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I have lost my ability to be able to defragment and do disk clean up. I need help in getting this resolved

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Hi donajc61, you need to click the start button, slide to all programs than slide up to accessories than slide to system tools. Click system restore. Run system restore & pick a date you think you're system was running well. If that does not help & defrag does not function than it's suggested you re-install windows. Do not format the hard disk drive or you will loose all you're personal data. Just re-install windows over itself. Some programs will need to be re-installed but you're personal data should still be there. If you can burn cd's or dvd's back up you're data to a cd or dvd. Suggest you scan system for a virus.

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Computer running very slow


follow these steps to resolve your problem
- Delete programs you never use
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- Defragment your hard drive
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- Run fewer programs at the same time
If this didn't helps you then simply get the system utility program like PC Fresher that will fix windows errors that made your system slow

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Speeding up a computer by Defragmenting Hard Drive


Is your computer running slow? Have you tried running anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware software to speed it up, but to no avail?

Perhaps cleaning up your hard drive could help. This tip will explain, in step by step instructions, how to defragment your hard drive.

To Defragment your hard drive:

1) Go to My Computer.
2) Right click on your C drive.
3) Click Properties.
4) Click the "Tools" tab at the top.
5) Click "Defragment now..." in the middle of the window.
6) In the window that pops up click "Defragment disk"
Defragmenting your disk physically moves files that are similar or
fragmented into an area that will more efficiently use your space.
5) The Disk Defragmentor will analyze your hard disk.
6) After analyzing it will move and defragment the information appropriately.
Disk Defragmentation is complete. You should see noticable improvements in your computer's speed and preformance.

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Turn power on computer starts up at normal speed but slow down after 10 sec fan goes slow and system doent startup


Follow these suggestions
- Disconnect external devices
- Check all cables and fans
- Remove RAM and re-insert it
- Defragment your hard drive
- Clean up your hard disk
If it didn't helps you then simply get the system utility program like PC Fresher to resolve your problem
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My acer aspire is taking too long to boot up..once its on,it works fine but the sounds are different,the start up sound...and when i play videos,they work fine but the sound lags and distorts


maybe because there are so too many start up programs try to disable if yor using windows seven you should be able to this by going to your start menu then all programs-accessories-run. when your in the run program type msconfig press ok then a menu will show up go to start ups then just un-check the start ups programs that you think is not important then re-boot your computer to apply this changes.

cleaning up your hard disk and defraging can also help to speed your boot up

to clean and defrag your hard disk go to your start up menu click my computer then right click on the drive that you want to defrag and clean do to properties then you should be able to see a circle telling how much space you have left in your drive right below it is a button "Disk Cleanup" just click it then it will show up the files that needs to be cleaned up.then just click the "clean up system files"button.

to defrag just click on "tools" menu there you should see a defragment now button just click it and it will defrag you hard disk.

adding some memory can also help to speed up your pc or laptop

about the sound problem re-installing your sound card driver should be able to solve the problem but if not then contact the store where you bought your laptop and let them test it so that they can repair it for free if the problem is in the hardware

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Run System In Safe Mode: To identify the root cause of theproblem, first of all restart your system, press and hold F8 key. Do thefollowing once you are on the desktop. 1. Right click on Computer.
2. Select Manage.
3. Click on Event Viewer in computer management.
4. Double click on Application.
5. Check for the errors.
6. Similarly double click on System and check for the errors.
7. Search for the solution to this problem. Now you are able to easily diagnosewhy Windows laptop starts up very slow. b> Limit your Startup list: A long list of programs in startupcan adversely affect the performance of your PC. There are some programsrunning in the background without knowledge of user that causes Windows laptopto start slower. To solve the problem, follow the steps given below. 1. Click on Start button.
2. Type "msconfig" in search option.
3. Double click on the file.
4. Click on Startup.
5. Uncheck all unwanted programs.
6. Close system configuration utility.
7. You are done. b> Uninstall unwanted program: Sometimes Windows laptop starts upvery slow due to unwanted programs hogging your memory. To fix this problem,below are some steps. 1. Click on Start button on thetaskbar.
2. Go to Control Panel.
3. Double click on Add or Remove Programs.
4. In the list of programs, select the program that you no longer needed.
5. Click on Remove button.
6. Repeat step 4 for all unwanted programs.
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2. Go to All Programs.
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4. Now click on System tools.
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I have had my computer for 3 years and now its so slow and I would like to know trouble shooting tips to help get it to work a little better and faster.


