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Files are lost on turbotax

I dont know how to clean a one week old disc, defrag it or check for viruses on my computer.

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Ahh..ok..then send me an email, and we'll make that happen..where are you in world?

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Hi dmwm1996

There is a few things you can do to speed your computer back up...
1...Clean up your hard disk...
Go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup

2...Defrag your Hard Drive...
Go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragmenter

3...Add the maxium amount of ram to your computer that is allowed

4...Clean any old programs, files,pictures,etc off of your computer that you no longer use.

5...Last but not least...
Your computer may be loaded with spyware, virus's, trojans,etc. and that will make your computer run slow also.
To get rid of any spyware,virus,trojan,etc you will need to do the following:

Download,install and run Microsoft Safety Scanner...
It will clean your machine of spyware,virus's,trojans,worms...and the best part...it's FREE
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http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-ca/default.aspx

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The hard drive files are not recognisable and threre are no file in my documents or my Local disk drive and my memory is full how do i fix this.


Ok I assume you get a virtual memory is low balloon at the bottom of the screen? If so then this is due to insufficient RAM to run the amount of programs or resource hogging programs like the newer internet explorer can be. If not and you have a low disc space balloon next to the clock then what you can do is first do a disc clean up which is found in start all programs accessories system tools disc cleanup. It make take a long time if your hard drive is filled with a bunch of temp files as well as old files and Once it is up check everything and let it clean up all of the un-necessary things. This will take awhile as well. Once it is complete I would suggest you do a disk defragment as after deleting a lot of files it can cause things to get fragmented and slow your computer down. this can be done by going to start all programs accessories system tools and disk defragment. You can analyse the disk if you want to see how fragmented it is before defraging as it will tell you if it really needs to be defraged or not. And that is about it. If you need further assistance just comment to say if this helps.

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Runing slow, some time not responsive.


Below are some useful tips for making your PC's performance better.Please follow the below steps and fix your problem.
Eliminate Viruses and Spyware 1 . Run your antivirus program. There may be something slowing your computer that you can remove. It is a good idea to run your antivirus program every week.
2 . Remove spyware. Run a good spyware tool at least twice a month.
3 . Use a pop-up blocker, if you have one. Check your antivirus program.
Dispose of the Extras 1 . Delete your document files for anything you no longer need. Saved pictures, audio and video files in particular can slow your computer.
2 . Remove unwanted programs from the Control Panel area. Old toolbars or games the kids downloaded off the Internet are a good place to start.Look for software you no longer use, such as the old printer you threw out last year.
3 . Clean out your email. Old messages are a constant drain on your computer's resources. Go through every folder, deleting everything you do not need. Leave no mail! Finish by emptying the Deleted Items folder.
4 . Turn off unnecessary programs. Check your task bar for icons that show running programs. Disable anything you are not currently using.
Run Maintenance 1 . Run the Disk Cleanup tool located in your Control Panel. (Windows only. For other operating systems, please check the Resources section below.)This will remove temporary files, cookies and unnecessary components to speed up your computer.
2 . Defragment your computer. Defragging takes some time, but will speed your computer significantly. You can find the tool in your Control Panel.Run it monthly.

Hope the above information will be helpful to you. Thanks for using Fixya.

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My computer very slow


run an anti virus program to check if you have any viruses do defrag and scandisk on pc also check that their is enough space on your drive to run your OS if not clean it up you run a few other programs such as ccleaner, revo, disk defrag and mbam which can assist you in cleaning up pc of malice and redundant software and files

Oct 11, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Need to clean every thing thats making computer run slow


If your hard drive is too full, then your computer is going to perform slower. Delete old files which are not required.
Remove programs that you are no longer using. Delete temporary files.
Empty your recycle bin. Right click on Recycle Bin. Click Empty Recycle Bin>Yes.
Run an error check on your computer. The error check can remove errors that slow down your computer. If you are using Windows, you can do this by clicking Start>My Computer. Right click on your hard drive (typically c:) and then select Properties. Click the Tools tab>Check Now and then Start.
Defragment your computer. A fragmented computer runs less efficiently. By defragmenting your computer, your computer will operate in a more logical and faster way.
Clean up your registry. You can purchase software that will fix any registry errors on your computer.
Perform this computer maintenance on a weekly basis.

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Are there any quick fixes for a computer that has started running slowly?


go to start /run type msconfig/open startup tap on top un check all mark /restart

Dec 31, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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Slow allowing us to connect to the internet, also in letting us travel through the internet


Hi i'm Rain.
The problem your having is due to a lack of cleanibg.
I will walk you thru the steps to clean your computer.
  • Click Start.
  • Then click All Programs.
  • Now click Accessories
  • Now click on System Tools
  • Then click Disk Cleanup
The Disk Cleanup window will open. You can check all of the boxes and click next.
You computer will now clean its self of unneeded files. Allow this action to complete .

Now that you have done a disk cleanup, let's do a Disk Defrag.
  • Click Start
  • Now click All Programs
  • Now click Accessories
  • Then click System tools
  • Finnally click on Disk Defrag
This action will put all files in the correct order and clear needed space for the Hard Drive
Click on Defrag to start.

The next step is to ensure you dont have viruses.
{ Click here } To scan and clean your computer of any viruses.
EST Online Anti virus scan is a Microsoft data base
designed to locate and remove any type of virus.

  • Click on the green EST Online Scanner tab.
  • Except the lisence agreement
  • Click Start
  • Check both boxes because you want a complete scan.
  • Download the needed file { You will be prompt to except a download file. Except the file and install it .
Allow the EST Online Scanner to clean your system of spyware,viruses and more.
I hope this information has been helpful.

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Computer slowed down considerabily.


Check whether this is not a viral slow down. If not i suggest this

1. Give enough space to the hard drive.
2. Uninstall unused application for a long time and not needed anymore.
3. Install Ccleaner, this can clean your registry, cookies, and other junk files.
4. Defragment your drive. If you have enough space already.


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My NEC VW300/K computer has suddenly slowed down------my C-drive is 80% full, I do defragmenting every week


Run virus checking and also a malware detector. This might be your problem.

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I cannot access my files from Turbotax that I completed the whole return and there is an application error ttax.exe. It says in the description:';The application failed to initialize properly...


well..this sounds like a clear example of a disk that needs a disk clean and defrag, and maybe a virus check..if you know how to do those, start now, if not, send an email to me, in my profile, and we can do a remote from Hawaii

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