HP PC bogged down despite cleaning cache and removing old programs
I have a HP PC that I bought from Best Buy about 2 1/2 years ago, along with a 3-yr service plan. Recently, the PC is running VERY slow, is subject to shutdowns and disconnects and freeze-ups. I have run several different anti-virus programs, cleaned memory and cache and defragged the system. All of this seems to work for a few hours and then it's back to slowing down. Any suggestions?
Re: HP PC bogged down despite cleaning cache and removing...
Try adaware or spybot. Your PC could also be overheating. Open the case and blow out any dust. I also would check your add/remove programs and delete an software you don't use. Hit ctrl alt del when your PC slows down and look at the running processes for what might be slowing your system down.
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The system you are using is kinda old and I would imagine that your drivers are out of date. The best driver I can find for you is here; http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_93.71_2.html If you can live with lines sometimes thats not too bad but, you may want to upgarde to a garphics card, AMD/ATI Radeon will give you graphics and sound and, may be the best way to prolong the life of your current system.
Hi there. Hard to believe but this can be common depending on the manufacturer of the hard drive as some are not that good at all, some Maxtor's for example. The best hard drives you can buy at the moment are Western Digital and Seagate, these drives come with 3 - 5 years guarantee so if they develop bad sectors they will replace the the drives free. The best way to look after your drives is to perform a sector check once a month and keep your internet cache cleared, use a program called Ccleaner to clear the cache and temp files and also keep the registry clean. I would also recommend you defragment your drive as soon as you have installed a clean operating system or defrag once a month too, that way you will get your full life from the hard drive.
"checking disc comes up" this message is hard disk message and it's showing becoust missplase of harddisk thru yr laptop scoket if u know bout laptops u need to plug off then reconnect yr laptop harddisk otherwise contact system wonder near u.. it's help u.
Suggestion for you it is not that hard to open the keyboard turn the key board up side down remove the all the screws and the bottom cover will pop up. have a acohol and swab just clean the keys contacts on the board I do this so many times and it work and save you money.
Why would you want to connect to Windows? Yecch. Go to OSNews.com and check around for an interesting OS and filesystem combination.
Still, I'd chalk it up to your having plugged another bootable volume into the machine (e.g. a CD ROM) or otherwise changing the setup from what you brought to GeekSquad. Honestly, you've described the problem circumstances quite poorly. Does it not beep before booting -any- OS?