How come my computer will barely function after 2 hours of simple tasks?

by on July 30, 2010

Q: My Windows Vista Dell Inspiron laptop is running really slow. It is barely functioning for it takes over 2 hours to do the simplest tasks. What is the best way to get my files off this computer and how can I fix the problem?


One Response to “How come my computer will barely function after 2 hours of simple tasks?”
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    To get files off the computer, I’d suggest burning them to DVD, copying them to a USB Thumb Drive, and/or uploading them to an on-line file storage service like http://www.dropbox.com

    As far as why your computer is giving you a hard time, let’s take a quick look under the hood.

    Download and install LookinMyPC: http://www.lookinmypc.com/download.htm

    Run the report and e-mail it to mark(at)askageek.com