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Old 27-02-2009
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Hello,
My computer is now working very slow how can i improve it or speed it up ?

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Well i can you you some tips to improve your PC's performance.
Lets start:-

1. First of all you should protect your computer from Spyware. They might slow down your PC. Spyware collects personal information without letting you know and without asking for permission. From the Web sites you visit to usernames and passwords, spyware can put you and your confidential information at risk. In addition to privacy concerns, spyware can hamper your computer's performance. To combat spyware, you might want to consider using Microsoft Windows Defender, which is included in Windows Vista, and is available as a free download for Microsoft XP SP2. Alternatively, there are other free anti-spyware software programs available.

2. Then your hard disk.By freeing disk space, you can improve the performance of your computer. The Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space on your hard disk. The utility identifies files that you can safely delete, and then enables you to choose whether you want to delete some or all of the identified files.
To use Disk Cleanup

1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup. If several drives are available, you might be prompted to specify which drive you want to clean.

2. In the Disk Cleanup for dialog box, scroll through the content of the Files to delete list.Choose the files that you want to delete.

3. Clear the check boxes for files that you don't want to delete, and then click OK.

4. When prompted to confirm that you want to delete the specified files, click Yes.

After a few minutes, the process completes and the Disk Cleanup dialog box closes, leaving your computer cleaner and performing better.


3. In addition you can check the integrity of the files stored on your hard disk by running the Error Checking utility.
To run the Error Checking utility:

1. Close all open files.

2. Click Start, and then click My Computer.

3. In the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors, and then click Properties.

4. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.

5. Click the Check Now button.

6. In the Check Disk dialog box, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.

7. If bad sectors are found, choose to fix them.



Try all this to improve your computer's performance
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Re: Speed up computer's performance

There are ways of improving the speed of your PC, that depend on what are the criterias of your machine

first i will suggest you to defragment your hard drive and check for any dik errors
or you can use http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/dram...FUU_3godBldsmw
to scan your pc for memory upgrade

hope this helps
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Slow down of PC is possible bcz PCs often freeze or crash when one needs them the most.But this problem can be solved by using a few tips to improve performance and keep your PC running for a long time.Try some of these tips:-

1. Virus Scan Program:-

The most essential thing to have is a virus scan that is run weekly. Most new computers come with a virus scan already installed. If the computer you are using doesn't have a virus scan there are free scans available online, but one really should be installed on your computer if you spend any time at all online. Spend the time learning how to use your virus scanner. Find out how it's updated - most update automatically - and use the options to set it up to run automatically at a set time every week. Most computer problems can be prevented just by having a virus scanner installed.



2. Run the Scandisk program:-

At least every two months you should run a program called Scandisk. It is automatically on your computer. Scandisk actually scans your files and even your hard drive and can let you know of any problems it discovers.
To run Scandisk, first make sure everything running in the background on your PC is turned off. To do this press "Ctrl-Alt-Delete" and your close program box will appear.

Highlight each item EXCEPT "explorer" and "systray". Click on "End Task" to close the program.

Then go to your start button and choose "Programs". Choose "Accessories" at the top of the list. Move your cursor down to "System Tools" and Choose "Scandisk".

A box will appear giving your choices of what you want your computer to scan. You can have it scan your files only or your entire hard drive. Scanning your hard drive will take longer.

3. Run the Defragmenter program:-
Another program that you should run about every two months is called Disk Defragmenter. Defrag will arrange your files better so your PC can access them faster. It's best to run this program after the Scandisk program is finished.
To run Disk Defragmenter go back to the "System Tools" and choose "Disk Defragmenter". It's best to run this program overnight as it takes a long time.

You should not be using these programs while using other programs on your computer. If the Scandisk or Defrag program keeps starting over you may need to run the programs in Safe Mode, a special diagnostic mode. Read the manual for your PC to find out how to put your PC into Safe Mode.

4. Use a Firewall program:-
For anyone on a DSL or cable connection a personal firewall keeps viruses, hijackers and hackers from your computer. Since you are constantly connected to the internet by using these connections there is a constant threat that others may try to access your computer. There are free firewall programs available for download.

