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My computer constantly runs out of memory and does disk cleanup. i cant defrag. i dont know what to do

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Try adding additional memory(ram) look at the computer manual for exhact type of memory that will work with your system

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My computer is acting a bit strange lately and curious as to if the picture I'll be uploading is related to HDD failure!


try doing a cleanup.
defrag and disk cleanup will help plus get rid of stuff you dont need anymore.
plus you can clean out your prefetch folder plus your temp folder.
this should help you out a bit.

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Hard disk maintenance should be carried once a month to make your computer run efficiently. This removes redundant and temporary files, recovers disk space and speed up hard disk access. Disk Cleanup should be done first - Click My Computer - then right click on the C drive then click Properties, then click Disk Cleanup - let it examine the C drive then it will calculate the amount of disk space it will recover, tick all the boxes to recover the maximum disk space and then Click OK and then Yes to perform these actions. If you have a D drive then repeat these steps on this drive too. Next the C drive needs to be Defrag. This process converts fragmented files into continuous files and this speeds up disk access and makes the hard disk not work as hard. Click on Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Defragmenter - click to highlight the C drive and click Analyse - then click Defragment. When this is completed repeat these steps for the D Drive if you have a D drive. Disk Cleanup and Defrag can take a long time to complete, especially if these tasks have not been for a long time.

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My inspiron 1501 has been running exstremely slow (internet and the actual computer itself)


Hi hrd0013...
Do some cleanup on your computer to see if it runs faster.
Do a disk clean and a disk defragment
Add more memory or a programs that "recycles" your ram like the following FREE program: http://download.cnet.com/Free-Ram-Optimizer-XP/3000-2086_4-10238479.html?tag=mncol;1

1...Disk cleanup...Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disc Clean-up
2...Disk Defragment (Hard Drive )...Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk deframenter
3...Get rid of any unused programs,files, pictures etc..
Your machine should speed up if you do the above.
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You probably have too much stuff on your computer. Delete some files and run disk defragmenter. Also run disk cleanup. If that doesn't fix it to your liking, it's time to upgrade to a better computer.

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I have a dell computer and its running slow


Disk Clean up is a small percentage of what you need to do. As you go by installing and uninstalling programs a lot of debris of programs keeps the Windows Registry bloating more and more. And each time you give a command it has to read the registry which takes time. And you feel the computer is slowing down.
Solution:-
Go to www.ccleaner.com and download CCleaner free and install it. Run it and clean up the registry and all others extra baggage that slows the computer down. And wach your PC/laptop gallop after that.

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During gamplay halo will slow down after 2 to 5 minutes it will go back to normal


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In regards to your game slowing down most likely you are running into a resource/preformance issue on your computer.

First thing I would do is clear all your temp files. Your can do this by right clicking on my computer and then selecting properties.
Next click on Disk Cleanup. In Disk Cleanup make sure that all the check box are check except "Compress old file" (You can do this later if you want. Plus it can take as long as a defrag). Next click on OK, now all the temp files are getting removed.
Next go to the Tools tab and click on Defragment now and left click on Defragment button to defrag you computer. Note if you get an alert that you have less than 15% of free space on your drive this may point to the fact you do not have enough free space on the have drive for the virual memory to run properly. This too could be causing the game slow downs. If this is the case you will want to look at deleting unused games and programs from your system to free up some space.

After the defrag runs then you can go back and run "Compress old file" in disk cleanup. Note if you did uninstall any programs it will be a good idea to go back and rerun the defrag again to cleanup an fragmented files on the system.

Now at this point if you still have trouble you will want to look at your memory. If you have Windows XP you will need atleast 1gig of ram and if you have Vista or 7 you will need 2gigs of ram.

Hope this helps

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Have a look for an application called Ccleaner. Will get rid of all your old unwanted files. Also try a defrag.

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The computer needs maintenance periodically just like a car needs servicing. The computer generates temporary files when it is running and these consume hard disk space if they are not removed, also these files will slow down your computer.
To service your computer you should at lease once a month do a Disk Cleanup and a Defrag.
The Recycle bin should be emptied periodically.

To do a Disk Cleanup Click on My Computer, then right click on the C Drive, then click on Properties, then Disk Cleanup, then tick all the boxes to recover the hard disk space. (This process could take a few hours depending when it was last done and the size of the hard disk).

To do a Defrag, click on Programs, click on Accessories, then System Tools, then Defrag. then select the C Drive, then start the Defrag.

Again this will take a long time, you may want to start these processes overnight, don't stop them let them run till they finish. The next time you run them, it will not take as long.

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Disk defragmenter


Hi,
Does the disk need Defragmenting ??
if your concerned about having no-Backup device, i,d suggest either getting a DVD Writer, so that you can backup to DVD.
Or purchasing a memory card-reader with a 2-4 gig memory card, The other alternative, is to buy an external hard-drive.
Theres also a windows program, disk cleanup. which can help you cleanup unused files and folders.
Finally, you could re-install windows, or look for an alternative defragmenting program.
Mike @ Compurepair.

Feb 22, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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To slow


Computer slowdowns have several factors.

How much memory do you have?

If its 256 or below, try adding or upgrading it to 512 mb or more. Having insufficient memory causes your computer to take some space of your hard disk as a substitute, which is a lot slower than the memory ram.

Also check how much space is available on your hard disk. About 15% of the hard disk space must be freed to prevent slowdown.

Use the Disk Cleanup tool to clean some unneeded files. Go to My Computer, then right-click the drive you want to clean up, then click Properties, and click Disk Cleanup.

Try also to defrag your files to lessen the time for the access arm of your hard disk to search/read a file. To defrag your hard disk (or other storage device), go to My Computer, then right-click the drive you want to defrag, click on Properties, then tools, and click Deframent now. Analyze first so you will know if you should defrag the volume, then defrag if necessary. Do this every month to prevent too much fragmentation of files.

Scan for virus and spyware, becuase most of them take hard disk space, memory and have high CPU usage, thus making your system slow even there is no program running. For free anti virus, try AVG. For anti-spyware, try SpyBot S&D.

Also make sure that your computer is properly ventilated. Heat could also limit the performance of your computer.

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