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Making my computer run faster.

Would anyone out there know how to make my computer run faster? I don't know how to make it run faster and it is going pretty slow.

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  • muriel_britt Apr 06, 2009

    how can i make my dell desk top faster it is very slow down loading any thing

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Ok umm, this is simple

it is either
-upgrade your ram
-uninstall things
-defrag drive
-get a new computer

hope this helps, maxicube

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Hello Kalono:

There are many different solutions to making your PC run faster.

Try www.pcpitstop.com. It will run a free full diagnostics on your PC and offer solutions.

Good luck my friend!

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MY DEL DESKTOP 531 THE DISK CLEANUP HAS NOT BEEN WORKI NG & MY BACK UP HAS NOT BEN WORKING AS I CAN NOT DELETE OR KNOW WHAT TO DELETE BUT I CAN'T DO THAT NOW


Wow! Where to start? First of all if the computer has Windows XP loaded on it that is no longer supported by Microsoft. If you want to re-install an OS (operating system software) I would suggest Windows 7.

May 10, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer

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How to Make Windows XP Startup Faster Steps 1.Click on Start, then Run, and type...


How to Make Windows XP Startup Faster
Steps
1.Click on Start, then Run, and type "msconfig". Wait for a new window to pop up.
2.Look under the "BOOT.INI" tab. You will see a box labeled "Timeout:", and a numerical value. By default, it's 30, which means 30 seconds of wait time before boot. This can be changed, using 3 seconds. (Note: if you have more than one operating system, this means the wait time to startup to the highlighted OS. you might want a bit more than 3 seconds)
3.Delete the temporary files periodically from your computer to make the applications run faster. Type %Temp% in the run dialog box by clicking on Start -> Run, and click on "OK". You will see an open folder with many files. Click on the Edit menu and click on Select all and then click on the File menu and select Delete. Note: Always confirm that the folder which is opened has a temp on the top of menu bar and the folder indicates that it is a temporary folder.
4.Perform a scandisk to see that your computer hard drive is in healthy condition and it helps your computer run faster.
5.Always perform a disk defragmentation at least once in a month. start the disk defragmentation from the system tools available in the accessories from the start menu. it takes a longer time and it is advised not to run any applications in the computer including the screen savers, while running disk defragmentation.
Hibernation
After you have done all this, another method you can do is to allow the computer to hibernate. Hibernation closes and opens Windows faster than normally. However, Hibernation is a good long-term solution, as it does not waste electricity.
1.Go to Start->Control Panel->Power Options. Click on the Hibernate tab.
2.Click on the box that says "Enable hibernation" to check it.
3.Click on the Advanced tab and change the Power buttons options if you want to hibernate by pressing the sleep button or the power button. Otherwise, holding the Shift key while in the Turn Off Computer menu will give you the option to hibernate.
4.Restart your computer every week or so to clear your computer.
The power can then be completely turned off, even at the socket so that no power is wasted.
Prefetch
1.Simply browse to the windows folder (Ex: C:Windows) and under there you should see the prefetch folder. Go into the prefetch folder and delete all the files (Careful! It should look like this c:windowsprefetch). We need to edit a registry key to tweak it. Open regedit and browse to this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory ManagementPrefetchParameters
Under this key you should see a value named: EnablePrefetcher
It has 4 possible values:
0- Disabled : The prefetch system is turned off.
1- Application : The prefetch only caches applications.
2- Boot : The prefetch only caches boot system files.
3- All : The prefetch caches boot, and application files.
We don't want to disable it entirely. This would actually make boot times *longer*. This is because this feature is also used to speed up the loading of boot files. That is why we are going to pick the number 2 option. It allows us to keep the advantage of caching system files, without continually clogging the system up with applications.
Set the value to 2 and reboot.
The 2nd time you boot it should boot much faster. Remember that the side effect is that launching individual applications once windows has loaded will now be slightly slower.
Tips
When installing new software choose not to add the program to the startup folder.
. Regularly check to see what programs are running from your startup folder as malicious programs such as spyware may have installed itself without your knowledge.
. If you accidentally uncheck a program, just retrace the steps above and recheck the program and restart your computer.
. Adding more RAM to a Windows XP computer helps it boot faster, and since RAM prices are very low these days, it's an easy way to boot faster.
. uncheck system startup unnecessary startup programs*
Warnings
. Save any open work before making changes.
. Shut down all applications before making changes.
. Don't uncheck anything from Symantec or any other anti-virus or anti-malware software. Doing so may disable or hinder the protection of your PC.

on Feb 25, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How to fix Errors with your Computer


<p><span>For being your computer much faster you have to fix errors which are making your slow. I will provide you some tips that will help you to how to fix errors. Here are some things you can do to make your <span>computer</span> faster. </span><br /> <p><span>First thing is that you have to organize your computer folders, files. This is called fragmentation. You can repeat it once in a week or two weeks. For doing de-fragmentation you run it by using link (start&gt;all programs&gt;accessories&gt;system tools). Windows and other operating standard they offer a De-fragmentation program to your <span>computer</span> to get rid of found fragments. This loading programs and files will much faster. </span><br /> <p><span>Second things to remove all junk files that you can have. Lots of people tend to not realize that their Internet browser folder for temporary files, cookies, history data. You must clean it at least once in month to for improving the performance of computer.</span><br /> <p><span>Third things to know the scanning for viruses, such as spy-ware and mal-ware. When you make sure to scan them, you have to run computer in safe mode. For running in safe mode window, you simply turn on your <span>computer</span> and press F8 at the time of booting & select safe-mode option.</span><br /> <p><span>Operating systems during safe mode run only the bare minimum load files and programs are under way for the operating system. By the help of this you can get rid of them safely.</span><br /> <p><span>By using these tips you can get rid of many unusual files and folders from your system. <span> </span></span><br />

on Dec 24, 2010 | PC Desktops

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BIOS clean up


You dont clean the Bios, you can reset it to the defaults or you can usually update it, but thats not recommended unless it needs a critical update, so many people have tried it with bad results, like the pc not starting up after an update, but it is highly unlikely that anything has changed in there so I would leave it and concentrate on the actual computer hard drive.

