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My toshiba computer is so slow. It is very old about 5 years or more. I need something to make it go faster!

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Your computer going slow could be for the following reasons: 1 Not enough RAM - remove unwanted files by cleaning the disc. Also defragment the computer. Increase the RAM 2 Virus - remove the virus 3 If you do the above you will see the improvement and no need to have a new cpu

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SOURCE: my 5 year old computer is getting slower and

Download ComboFix to your C:\ drive:

  1. http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe
Restart your computer and go into Safe Mode:

  1. As the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu".
  2. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.
Once in Safe Mode, open up C:\Combofix.exe
Let Combofix run it's Scan, and it will remove anything that shouldn't be on the computer that is probably slowing the computer down.

When Combofix is complete, your computer will be restarted.


Install Microsoft Security Essentials, it is free:

Install Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is an antivirus software that provides protection against viruses, spyware, rootkits, and trojans, and is now available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 for free.


If you have a bunch of programs in your System Tray, try disabling some of them from starting up with your computer. This will definitely give a little speed boost.
  1. Click Start, Run, then type "msconfig" and press enter.
  2. Select the Startup tab, and deselect all programs you don't recognize, or don't use.

If your computer is still going slow, you may need a new hard drive. Hard drives typically last up to 5 or 6 years, sometimes longer, sometimes not. 5 years is plenty of time for a hard drive to wear out and perform much slower than when it was new.

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