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Re: Slow system how do I check my system

That's a somewhat vague question but first start off with a virus scan and an adware/spyware scan. I personally like Spybot Search & Destroy. ( Install it and run a full scan and remove anything that it comes up with. Make sure you have the Backup option checked first, just in case. This should show you any background processes or services that belong to potentially malicious programs. In the utilities for Spybot you are also given tools to stop specific programs and services from automatically starting up when you boot your computer.

After you've taken those steps, delete your temporary internet files, then close out of everything and run Disk Defragmenter (Start > Run > dfrg.msc > Defragment). Additionally make sure that you have plenty of space on your hard drive available. If you're able to defragment though, that's a given.

If, after all this, your computer is still running slow, let me know and I'll try to offer additional help.

Good luck!

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I would try this program first...
this program is free, has no adware, no spyware, no viruses, and it will do a system check on your computer, and then it will prompt you to fix any problems you might encounter. This program is not a trial program it is 100% free!!! Hope this helps, if not Get back to me :)

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My System configuration is i3 with 4GB ram. and there is only 3 softwares(ms-office,adobe reader,one medicines related software). My system became slow.

Try increasing the virtual memory setting in the windows operating system. Also see if there is a defragmentation tool on the windows operating system. I am assuming it is a windows operating system.
You may have a virus that might slow down or spyware slowing down p,c May need to run an anti spyware or anti virus program to check for these.

Dec 05, 2014 | PC Desktops


Fix Slow Computers

Computers are used to make our tasks easier and perform them in shortspan of time. However, if your computer starts working slow, then thereis no major significance of having it and using it to carry out varioustasks. Many people get frustrated with the slow performance of their PCand end up spending money by upgrading memory or even sometimes bypurchasing a new computer to get rid of slow performance. However, youcannot do it every time your PC becomes slow. You should look for amore efficient solution.

There are numerous ways to fix your slow computer without having to spend money or to carry your PC anywhere.

Computers can become slow due to several reasons. Given below are some of the possible reasons:

1. Low disk space available on the hard disk

2. Presence of excess temporary files

3. Corrupt registry entries

4. Large number of software applications installed on the computer

5. Presence of incompatible device driver in the system

6. Excess heating of computer

7. Corrupt data

8. Corrupt operating system

9. Presence of virus and other malicious software

There are various other problems which may slow down your computersystem. Now, let us highlight some important steps to fix the issues ofslow computer performance with Windows operating system. Note: Take abackup of your complete data before carrying out any steps.

1. Remove all the temporary files stored in your computer system. Thetemporary files are voracious eaters of system memory. So, the bestpractice to improve the system performance is to regularly delete thetemporary files from the computer.

2. Regain the hard disk space by launching the Disk clean up utilityprovided in the Windows operating system. If even after cleaning up thehard disk from unnecessary programs and files, the space available onthe hard disk is less, then you can uninstall old programs which arenot in use.

3. Update Windows by turning on the automatic update feature when connected to Internet.

4. Registry is a central database of any computer which maintains arecord of the activities and stores them in the form of registryentries like when you install any software application on your PC thenan entry is made in the registry about the installation of thesoftware. So, check for any registry error.

5. Install a good security suite like antivirus and antispywaresoftware and scan your system for the presence of any suspiciousprogram code installed on your computer and eating up your computermemory and remove it to make your system fast.

A computer is a machine which requires regular maintenance for showingbetter performance. Regular maintenance is the best way to improve theperformance of a slow computer.

on Feb 03, 2010 | PC Desktops


Slow System Performance Due to Failing Hard Drive

Hard drives will often start making errors before they fail completely. In WINXP, the system will recognize drive errors and will throttle back the speed of the drive interface to try to improve things. Unfortunately, this makes the system really slow and fakes the effects of a virus/trojan. If you can't find any malware and your system is a slug, check in the hard drive properties and check until you find the hard drive interface mode. If it says PIO instead of DMA, then something is wrong. You can change it back, but if the drive creates more errors it will just switch to the slow setting without telling you. Clone your drive ASAP! I used xxclone which is free.

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My system was so slow.I did all the clean ups bought good registry cleaner still slow. So I tried deleting programs then I followed instructions from pc mag and obviously deleted too much. Lost internet,...

Did you try defragmentation? If no then do it. You need to defrag your system every 1month atleast and before deleting all your programs did you check your task manager which processes are eating your Ram and making it slow? Check and end those process, Start up programs also slow down your system. Disable some of the start up programs which are not needed while starting up your system. For this open ccleaner and in tools open start up and disable some programs. Advanced SystemCare software and ccleaner are much more enough to take the clutter and tune your system. Hope these tips help you.

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My HP Pavilion a1120n is running very slow I re formated it a few time over the years. Recently I added more ram and ran great till i clean it with air may , then ran very slow, so I remove some ram then...

Did you replace the hard drive? It is quite possible there is an issue with the drive at that age. YOu could try an application called "SpeedFan" or "HD Tune" and run a S.M.A.R.T test on it. This will help you determine the drive status. You can run a benchmark with "Hd Tune" and determine the speed of the drive. If you want to post your results, I will certainly help out further.

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I have a NASCAR themed pc and although it runs fine it is very slow and it didn't used to be. I have cleaned out all the spyware and adware. I have checked and double checked for viruses. So far there is...


As far as cleaning up the operating system, it sounds like you have already done mostly everything. I do have a completely free program that would take care of the last two things, system junk files, and registry errors.

Click here for Ccleaner Free

Other than that, the one thing which would help the most is adding more memory to your PC. Would not cost much and is the easiest piece of hardware to install. Takes less than 5 minutes to do.

Thank you for choosing Fixya.

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It take more than 3 minutes to connect on line,plus the computer moves very slow

have your pc scanned for viruses, viruses tends to cause these, if you finished scanning and theres no virus in your system have your hardware check, by a computer tech. a failing device is reason for a slow system

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Slow comp

there may be some virus in your system ...........

so completely check your system using proper anti virus software with latest update .....

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Running very slow, slow download and pictures and text on certain websites are very small

check your memory,have a maintenance of your pc ,by defragmentation. it can make your pc faster.check for virus,because virus can make your system slow.and not to work properly.

can i have the specs of your pc?

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