You can clean you hard drive if you right click on the C: drive icon in My Computer. Then click on Properties, then click Disk Cleanup. There is also on option to clean all but the latest restore point, that saves a lot of hard drive space.

You can also defragment your hard drive which sorts all the files out so that when a file is accessed it finds all of it at once, instead of finding fragments and putting them all together. Files are not usually stored all in one but are spread around the drive, taking longer to find the fragmented bits. It also consolidates all the free space for faster writing to the drive.

You can also go in to MSCONFIG and click the Startup tab and see what programs are running. Anything in there automatically starts running as soon as Windows starts. You can dissable the ones that you know don't need to be running. Not things like Antivirus, Firewall or anything to do with Internet though.

Go to the start menu and type msconfig in the search / run box and press Enter. When you have unticked the ones you dont want running restart the computer.

You will probably get a box pop up when you have restarted saying that you have been in to the configuration settings etc. Just tick the little box on the left that says Don't show this again or whatever it says.

You could also uninstall any programs that you don't actually use.
Go to the Control panel and click on Add and Remove Programs for Windows XP, or Programs and Features in Windows 7.

If it's just got slow gradually,cleaning up usually helps a bit.

If you just want it to be a bit faster then maybe it can have more Ram fitted on the motherboard, that helps, also upgrading the processor, and a faster hard drive will help.

You can also use a little program called CCleaner whhich searches the hard drive for all the rubbish left over from uninstalled programs, unused files, temporary files that are no longer needed etc. It's a free program and very popular.

You can also clean the registry which gets rid of a lot of rubbish left in there. There is an option in CCleaner whhich will do that.

Hope this helps.

Feb 10, 2012 | Compaq PC Desktops

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My computer is really slow and I have broadband


please follow this article:

www.slowperf1.notlong.com
this must help you to speed up your computer.

Jul 14, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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Reving,loud


Restart your computer -- there may be some "run-away" program on your computer that is working the CPU to its maximum.

Also, there are some heat-sensors inside your computer, i.e., the hotter that the inside of your computer is, the faster that the fans will run.

Check that the fan on top of the CPU is still working -- if not, your CPU will generate a *LOT* of heat.

Also, turn the computer off, and take a can of compressed air, and give your computer a "blow-job" to remove all the dust from inside your computer -- dust makes a great insulation, thus making your computer run "hotter" (and making the fans work harder/louder).

May 29, 2010 | Dell XPS 200 PC Desktop

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My computer is very slow


on your desktop click on START, then click on RUN, a small windows will open. Type in (msconfig) without the parenthesis., this will open the system configuration windows and make sure (Normal startup is selected) then click on the (STARTUP) tab, click on disable all and then click on APPLY and then OK. a message windows will appear to restart your computer, click on DO NOT RESTART NOW buttom. this will disable programs that start with windows when you turn on your computer to make your computer start faster.

Use this link to learn how to speed up your computer:
http://www.microsoft.com/AtWork/getstarted/speed.mspx
I also recommend using an anti-virus software like (Kaspersky, Norton, Trend Micro or McAfee) internet security software to scan and protect your PC.

You can also download and install Glary Utilities from this website:
http://www.glarysoft.com/

also Run Microsoft Update to download new drivers and software updates to make sure your pc has enough resources to run programs.

My advice is do not run too many programs at the same time, this may cause your system to freeze and become unresponsive.

Comment back if this doesn't help and lets go deep into making your computer faster like running SYSTEM RESTORE, UPGRADING MEMORY, etc.
Good Luck.



Apr 20, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Evo d3d upgrade!?


In the older days it was easier to tell you right away which processor would fit as there was not much variance in slot configuration. The Pentium 4 was released in several slot (sometimes called socket or pin-array configurations)configurations. The easiest way to tell is to remove your processor. Where it plugs into the slot (socket) you will see marked on the slot holder the configuration (Should say something like Socket 775 or Socket 478). Once you know what will fit in there you can go about ordering your upgraded processor. I would do some more information digging to see if your motherboard can handle the upgrade and how much memory it can handle. Have you already upgraded the memory? Sometimes more memory can make your computer faster. Also do you want it to be faster because it has gotten slower or because you want to run better games? If it has just gotten slower then go to CNET's download.com and download some Malware removal tools to help get your system cleaned up.
Let me know if this helps. This is a starting point.

Mar 25, 2009 | Compaq Evo D300 PC Desktop

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Tower fan runs fast without stopping


either your computer is running too hot (clean it out physically, or clean out viruses) OR the fan is failing, and it sounds louder and faster cause the bad fan bearings are making that noise.

Mar 12, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Slow speed on booting.


you should try to remove unnecessary files in your hard drive.. afterwards, try to run the disk defragmenter. this tool will help you computer to access files faster thus making your computer load up faster..

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