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My harddrive, or fan goes off and on which seems to slow the computer. If I am I correct, what is the solution? Thanks

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If your hard-drive is heavily fragmented, it needs to have a defrag done with either Windows built-in program, or, third-party program designed to do the same thing. I recommend "Auslogic's Disk Defrag" for this, it's fast and light of your system's resources.


Hope this helps. :)

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

  • mlmead70 Oct 07, 2010

    Did not fix. Thanks for trying.

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    IceCake Oct 08, 2010

    It seems as if you're saying that when ever the fan of the computer turns on and off, things start to slow down.

    When your computer starts to get sluggish, it can be due to several reasons, I'll list them below........

    1.) Your hard-drive needs to be defragmented. Download and install a program like "Auslogic's Disk Defrag", a fast and very lite on resources program that takes care of this.

    2.) You have too many programs starting up with Windows. When you start up your computer, look at the lower-right corner of the desktop. If you see a long line of icons listed in a row, that's more than a necessary amount of programs running in the background. This puts a heavy strain on the computer, which then, slows it down. You really only need just your "firewall' and "anti-virus' running at startup.

    You can easily stop unnecessary programs from starting up when your computer starts. Go to the "start" button, next click "run", (Vista, Windows 7 just type into the search area), now type "msconfig" (without quotes) and hit enter. You'll see a window pop up, look for the "startup" tab at the top-right, click on that. Next, look for anything that you know is a program installed by you and uncheck those (except for the firewall and anti-virus programs), or, to make it even easier, uncheck everything that doesn't have the words "windows" or "system32". Remember, leave anything associated with your firewall and anti-virus "checked". Now, click "apply", ok, and if asked if you want to restart or reboot, click "restart now" or "yes". Your computer should now reboot and return without all of the added programs to slow it down. :)

    3.) You don't have enough computer memory (ram) installed to handle all of the programs that you're running. Check your manual that came with the computer to see how much ram the PC can hold. Install the maximum amount to help your computer run faster.

    4.) Spyware, malware, and adware has installed itself on the computer and needs to be cleaned off (this stuff slows down the PC!!). You get these "computer parasites" when you visit different websites and download some "FREE" programs that silently add the junk when installed. The best program I've seen to clean your PC of the stuff is called, "SpyBot Search

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