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There are 2 ways you can speed up the start up
Remove all the unused icons of the programmes from your task bar and the desktop by opening Task bar properties from the Start menuand clearing unwanted programmes Or Download CC Cleaner programme from Cnet/Downloads or going to their website. It is free and it cleans all the registry/caches/temporary internet files/and other files which you do not require. I have done the same. Every month I run this programme to speed up my computer.

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Startup disk is full on Mac. How to clean it?

The OS X flashes the message 'Startup disk is almost full' when your OS drive (boot disk) is out of free spaces. Though it is not a major issue but its solution should be made asap.

You can make some quick free spaces through below tips/tricks

1) Empty Your Trash
2) Lighten your Download folder by removing unnecessary downloads
3) De-Clutter your Desktop
4) Empty Caches
5) Empty Logs
6) Lighten your Dashboard
7) Get rid of unwanted apps

Since your hard drive is large (1 TB), I recommend you use free clean up Mac software in order to get rid of garbage from your Macintosh HDD. You can free clean up your Mac with Stellar Speedup Mac tool.

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<b>Howto Speed up the Computer</b> 1. WindowsDefragmenter utility: You can use this utility by using this path Start &gt;Programs &gt; Accessories &gt; System tools &gt; Disk defragmenter. This isbuilt-in utility in Windows operating systems and this will automaticallyanalyze the empty disk space on the hard disk and defragment and all scatteredfiles.<br />2. Shutdown Unnecessary programs: By using this path Start &gt; Run &gt;Msconfig &gt; Startup, you can close all unwanted programs at the Windowsstartup and this will automatically increase the windows loading time and speedof the computer will also be increased.

on Mar 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet


How to make your computer faster

1. Defragment your computer hard disk using free tools like SmartDefrag.
2. You should also defragment your Windows pagefile and registry.
3. Clean up hard drive disk space being taken up by temporary files, the recycle bin, hibernation and more. You can also use a tool like TreeSize to determine what is taking up space on your hard drive.
4. Load up Windows faster by using Startup Delayer, a free program that will speed up the boot time of Windows by delaying the startup of programs.
5. Speaking of startup programs, many of them are useless and can be turned off. Use the MSCONFIG utility to disable startup programs.
6. By default, the size of the paging file is controlled by Windows, which can cause defragmentation. Also, the paging file should be on a different hard drive or partition than the boot partition. Read here on the rules for best paging file performance.
7. In Windows XP and Vista, the Windows Search indexing service is turned on for all local hard drives. Turning off indexing is a simple way to increase performance.
8. If you don’t care about all the fancy visual effects in Windows, you can turn them off by going to Performance Options.
9. You can optimize the Windows boot time using a free program called Bootvis from Microsoft.
10. Clean your registry by removing broken shortcuts, missing shared DLLs, invalid paths, invalid installer references and more. Read about the 10 best and free registry cleaners.
11. One of the main reasons why PC’s are slow is because of spyware. There are many programs to remove spyware including Ad-Aware, Giant Antispyware, SUPERAntiSpyware, and more.
12. If you have a deeper spyware infection that is very hard to remove, you can use HijackThis to remove spyware.
13. Remove unwanted pre-installed software (aka junk software) from your new PC using PC Decrapifier.
14. Disable unnecessary Windows services, settings, and programs that slow down your computer.
15. Tweak Windows XP and tweak Windows Vista settings using free programs
16. Disable UAC (User Account Control) in Windows Vista
17. Tweak your mouse settings so that you can copy and paste faster, scroll faster, navigate quickly while browsing and more. Read here to learn how to tweak your mouse.
18. Delete temporary and unused files on your computer using a free program like CCleaner. It can also fix issues with your registry.
19. Delete your Internet browsing history, temporary Internet files, cookies to free up disk space.
20. Clean out the Windows prefetch folder to improve performance.
21. Disable the XP boot logo to speed up Windows boot time.
22. Reduce the number of fonts that your computer has to load up on startup.
23. Force Windows to unload DLLs from memory to free up RAM.
24. Run DOS programs in separate memory spaces for better performance.
25. Turn off system restore only if you regularly backup your Windows machine using third party software.
26. Move or change the location of your My Documents folder so that it is on a separate partition or hard drive.
27. Turn off default disk performance monitors on Windows XP to increase performance.
28. Speed up boot time by disabling unused ports on your Windows machine.
29. Use Process Lasso to speed up your computer by allowing it to make sure that no one process can completely overtake the CPU.
30. Make icons appear faster while browsing in My Computer by disabling search for network files and printers.
31. Speed up browsing of pictures and videos in Windows Vista by disabling the Vista thumbnails cache.
32. Edit the right-click context menu in Windows XP and Vista and remove unnecessary items to increase display speed.
33. Use the Windows Performance Toolkit and the trace logs to speed up Windows boot time.
34. Speed up your Internet browsing by using an external DNS server such as OpenDNS.
35. Improve Vista performance by using ReadyBoost, a new feature whereby Vista can use the free space on your USB drive as a caching mechanism.
36. If you have a slow Internet connection, you can browse web pages faster using a service called Finch, which converts it into simple text.
37. Use Vista Services Optimizer to disable unnecessary services in Vista safely.
38. Also, check out my list of web accelerators, which are programs that try to prefetch and cache the sites you are going to visit.
39. Speed up Mozilla Firefox by tweaking the configuration settings and by installing an add-on called FasterFox.
40. Learn how to build your own computer with the fastest parts and best hardware.
41. Use a program called TeraCopy to speed up file copying in Windows XP and Vista.
42. Disable automatic Last Access Timestamp to speed up Windows XP.
43. Speed up the Start Menu in Vista by hacking the MenuShowDelay key in the registry.
44. Increase the FileSystem memory cache in Vista to utilize a system with a large amount of RAM.
45. Install more RAM if you are running XP with less than 512 MB or Vista with less than 1 GB of RAM.
46. Shut down XP faster by reducing the wait time to kill hung applications.
47. Make sure that you have selected “Adjust for best performance” on the Performance tab in System Properties.
48. If you are reinstalling Windows, make sure that you partition your hard drives correctly to maximize performance.
49. Use Altiris software virtualization to install all of your programs into a virtual layer that does not affect the registry or system files.
50. Create and install virtual machines for free and install junk program, games, etc into the virtual machines instead of the host operating system. Check out Sun openxVM.

