How come my computer is still slow after I run defrag and antivirus software? 

by on August 9, 2010

Q: I need help with my computer. It keeps freezing & is really slow whenever I turn it on. Its a 2008 Dell Inspiron 530 Windows Vista Home premium 2GB RAM 320GB Hard drive. I’ve done all the necessary Requirements Disk Defraging, Error checking, Disk Cleanup, Scanning for viruses. Many Times it Goes Completely Off its head and crashes/shuts down. Once it came up with Hard drive Disk Error when Booting but then it went away. And sometimes it shutdowns & when I turn it back on doesn’t come on instead it beeps Continuously until I turn it off, Then I wait & the next morning it starts again. Also sometimes I hit a few times it and it comes back on. What can I do?

 
 

How come my computer is still slow after doing regular maintenance? 

by on June 28, 2010

Q: I have been having problems with my laptop for a few months now. I have regularly defragmented the hard drive, ran the disk cleanup, and have the antivirus software setup to scan everyday. I still have problems with the computer running extremely slow and freezing up while trying to access the internet. What should I try next?

 
 

How come my defrag stops running before it is finished? 

by on January 29, 2010

Q: How come my defragment stops and won’t run? what is wrong?

 
 

Defrag files Disk Defragmenter wont 

by on November 25, 2009

Q: I am using the Microsoft Disk Defragmenter utility but I have over 100,000 small file frags that I cannot get defragmented. What can I do to make sure it defrags my entire disk?

A: You should try using Auslogic Disk Defrag. It is free for home use and it seems to do a better job than the Microsoft Disk Defragmenter.

 
 

How do I make sure my hard drive is fully defragged? 

by on October 24, 2009

Q: I have over 100,000 small file frags that I cannot get rid of. What area of my PC am I missing.

 
 

How come my CD drive wont work anymore after running defrag? 

by on August 27, 2009

Q: My Dell PC has been running very slow for the past year. I have high speed Internet and I recently tried to clean up the hard drive using the clean-up/de-fragment application. It took off a ton of unnecessary files but my computer is still running very slow.

The computer takes along time to start up/re-boot and the fan speeds up as well. After the files were taken off the CD drive won’t start up, via the media player anymore. I ran a diagnostic, it tried to fix the CD drive problem but it did not work and it told me that it is disabled even though I restored all the files taken off via the recycle bin.

So I need help figuring out how come my computer is so slow and how I can go about solving my CD drive issues.

 
 

pdwebwmi is part of Perfect Disk Live 

by on July 29, 2009

Q: I am going through my services using the system configuration utilities and saw pdwebwmi. Is this something I need to have running or can I stop it?

A: The pdwebwmi program is part of Perfect Disk Live, which is a disk defrag program. The program is something someone most likely paid for but is possibly a free trial. The program runs all the time to, as they say, “Defrag your hard drive – the smart way, Remove duplicate files, increase disk space, Protect your privacy, and Repair your registry with confidence.” Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

How come I get a blue screen when booting windows after trying to install a crack? 

by on July 10, 2009

Q: I downloaded a crack and ran the .reg. Then I tried to defragment my disk. After that it seems like my sony Vaio (CR353) running vista home premium crashed. The computer boots up to a blue screen with some errors. When I boot up it shows me two options:

(a) repair

(b) start windows normally

If I chose repair it says-comp will go to the factory settings. If I chose start windows normally”- again the blue screens comes. It’s not even opening in the safe mode.

I tried to open in safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, and all other safe mode options but all of them lead to the blue screen.

I don’t want to format my hard drive. It has lots of movies and software I don’t want to lose. Is there anyway I can make a backup now? Is there anyway to fix this?

 
 

Which drives should I defrag and what permissions do I need to do it? 

by on March 28, 2009

Q: I am using Windows 2000 Pro on an Omnibook 6100 and was wanting to defrag my laptop. When I accessed defrag , I only see volume C: to defrag. Is this all that I am able to defrag? Someone told me I have to have administrators access. What does that entail?

 
 

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?