I have a dell laptop and it had 1 GB on it and I had it changed to 2 GB because the dell support said it was low on memory and that is why it was freezing up and running slow. It seems to still be freezing even though I bought two chips (1GB each) to put in. I need help to figure out what to do to help my PC. I have vista.
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Re: My computer is running slow.
Hi , the slower of the pc has many causes , could be hardware or software issue, after you upgrade the meomory and you still face this problem, so the only issue it seems now is the harddrive, try first to format the harddrive this could fix the problem since most of freezinf issure caused by softwares installed in the hard drive, if you donot want to format it, there is alot of progams can help you check your harddrive and fix the problems. let me know if i can help you in anything else, thanks for joining fixya.com.
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download 2 freeware utilities malwarebytes and trojan remover and run scans using these utilities.once they finishes the scans it will give you the option for removing the infections.
once it is done restart the system and the system will be fine.
if you are experiencing these and unsure on what to do, better take your laptop a laptop tech, if you feel that you needed a hard drive change, then take it to a tech, have them replace your old hard drive
See if the hard drive needs to be defraged. You can do that by going to computer, selecting your hard drive with the mouse. Press the right mouse button and select properties. Select tools. Select defragmentation.
What Operating System do you run? If it is Windows XP SP2 (Home Edition or professional), here are some things you can do to speed up your system. 1st you should remove all programs that are not required from the start menu. Start > Run > Msconfig > startup tab. Unselect all that are not necessary. Also Right click on my computer > properties > Advanced > Performance settings > Adjust for best performance. This should speed things up a little. I would recommend atleast 512 MB of memory to run Windows XP and its applications decently. You should consider an upgrade.