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How come my computer is running slower than normal when I am doing the same tasks? 

by on March 25, 2013

Q: My computer started running very slow . Going to all the same sites but running slow.

 
 

How come my Acer Extensa 4420 is constantly loading? 

by on April 6, 2012

Q: My laptop “Acer Extensa 4420 w/Vista) is continually “loading” I have the arrow and blue circulating orb the signal for loading. It is slowing me down. It stops and starts ongoing. I have scanned, cleared desktop junk etc. Can you tell me what’s up Please? Thank-You

 
 

How come my compuer is slower than normal after having an issue running an update? 

by on June 15, 2010

Q: My computer has been running slower than usual. I usually do a disk clean up every time I finish using my computer. But even with doing so lately my computer still runs slow. I also noticed that when I come to shut down the computer, the blue windows backdrop will appear with a message similar to this ” preparing to install udates1 of 1, do not turn off computer, it will shut down automatically”. So I did as the message asked me to do, but the computer never shuts down. Should I be concerned? Does my computer have a virus?

 
 

What should I do if my computer keeps freezing and running slow? 

by on May 30, 2010

Q: I need help with my PC because it keeps freezing and is running slow. What should I do?

 
 

What could be causing my computer to run very slow and what are some solutions? 

by on February 2, 2009

Q: My computer seems to run very slowly. What could be causing this and what are some solutions to the problem?

 
 

Can you need help with my slow computer? 

by on November 20, 2008

Q: I am running Windows XP. My computer suddenly became VERY slow to load programs and I am unable to play “simple” games off Shockwave. I downloaded latest versions of Shockwave player and DirectX (8, 9, and 10)but games still say they are unable to initiate DirectX. I have loads of free space on my hard drive. I bought RegCure and ran it, and I bought Driver Detective and updated all my drivers. I don’t know what else to do. Any suggestions?

 
 

Windows XP Computer Running Slower 

by on January 25, 2008

Q: My computer is slowing down what do I do?

A: There are many things that could be causing your XP workstation’s performance to slow. I have several items listed below to try and help you increase the performance.The first step I would attempt is to delete any programs that you no longer use on your system by following the steps below:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Choose Add or Remove programs.
  4. Uninstall any programs that you do not need to have on the machine any longer.

The next step would be to run the Disk Cleanup utility by following the steps below:

  1. Double click My Computer.
  2. Right-click the Local Disk and select Properties.
  3. Click the General Tab.
  4. Select Disk Cleanup.
  5. The program will analyze your system and find areas where items could be deleted to free space.
  6. Place a checkmark next to the items that you are ok with having deleted.
  7. Click Ok and wait for the system to delete these files.

If neither of these seem to have helped the next thing I would suggest is defragmenting your hard drive.

  1. Double click My Computer.
  2. Right-click the Local Disk and select Properties.
  3. Click the Tools Tab.
  4. Select Defragment Now.
  5. The program will analyze your system and begin to defrag.

The last suggestion would be to check your startup items. Follow the steps below and you will get a list of applications that are set to run at system startup. If there are programs that you do not need to auto boot when the machine is turned on you will want to remove them from this list. This will not delete the program it will just keep the program from starting up when you boot thus increasing bootup performance.

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Run.
  3. Type Msconfig and press Enter.
  4. When you look at the Startup tab, you will see all the programs. Remove any that do not need to run at startup.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Reboot your workstation.

Thank you and I hope this helps with your troubles.