Question about E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

1 Answer

My computer constantly runs like it is starting a program and never stops thus it is running very slow. I have done disk defrag etc.

Posted by on

  • andrew pester
    andrew pester May 11, 2010

    do you have an upto date antivirus/spyware programme, there may also be too many programmes running on start up, click start, run, then type msconfig and press enter.



    Next a box will pop up, look in the startup folder and untick any programmes that you don't need to start up with windows.



    Also you may need more memory

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,961 Answers

I suspect you have a trojan as its using up a lot of your system resources

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Clean up junk files


when you next on it do a disk clean up and defrag. Also do a virus scan

Oct 02, 2013 | Dell Computers & Internet

Tip

How to speed up your computer using a disk defragmenter


Computers slow down after a while. Most of the time they can be revived by following some simple maintenance procedures.

One of the biggest culprits to a slow computer is a fragmented file system. As files are written and overwritten constantly, parts of files get written to different parts of your hard drive. In order for the computer to read these file, it has to jump all over the hard drive which slows your computer down. In order to fix this, it is recommended that you maintain at least a minimum of 10% free space on your hard drives. Then at least once per month, run a disk defragmenting program such as the built-in one that comes with Windows, or a 3rd party program such as Jeroen Kessel's MyDefrag.

Download the latest version from the Downloads page (currently v4.3.1), run the install program and leave the default components checked, but make sure to check the box for the Screensaver program under Additional Tasks if you want your computer to defragment your harddrive while your computer is on and idle (when you are not using it). This is my favorite option and saves you from running a full defragment every month. If you select this option, the screen saver selection dialog opens up and you need to select the Defrag screensaver and click OK.

If you do not use the screensaver option, Run MyDefrag from your Start/Programs menu. Select the option for System Disk Monthly then click drive C and click Run. You can continue to do other tasks while it is running.

on Apr 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet

7 Answers

My pc is running really slow... can u please help me????!!!!?????


There are a number of reasons but mainly 2 kinds causing a PC running slow. Outdated hardware or poor system maintenance. If possible, try upgrade hardware configuration such as add more RAM etc. Otherwise try this program Speed up PC to diagnose & fix the slow pc for issues. Best regards!

Jul 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

4 Answers

The laptop so slow loding


Run System In Safe Mode: To identify the root cause of theproblem, first of all restart your system, press and hold F8 key. Do thefollowing once you are on the desktop. 1. Right click on Computer.
2. Select Manage.
3. Click on Event Viewer in computer management.
4. Double click on Application.
5. Check for the errors.
6. Similarly double click on System and check for the errors.
7. Search for the solution to this problem. Now you are able to easily diagnosewhy Windows laptop starts up very slow. b> Limit your Startup list: A long list of programs in startupcan adversely affect the performance of your PC. There are some programsrunning in the background without knowledge of user that causes Windows laptopto start slower. To solve the problem, follow the steps given below. 1. Click on Start button.
2. Type "msconfig" in search option.
3. Double click on the file.
4. Click on Startup.
5. Uncheck all unwanted programs.
6. Close system configuration utility.
7. You are done. b> Uninstall unwanted program: Sometimes Windows laptop starts upvery slow due to unwanted programs hogging your memory. To fix this problem,below are some steps. 1. Click on Start button on thetaskbar.
2. Go to Control Panel.
3. Double click on Add or Remove Programs.
4. In the list of programs, select the program that you no longer needed.
5. Click on Remove button.
6. Repeat step 4 for all unwanted programs.
7. You are done. b> Scan System for Viruses: Windows laptop may start slower due to any virus onyour computer. To solve this problem you should scan your system with somepowerful antivirus program. b> Run Disk Clean Up: Running disk clean up utility isalso helpful to resolve slow Windows start up. To run disk clean up utility,here are the steps given: 1. Click on Start button.
2. Go to All Programs.
3. Click on Accessories.
4. Now click on System tools.
5. Click on Disk clean up. b> Defrag hard disk: 1. Click on Start button.
2. Go to Command Prompt.
3. Type "chkdsk" and press Enter. b> Defrag Registry: You mayuse some safe program such as McAfee secured RegInOut to fix registry relatedissues.

Feb 26, 2011 | Fujitsu Computers & Internet

3 Answers

Computer takes longer to boot up, plus is running very slow


1. To increase PC boot speed:
There must be too many programs automatically start when you boot your PC. To manage them, click Run, type in "msconfig", select "Boot", then you can disable unnecessary programs from that list.

2. To increase PC running speed:
* Adding RAM is the most effective method, but if the RAM is already at the maximum, then do the following.
* Run disk cleanup and defragmenter. But to be honest, the built-in Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter run quite slow and they will take you quite a long time, so I never use them. Third-party programs are better.
* Run registry optimizer software and defrag. No Windows built-in tools to do this. Search on google or refer to this free registry cleaner review.

Jan 11, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite M65-S821 Notebook

4 Answers

Runs slow, i do the basic like defrag, clean disk, delet history. internet files, thing of that nature but my hp is slow like my processor is out dated or my processor is trying to hard to complete simple...


Your computer has only 512MB of RAM.That will just barely run your XP,forget about doing anything else.You need a minimum of 1GB,2GB is even better.Your computer works in RAM not your hard-drive.The hard-drive is for storage,the RAM is for running your programs.
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01311536.pdf
This link is your manual and it will walk you thru the procedure.Hope this helps?

Jan 10, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

3 Answers

My computer is running way to slow


You need to provide more details...
Anyway, adding RAM is the first and most effective method to speed up slow computer.
Then, run the disk cleanup and disk defragmenter to free up disk space and speed up program responsiveness.
Lastly, run a registry optimizer software, clean and defrag registry.

Dec 07, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

1 Answer

Computer wont boot and i cant get to the start screen to try rec


The computer needs maintenance periodically just like a car needs servicing. The computer generates temporary files when it is running and these consume hard disk space if they are not removed, also these files will slow down your computer.
To service your computer you should at lease once a month do a Disk Cleanup and a Defrag.
The Recycle bin should be emptied periodically.

To do a Disk Cleanup Click on My Computer, then right click on the C Drive, then click on Properties, then Disk Cleanup, then tick all the boxes to recover the hard disk space. (This process could take a few hours depending when it was last done and the size of the hard disk).

To do a Defrag, click on Programs, click on Accessories, then System Tools, then Defrag. then select the C Drive, then start the Defrag.

Again this will take a long time, you may want to start these processes overnight, don't stop them let them run till they finish. The next time you run them, it will not take as long.

Jan 11, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100-5022 Notebook

2 Answers

Still... Slow in Booting and reading startup programs


Have you tried defragging you hard drive lately. Go into my computer, Move the mouse to your hard drive. Select properties. Select tools. Select defragmentation. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Aug 05, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

Not finding what you are looking for?
E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC Logo

Related Topics:

29 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top E-Machines Computers & Internet Experts

Matthew Spark
Matthew Spark

Level 3 Expert

1066 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18386 Answers

David
David

Level 3 Expert

778 Answers

Are you an E-Machines Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...