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1. Try disabling some of the Startup Programs.Press the "Windows" key on your keyboard and the "R" key at the same time. When the run dialog box comes up, type "msconfig" then press OK. The System Configuration Utility will open. Go to "Startup" tab, disable all startup programs, hit OK then restart computer.
2. Test if the computer still runs slow, if it doesn't try repeating the step 1, and re-enable the startup programs one by one or you can just check on the programs that you want to automatically start whenever you start Windows. These startup programs eats your computer resources which should have been used by the computer for processing instead.
3. If you hear clicking noises from the computer it might be the computer's Hard Drive. Download and run a Hard Disk test. You can download Hard Drive Utilities from here - click this link
4. If the Hard Drive test fails then we will need to replace the Hard drive. If it passes run a full system scan using your Security software. The computer might be infected by a virus/malware which causes slow performance.
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Posted on Mar 21, 2011
High CPU usage is caused by many programs trying to process data at the same time. It is based on programs that are running, not how much data is stored on the Hard Drive. Press "Ctrl + Alt + Delete" to bring up task manager. Go the the 'performance' tab at the top of the screen. This will tell you what percentage of the CPU is being used at the time. If you go to the 'processes' tab, you will have a list of everything that your computer is running. The 'CPU' column will be 00 for many processes. Any process that is not at 00 is using your CPU. Look for processes with a high CPU number. If the 'User Name' column matches your name, you can select the process and click 'End Process' in the bottom right to kill the process. Norton itself tends to take up a lot of CPU, and depending on how old your computer is, you may need to use a different malware solution.
Posted on Mar 21, 2011
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You have something running in the background that is eating up the CPU useage. You need to identify which process is doing this.
Use the built in task manager, using ctrl-alt-delete to bring it up, and see which process is at above 90% cpu usage. Then post back here what you find.
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