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Re: my pc is too slow
Why dont u just re format ur pc and install OS again i think as windows by time gets slow and bulky , and also try to look out the hard disk strength i think it is aged now and need replacement u can use it as a secondary drive for storage , if u buy a new hardrive u will feel immidiate upgrade in performance in the same system a new life u will feel like , it is better to format ur drive and install OS again
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The link I've give you below is linked to CCleaner which is a registry cleaner for your computer which basically removes un-needed data e.g. Internet History, Internet cache, computer logs and it also fixes shortcuts or any files which are not working correctly.
I use this software on my computer every time I shut down and it has made my computer work much faster.
Here's the link: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download you can download free if you select the 'alternative download'.
sounds like virus or spyware at first. get microsoft security essentials and scan you PC i bet it's riddled the PC should power off if you hold the power button in for 4-6 seconds, rather than use the switch at the wall
Hi there. The reason you can smell burning plastic and why its shutting down after a short time is because its overheating. This can be caused by a build up of dust on the CPU fan, overtime with dust build up computers struggle to keep themselves cool and tend to shut down unexpectedly, chances are this is the problem with your machine, my advice would be to remove the power cord, open the side panel of the computer and clean all the dust away from inside the tower, do this with a soft, clean paintbrush making sure you remove the dust carefully and gently, also make sure the CPU fan and the heat sync behind it is completely free of dust or any other foreign objects. Once you are happy that its clear of dust, close or return the side panel, plug in the power cord and turn the PC on, you may find that the PC will stay on for longer with the smell dramatically reduced.
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It is possible that your computer is simply overheating causing it to slow down. There are a few ways to check this. Enter the BIOS and go to the hardware monitor, what temperatures does the computer read both for the CPU and the Motherboard? Another option is to install and run a program called HWmonitor that can be found here. Report back when you can.
it doesnt have to do ( AOL or McAFEE ) causing your computer to run slow . let me ask you a couple of question so I can pin point your problem .
1 do you downloads photos & music to your pc?
2 do you surf a lot thru the internet ?
3 do you perform the DISK CLEANUP ? if not , one of the main problem to have a PC to run slow is the MEMORY CAPACITY of your PC . let me know so I can show you some steps to improve your PC . thanks and hope it helps