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My computer is getting slower,i have to right click to get some pages open.what should i do

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Can u send me the specs of your PC?

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Windows 7 computer getting slower



adding more ram is the best way of speeding up a computer
If you're not sure if a module is right for your system use the Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules
you might have to many programs running at the same time putting to much strain on the CPU
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs

scroll to the bottom toolbar bottom of screen right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer and ticking over you might have a virus

if you see something running that you does not need to be running select end now then you might you might uninstall that particular program

and some unnecessary programs

you should also check leads from motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections

click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now

click start tick in both boxes this will schedule to on restart
do not have any input while chkdsk utility is in progress any might damage your computer

then defragment your hard drive

this should speed up your computer


hope this helps

Jun 23, 2012 | PC Desktops

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My desk top comp was purchased in 09, the last couple of months it has kept getting slower and slower, green screens will apper and I will have to restart the computer. this past week it has been...


Hi,


Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in 'Safe Mode' by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch On.

Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows.

Go to 'Start'--->Programs--->Accessories--->System Tools--->System Restore

Here you will have to check "Restore computer to an earlier time' and click Next
Now you will find one Month Calendar window with Dates below, go to the previous month by clicking the '<' sign in the upper left hand corner of the Month Calendar and select any date that you see in Bold.


The detail of that particular date should show "System Checkpoint" and time on the right hand side box. Select that date.

Now, Click on Next and System Restore will start and windows will take a reboot.

After reboot login to windows and

Go to 'Start' and then Run
write "msconfig" inside Run tab and press 'enter'
inside the 'System configuration utility' window click on 'startup' tab then uncheck all the applications except your current antivirus and press apply then 'ok' and then 'exit without restart' option.

Now right click My Computer and go to properties tab.
click 'Advanced' tab then under performance menu click on 'settings'
go to 'Advanced' click on 'change' and increase your virtual memory to 2048 in both spaces.
Now restart windows.

To quickly restart windows press CNTRL+ALt+DEL
inside task manager you will find all the open applications.
right click on each application and click on end process tree then ok

Close all your apps like this and you will find your windows a lot faster and now you can reboot or turn off your windows as usual from start button.



Next time you login to windows your issues will be resolved.

If you feel that my answers have helped you getting solution to your problems then please give a vote.

Thanks.

Apr 11, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Hello, i just cant access anything through my usb, can u help me?


Hi ,

Please try these steps that im mentioning and i hope it works out for you .

go to ?start ?right click my computer ?click on manage?device manager .You will see the drivers listed with a + sigh next to it .Look for universal serial bus controler and then click on the + sign nex to it ...then right click un uninstall usb root hubs so anything that has the word hub right click on it an then click on uninatall restart the computer and then check if the usb gets detected ...

If this does not work go to the hp website www.hp.com/support ,once the page opens up and where is says select a country or a region select united states then click on the arrow and where it says for product put the model no that is HP Pavilion a420n then click on the arrow and then select software and drivers downloads from the next page which will finally take you to the Select a download page then it shows you the compatible software and drivers.The fourth option saya BIOS IN BLUE cliclk on the BIOS update for A7V8X-LA motherboard and on the next page click on download .A dialogue box opens up so click on save and then save it on the desktop .Go to the desktop and then run it .Restart the computer and then it should work

all the best

May 12, 2010 | HP Pavilion a420n PC Desktop

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My Ultra (Serv No. 106611410) is getting slower and slower. Two things: (1) I keep getting the following pop up window - HPZipm12.exe Application error - which reads "The instruction at ")x7c910a19"...


please restart ur computer then try to go to safe mode and check there if still not working open the tower and plug out all the devices connected inside open and replug all the devices like hard drive and ram slots clean the ram slots please xcheck the fans if they are working properly

Nov 20, 2009 | Ultra PC Desktops

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How to open dell dimension


You did not mention which Dimension model you want to work on. Since there are at least 30 different models, you should obtain the correct manual.
  1. Go to Dell's Support page (link)
  2. Click on "Select Model"
  3. Select "Desktops"
  4. Select "Dimension"
  5. Choose the correct model
  6. Click on "Confirm"
  7. On the following page, look in the right pane under "Product Support" and click on the link for "Manual".
  8. On the next page click on "Get Manual"
  9. Look for a link about "Adding or Replacing Parts" - something that would lead to a description how to open the computer.
  10. Usually you can find a link that says something like "Opening the Computer Cover".
If you don't find what you are looking for - come back and let me know which Dimension model you are looking for.If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment as well - I'm happy to help.

Oct 08, 2009 | Dell PC Desktops

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My ATI Catalyst Control center Problem was first.


Your hard drive sounds like it's about to fail. MAKE BACKUPS NOW! I would start in safe mode and backup all my important files to an external source. Then I would run a chkdsk, here's how:
Double-click My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
  1. Click Properties, and then click Tools.
  2. Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed,
  3. Use the following procedures:
    • To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.
    Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message: The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer? Click Yes to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.
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Jun 13, 2009 | PC Desktops

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My computer takes too long to open programs


try to clean unnecessary temp files in the system, also increase your virtual memory, and have full system scan twice in a week, t will works. Gudday !!

