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My computer is real slow, I have defragmented the hard drive and did a clean system and it is still extremely slow.How can I speed it up without getting a new processor or computer?

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Although this problem was posted a long time ago, apparently only one other person tried to help. So let me throw my two cents into this situation.
While you did defrag the hard drive, you did not mention whether you did an old fashioned disk check on it. In most Windows versions, if you open Windows Explorer (Window key+E) you will get a directory of your drives and folders. Find your "C" drive, right-click on it, and choose "properties."One of the tabs at the top of the box that opens should say "tools."
One of those tools will give you the option of checking and correcting the hard drive for errors, caused by numerous reasons. Especially if you haven't done this in years.
Place a check in each box in the options for checking and correcting, even though it says that it won't happen until you restart your computer.
So, close all other applications of every kind, then choose to shut down and restart your computer.
Be prepared for a long time to elapse while the computer finds and, if necessary, fixes bad spots on your hard drive. In most cases, Windows will relocate your data to a different location, so that you do not lose anything, if it happens to find a problem or more than one problem on your hard drive.
Just be patient and allow Windows to do its work, fixing your system.
When it is done, Windows will restart, and your system may actually be faster than before.
One thing you should be most aware of - if you don't have a lot of memory, even if Windows finds and fixes hard disk problems, it is not going to do miracles and make your computer run faster than ever before. It can only go as fast as the amount of memory you have will allow it to go. But if there have been disk problems, and they have now been fixed, then your computer should run faster than it has in the past, since it doesn't have to deal with bad spots on the hard disk. And those spots will be marked by the system so that they will not be used again, thus protecting you from putting data there and slowing your computer down once again.
Defrag your computer at least once a month, and treat it right. It should last a while for you and do the tasks you need done.
I do hope this helps you.
Cheers!
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Try this start/run/msconfig/startup check the programs that are automatically started on bootup stop any not needed. I recommend stopping all but antivirus

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Speeding up a computer by Defragmenting Hard Drive


Is your computer running slow? Have you tried running anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware software to speed it up, but to no avail?

Perhaps cleaning up your hard drive could help. This tip will explain, in step by step instructions, how to defragment your hard drive.

To Defragment your hard drive:

1) Go to My Computer.
2) Right click on your C drive.
3) Click Properties.
4) Click the "Tools" tab at the top.
5) Click "Defragment now..." in the middle of the window.
6) In the window that pops up click "Defragment disk"
Defragmenting your disk physically moves files that are similar or
fragmented into an area that will more efficiently use your space.
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Hi dmwm1996

There is a few things you can do to speed your computer back up...
1...Clean up your hard disk...
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2...Defrag your Hard Drive...
Go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragmenter

3...Add the maxium amount of ram to your computer that is allowed

4...Clean any old programs, files,pictures,etc off of your computer that you no longer use.

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Your computer may be loaded with spyware, virus's, trojans,etc. and that will make your computer run slow also.
To get rid of any spyware,virus,trojan,etc you will need to do the following:

Download,install and run Microsoft Safety Scanner...
It will clean your machine of spyware,virus's,trojans,worms...and the best part...it's FREE
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http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-ca/default.aspx

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