Anytime I click on a program like iTunes, AIM, even Control Panel and Systems Recovery my computer either refuses to open up the program or loads it and eventually pops out the window "end the process" because it takes to long to load.
Also my office word crashes after a while and so does Firefox when I play video that is not adobe
I scanned for viruses a week ago with none inside my computer And I would scan again but that doesn't open either
gateway support says it will cost me $30 to ask for advice on this matter I'm afraid I would be wasting money on something that may be something of a small bug I have already tried rebooting and unplugging
AMD Anthlon 64 4000+ (2.4GHz)
1024MB 400MHz DDR2 Memory (2-512MB)
200GB 7200RPM UATA Hard Drive
16X multi-format double layer DVDRW drive
nVidia GeForce 6100 (up to 128MB)
9-in-1 Media Card Reader
Seven USB 2.0 Ports - Three IEEE-1394a
Premium keyboard and USB optical mouse
Gateway 6-Bay Tower Case
Microsoft Works 8.5
Microsoft XP Media Center
I just googled the computer number you gave and I was curious if you could let me know. Regardless of if it takes ddr or ddr2 memory I would like to know because I could offer a suggestion of how to upgrade your memory to make your computer blazing fast for about what it would have cost you to pay for gateway support.
Basically I think that your computer is low on memory. You should also check the windows virtual memory.
I am going to suggest these tips which are free and please follow.
Google search and download these two free programs.
Ccleaner and Tunexp.
Ok, when you install ccleaner do a system scan and it will get rid of all of your junk lurking around in your computer. Tune xp is a very wonderful easy to use program that will speed up your hard drive, a great disk defrag which you should do after you use ccleaner. There is a great setting that you clear pagefile memory on shutdown which will also speed up your computer. Use every tweak you can find on there.
Be careful if you clean the registry with ccleaner because you allways need to back up your registry. I only recommend this for experienced users who know what to do if they mess something up.
Those are some great tweaks that I am sure will help you out with your problem, start there and if it is still slow as hell, you may want to delete all programs you dont need defrag and maybe reinstall some programs that you would want to run better.
I hope this helps. I used to have a gatway computer and the best part about it was that I learned to hate it so much that I ended up building my own computers from scratch...which is a lot funner and saves a lot of money. I can help you with that if you want down the road.
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If your HP computer refuses to power down, this means that there are still programs open that Windows can't close. Normally when you select the "Shut Down" button from your "Start" menu, Windows closes all open programs, then closes itself, and your basic input/output system (BIOS) turns off all of your hardware. If Windows can't close all open programs, your computer won't be able to power off. This means that you must close these programs yourself.
Right-click on the window of an open program on your Windows taskbar (Bottom of Screen) Click "Close Window." Windows manually closes the program. If a window appears on-screen indicating that Windows cannot get the program to close, click the "Force Close" button in this window to have Windows force the program to shut down. Repeat "Step 1" for any additional programs that are open on your computer. Click "Start." Click "Shut Down." Hope this helps.
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs click start control panel addremove programs/uninstall programs this will vary depending on your operating system then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f this should schedule to happen on reboot which will scan for and attempt to recover bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input might damage your hard drive another way of doing this is click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start tick in both boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start should schedule this task when restart do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer then click start all programs accessories system tools defragment your hard drive scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer (ticking over) you might have virus slowing your computer also select users you will see who is using your computer this will free up space and speed up your computer although installing more ram might be the best option of speeding a computer up hope this helps you
Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove programs, select iTunes and click on uninstall. If this does not work go to My Computer > C:(assuming iTunes is installed on this drive) > Program Files > (Folder where iTunes is installed). There you should have an 'uninstall' icon. Double click on it.
Note that you must have Administratot rights to (un)install programs.
Hewlett Packard (HP) computers come with preinstalled programs that some users enjoy. Others, however, find these complimentary programs cumbersome. If you do not plan on using some of the default HP programs, then you're better off removing them altogether. Lingering preinstalled software chews up your hard drive space, leading to a decrease in overall storage capacity as well as system performance. Luckily, you can clean up a new HP computer in just a few steps with the right know-how.
Click on the "Start Menu."
Click to select "Control Panel" from the list of options.
Click on the heading labeled "Uninstall a program." This is located beneath the "Programs" heading in the main Control Panel window. A new window will open up with a listing of all programs currently installed on your new HP computer.
Browse the list of programs until you notice any unwanted software. Click on the software that you want to remove and then click the "Uninstall" button located toward the top of the screen.
Click "Continue" when prompted by Windows. This will trigger an automated uninstall procedure, removing the clutter from your computer. Once you've purged your computer of unwanted HP software, you can further clean the computer of unused files, Internet cookies and cache files for even better performance.
Close all currently open windows.
Click on the Start Menu again.
Click "All Programs." A list of programs will expand to the right-hand side of the Start Menu.
Click on the "Accessories" folder to view its contents.
Click on the "System Tools" subfolder.
Click on "Disk Cleanup." This will open Microsoft's automated disk cleanup program, useful for purging unwanted files from your computer.
Click to "check" all the cleanup options that appear in the Disk Cleanup window. This will ensure that your system is completely cleaned of unneeded junk files; if any options are left unchecked, Windows will not delete certain files. Crucial system files and user files are not touched during disk cleanup, so you don't have to worry about losing your vital information during the process.
Click "OK" then select "Delete Files." Windows will then automatically remove unneeded files from your new HP computer according to Microsoft's website. This will free up hard drive space and help your PC run faster.
There are a few things you can do to help your computer to run faster. First is do a disc cleanup. Go to "Start", "All Programs", "Accessories", "System Tools", then click "Disc Cleanup", it'll walk you through the rest.
Next go to the control panel and remove programs that are taking up space that you don't use a lot. Browse your computer and delete old fiels saved on your computer you no longer use.
Also, change your start up programs. You could have a lot of programs opening up when your computer starts that you don't use. Go to the control panel, click "Performance" and on the left hand side you will see "Manage start-up programs" and Disable programs that you aren't using often so they won't boot up everytime you reboot your computer.
before u open the add/remove programs, close all the programs you`re using in, example of this is, Internet Explorer. Some programs need to restart after you've removed it. the better way is, when u open your computer, remove it first before doing anything else. :)