using disk defragment, defragment the c drive disk cleanup use advance windows care to resolve error use O&O defrag to sped up your system

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My hard drive suddebly crash!!help


Why Disk Fragments a problem?

Any storage action on the magnetic disk like creating, deleting, moving, updating and copying files will lead to fragmentation and consequent performance loss. As time goes by, this accumulation of fragments on your hard disk becomes bigger and bigger. As the hard disk reads and merges these separate fragments every time you open a file, they will eventually cause problems such as system slowdowns, PC crashes, slow startup and shutdown, and will even shorten the life span of your hard drive. That is why defragmentation is so important for your entire computer system.



Advanced Defrag – The better and easier defrag solution!

You may find various defrag programs in the market, they may look the same, but many of them lack of ability to
effectively defrag all the MFT (Master File Table), they will automatically skip certain system files with extensions
such as DLL, INI, COM etc during the defragment thus left remnant fragments after each defragment action, it can
also easily get halted while defragging which is very user-unfriendly.


Advanced Defrag rectified all the cons above from these defragmenters, and the efficiency is even better. Its advanced
defragment arithmetic not only enables you to fast defrag, but also defrag completely and thoroughly. If you would
like to give your PC hard disk a completely care and experience the most efficient defrag technology, Advanced
Defrag is the perfect choice for you.



How it works?

Your hard disk controls a magnetic head which searches the areas where the parts of the required file are located,
reads the data and transfers these fragments to the disk cache or EMS memory. The time this takes is called the
average seek time. The average seek time of most hard drives is less than 9.5 millisecond. The Advanced Defrag
program is able to collect the various fragments of each file and store them very quickly into contiguous space on
the hard disk which greatly reduces the seek time of the magnetic head. Better file reading and writing speed is
provided as a result. It does make a difference if you have got used to work and play with a fast and smooth system.
It also helps to prevent premature hard drive problems and retrieve the data in the event of a drive crash.
Download Advanced Defra :http://www.versionhunter.com/windows/System/System_Miscellaneous/advanced-defrag.html

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Cannot finish disk defrag


Hi!

Seen that before! microsofts defrag tool isent the best one if i may say so. If you have any programs running in the background it wont finnish, so you can either stop all running programs manualy and the defrag will finnish, OR you can Use another defrag tool,
Here are two:
O&O Defrag is one of the best, but its not free:
http://www.oo-software.com/home/en/products/oodefrag/?gclid=CLy7z-WPuZkCFYR_3godMXrD4w

Auslogics Disk Defrag is a good toll and its free:
http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/download

Now, make your chioce and enjoy a good defrag tool:)

Good luck
Nic

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I need to tuneup my laptop and I don't have my configuration disk for my Toshiba Satellite 265. What do I do?


There are a couple of easy things you can do to tune it up. You can do a disk cleanup and a disk defrag.

To cleanup (assuming you're on XP):
Start-->All Programs-->Accesories-->System Tools-->Disk Cleanup

Select the drive you want to clean. It will tell you everything you can get rid of and all you have to do is select it and click ok.

To defrag (assuming you're on XP):
Start-->All Programs-->Accesories-->System Tools-->Disk Defragmenter

Select the drive you want to defrag and click analyze. It will tell you if you need to defrag it. This usually takes an hour or more to do, depending on size of drive and computer performance.

Furthermore:
Use Add/Remove Programs from Control Panel to remove any unwanted programs on your computer.

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