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Computer speed has slowed terribly in last couple of years. Takes 10-15 mins to get to Menu screen after turning it "on". Then calling up MSFT Word off-line or calling up Browser is another wait. Concurrent with that, I have a nuisance problem with Word whenever I copy text off Internet and paste it in Word (screen message says Word has encountered a problem and has to shut down...then it does a "retrieve" of the document, and I finally have access to the pasted text). Are these two issues related? How can I speed it up again?

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  • sanchez9240 Jul 14, 2010

    I give Guru credence on what he had to say re my problem and it's solution. However, I've already gotten rid of most software programs that were nice to have, but not really necessary. I can't see where PC gained any speed. Could I please have a 2nd opinion...that would help my decision-making. Thanks!

  • sanchez9240 Jul 14, 2010

    Both solutions given to me make sense. I'll be incorporating the recommendations and get back to you....I realize this is a 1-time transaction but I hope to access the site to provide feedback. Thanks loads!

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Remove temp files from computer.
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  • sanchez9240 Jul 14, 2010

    "Wiz",



    Thanks for your assist. I'll do the Temp file deletions and see if that helps some, then go download anti-virus. If the clean-up doesn't return PC to prior speed, I'll go ahead and take "Guru" up on his recommendation to do a re-installation of OS. Thanks again. M. Sanchez

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Computer usually slows down as years go by, because computer will be installed several applications that eat up resources on the system. This error message that you';re receiving can also cause the slow down of the system and it has something to do with your Microsoft Office application.

If you want to speed up the computer you can uninstall unneeded software from ADD/REMOVE programs from control panel to free up some computer resources.
But to clear the error message and speed the computer I would suggest you do a fresh installation of operating system on your computer and also add up some additional RAM to it.

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    Several viruses, trojans and malwares can also cause this slow down of your computer, I would recommend you scan you computer with a good ant malware software like malwarebytes that you can download free from download.com. By the way don't forget to DEFRAG your computer that will also help in the speed problem.

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