5. Run a Spyware program:-
Anyother important program is a spyware search program. When you download something from the internet sometimes other software is included. This software is called "spyware" and it can do many things to harm your computer, including letting someone from another website see what websites you surf in order to send you advertising. Other spyware tries to steal your passwords or other personal information. You should run a spyware checker at least once a month or at any time you are experiencing problems with your connection or computer speed.


6. Run a hi-jacker search program :-
Another important program to have is a hi-jacker search program. A hi-jacker changes your homepage to a different search engine page and can also block links to common search pages. They are trying to force you to use their homepage. Some of the hi-jacker's homepages are not pages you would like your children to see. You should use a hi-jacker search program at least once a month or whenever you are having a problem with your homepage.


7. Clear your temporary files:-
Sometimes your PC's virtual memory will become full. When this happens your computer may run slow, give you error messages or freeze during a program. This happens because everything you do on your PC - every picture on every webpage, every document you type, every photo you change - is saved somewhere on your PC, even after you have left that page and closed the document. In order to erase this memory you need to do the following steps:

Open your internet browser. Go to "Tools", "Internet Options".

A box will pop open. It should be open to the "General" tab.

In the center of the box is a section marked "Temporary Internet Files".

Click on "Delete Cookies" and "Delete Files" one at a time. This will delete the temporary files that are clogging the PC's memory.


8. Change your history options:-
Another way to clean out your computer's memory is to change how many days it saves visited pages. You will find a "history" box in your internet options. It asks how many days you wish to keep pages in history. This is the part of the computer that saves all pages you've visited for as many days as you wish. By saving these pages for a smaller number of days you can clear up more of your PC's memory.


9. Clean out old files:-
Periodically going through the files in My Documents or other folders you have set up and deleting or archiving them on a CD can also help your computer's memory and performance. Do you really need to keep a saved copy of last semester's English term paper? If not, delete it. You can also go through the programs on your PC from the control panel and delete those you no longer use. Don't delete any of the shared files, though, if it asks, because that can cause more problems.


10. Reboot the PC occasionally:-
The last thing that is very important to do but seems simple is just to turn your computer off periodically. Your PC needs to be restarted in order to reset itself after new programs or equipment is installed. It also erases the virtual memory from the last session and goes through a self-diagnostic to look for any problems. It sounds like a simple solution, but most problems can be fixed simply by restarting your PC.

I think this is much enough for your process
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It might be cause of many reasons but we have solution for this, Follow some important tips.

Only use programs that are necessary. Close the rest. For example, running scans on your computer is essential to make sure your machine runs smoothly, but after you have run an anti-spyware or anti-virus scan, close them down. You don't need these programs running. They suck up your computer's processor time and RAM.

A good registry repair tool it should allow you the ability to see what programs automatically start up with Windows. Most of the time, you don't even know these programs are running, but some place a small icon in the bottom right corner of your screen. You can manually right-click on the icons to close them, but this won't keep them from loading up the next time Windows boots up.With a registry repair utility, you can see these programs and choose which ones you want to disable. This will save your processor and memory resources-reserve these for programs you care about.

A good registry cleaner can help you edit the Windows Add/Remove list, completely erasing all those leftover files from deleted applications. This frees up disk space that can be used for more important items.

They are two types of defrags you should perform monthly (or even weekly if you use your computer a lot). You need to defragment your hard drive as well as your registry.

What defragers do is rearrange and group scattered bits of program data together. Data becomes scattered with normal use since your computer will plug in data where ever it is most convenient at the time, filling holes left by programs that have moved. If your hard drive gets too cluttered, your computer may plug a new application into a half-dozen tiny slots. This partitioning makes loading time far longer.

Scandisk or another registry scanner can also find and fix most errors on your hard drive. Both will make your software programs run faster and more organized software speed your computer's boot time.

Registry defragers come with registry cleaning software. Like any database, your registry will become cluttered and fragmented with use and you should defragment the system to keep it running smoothly.

After all this your Pc will work smoother
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