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Re: running slow

May be u ahve so mnay start up applications running on takbar . typre msconfig on run thn go to start up tab and uncheck unwantd applications from starup... also use iolo system mechanic for a full pc clen up

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My 2009 compaq computer has gotten very slow. What are some steps I can take to clean it up?

Hi, there could be a few issues to resolve.
1. run a anti virus
2. download a free trojan removal tool and run it
3. go to control panel-add remove programs and remove anything you dont use/ need
4. run defrag, if you havent run defrag in a while, this will seriously slow up your pc

May 31, 2012 | Compaq PC Desktops


I completely agree on defragmentation being an oft forgotten or neglected job. A...

Your hard disk drive is one of the most important parts of your PC. It's where all your system files, applications and user data is kept. Most people understand the issue of security, the importance of making regular backups of your user data as an insurance policy against hard drive crashes. Few people realise and appreciate the importance of having regular hard disk maintenance which is designed to keep it in good working order.

The ultimate way to revitalise and cleanse your PC is to wipe the hard drive, start from scratch and then reinstall the operating system. However, there is much you can do to avoid such a situation arising, simply by using utilities provided within the bundle of your Windows operating system.

Disk cleanup
The Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space by searching your disk for unwanted files that you can safely delete. It can remove all of the following:

Temporary Internet files.
Files in the Recycle Bin.
Temporary Windows files located in the Temporary files folder.
Optional Windows components that you are not using.
Installed programs that you no longer use.

To launch Disk Cleanup via Start menu go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools

A dialogue window should now appear enabling you to select the drive you want to clean up. Select the required drive and click OK.
The specified drive will be exampined and the amount of space you can potentially free up is calculated.
The results, showing the amount of space that can be recovered by deleting files that are not needed are then displayed on the Disk Cleanup tab.

Error Checking
Chkdsk.exe is a utility which verifies the logical integrity of a file system. In the event of the utility encountering logical inconsistencies in file system data, it will perform the necessary actions to repair the file system data. The same utility in earlier versions of Windows was called to as ScanDisk.

To Launch Chkdsk go to My Computer and right-click the hard disk you want to have checked. Then click Properties and select the Tools tab.
Click on Check Now.

A dialogue box showing the Check disk options is displayed.
Select the appropriate options and click Start.

You may get the following message.
If so click Yes and your computer will reboot and then perform the scan.

Disk Defragmentation
Since files are constantly being written, deleted and over written to the hard drive, files are likely to become fragmented and scattered all over the drive. The disk defragment tool takes these files and puts them in order by eliminating spaces between files.

To start the disk defragment tool go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
Then select the Tools tab and click Defragment Now.
It should now display the hard drives showing total capacity as well as the free space of the drive(s).
Now select the drive you want to defragment and click Analyse.
The drive is scanned and a visual representation of how it is currently fragmented is displayed.

Depending on the the results of the analysis, you will be advised as to whether or not the volume should be defragmented.
Even if it's not necessary, you can choose to Defragment anyway if you like.

The time it takes to defragment the hard drive is dependent on the size of the drive, how the fragmentation lies and how much free space it has.

As the drive defrags you can see how it is neatly repacking the files by looking at the bottem visual bar.
Once it is complete you will get the following message
You can choose to view the report which will show hard drive information such as free space, used space, cluster size and the free space as a percentage. Or you can just lick Close as the defragmentation is now complete.

Doing these checks frequently will prolong the lifespan of your hard drive and make sure it's running at maximum speed.

on Mar 09, 2011 | PC Desktops


Speeding up a computer by Defragmenting Hard Drive

Is your computer running slow? Have you tried running anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware software to speed it up, but to no avail?

Perhaps cleaning up your hard drive could help. This tip will explain, in step by step instructions, how to defragment your hard drive.

