Monday, May 16, 2011

How to Solve a Slowing Computer Problem

If your computer is running slow, there are a few things that can be done to improved the speed. Learn what some of these things are so that you can hopefully get a faster running computer again.

Most of the time people using a computer over time will find that it starts to slow down a quite bit. This can be rather frustrating when you want to get something done and do not want to have to wait for the application to open or when moving from one window to another. There are some ways of helping your computer speed up a bit so that you won't have as slow of a machine.

The first thing that must be done is to make sure that your slow issues isn't really an internet connection issue. Sometimes people think their computer is being slow when in reality it's that their internet speed is slower which is an internet service provider issue and has nothing to do with your machine. If the applications on the machine are responsive but the internet is slow, call your internet service provider to see what the issue is.

If everything on the computer seems to be working fine but one specific program is lagging and causing you trouble, you may just need to install that application again. At times there are errors that need to be fixed which can be done when installing the application again from scratch.

Update and run your virus and malware software. You need these for protection. If you do not do this, you will always have huge computer problems. You must be responsible and keep these on, running, and updated to fight against software designed to slow down and even ruin your computer.

If you have not done this in awhile, be sure to defragment your hard drive. This will take some time the first time that you do it, but it is known to increase speeds of your machine especially when doing tasks that require the hard drive to perform properly. This can be done about once every week or two depending on how many changes you are making on your machine on a daily basis.

Lastly, if all else fails a reinstall of the computer will clean the hard drive and fresh install of the operating system will definitely speed up the computer. You will have to back up all your data from your hard drive before you attempt to wipe the hard drive and reinstall the operating system.


1 comment:

Stacey Lang said...

"The first thing that must be done is to make sure that your slow issues isn't really an internet connection issue." I really hate this part. I am using Wi-fi for my work and it seldom such when the internet connection is low.

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