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Slow computer


Corrupted System Files

Your computer slows due to corruptedsystem files. System files corruption is one of the most responsible causes forcrashing the entire computer. Deleting or moving the system files may crashyour computer.

1. Insert the Microsoft Windows Installation CD ROM.
2. Click Start ' Run.
3. Type SFC/ ScanNow and press ENTER.
4. Follow the instructions on your screen.

Corrupted Registry

System registry corruption leads to runtime errors and your computer slows.Windows Registry is very complex and not easy to repair manually. Hence, athird-party Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer software is recommended.

1. Download a Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer software such as Reginout.
2. Click Registry Cleaner tab.
3. Click Start Scan.
4. The registry scan will start. Wait till it is finished.
5. As per the results, click Fix Now button to start repairing you registry.

Often good registry cleaners include built-in Backup & Restore centre thatlets you recover from an unforeseen situation by simply restoring the state ofyour registry.

Faulty RAM

Your computer crashes due to problems with the computer memory. A faulty RAMmay result in Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).

In such a case, remove the existing RAM and clean it using a soft cloth. Then,connect it again. The problem may not persist..

Incomplete Installations

Your computer slows because of apreviously failed or incomplete installation. An incomplete or failedinstallation creates junk registry entries and thereby system crashing problem.

Repair the registry entries created by a failed setup and delete the files thatstill remain on your hard disk. Delete the contents of C:\Windows\Temp folder.

Disk Space Allocated by Unnecessary Files

Your computer slows if the operating system has no adequate free disk space toperform its operations. Temporary files, temporary internet files, log files,browser cache and other files may occupy a large amount of your disk space andthus generating runtime errors that crashes your system.

Using Disk Cleaner, delete the junk files from your hard disk. The steps are asbelow:

1. Click Start ' All Programs ' Accessories ' System Tools ' Disk CleanUp.
2. Follow the instructions on your screen.

Mar 10, 2011 | Dell OptiPlex GX620 PC Desktop

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THe Presarion keeps telling me that it is running out of space. What should I do?


Add another hard drive and/or compress the drive that you have. If using XP, click on "My Computer" to open it, right click the "Local Disk (C:)", select "properties" and check the box next to "compress drive to save space", then click "apply".

You can also go into My Documents and delete any large files that you don't need. You can go to: start > settings > control panel > Add or remove programs, and uninstall any programs that you don't need, too.

Also, don't forget to empty the recycle bin.

That is an old computer, so, if you decide to add another hard drive you will need a PATA drive as opposed to a SATA drive, such as one of these: http://www.compusa.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=134&name=ATA-IDE-Hard-Drive&

You will have to make master and slave settings on the drives. Here is a tutorial and how to make the jumper settings: http://freepctech.com/pc/001/installing_ide_devices.shtml

Jan 26, 2011 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Will not read soft ware disc to load programs presario sr1417cl


In order to delete upper and lower filters you're going to have to edit the registry. The usual cautions apply. If the registry is not edited properly your whole system can crash.

1) Close all open programs
2) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter
3) Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
* SYSTEM
* CurrentControlSet
* Control
* Class
* {4D36E965-E325-11CE-
BFC1-08002BE10318}

4) This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

* UpperFilters
* LowerFilters
* UpperFilters.bak
* LowerFilters.bak

5) If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
6) After deleting the keys, close the Registry Editor
7) Reboot your computer
8) Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone

Mar 19, 2010 | Compaq PC Desktops

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Hi my computer runs real slow ive use mcafee to try to clean it but it seems to be still running slow


Hi,
Click Start-> Run, type msconfig and click Ok. The System Configuration Utility will start. Now click on Startup tab. You will see a list of programs which starts automatically when Windows starts.
In that list, uncheck the program items, which you generally don't use. It will make your computer a little faster.
The above procedure can also be modified a little, that is uncheck all items under Startup tab, restart your computer.
Now check one item at a time, restart computer and test the speed of your computer. This way, you will find the programs, which are making the computer show. Remember to use a pen and paper to take a note about which items you are selecting or unselecting.

Please try one more thing:

Open Start-> Settings-> Control Panel-> System. Click on Advanced tab. Under Performance, click on Settings, click on Adjust for best performance, click Apply and Ok.

Then do this Click->Start->Programes->Accessories->System Tools->Disk Clean Up and select the C:Drive and clean it


Thanks

Mar 15, 2010 | Dell Dimension E521 (D10E16) PC Desktop

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Very slow and always error


Start--> Programs-->Accessories-->System tool-->Disk clean up click choose the option and click ok after that one dialog box will open check all the options and click delete it may help your computer

If u have more than one anti-virus programs i will recommended that u use only one program that will make your computer slow

your computer should be slow becaue u have too much stuff in your hard drive

Download CCleaner and scan the computer and recovery files it may help you

Best Of Luck :)

Oct 11, 2009 | HP PC Desktops

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Want to erase and restore my computer


If your computer has a restore disk on it, only your have to do is hit F10 after boot and select the restore options provided by the sytem. If not you need a Win CD to make that operation to format and reinstall everything again on your computer

Jan 23, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Program will not open


If a program will not open

1. uninstall the program from the add/remove
2. attempt to reinstall the program
3. attempt to run the program
4. if the program will still not open go to step 5

5. Some programs may be incompatable with your operating system and fail to open, if you have windows XP or vista you can right click on the executable

an executable (file) causes a computer to perform indicated tasks according to encoded instructions.

and click the compatability mode tab , then change what operating system is reported to the program, then hit apply and attempt to run the program again.


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6. if after changing compatability setting of the to windows 95 the program still does not open
change the compatability to windows 98/windows me , hit apply and attempt to run the program again.

7. if after changing the compatability mode to windows 98/windows me , and your program still does not open , change the compatability setting to windows NT 4.0 (service pack 5), hit apply and attempt to run the program again.

8. if after changing the compatability mode to windows NT 4.0 ( service pack 5 ) and your program fails to rurn , change the compatability mode to windows 2000 , hit apply and attempt to run the program again.

9. if after changing the compatability mode to all of the available settings your program still fails to run , you may have a corrupt executable or an executable that is not compatable with your operating system.


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Sep 19, 2008 | PC Desktops

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The setup wizard on the CD will not automatically run when inserted in the CD-ROM drive, what do i do?


  1. click on start
  2. My computer
  3. right click on CD/DVD Drive
  4. Left click auto run

selecting My Computer, right-clicking the drive that contained the CD-ROM, and selecting Properties. click the AutoPlay tab and select the Select an action to perform option, then double-click the program to use to run the CD-ROM. This action launched the program on the CD-ROM. Note that simply highlighting the program you want to use and clicking OK or Apply doesn't work; you must double-click the program and force it to launch on the CD-ROM or DVD in the drive. The CD-ROM then ran automatically, using the program associated with it on the AutoPlay tab.

Apr 15, 2008 | PC Desktops

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DVD-RW drive burns music CDs and DVDs, but not data CDs


Alright. Seems like Windows, for some reason, doesn't think your drive is able to burn things when trying to deal with this kind of disc.

I'll need further information, like if you use another program to burn music CDs, and what other things might have changed the registry settings. I know of a fix that resolves issues with the Windows version of data CD burning, but it only applies to CD-R and CR-RW drives..

Apr 08, 2008 | PC Desktops

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