OK we all agree that there is nothing more annoying than a slow running computer. If you already learned from your ISP technical support that you are getting the right speed for your internet connection, you will need to dig deeper into why your computer is running very slow.
In determining the cause of the slow running computer, you should consider all the possible causes and then narrow it down to the most possible one. With your internet connection ruled out as a possible cause, you should now turn your attention to the computer hardware. Most of the hardware problems can usually be fixed by using downloaded programs that you can get from the internet.
One factor that can slow down your computer is a overloaded, cluttered and disorganized hard drive. The hard drive is your computer’s main data storage area and this is a common cause of a slow running computer. Windows operating system has internal ability to clear up this problem in your hard drive. You can just run the clean up utility disk from windows. To do this click on the “start” button, choose “all programs” then “accessories”, choose “system tools” then click on the “disk clean up.” It will take a few minutes for it to go perform this and will let you know when it is finished.
Doing a disc cleanup is similar to the fragmented hard drive (“defragging” that was mentioned earlier) that can cause a slow running computer. But they are two different operations and doing them both is important since they actually perform different functions. The combination of the running the disc cleanup and the defragmenting should help with your computer’s speed.
Virus and Spyware can also be another factor to make your computer run slow. Not only can viruses cause your computer to be sluggish but some of the anti-virus programs themselves can slow it down. At the start up of your computer, most anti-virus units will do a scan. These scans are good and important, but they do take up a large chunk of your CPU capacity while the scan is ongoing.
Again, checking all the possible causes of the slow running computer is a process of elimination as you check and then you rule it out the different ones. Once you determine its cause, you can fix the problem accurately.
And one of the most frequent factors affecting a computer running slow is registry errors or a corrupt registry. The registry is a very important part of your computer and needs to be free from any type of errors so that it will not get corrupted. You can get a registry fix, as well as registry cleaner software programs directly from the internet through downloading.
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