Besides the basic defrag what else can I do to optimize my computer to run better?

by on March 13, 2009

Q: I have a Compaq Presario 2200 laptop computer. Recently, it has been running slowing (e.g. taking a lot of time to open simple programs). I defragmented the disk a few weeks ago, but it is still running slowly. I don’t have that much on the laptop – the usual programs – Office 2003, Windows Media Player, iTunes, Nikon Picture Project (I have about 300 pics stored)

Is there anything else I can do in the way of regular maintenance to improve performance?


2 Responses to “Besides the basic defrag what else can I do to optimize my computer to run better?”
  1.  

    Check out this earlier answer for some good tips:
    http://www.askageek.com/2007/09/11/what-causes-pc-slow-down/

    Let me know if that helps or if you’re still having problems with things running slowly.

     
  2.  

    Thank you, I’ll try the other suggestions noted to clean-up my computer.