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I removed some programs that wasn't used and defragmented the computer. A few days later I moved the computer to another room and the unit wouldn't come on. I tryed it in several outlets but still wouldn't come on.

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Insure that the power plug in back of your computer is firmly pushed in. if that fails look in back of your computer you will see a little orange or red switch .
it will read 115 when you click it to the side or down it will read 220 or 230. click it to 220 and boot computer. if computer comes on click it back to 115 then reboot . let me know if this resolves the problem. if not i will assist further.

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Just seems to take forever to get it to move

A couple of suggestions: First, defragment your hard disk. In Windows XP, open the start menu, open Accessories and find the Disk Defragmenter. Under Vista and 7, just use the search tool. Run a defragment. This will make it easier for the computer to load files by putting them closer together.
Also, try removing any program you don't use anymore from your computer and close applications when you're not using them.
One last thing: if your computer is older than a few years, it may just be time to upgrade it. Consider upgrading your RAM, Processor, or simply buying a new computer if the defragmentation, cleanup, and closing has no impact.

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How do I clear a bunch of space

Go to the Control panel, click add/remove programs. Remove programs that you do not want or use.

download Index.dat analyzer, install and run it:

After you remove the programs and ran Index.dat Analyzer, you need to defrag the hard drive:

How to use the Windows Defrag tool:

  • To start Windows Defrag, double click on the "My Computer" or "Computer" Icon on Desktop or in Start Menu.

  • Next Right click on the "C:" drive (Or the drive you wish to Defrag) and select properties from the list that appears...

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  • Once completed, shut down and use your computer everything should be that bit smoother.

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you don't need to worry you still have lots of room
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also if you have programs running like ( messenger ) as soon as you start pc remove then from startup
don't be afraid to save programs on your system
let me know if you still need help
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