Mar 23, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX620 PC Desktop

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When I am playing XENO Assault II, it crashes and says virtual Memory error, I have a 256MB ATI Radeon X1300 Pro video card, and 2 gigs of memory. I was thinking about upgrading my processor to a Intel®...


Virtual memory is actually part of a computer's physical memory that comes in the form of memory chips or RAMs. So what right? Well, it is a necessary evil and in order for your computer to run numerous programs simultaneously (at the same time), it looks for areas of RAM (Random Access Memory) that is not currently being used and it copies files over to what is called page files. This is simply a process that allows RAM to free up space and subsequently load new or additional applications. This process is technically called thrashing and the result of it can cause the computer to react somewhat slower in its functions. However, when the computer hard drive (virtual memory) which is slower than the installed memory chips wants to correct itself, it has to constantly swap between the RAM and the hard disk drive.
What Causes These Windows Out of Virtual Memory Error Messages?
  1. The first and foremost probability is that the Windows operating platform page file maximum file size - is too small. You may think your system has a large amount of virtual memory (RAM) because the person that sold you the computer told you so. Well, this may or may not be the actuality if page files are set too low and you are getting error messages. Obviously if you are getting an error message page files are being maxed out and something needs to be changed to correct the situation.
  2. There could have been a power failure or, you shut your computer off incorrectly which led to a file or files becoming corrupted and this subsequent virtual memory message beginning to haunt you. So the two lessons learned here is to have a back-up source of power and, to always get into the practice of properly shutting down Windows via the start button where it reads "Turn off computer" in lieu of simply hitting the power off button.
Okay, so now that you have an idea of what virtual memory is, system thrashing and how it suddenly became an irritant error message, what can be done to make things right in your Windows operating platform?
Realize that although Windows automatically sets both minimum (the amount of RAM installed on your PC + 300 MB) and maximum (3 times the amount of installed RAM) to its page file sizes if you do get that virtual memory error message - then you can do the following steps to increase these minimum and maximum page file sizes;
Re-Setting Windows 2000 virtual page file sizes
  1. Right-click My Computer , and than click Properties
  2. Within System Properties menu box, click Advanced
  3. Click Performance Options . Within this pane (Virtual Memory), click Change to increase the paging file. Take special note that your Windows 2000 minimal value requires at least 126 MB for debugging.
  4. After you change (increase) the setting, click Set, and than click OK to the following message you will receive;
  5. The changes you have made require you to restart your computer before they can take effect.
  6. Click OK to close the Performance Options menu, and than click OK to close the Systems Properties menu.
  7. When prompted to restart your computer, simply respond to Yes
Re-Setting Windows XP virtual page file sizes
  1. Click Start , right click My Computer, and than click Properties
  2. In the System Properties menu box, click the Advanced tab.
  3. In the Performance menu, click Settings
  4. In the Performance Options menu, click upon the Advanced tab.
  5. In the Virtual Memory menu, click Change
  6. Change the Initial and Maximum Value Sizes to a higher value, click Set and than click OK
  7. Click OK to close Performance Options menu, and finally OK to close the Systems Properties menu
Re-Setting Windows Vista virtual page file sizes .
  1. Click on the Start button, click Control Panel, click System and Maintenance, and then click System
  2. In the left pane, click Advanced system settings. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. On the Advanced menu, under Performance, click Settings
  4. Click the Advanced tab, and then, under Virtual memory menu, click Change
  5. Clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box.
  6. Under Drive [Volume Label] , click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change.
A CPU upgrade would be a good idea, the core 2 duo is a superb processor.
Also a bit more ram perhaps another gig or two? and maybe a 512mb graphics cards would be good for gaming.
perhaps a better power supply too as E520 was not really designed for gaming.

Feb 24, 2009 | Dell Dimension E520 PC Desktop

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HP pavilion 515n runs real slow


Yes, you can add more - But if you have a fragmented HDD, it won't help much. Before you spend money on physical memory, I would do a disk defrag, check to make sure your HDD is not getting too full, and check your virtual memory. On xp you can get to this by right clicking MY COMPUTER, click properties, Performance, Paging file. XP has a problem during install of not setting this right. Change it to "system managed size", apply & ok, reboot your computer. If this doesn't help, and your HDD is not too full, stop some of the things that are loading up on startup.

Feb 15, 2009 | HP Pavilion 515n (DC471A#ABA) PC Desktop

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Windows takes a very long time to open, and also takes a long time to open programs


I would say that you're system specs are too low. Your computer just isn't capable of running this version of windows with your current hardware. It may be time for a hardware upgrade or a computer upgrade

Aug 27, 2008 | PC Desktops

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