To Defragment your hard drive:

1) Go to My Computer.
2) Right click on your C drive.
3) Click Properties.
4) Click the "Tools" tab at the top.
5) Click "Defragment now..." in the middle of the window.
6) In the window that pops up click "Defragment disk"
Defragmenting your disk physically moves files that are similar or
fragmented into an area that will more efficiently use your space.
5) The Disk Defragmentor will analyze your hard disk.
6) After analyzing it will move and defragment the information appropriately.
Disk Defragmentation is complete. You should see noticable improvements in your computer's speed and preformance.

on Dec 21, 2009 | PC Desktops

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My computer is very very slow.

Block the Startups and Services

When your computer is started up, there might be a number of programs and services running in the background. Some of them would be update checkers, error reporters and the rest are necessary tools like your antivirus etc.

The idea is to disable running the start-ups and service that you no longer need.

  1. Click Start ' Run.
  2. Type MsConfig and press ENTER.
  3. Disable the start-ups and services from the Startup and Services tabs respectively.
  4. Click OK button and restart the machine.

Defragment the Disks

My computer is slow to start up if the disks are too fragmented. Fragmentation refers to dividing a file into several parts which cause slow down in retrieving their contents.

The problem can be solved by defragmenting such fragmented disks using the Disk Defragmenter.

  1. Click Start ' All Programs ' Accessories ' System Tools ' Disk Defragmenter.
  2. Select all the drives.
  3. Click Defragment disks button.

Defragment your Registry

Registry is the database in your operating system containing significant configurations and information. Registry fragmentation too cause my computer is slow to start up issue.

Defragmenting the registry is too simple. You have to download a third party Registry Defragmenter software and install it o your system.

Set Up the System for Best Performance

Setting Windows for maximum performance rather than best appearance could fix the problem. Whenever my computer is slow to start up I perform the same task. The steps are provided below:

  1. Right click My Computer.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Click Advanced System Settings link at the left hand side of the window.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. In Performance frame, click Settings button.
  6. Select the option Adjust for best performance and click OK ' OK.

Disinfect the System

Sometimes computer is infected by a virus and I feel that my computer is slow to start up.. Change the existing antivirus software and download a good one. Update its virus definitions and conduct a full scan through it. Remove all the infected files that found.

Fix My Computer is Slow to Start Up Now

Feb 28, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Slow pc and no sound icon

I believe you had too many files on your computer. I advise to run deframenting your computer every week to speed up your computer and also run scan disk for error to fix some problems. Just go to program files>accessories>system tools>disk defragment. If still slow I advise to reinstall your operating system or ever upgrading it to windows 7 or vista.

Jan 04, 2011 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Runs slow on video downloads

Hello Sir,

downloading speed depends on internet connection not on PC specification.

If your transfer is low then downloading will also be low.

Take note that source from which you are downloading also must have reliable connection.


May 08, 2010 | Gateway 832GM PC Desktop

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My pc seems to be running slow. t ran the dic

Type CTRL-ALT-DELETE, and click "Task Manager".

The "Performance" tab will show you the CPU-busy percentage
(it will be high when a computer-game is running, or when a computer-virus is running, or when a DEFRAG is running, or when Windows Update is running as a "background" task).

It will also show how much physical RAM is installed,
and how much of that RAM is "free' (currently not being used).

On the 'Processes' tab, you can see which process is using the largest share of the CPU, and the largest amount of RAM. Close any "runaway" process.

Run a virus-scan.

Dec 31, 2009 | HP PC Desktops

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My pc is to low ,and internet run slow

try to remove temp file
remove programs from start up menu
remove unwanted software
increase virtual memmory

Jul 18, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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My computer is running really slow how do i fix it

There are a couple of things you can do to optimize your system so that it will perform better. You can:

1) Defragment your hard drive.
2) Add more RAM
3) Clear out cookies, temporary internet files
4) Increase your Systems Swap file.

What Operating System are you using and I can give you the info on how to defragment y our hard drive.

Apr 21, 2009 | Dell PC Desktops

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Slow slow slow

well in this case back up all ur data in a storage media and perform a formatting process and install a new OS again i recommend u Windows in this case

Dec 28, 2008 | HP PC Desktops

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