating very slowly

The time it takes to respond varies, sometimes at an acceptable speed and mostly not.

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  • eblorge Jan 20, 2009

    I do not know how to "defragment" my files. Can you advise me

  • eblorge Jan 22, 2009

    I have a Dell 9100 Inspiron, Microsoft XP system.
    The slowness of my computer is erratic, sometimes it operates at normal speeds, and at other times it takes a long time for any response. This also applies when I get on the internet. Is this a separate problem?

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Click start,all programs,accessories,system tools,disk cleanup

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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It is likely a memory issue... this can be fixed by adding more memory.. or stopping some programs from running at start up...
it may also be spyware... i recommend spybot s&d which you can download here http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html

also you may need to run your defrag program

Robert

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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Tell me more, what operating system? what actually is slow? everything?

Whats the model of your dell?

I will know more ones I have a answer to these questions.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

  • Ekse Jan 22, 2009

    Possible reasons for the slowness are



    • Too much software runing on background

    • Spyware or other harmfull software

    • Driver conficts or other driver issues

    • Hardware problem

    • Corrupt files or fragmentation on drive.
    Are you available now? I could have a look around at it over remote support.


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If this happens using Windows, then you need to reinstall Windows first, to ensure it is not the system.

If the computer is abnormally slow, even if you boot on a different system (DOS), then usually it is the RAM.

Do a RAM upgrade, that should fix the problem.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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    Ginko Jan 20, 2009

    Slowness is generally associated with scarce RAM amount. Check the amount of RAM memory, by entering Dxdiag on run box, under start button.

    If memory is less than 1 GB you need to add more memory.

    If RAM memory is OK, check if your computer has spyware.

    Download and install Spybot from link below, and perform a full computer scan.

    The home of Spybot-S&D

    Uninstall Spybot after scan and cleaning is finished.


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Welcome to Fixya! Usually this happens when the Memory is Too low. Try to Defragment and Clean out your Temp Files.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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    To Defrag, Go to the Start Menu, Programs, Go to the Top and Select Accessories, Then System Tools and then Disk Defragmentor.

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    Travis Humphries Jan 20, 2009

    You can also Clean out your Temp files with the Utility right above Defrag on this Last Menu.

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Do a virus scan
the more programs you have downloaded the slower your system goes
check control panerl add remove then remove any programs you no longer use
then i do a disk defrag followed by a scan disk
how old is the system

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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    DEKR Jan 19, 2009

    you may also want to remove some programs from start up

    the more programs you have set to start at startup the longer it will take your system to start

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 21, 2009

    you can do a defragment by clicking start programs then accessories

    then click on disk defrag then when the box open click defrag.

    make sure you shut screensaver off while defragment is running

    you don't want to use any program

    the defrag will sort out your bad segments and files

    then when its done just close off and restart

    let me know if this helps

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 21, 2009

    are you still having problems

    if you are i would format but before doing that

    right click my computer

    then properties

    hardware

    then devides

    scroll down and right down driver types for

    NETWORK

    DISPLAY

    AUDIO



    DO YOU HAVE A BOOT CD

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 22, 2009

    just wondering how is everything going for you

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 22, 2009

    YOU MAY BE DO FOR A FORMAT

    do you have recovery or wincd

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