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Slower, crashing, etc.

To start the computer it takes along time to start and it freezes

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Re: slower, crashing, etc.

You check your cpu weather it makes any noisey sounds from cpu fan and harddisk

1.if the nosie is from harddisk you better format the harddisk
and reload the os

2.check the thermal property of the cpu if it above 55*c clean the fan and apply heatsink compound

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Re: slower, crashing, etc.

.......yea i think there are apps that do that for you such as Ccleaner

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Re: slower, crashing, etc.

Hi chinita...
u need to follow some steps..
step 1) click on start>run>type "prefetch"..
delete all the files that appear in the prefetch folder

step 2)click on start>run>type "%temp%"..
try deleteing all the files u can in %temp% folder.

also empty ur recycle bin

step 3) right click on my computer>properties>>advanced>>>click on "settings" under performance>>>again click on "advanced">then under virtual memory click on "change">>>set (custom size)initail size : 1024 &maximum size : 1024>> click on set >> then click on ok and then exit.

step 4)uninstall unessesary applications from control panel>>add/remove software...

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My pc keeps either freezing or crashing altogether,this only seems to happen when i am surfing facebook ,or pictures on the web,I can watch youtube,or movies with no crashes at all,I've scanned for viruses...

Im guessing XP and if you have the CD do whats called a repair install. Choose the upgrade option then install it, this will not harm any of your programs at all you will just have to do all the windows updates when its finished. Cheers and please vote

Mar 25, 2011 | HP Pavilion a6318f Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2GB...

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My computer works fine, however ever time there is graphics to process it start to sound like a jet engine and freezes for while. Can it be repaired or replace with new mother board.

Hello and welcome to FixYa.

So I see that your machine works normally as long as there is no video processing work that needs to be done. The noise and freezing is caused by overheating, the components get hot and the fans turn to a higher setting.

To solve this problem you need to open the case of the computer and inspect the fans, vacuum all the dust out from the major heatsinks and the bottom of the case. With the side panel open, power the machine on and use the computer normally, try to get it to freeze, now with the case open can you pin point what fan is making the noise, is it more than one fan or just one fan, possibly the one on the video card or the cpu?

you may have to use canned air(or compressed air) to get some of the dust out from the fans for best results.

if your machine is still freezing we need to find out what part is overheating, if its not obvious by opening the case, get CPUID - Hardware monitor

take note of the temperatures, try to get the machine to crash and keep the temperatures open on the side, safe temperature for CPU is typically max 60 or 70 depends on the brand and model. for video card it goes around 100, preferably lower.

Let me know how you get along with it.

Feb 12, 2011 | Medion M3 Composer 5200 PC Desktop

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My computer is only left on for about 5 or 10 minutes and it freezes up to the point where I have to reboot it and it usually takes 4-5 times of rebooting for it to come up to "start windows normally"...

CorruptedSystem Files

Your computer freezes due to corruptedsystem files. System files corruption is one of the most responsible causes forcrashing the entire computer. Deleting or moving the system files may crashyour computer.

1. Insert the Microsoft Windows Installation CD ROM.
2. Click Start ' Run.
3. Type SFC/ ScanNow and press ENTER.
4. Follow the instructions on your screen.

Corrupted Registry

System registry corruption leads to runtime errors and your computer crashes.Windows Registry is very complex and not easy to repair manually. Hence, athird-party Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer software is recommended.

1. Download a Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer software such as Reginout.
2. Click Registry Cleaner tab.
3. Click Start Scan.
4. The registry scan will start. Wait till it is finished.
5. As per the results, click Fix Now button to start repairing you registry.

Often good registry cleaners include built-in Backup & Restore centre thatlets you recover from an unforeseen situation by simply restoring the state ofyour registry.

Faulty RAM

Your computer freezes due to problemswith the computer memory. A faulty RAM may result in Blue Screen of Death(BSOD).

In such a case, remove the existing RAM and clean it using a soft cloth. Then,connect it again. The problem may not persist..

Incomplete Installations

Your computer freezes because of a previously failed or incompleteinstallation. An incomplete or failed installation creates junk registryentries and thereby system crashing problem.

Repair the registry entries created by a failed setup and delete the files thatstill remain on your hard disk. Delete the contents of C:\Windows\Temp folder.

Disk Space Allocated by Unnecessary Files

Your computer freezes if the operating system has no adequate free disk spaceto perform its operations. Temporary files, temporary internet files, logfiles, browser cache and other files may occupy a large amount of your diskspace and thus generating runtime errors that crashes your system.

Using Disk Cleaner, delete the junk files from your hard disk. The steps are asbelow:

1. Click Start ' All Programs ' Accessories ' System Tools ' Disk CleanUp.
2. Follow the instructions on your screen

Oct 01, 2010 | Acer Aspire T690 (AST690UP820A) PC...

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I have a dell dimension 2400 which is getting slower and slower and slower. Have done disk clean up, defragged, etc. Plenty space unused on hard disk. Anti virus etc all up to date. Do you have any ideas?

I run into this type of complaint very often, and it's almost always caused by viruses or spyware. I would recommend that you download two free clean-up tools that are very widely used and trused.

MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) (download free version)

Super AntiSpyware Free Edition (download free edition)

Install both programs using their default settings, run their respective updates from inside the program, and then run the full scans on both. You can run both scans at the same time, they'll both take a long time to run. Expect the scans to take an hour or more depending on how slow your computer is.

When the scans are finished, you'll get a list of "infected items". Follow the instructions for cleaning and deleting them, then reboot your computer. Once it comes back up, you may want to run both scans again just for good measure. If it comes up clean the second time, you should be all better for a while.

Good luck!

Sep 03, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Hp computer taking along time to start up amd running slower than it use to

If its an HP and taking along time to boot up I would run a chkdsk on the system if it takes longer then 45 seconds to finish then you most likely have an overheating disk that is on its way out. This can be done by going to start -> run type in CMD press ok then in the black command prompt window type chkdsk and hit enter. other factors that can cause the system to run slow again with age is that the processor may need to be reseated applying some new thermal grease.

If this is a fairly new system then you may want to look at all the applications that are starting with the system could have spyware or something else running that doesn't need to be.

Aug 24, 2010 | HP PC Desktops

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My computer takes too long to open programs

try to clean unnecessary temp files in the system, also increase your virtual memory, and have full system scan twice in a week, t will works. Gudday !!

Mar 23, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX620 PC Desktop

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Need to speed up my computer.

there are several areas that slow. you can address them one at a time.
1. internet... download and run ATF Cleaner here -
Run it everytime you exit your internet broswer, always run it twice and look for the "no files found" message. this free program belongs on everyone's desktop and almost eliminates the need for spyware programs.
2. Programs-- go to your programs list and UNINSTALL (NOT DELETE) any old programs your not using-- if there's no uninstall for the program, do it from the add/remove software area of the control panel.
3.remove all entries from the start-programs-startup folder.. This will not uninstall programs, just keep them from starting untill you actually need them (imagaine that)
4. Start- run- type in MSCONFIG, click the startup tab at the top. uncheck all boxes for stuff like yahoo messenger, real player, quicktime....make sure you dont touch the ones for your virus programs and video and sound cards. restart the computer, asnwer ok when it says you've changed things.
5. Get a can of canned air unplug the computer from power take the side or back off the case and blow all the cobwebs out. especially the fans and metal finned heatsincs under them.
there is more , but this should speed ya up a bit.

Nov 10, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Machine freeze up randomly. Must do a hard shutdown. Seems like a motherboard failure

Freezes and crashes are generally caused by some sort of instability in the computer system.

The following is a list of specific problems that can cause instability along with what to check when troubleshooting each.
Viruses can cause instability.
Run a virus check on the computer to look for a possible virus.

Conflicts can cause instability.
Check the Windows Device Manager to see if there are any yellow exclamation marks or red Xs beside the listings for device classifications. If there are, contact Tech Support.

Buggy or damaged software applications can cause instability.
If the system is less stable when certain software programs are running, shut down those programs and see if the problem continues to occur. If the problems stop, chances are that those software programs are causing the problems.

Buggy, outdated, or conflicting drivers can cause instability.
Check manufacturer web sites for updated device drivers for the various devices installed on the computer system, such as: printer drivers, modem drivers, video drivers, sound drivers, USB device drivers, etc.
Update one driver at a time and see if the system stabilizes. If this doesn't work, it may be a hardware problem, so contact Tech Support.

AC problems can cause instability.
Check to see if the computer system is plugged into an overloaded outlet.
Make sure the computer system is plugged into a surge suppressor.

The installation of new devices can cause instability.
There are three typical symptoms that point to this problem:
The computer system fails to boot, freezes during a boot, or freezes during an operation for no apparent reason.
The system fails to recognize the newly installed device.
One or more software applications fail to function as expected after an upgrade.

Hardware failure can cause freezes

Fan failure, cpu failure, memory failure, could be also a cause of freezing.

Keep track of the hardware and software that is added to a computer.
The addition of new hardware and software can often cause problems to occur.

Nov 07, 2008 | PC Desktops

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My laptop freezes nearly every time I use it, and is slow to log on to the Internet

Okay, well that could mean a lot of things. First, of all how old is this laptop?..When was the last time you ran a disk cleanup?..Well the reason I asked you how old your laptop was, is because if your laptop is super old then, that's the reason why it is always freezing up. And I asked how long ago it was wen you ran a disk clean up, because in a lot of cases, when people's computers or laptops freeze up, is because they dont run disk clean ups often..and just let unnceccesary files continue to pile up on the computer. So if your computer is old and you never run disk clean ups this is why your laptop keeps freezing up. For example: an older person is walking along..and you give them a sack of potatoes to carry..ok obviously their going to walk every 5 minutes you give them another sack of potatoes. Wouldnt you think that the old person is going to have to stop every now and then and catch their breathe?. Ok, think of a computer like that. Well those are the two main things that came to my mind. Like I said, it could be a number of reasons your laptop is doing this. Hope this helps! :]

Jul 07, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Freezing up

get a virus sweeping program, and see if there is a virus or worm hiding in the computer as these will drastically slow the computer down even with more ram.

Mar 10, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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