on Apr 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Computer is slow how can i speed it up

There are a number of things you can do but some of these depend on what your computer is and whether it can be upgraded.

1. Add more memory if possible - this will help in most cases. Use the System Scanner on the Crucial memory web site to help you understand what memory can be added to your system.

2. Clean up your hard disk using a tool such as CCleaner to delete lots of unneeded temporary files, internet cache etc.

3. Reduce the number of programs that start up with Windows - you can again use CCleaner to do this - open the Tools section then click on Startup to see a list of what is being started each time you start Windows - there are normally a lot of extras that can safely be 'disabled' and which will speed up the system startup.
4. Defragment your hard disk (after doing the clean up above) so that you make your files more contiguous rather than being scattered all around the disk in fragments. Use one of the free third-party tools to do this such as Iobit's Smart Defrag or Piriform's Defraggler - you can also use the default defragment tool in Windows.

5. Reduce the size of your Internet Browser cache - you probably don't need more than 50 - 100MB of cache - anything more is just going to add to the defragmentation of your disk, and require time to search through when comparing what is held in the cache with the pages being loaded in the browser.

6. Lastly, if your computer hardware is very old then you will probably have reached the limit of performance when running Windows but you could get better performance using one of the smaller Linux distributions such as Puppy Linux which works well with older hardware and can be run from a CD to get an idea what improvement you would see.

Dec 24, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Slowing slow and probems keep coming

Hello Nancy,
There are many reasons a computer can slow down. Here are some maintenance procedtures you should do on a regular basis.
You should defrag your hard disk ona regular basis to keep your computer up to speed. Many of these tasks can be automated with the scheduling features in Windows.
Check for and install any operating system updates. Make sure you have "Automatic Updates" turned on.
Run a full system anti-virus and anti-spyware scan. Make sure your anti-virus and anti-spyware software are up to date. If you don't have these on your computer, there are many good free anti-virus software. Do a Google search for free anti-virus and anti-spyware. Also, clear the cache on your browser. Delete all history and cookies and temp folders. There are also websites such as that does free online scans.
You should also stop unwanted progams from stsrting. To do this go to Start menu, enter msconfig, and click OK. Click startup and uncheck startup programs you don't use. Then click services and uncheck services you don't use. If after doing this and something stops working that you need, again bring up startup and services and re-check the ones you want to run.

These basic maintenance steps should help keep your computer running up to speed.
I hope this helps you.

Sep 30, 2011 | Matrix 226R (VPR226R) PC Desktop

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Hello, I have an HP Pavilion dv2000 laptop. The problem is the laptop keeps freezing on startup.When I first turn it on I get a screen that says "Windows failed to start" and gives me two options: Launch...

run in safemode Clean Windows Registry :
Defragment your PC to increase computer speed:

Add more RAM to Speed up your computer
Clear Cache, history and temporary internet files
Turn off unnecessary programs from start up:
Have low intensity graphics
Uninstall unused software and programs Please remember to clean Windows registry using registry cleaner reg in out The above guidelines were really helpful to speed up my computer. These are safe and do impact computer performance in a positive way.

Sep 22, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv2000t Notebook

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Computer extremely slow and periodically it shuts down with a fatal error. We've tried emptying the Temp files and cleaning out our hard drive. If I recall, the problem started soon after installing an...

Clean Windows Registry :
Defragment your PC to increase computer speed:

Add more RAM to Speed up your computer
Clear Cache, history and temporary internet files
Turn off unnecessary programs from start up:
Have low intensity graphics
Uninstall unused software and programs Please remember to clean Windows registry using registry cleaner reg in out The above guidelines were really helpful to speed up my computer. These are safe and do impact computer performance in a positive way.

Aug 29, 2010 | Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook

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Besides keeping your cache clean,what else makes the computer run faster? IE: prosessor, ram, ??

Well a number of things will ensure your system runs fast however like most things your PC will need a MOT every 2 years i.e. a full reformat

However you can do the following to ensure your PC does not slow down

1) Dont visit any sites you are suspicious off as they will install malware and viruses will slow your PC right down
2) Dont install unecessary programs - only install prgrams you will use time and time again as others will install themselves in startup thus slowing down your startup times
3) You can install more RAM this will speed up the applications- ensure you get the right RAM for your motherboard and is installed by a professional
4) install a good free firewall and antivirus software like AVG or commodo to ensure you dont accumulate bad data

Hope this helps

Feb 08, 2010 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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