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My computor is getting very slow.Could be it needs to be defragged or something but I don't know how.HELP

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Have a look at this website, has a lot of info on PC optimization, including disk cleanup and defrag.

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Computor is slow

Check your computer hard disk space ..if it is full then you need to delete the unnecessary files..And also follow this steps:

My Computer >>> Right click on C: >>> Properties >>> Disk Cleanup (to remove useless files) ... Again from Properties >>> Tools >>> Check Now >>> Tick on ( Automatically fix file system errors & Scan for attempt recovery of bad sectors) >>> Start >>> The computer will schedule the scan to the next start up, so restart the computer ;) ..... After finishing the scan go again to C: >>> Properties >>> Tools >>> Defragment Now >>> a new window will appear , click on Defragment button ...

->Increasing the performance of the computer ... Right click on My Computer >>> Properties >>> Advance >>> ( Performance field) Setting >>> Here you can increase the performance by choosing (Adjust for best performance) and you can leave some visual effects if you like ( this step isn't harmful,but don't go to Advanced if you haven't experienced it)...

->You should use antivirus software protect your computer from virus..

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Nov 14, 2012 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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My computer is running very slow.what can I do to speed it up?

It depends on what's running slowly. It could be that you have too many background programs running, or that your internet is slow.

If you're booting slowly, go to Start>Run... and type msconfig, then look through your startup entry and remove superfluous things. Only remove things IF YOU KNOW WHAT THEY ARE or you could seriously mess something up.

Also try downloading ccleaner to clean up some stuff on your drive. I think the cache cleaner and registry cleaner will help you.

Run an antivirus scan just in case you're infected with some virus. Make sure you're using updated antivirus definitions. If you need one, you can get AVG free or Microsoft Security Essentials. Both are good programs and are free (though AVG might nag you a bit).

Try defragmenting your system by right-clicking on My computer>Properties and finding the defragment option. That will help compact your programs to help them run a little faster.

If all else fails, you might need more ram. You should be able to find RAM compatible with your system here. Depending on whether you're running a 32bit or 64 bit system (in windows 7 click help and support, then about my computer. In XP right click my computer>Properties to find out), you can either support 4GB or more (4GB for 32 bit). You have 2 DIMM slots, so depending on how much RAM you already have (it will tell you when you see whether you're 32 or 64 bit), you'll need to upgrade accordingly.

Also go through your programs (XP: Open the Control panel>Add/Remove Programs. 7: Control Panel>Programs and Features) and remove things you either never use or use rarely. That can help speed things up.

Also check out my article on cleaning your PC. There might be some stuff on there you don't need to do, but it has some decent tips (in my opinion) on keeping your computer trimmed up and running like new. Best of luck!


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If your computer is made after 2006 then it is time for factory restore. Back up all files on disk or something. Then do a factory reset. This would take roughly 2 to 3 hours and make sure the laptop don't run out battery so keep it plugged in. As the laptop boots up hit F2 then after that windows pop up hit the advanced version (F8). Choose fix my computer and choose the factory or out of the box restore.

Jun 24, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My computor is running slow and freezing up.

Try freeing as much memory as possible to correct the problem.

turn off any programs running in the background by checking the ICONS in the lower right side of the screen near the clock area. use your mouse and right click on any pictures shown there and choose "exit" or "close".

then run disk clean. If you are using win xp, go to start, programs, accessories and then system tools. Slide over to clean desk and click on it.

It will ask you if you want to clean "C" drive - this is fine!

Check all the boxes when the window asks which files to handle. Use the arrow key and make sure you get them all. Then click ok.

When its finished running then run disk defrag.

go to start, programs, accessories system tools and then disk defrag. you want to defrag "c" drive and click the degrag button at the bottom to start it.

this may take a while to complete. when finished, reboot the pc. Then go to windows update and run a scan to update files. Install the updates, restart one more time and this should correct the problem.

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How can you remove computor malware without formating? Comutor freezes often for long periods, Computor responds to mouse clicks after about 20 seconds afterwords on every click. Works way too...

try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f this should schedule to happen on reboot which will scan for and attempt to recover bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive or
click startcontrol panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input will damage your computer
then you should test or replace all leads make sure they are securely seated and are not bad/faulty that are attached to your (((motherboard to your hard drive)))
defragment your hard drive will speed up your computer
then defragment your hard drive
you might have to put more RAM in random access memory to check how much ram you have click start right click on my computer select properties you will see all imformation about your computer including installed ram

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 you might have virus slowing your computer also select users you will see who is using your computer
or you might need to add some more RAM random access memory
hope this helps

Feb 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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USING VISTA HOME PREMIUM OPERATING SYSTEM ON MY PC.........I can never get the defragment to finish.even if I leave the computer on for hours.... the computer does not show status of the defragment... so I...


If the defrag is running slow and/or runs along time but does seem like finishing look at how much free space you have. If you have less than 15% free space this will not allow you to get a good defrag of the system. You might try moving some files to another drive while you do the defrag. Also try uninstalling some programs this can help too. Then after you get the system defraged then you can put the files back and reinstall your programs.

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions


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Your computer has only 512MB of RAM.That will just barely run your XP,forget about doing anything else.You need a minimum of 1GB,2GB is even better.Your computer works in RAM not your hard-drive.The hard-drive is for storage,the RAM is for running your programs.
This link is your manual and it will walk you thru the procedure.Hope this helps?

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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 computor is very slow

do a virus scan
then in add/remove uninstall any programs you no longer need
then restart and do a disk defrag
also do a scan disk
this should help
when all done those tasks do a windows update
let me know

Feb 21, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Restart the pc

then right click on your computer
select manage
then on the left side find the defragment

try to do it there.

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