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First what is the computer, do you know the processor such as Intel or AMD and what speed such as MHZ. How much RAM. one of the first way to increase speed is to install more ram, you may have only 256 running XP, Vista runing 512 compared to 1 meg is like night and day. Other things you can do such as a defrag which is in the sytem tools, Do you run a virus detect? You may have a virus, trojan or malware, In the RUN type in msconfig. This will show you a window with tabs across the top. One tab says start up. it will show you all the programs that run when you first turn it on, by unchecking boxes of programs you do not want to run at start up will make your machine boot up faster. Be carefull only eliminate programs you know such as word, or works, etc. You need to leave a virus detect run at start. when you finish the tab that says general change the dot back to normal start up and apply. reboot your system and see what happens. there are many other things to do also, If you have a virus detect, right click the icon in the lower right of your screen, disable your detect or exit and see if your computer speeds up. If it does than your virus detect is bogging your machine down. Reboot to reactivate your virus detect.. Good luck.

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Computer running slow


What is your computer and your OS? What did you clean it with?

Dec 28, 2012 | Dell Computers & Internet

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My pc is very slow


-Can you provide more information about your issue?
-Are you using Windows XP or Windows Vista or Windows Seven?

When you say slow, is it slow when you are on the internet or slow when accessing or the computer or generally slow like everything is running slow?

Mar 25, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My computer too slow always get the not responding reply.


Eliminate Viruses and Spyware
Step 1

Run your antivirus program. There may be something slowing your computer that you can remove. It is a good idea to run your antivirus program every week.
Step 2

Remove spyware. Run a good spyware tool at least twice a month.
Step 3

Use a pop-up blocker, if you have one. Check your antivirus program.


Dispose of the Extras

Step 1

Delete your document files for anything you no longer need. Saved pictures, audio and video files in particular can slow your computer.

Step 2

Remove unwanted programs from the Control Panel area. Old toolbars or games the kids downloaded off the Internet are a good place to start. Look for software you no longer use, such as the old printer you threw out last year.

Step 3

Clean out your email. Old messages are a constant drain on your computer's resources. Go through every folder, deleting everything you do not need. Leave no mail! Finish by emptying the Deleted Items folder.

Step 4

Turn off unnecessary programs. Check your taskbar for icons that show running programs. Disable anything you are not currently using.

Run Maintenance

Step 1

Run the Disk Cleanup tool located in your Control Panel. (Windows only. For other operating systems, please check the Resources section below.) This will remove temporary files, cookies and unnecessary components to speed up your computer.

Step 2

Defragment your computer. Defragging takes some time, but will speed your computer significantly. You can find the tool in your Control Panel. Run it monthly.

Step 3

Check for disk errors. Sometimes corrupted files slow down your computer. To find and fix these files, Go to My Computer and right-click on C drive. Choose Properties, then Tools.

Nov 22, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Runs slow on video downloads


Hello Sir,

downloading speed depends on internet connection not on PC specification.

If your transfer is low then downloading will also be low.

Take note that source from which you are downloading also must have reliable connection.


cheers,
Mike

May 08, 2010 | Gateway 832GM PC Desktop

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What does biome-1 failed mean when you run the


you kindly format the computer at once and reinstall the software. You computer is under virus attack sir

Feb 27, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My pc is to low ,and internet run slow


try to remove temp file
remove programs from start up menu
remove unwanted software
increase virtual memmory

Jul 18, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Slow


I would clear your cache on your computer. Also would run Disk Cleanup & Defragment. It really depends on what OS your running because Vista can slow it down running on 2 GB RAM because thats the Minimum and the best would be 4 GB. I'm running 2 GB and it does run slow at times so thats why I use classic theme instead of Vista Aero. Also, for it being slow could be spyware or a virus. Thanks, GaComputerGuy

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Computer runs slow


it doesnt have to do ( AOL or McAFEE ) causing your computer to run slow . let me ask you a couple of question so I can pin point your problem .
1 do you downloads photos & music to your pc?
2 do you surf a lot thru the internet ?
3 do you perform the DISK CLEANUP ? if not , one of the main problem to have a PC to run slow is the MEMORY CAPACITY of your PC . let me know so I can show you some steps to improve your PC . thanks and hope it helps

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