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Every PC has resources. RAM, Hard Drive Space, CPU cycles and so on. Each resource is limited so if you have a lot of things running you are sure to run out of RAM, Space or processing power. The trick is to make sure that you are only running the things you absolutely need.
1) go to the start button and type "msconfig" in the search box or run command...since you didn't specify what windows you are running it may be hard to give more specific directions.
2) When msconfig starts you will have a box with some tabs, two of which are important to us: Services and Start-up.
3) Select Services and then check the box that says "hide Microsoft Services" at the bottom. click on "disable all" and "apply"
4) Click on the "Start-up tab and click on "disable all"
In Windows 8 you are told that the Start-up has been moved to task manager. Click on the link then look for the startup list in Task manager. Turn off (i.e. disable) everything in the list. Save and reboot. Things will probably be much, much, faster.
5) Now what you probably don't know is that most anti-virus programs will have turned themselves back on. But so will most viruses and spyware.
6) So now you run at least 4 virus/spyware cleanup programs: the antivirus you have installed, malwarebytes, spybot search and destroy, combofix and maybe TDSKiller. There are a lot of good ones out there but these cover the basic problems.
7) You run these one at a time, btw and reboot between each. In most cases you want to also disable your antivirus while running each of them.
8) Once you have completed this you go back to MSCONFIG and turn on those items you need...leave anything off if you don't know what it is (you usually can look it up) and try to keep it to an absolute minimum...only what you really, really need...
9) Restart and you are done for now. Your system could be made faster, but that would mean paying somebody like me to really clean and optimize it and to tell you all the steps to that would take a lot longer. (The single-spaced OUTLINE of the steps we take is 3.5 pages long...over 200 steps in 24 categories!)
<p>One of the great
things about our operating systems today is the automated processes that
take place in the background. These processes make many programs run
faster and make them easier to use. However, this feature can also use
resources on programs that you may never use. Some programs use auto
updates or even schedulers to regularly check for updates, is this
necessary? Not really. I often suggest to people to remove unwanted or
unused processes from startup. This can be more difficult than it sounds
as there are often many items in the startup that are unknown to most
users. I now have a solution to this problem. You can go to <a href="http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php">http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php</a> this is the largest and most in-depth
list of startup items I have ever seen. At first the list will seem very
intimidating it is very large. However, once you get started it goes
quickly. You can search alphabetically on the site so don't panic. If
you run across an entry that is not listed try google and do a search
for it. Follow the instructions below to view and disable startup
processes. Although it can be time consuming I suggest you check every
one of your startup entries and verify if they are in fact necessary. <span>The speed increase is worth the time spent
and you may even find hidden <a href="http://www.topcomputertips.com/apps/links/">malware
or viruses </a>you didn't know were there.</span><br />
<p>In run line or
search box (depending on OS) type "msconfig" hit enter.<br />
Configuration Utility should open.<br />
<p>Select Startup tab<br />
<p>Here you will be able
to view and disable\enable startup items. After verifying all startup
items you will need to reboot for the changes to take affect. When
windows reloads you will get a message that will tell you the startup
configuration has been changed and how to change it back. Select the
check box in lower left corner "Do not show this message again" to make
this go away. If at anytime after you have made changes you have
problems with an application simply go back to "Msconfig" and enable the
applications startup process. Following these instructions could
significantly speed up your system.<br />
"Bbm e.mail password" could mean a lot of things. I think you may be saying that you have forgotten your email password, but "Bbm" could mean a lot of things. Do try, when asking questions, to refrain from using shorthand or abbreviations as, as smart as we are, we really don't know all the acronyms.
In any case, if you can't remember your password look for the "Can't remember password" button next to where you log in. There is almost always one. Click it and go through the steps to reset your password.
That may be your network connection or your cpu load. I'm going to say your cpu.
On a older laptop like that the cpu can run out of power when playing video's. The extra ram should have made some improvement for other things and helped a bit with the video.
