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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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Presario cq60 speed up


Press windows button and in the search type msconfig go to startup tab and uncheck those you dont want to start.
scroll to the bottom toolbar bottom of screen right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer and ticking over you might have a virus
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microsoft security essentials your operating system must be registered
Win7/Vista/XP 64 bit
http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4281&file=1&evp=dbb3b0aebe6a6a4ff18089a6489a5e62 anti malware free edition Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7
if you see something running that you does not need to be running select end now then you might you might uninstall that particular program
and some unnecessary programs
you should also check leads from motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections
click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now
click start tick in both boxes this will schedule to on restart
do not have any input while chkdsk utility is in progress any might damage your computer
also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use
http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/
then defragment your hard drive
adding more ram is the best way of speeding up a computer
If youre not sure if a module is right for your system use the
Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules

you should always ask for a guarantee on compatibility before purchasing any ram and buy working pairs if possible
you might have to many programs running at the same time putting to much strain on the CPU central processing unit

try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs
This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.
Delete the files using Disk Cleanup
If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.
It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.


Open Disk Cleanup by clicking startall programsaccessoriessystem tools and then clicking Disk Cleanup.
In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, choose whether you want to clean up your own files only or all of the files on the computer.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
If the Disk Cleanup Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.
Click the Disk Cleanup tab, and then select the check boxes for the files you want to delete.
When you finish selecting the files you want to delete, click OK, and then click Delete files to confirm the operation.
Disk Cleanup proceeds to remove all unnecessary files from your computer.
This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.
Delete the files using Disk Cleanup
If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.
It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.
Watch the demo (1:00)


this should speed up your computer

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Hp mini no memory to do anything


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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Ram is running low


HARD DISK MAINTENANCE TO KEEP COMPUTER RUNNING EFFICIENTLY.
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.

Mar 05, 2013 | Acer Aspire AS5736Z-4016 Laptop

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Programms from desktop go slow


Increasing the laptop's memory to 1Gb or more improves the speed.
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HARD DISK MAINTENANCE
Harddisk maintenance should be carried once a month to make your computer runefficiently.Thisremoves redundant and temporary files, recovers disk space and speed up harddisk access.Disk Cleanup should be donefirst - Click My Computer - then right click on the C drive then clickProperties, then click Disk Cleanup - let it examine the C drive then it willcalculate the amount of disk space it will recover, tick all the boxes torecover the maximum disk space and then Click OK and then Yes to performthese actions. If you have a D drive then repeat these steps on this drive too.Next the C drive needs tobe Defrag. This process converts fragmented filesinto continuous files and this speeds up disk access and makes the hard disknot work as hard. Click on Start - All Programs - Accessories - SystemTools - Disk Defragmenter - click to highlight the Cdrive and click Analyse - then click Defragment.When this is completedrepeat these steps for the D Drive if you have a D drive.Disk Cleanup and Defrag can take a long time to complete, especially ifthese tasks have not been for a long time.

Aug 02, 2012 | Acer Aspire 1640Z Notebook

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My dell inspiron 1525 laptop is running slow because it is saying the memory is nearly full when it isnt, how do i solve this


HARD DISK MAINTENANCE
Harddisk maintenance should be carried once a month to make your computer runefficiently.Thisremoves redundant and temporary files, recovers disk space and speed up harddisk access.Disk Cleanup should be donefirst - 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 theamount of disk space it will recover, tick all the boxes to recover themaximum disk space and then Click OK and then Yes to perform theseactions. If you have a D drive then repeat these steps on this drive too.Next the C drive needs tobe Defrag. This process converts fragmented filesinto continuous files and this speeds up disk access and makes the hard disknot work as hard. Click on Start - All Programs - Accessories - SystemTools - Disk Defragmenter - click to highlight the Cdrive and click Analyse - then click Defragment.When this is completedrepeat these steps for the D Drive if you have a D drive.Disk Cleanup and Defrag can take a long time to complete, especially ifthese tasks have not been for a long time.

May 09, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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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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Sep 05, 2011 | PC Laptops

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My laptop is so slow, it takes for ever to load. I have Macfee on it. Could this be the problem, too much scanning?


Yes, and no. Generally if your system is running too slow, try clearing out your temporary files - in internet explorer, that's under tools > internet options > browser settings > delete > (click on temporary internet files)
Run disk cleanup and defrag your hard drive. (under my computer, right click on C:, properties, disk cleanup, then tools tab, defragment. Go into installed programs, remove programs you don't use- uninstall them. If cleaning up the space on your drive doesn't help, you can lower scanning sensitivity in McAfee to be a little less aggressive. Hardware wise, if you are running low on memory, you can consult your system manufacturer or documentation for your motherboard to see about purchasing and adding more memory to your system- which has the added benefit of increasing all-around performance

Oct 03, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Always need disk cleanup


Open up the Computer icon and right-click on your c: drive. Then click on Properties, then on Disk Cleanup. Once this has completed, you might want to run Defrag as well, in Tools, then Defrag, then Defrag Now. You might also think about Drive Compression too, to make more effective drive room.

Oct 31, 2009 | ASUS Eee 4G Notebook

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Computer wont boot and i cant get to the start screen to try rec


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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Slow computer


Hello,

YOu computer meet the average power requirement nowadays. HOwever if you want to make more faster performance. U only need to add more memory. 1Gb is faster than my computer which is 512Mb.

Ok adding more memory make the computer faster from 1 Gb to 2GB this is much faster.

hard drive is nothing to do with the performance of the system. its only a storage of all files.

but besure to know the model of the memory before you buy. it should be identical to your current memory.

melnavz

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