Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC
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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Run Disk Cleanup
When PC is full of junk content or
trash files it start performing slowly. To speed up your computer you
need to delete all the trash data from your system. You can clean your
PC using Windows pre-installed tool Disk Cleanup. To run Disk Cleanup
follow the steps below:
NOTE: Follow above steps to clean all drives one by one
Run Disk Checkup
System full of errors also affects the
speed of computer. You can speed up your slow computer by running Disk
Checkup for detecting and removing errors. To do so follow the steps
Run Disk Defragmenter
Due to huge transfer of data
fragmentation occurs in Windows operating system. This also results in
slow PC performance. Running disk defragmentation remove fragmentation
and allow you to access data quickly. To run it follow the steps given
Clean System from Virus
Computer infected by any malicious
application also runs slow. In this case you have to download and
install reliable antivirus program with up to date virus database. Run a
complete PC scan and remove all the viruses detected by the program.
Repair Registry Errors
Windows registry keeps on storing
information about programs installed on PC in form of keys. Corrupt
registry keys cause a computer to run slow. In order to fix this issue
and speed up your computer you need to install a System Utilities
program which includes Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer feature. These
tools will allow you to boost your computer performance.
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Here's a few tips you can try to fix your slow startup problem. First of all you want to disable any programs that are in the startup menu that you do not absolutely need. There is no sense in waiting for programs to load that you don't use on a regular basis. Or if you are not sure which one is slowing your startup. You can disable them one at a time.
If that did not help, you can disable your Windows sidebar. You'll also want to remove any icons from your desktop that you do not absolutely need. The same goes for your task bar and quick start menu. All of these will slow down your boot time.
Check to make sure your anti virus program is not scanning at startup. Some programs are set to scan. When windows boots, by default. You will also want to do a full anti virus scan to make sure you don't have a worm or any other type of virus that is working in the background slowing your operations down.
The biggest reason for a slow boot time is a corrupt or damaged Registry. The registry will become corrupted from installing and uninstalling programs. Perhaps you have loaded programs onto your new Vista computer and were not compatible and then uninstall them. They leave behind files, which Windows tries to reference on startup. Since they are no longer on your computer. Your system goes through a long search trying to find them. You need to clean and optimize your Windows registry to eliminate any bad or orphaned files.
You can do this manually if you are an experienced computer technician. It is not recommended for most users. Windows does not have a built-in tool for repairing, cleaning, or optimizing your registry. You will need to download and run a third-party registry repair program to do this.
A good piece of software that will do this for you with a click of the mouse is a wise investment for any computer. You will have it for years to come, and can schedule it to do weekly maintenance. This will keep your PC fully optimize and running fast. It's like giving your computer a tuneup.
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