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http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=96382&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=96382&objectID=c00009321 If this is the system you are talking about the issue is not about the hard drive ..the main problem with it is with the other components..It is a very old desktop ..and it ran windows 98 I think ..and it only has a 700 mhz cpu ..and a very small ram memory .. On the memory it came with ..you can not run windows xp ..not talking about windows 7 or vista.. To run windows 7 or Vista in a computer ..the main concern is the cpu (processor ) it needs to be over 1G ..but to actually work it neds probably more..over 2 G ..and the minimum ram memory required is !G (1024 mb )Yours only have a 64 or something like that ..Even if it has more...by specs..it can never run 1G on it ..cause it uses an antic memory type .. The hard disk itself would be enough ..I think it has 30 G or 40 G ..and to run one of these operation systems you only need about 15 G for a start .. In short ..if you ever want to run at least windows xp on it ..you need a faster cpu (if you can get one in this socket ) and larger ram memory ..but in this conditions I think is not worth..probably would be best if you fins a second hand board and replace it ..and run something usable on it ..and use it just for small tasks like browsing the internet ..
As an IT Technician one of the most asked questions is "how can I speed up my slow computer?" So I thought I would write a quick tip to try which can improve performance dramatically. Sometimes you will need to upgrade the hardware of computer by increasing the memory but this is a useful tip to try first and can save you a fair bit of money!
The tip below will minimize the amount of programs that are running when you switch on you computer. Most programs set themselves to run when you log-on your computer and this isn't needed in most cases and will just slow your computer down, so try the following and see if you can notice the difference:
Click start then run, then type msconfig and press ok and you will see a box appear.
Click on the startup tab along the top and all the things in the list that are ticked are running when you start up.
Check the name of each ticked item to make sure you know what it is is and if you don't need it to run at startup untick it. Things like itunes, adobe speed reader, quick time task etc aren't needed at startup and can be opened just the same by double clicking the program as usual when needed.
You may need to run a few tests by unticking what you think and restarting your computer, you may be missing something you need or you may even be able to select more to not run at startup. A few attempts at this and you should end up with a setup you are happy with and a much faster computer
Hi, Is this slow when start up the computer or slow when you open an application? If slow when start up the computer, the reason is your computer has too much start up programs and services. All these software, services is required to open as start up of the computer, that reduce speed of log on/ start up process. You can speed up by try these steps: 1. Start - Run: type: msconfig and hit enter. 2. The System Configuration Window will appear. Click on Selective Startup. Then go to Start up tab, untick the process that you think it not importance for start up such as Acrobat Reader...ect. 3. Then hit apply and restart your computer. You can disable all of start up services. If slow when you try to open an application, then the reason is your computer busy work with some other higher piority process. If you think that you need this application open quicker, you can go to Task Manger and End the task you don't want it run or the task that took a lot of CPU resources.
I think you need to increase the Physical Memory of your computer... If the physical memory is less, system goes slow...
You can increase your available physical memory by either adding more memory chips or by deleting existing software or files.
Pls follow this step: Go to RUN, type WINMSD.EXE You can able to see the available physical memory. If the memory is very less then you need to increase the space as I mentioned above.
Pls let me know if this doesn't work.
There's nothing you can do about your internet speed, dial up is dial up and is known to be slow. If you want fast internet then you would need broadband.
A memory upgrade would speed up the overall performance of the PC. For example: the computer may take 5 minutes to fully boot up and programs taking time to launch. This would not fully resolve but help it to be more responsive.
A memory upgrade is always recommended by me. I expect that your computer can be probably maxed out to 2GB of memory.
Hi, mine was running slow too. Like I'd turn it on and go grub some coffee, than make some toast and then after It'd bring the windows screen on. If that's the case I suggest to try different hard drive, but my guess it's motherboard issue: Here is memory information for EVO D51. Please let me know what model you have, so I can be more specific
You need to click on the icon in the bottom left hand corner of your screen, it will either be a start button or a blue circle with a windows icon depending on the Operating System your running. After this there will be a search box type in the word "MSCONFIG" without the quotes, it will bring up the System Configuration Utility. Click on the startup tab and then everything you see in there that has checkmarks next to it is everything that is running in the background. It may be alot.
Go ahead and click on the box disable all and then click on ok and let the computer reboot. If your computer reboots and things are speeded up then you know software is the issue. You can then go into add/remove programs in the control panel and start uninstalling programs that you know for sure your not going to be using.
If things are still slow then it could be a problem with a virus, spyware, trojans, malware, etc. That could be taking up your memory and you might want to run a virus scan to see what it comes up with.
When you said "I think its a memory problem" your right, you need more of it. Try adding more RAM. It's really cheap now a days, especially for the 2400. Memory is available everywhere. While this is not an endorsement of their site, Computer Memory Outlet.com has about the cheapest RAM available and they are reputable and reliable and orders usually ship next day. I personally get all my memory from them.
p.s. They have an on site utility that will scan your computer and tell you the exact RAM you need and the maximum RAM you can add
There can be a number of things that are slowing your computer down. First queston is, are you talking about it not running fast on the internet of in general running slow. I am going to take it your talking about it running slow over all. With new computers they (the maf.) but a lot of unecssary software in the "Start "", that really slows down the computer. I am going to tell you how to take care of this problem.
Go to Start-Run, when the winodw pops up type MSCONFIG (it looks like a lot of stuff, but's it only a teddy bear), go to the START UP TAB. You will see check markes next to all the software that is starting u and using a lot of system memory. Yo simple uncheck the ones you do not want to run at startup, now when you uncheck these the program will still run, but only when you tell it to,
When you have selected what programs you want to or do not want to run, Click on APPLY and then OK. The computr will restart and should begin to run faster.
When you have completed this, please let me know how it's working, and if still slower than you think it should be, then we will go to the nextstep.