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How to re install os without disk or saved disk cause my computer is really slow.

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Must use a disk to reinstall OS. unless you have a bootable USB drive with the OS on it

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My laptop is moving really slow

If this is something new...and it used to work well with the operation system you have in means that something affected your operation system and causing this..It may be a software or a program ..but more than sure it is a virus...The solution in the last case is to reinstall from scratch the OS using a recovery disk or partition (if you have one ) ..or using a boot-able disk ..with the OS on it ..
If you are forced to use the boot-able disk should store in advance the drivers for the devices on D partition or in another memory device to have them in handy after finishing the installation process.
If you do not have such a disk can download an image with the OS and burn it using Nero ..When you have the disk ..all you have to do is to insert it and restart the computer ...and use the function key written on the start to engage the boot menu ..and from there select to boot from disk (cd /dvd ) Confirm the boot by pressing any key when it asks..and fo0llow the instructions ..At finish ...use the saved drivers for to install them all ..and also download an antivirus and instal it soon after you connected the computer to the internet with success .
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Can u help me get rid of my pc running slow please?? i am losing it

Run Disk Cleanup

When PC is full of junk content or trash files it start performing slowly. To speed up your computer you need to delete all the trash data from your system. You can clean your PC using Windows pre-installed tool Disk Cleanup. To run Disk Cleanup follow the steps below:

  1. Click Start
  2. Type Disk Cleanup in search
  3. Press Enter
  4. Select the drive which you want to scan and click OK
  5. Select files to remove
  6. Click OK then Yes

NOTE: Follow above steps to clean all drives one by one

Run Disk Checkup

System full of errors also affects the speed of computer. You can speed up your slow computer by running Disk Checkup for detecting and removing errors. To do so follow the steps below:

  1. Open My Computer
  2. Right click on drive which you want to check for errors
  3. Click on Properties
  4. Click on Tools tab
  5. Under Error -Checking menu click on Check Now
  6. Select the options and click on Start

Run Disk Defragmenter

Due to huge transfer of data fragmentation occurs in Windows operating system. This also results in slow PC performance. Running disk defragmentation remove fragmentation and allow you to access data quickly. To run it follow the steps given below:

  1. Click on Start button
  2. Type Disk Defragmentation
  3. Press Enter
  4. Select the drive and click on Defragment
  5. Restart your computer after completing the process

Clean System from Virus

Computer infected by any malicious application also runs slow. In this case you have to download and install reliable antivirus program with up to date virus database. Run a complete PC scan and remove all the viruses detected by the program.

Repair Registry Errors

Windows registry keeps on storing information about programs installed on PC in form of keys. Corrupt registry keys cause a computer to run slow. In order to fix this issue and speed up your computer you need to install a System Utilities program which includes Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer feature. These tools will allow you to boost your computer performance.

To download a reliable and professionals recommended System Utilities program click here.

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  • If He has reinstalled the OS by formatted the partition , you can't able to restore back but if you don't want the data in the drive please re-partition the drive and install the OS newly
  • if he has updated the OS without formatted the partition, please upgrade the OS again or but if you don't want the data in the drive please re-partition the drive and install the OS newly
  • If he has done any other changes, you can able to restore by Run-->restore-->rstrui.exe--> select the preferred date, where you want to restore and give next, please wait still it restore and get rebooted.

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Slow to respond somtimes never without removing previous requests


one of several issues can cause slowness in any program or hardware

1) your HardDiskDrive capacity is peaked ( small amount of hard drive space will cause slowness in computer : you need at least 20%-25% (15-20G space to run OS and software) of HDD capacity to run your computer w/o problems

2) you may have a virus , go to and to download MS Security Essentials

3) run Disk defarg and Disk Cleanup

4) reinstall the Epson printer drivers if you have to ,

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if u dont have nothing important, then just re-format it and reload Windows
recovery disk will not load OS..u will need win OS install CD

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Note: Try this first. Check the cable setting of your hard disk in the BIOS. try swithching it to IDE, SATA, RAID. save your seetings and restart your computer.

if problem still exist... Follow this steps..

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