First we want to do ctrl-alt delete to bring up your task manager. Look at the CPU usage number. With nothing else running it should be 0-1% maybe as high as 2% then drop to zero. Anything higher than that and you have too much running. If you click on the top of the colom where it says CPU it will sort by cpu use. You may have to scroll up or down to get to the big numbers, most should show zero. The big number should be system idle at say 95%+ followed the task manger taking up most of the rest. Usually what happens on older machines is they don;t have the extra horsepower to cope with all the new programs demands so they bog down. So what you can do to help this is to stop anything that you don't need from running. These are things like speed loaders or auto updates. For example if you run office or use adobe products you don;t need to have it load a speed loader (which doesn;t really seem to speed up anything) everytime. If you look at what is in the start-all programs-startup these are things that are loaded at startup. Removing things from here will stop them from auto starting. If you don;t know what these things are chances are you never use them. If you drag them out of the startup to the previous menu you can still manually start them.
Next make sure you don;t have any messengers running. Most seem to set themselves up to load with windows. Some like MSN are bad for loading the cpu. So under the options for those uncheck load at windows startup.
And last you may be running a antivirus program. These are also pretty hard on the cpu. Usually there is an icon near the clock. If you right click on it there is usually a menu selection that will turn off (or back on) the antivirus program . It should restart when you reboot.
You may also want to see if there are any other programs or managers such as print mamagers or other programs that want to load at boot. Either disable these from auto starting or exit from them before trying to watch.
Those are the easy things to try to speed things up. I have a old compaq I use for watching videos from time to time that is about the same as yours. These are the tricks I use to watch youtube vids. When I don;t turn them off etc I had the same symptoms.
bad pbr means tht the sectors on the hard drive are bad.....u can try running tests on the hard drive by going to the f12 menu & thn contact dell tech support if u get any error msg........else u can get a win xp disc & reinstall the os
Go to the "START" button. type msconfig then press return. It should open a grey page. If it does n't you may need to download msconfig from the web, there are plenty of copies around. I think you copy it into Windows/system32.
When you get it started click the option for selective startup.
This allows you to go through the start up section and see what is being run when you start. Just uncheck a few ata a time if you don't know what you are doing. I would sugest that you begin by leaving anything that is in the windows directory or is shown as from Microsoft.
You just reboot. (Typical Windoze) . You will probably find that you have dozens of things running that you don't need or know what they are. Lots of thing put their drivers in startup just to make them start quicker but it can be a real burden when it would only take a few seconds longer for them to start up.
My PC would typically have 2 things in startup . Usually a screen and one other.
Next go through the service tag in MSCONFIG and look what is running (sort by click on status) bet you have a whole lot of **** like UPS and UTP(win) time servers and all that junk, all taking memory and time. You can google each entry thats running to see what they are. I think you should be able to get down to about 10 services running.
Download AVG ani virus and run it if you haven't got a virus check on it already
Finally get a registry cleaner such as and run it to clean up the reigstry Free Registry Repair from www.regsofts.com
This should be correct solutions as well as risky..
Go to start menu and click on run.. A run window opens.. U type in that window that msconfig. Another window opens.. U select the start up tab.. There u can find some programs which are run at start up.. Many are unwanted for home use.. But don't touch others because u touch others means it may be a os file.. So u disable only the compaq program.. U can easily find that program from that.. Please don' t touch others.. After disabling restart ur system then that program will not run at startup.. After this restarting windows give a warning message that the system configuration settings changed.. There u can find the option that don't show this message again when start up.. U enable that and give ok.. I think now the problem is solved for u..
firstly, your startup is slow more than likely because you have too many unecassary programmes running on start up, so download the excellent free ccleaner programme from the link below and analyse the system and run a clean up and also click the tools tab and startup tab, here you will see all the programmes running on satrtup, you can delete them in this programme from the startup, althogh this doesnt delete the entire programme, only the start up.
the noise from the audio files needs to be explained a little better, unless you mean the vibration from the dvd drive, if so this is common on some drives when they have difficulty reading files, or if you mean files that are on your pc are causing vibrations, the only thing i can think is that maybe your onboard mic volume or boost is set too high and is picking up the sound and reverbing.