HI! has two 40 gig ea. C&D,C main drive 67% full,I have defragment and run full virus check (Windw. live one care) D drive almost empty. Windows task mngr. reads : CPU USAGE=100 PF=555MB, PROCESS=50, COM.CHARGE=556. WHOLE COMPUTER SLOWED DOWN TO A ALMOST HALT. INTERNET AND PROGRAMS. i bought this coimpu from "radio shack" so i dont have a "xp disk" i under stand they include a lot of "JUNK" ON the C drive. what can i safely delete? how do i get lower CPU USAGE? wats wrong with my compu? THANX for your help!
2) Reduce the number of programs that start with Windows, like messengers, file sharing, etc. You can do this from the program options. (for eg, Windows Live Messenger, Ares, Yahoo Mesenger) For startups that you cannot stop in this way, go to Start>run and type "msconfig" (without the quotes) and click on the "startup" tab and uncheck any of these programs you RECOGNIZE and do not need to have start with Windows. (You can always start them from Start>Programs if you need to) http://www.answersthatwork.com/
This page can help you determine what's necessary and what's not.
3) Go to Start>programs>Accessories>system tools>disk cleanup and run this application. Follow the instructions given.
4) Could be that you need more RAM. XP's supposed to run comfortably on 128 MB of RAM, but recent applications seem to be using more and more as time progresses. If you have 512MB or less, it's a good idea to upgrade regardless.
5) Check for file system problems (not very likely, but just in case) Go to Start>run, type "cmd" (without quotes) and press "enter". At the cursor in the window that opens, type chkdsk c:/f and press enter. Follow instructions given. (this most likely requires a restart)
6) If all else fails, try a system restore to the last time your PC worked reasonably well. (Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore. Follow the instructions)
7) If this doesn't work, a reformat might be quickest way to solve all your problems. You'll need an original copy of Windows XP (unless you want to upgrade to Vista, which has higer hardware requirements) and install disks or files for all your installed programs as well as backups of ypur personal files. Better left to a professional if you're unsure.
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your problem is that your computer is very slow and you have upgraded your
memory to the maximum, then you should concentrate on cleaning up and
optimising the Windows file system.
Download and install the following utility programs that can help you to improve
the performance of your computer.
Advanced System Care
Free - run the Deep Care option of this utility. DiskMax - run a
Detailed Scan and let it clean up all profiles, updates, cache etc. Smart Defrag - run a
Defrag and Fast Optimize CCleaner - use this to
compliment the above plus use the Tools Uninstall option to remove any unwanted
software programs, browser tool bars etc. Also use the Tools Startup option to
disable any of the programs being started on every boot that don't need to be,
i.e. things like QuickTime, Adobe Reader.
Slow start could because of too many applications included while booting, please disable the unwanted applications like skype/yahoo/gmail/msn by changing their auto load settings,
next download some disk cleaner software , normally most give the start up edit options from here you can easily remove unwanted apps.
Also your anti virus takes up time on boot specially AVG, try using some other anti virus and some antivirus may be performing background scanning thus slowing down your PC, try to disable this if possible.
have you run a virus scan? run your anti virus software... have you done a defragment? go to my computer, right click on C drive..properties/ tool tab/ defrag button....have you downloaded any software that is taking up a lot ram (maybe you need to add more RAM you can go up to 1 gig (pc-2100 is the speed of ram) ) ? or you might want to stop some programs that start up automatic that is not being used.
Hi, It seems that the real issue is with the monitor itself and it needed to be checked some electronic repairman or you can even go for a new monitor. The problem that you have placed is with the internal components and should be repaired by changing it to get the picture instantly as before.
One way to make it run faster is to defrag the HDD. Go to Start->Control Panel->Admin Tools->Computer Management. here select Disk Defragmentor and then select your C: drive. Defrag it and then defrag the others too.
You would find a marked difference in performance.
Second way is to use a Windows Registry Cleaner. What happens is that with you installing and uninstalling programs, a lot of file bebris is left in the Windows registry. And the system has to read the registry very often, thus wasting a lot of time on things that are not there. If you search Google for Free Registry Cleaners, you will find many. Use it and trim the registry and you will find a tremendous difference in speed. My laptop used to take 40 minutes to boot at times till I cleaned the registry. Now it gallops like new.
No. It should not be slow. You may have a virus on your hard drive, or you have too many running programs in the background. If you look down at your by your clock count how many you have. If you have at least 4 going try shutting non important ones down.
Do a search for ccleaner, you temp folders could be getting full and you need to clean and ccleaner will do that.
What normally causes this problem is messy clutter. First run "msconfig". Goto to the startup tab and check the button "disable all". Reboot, the system will start only what it needs. U can go back in to have the items start that U really want later. Do not go online at this time. Use Defrag and defrag all U'r drives. This may have to be done a coupla' times to remove as much red as possible. Prior to defraging, U should go through the Add/Remove (control panel) and get rid of any programs U don't want anymore.
This will cleanup U'r system and restore U'r speed.
There are many programs and games that will not or not run well on the 2000 os. It was not designed for game playing, it will but not well. Upgrade U'r os to the XP, it's a big improvement.
There is also a program call Jkdefrag that does an exellent job of defraging and managing the hd.
Recommend that U clean and defrag U'r system at least once a month. The more install the more U should use "Msconfig" and defrag.
Good morning. Quite a number of things can cause your computer to run slow. Usually, it's due to the data on your disk being too fragmented or due to a virus or spyware problem. Also, if you have your hard drive too full (80%) or more, it can really slow things down. Do a disk cleanup, then a defrag and see if that helps. If not, go out on the net and download some of the free antivirus programs and run them. They seem to run as good, or better, than most of the paid packages that I've seen. AVG is good as is SpyBot and AdAware. I run all three on a regular basis and have few virus/spyware problems. If those things don't take care of the problem, get back to us for some more ideas. Best of luck and Have a good day! Ron