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Slow computer my coputer seems to have pleanty of memory but moves at a snails pace - what can i do to speed it up?

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ADD VIRTUAL MEMORY:-
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. 2. Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. 3. On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings. 4. On the Advanced tab, under Virtual memory, click Change. 5. Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file that you want to change. 6. Under Paging file size for selected drive, click to select the System managed size check box, and then click Set. 7. Click OK three times.

When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.

Deleting temporary files and directories This step increases hard disk space and reduces the time Windows takes to access the hard drive. It also resolves problems associated with spooling print jobs. Windows uses a TEMP directory to temporarily store files intended only for temporary use. Over time, these files can build up and cause problems. To delete these files, use the following set of steps depending upon the Windows version: Windows 98, Me, 2000, and XP

  1. Close all open software.
  2. Select Start , Programs , Accessories , System Tools , and then Disk Cleanup .
  3. Place a check next to the types of files you want the Disk Cleanup utility to delete. Temporary files are safe to delete.
  4. Select OK
Deleting temporary files and directories

Select Start , Programs , Accessories , Command
in the command prompt you ll see
C:\WINDOWS\
type cd\
You ll be on the root C: prompt like
C:\
type del *. temp/s
if it prompts for enter y to yes n to no
keep hitting y if it prompts ... it ll clean all the temp files from your computer .



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You can try to free some space on your computer by doing a Disk Defrag or Disk Cleanup. Those tools are available on your computer.

You can also try to check for any possible viruses or spybots on your computer which can cause the computer to slow down.

Posted on May 07, 2008

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Amy b d disk is full try to free some space or try using any recent antivirus software like avira,macafaee to scan fro virus

Posted on May 07, 2008

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