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My Laptop So Slow, What To Do!


The speed turns me off big time, and it happens oftentimes. But think again, if you believe you’re the only dupe of a dawdling laptop.

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									                                                                                                                    29/10/2011 05:18

                My Laptop So Slow, What To Do!

                       My Laptop So Slow, What To Do!                       Laptop Computer is Slow – Causes and
                                                                                    Troubleshooting Steps
                For reasons unknown, sometimes I just cannot fi-
                gure out exactly why is my laptop so slow all of                            Computer Virus
                a sudden. The speed turns me off big time, and it
                happens oftentimes. But think again, if you believe      One of the most common causes of the laptop
                you’re the only dupe of a dawdling laptop.               slowing down in its functional speed is a computer
                                                                         virus. A PC virus is an unidentified and unfamiliar
                                                    It didn’t take me    program that gets into our computer and fiddles
                                                    long enough to       with the operating system and other software. It
                                                    realize that tech-   can leave computer applications dysfunctional or
                                                    nology isn’t my      even shut down the PC. Computer viruses, malware,
                                                    oyster. I was gif-   or spyware can do serious damage to the system, if
                                                    ted a laptop com-    they are not dealt with at priority.
                                                    puter on my bir-
                                                    thday,        and    If your laptop is slow, you need to have an antivi-
                                                    needless to say, I   rus program installed on your system. Purchase a
                                                    was exhilarated.     good antivirus software from your nearby computer
                                                    Incognizant of       repair shop and install it on your computer. It is
                                                    the bits and         recommended to periodically scan for viruses on
                                                    nuances that the     your laptop, to protect it from virus attacks. Along
                processing of these intricate devices holds, I soaked    with scanning the hard drive for viruses, it is also
                up all the goodness of my laptop – I downloaded          suggested to run a default scan of the drives. In Win-
                every file I loved, I jam-packed every hard-drive        dows operating system, you can do so by clicking
                that existed in my laptop with countless files and       on ‘My Computer’; right-clicking on any drive you
                folders, and not to forget, invited computer virus       want to check for errors; and selecting ‘Properties’,
                with arms wide open. I deteriorated the quality          ‘Tools’, and the ‘Check Now’ option. By doing so, the
                myself, and ended up marveling how in the hell           system will scan the selected drive for errors and
                and why, is my laptop so slow in its performance?        fix the errors.
                You know, I may not be a professional technician
                dishing out necessary advice on a laptop running
                slow as a sloth. But I can tell you, if you don’t stop
                flooding it with unnecessary files now, it wouldn’t

                be too late for you to witness your darling notebook
                going to the dogs. Too rude? Let the following words
                explain my plight better.
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                My Laptop So Slow, What To Do!

                               Computer Registry                         ries’, ‘System Tools’, and then ‘Disk Cleanup’. For
                                                                         arranging the data in order on the hard drive, you
                                                                         would need to defragment the hard disk at perio-
                                                                         dic intervals. Both the ‘disk cleanup’ and the ‘disk
                                                                         defragmenter’ tools are very important for clearing
                                                                         unnecessary data and sorting out the data properly.
                                                                         Keeping a lot of short-cuts on your desktop will also
                                                                         make the laptop operation slow.

                                                                                                 Less RAM

                                                                         If the hard disk is full with programs that require
                                                                         a considerable amount of memory, your RAM is
                                                                         what needs to be upgraded. Upgrading the RAM is
                                                                         probably the best step that can be taken in speeding
                The Windows Registry is one of the most important        up the laptop computer performance. Adding RAM
                sections in the laptop computer. It is responsible for   to the computer is a very simple process. You just
                storing all the related data of the operating system,    have to remove the cover of the cabinet, remove
                as well as other crucial programs. Moreover, it also     the old RAMs from their slots, and put in the new
                stores the changes made to the system. If the registry   higher-memory RAMs.
                becomes overly full, it can substantially make the
                computer slow in operations. Cleaning the registry         Other Causes and Troubleshooting Steps
                and sorting the data is the appropriate solution. Use
                a good registry cleaning software to sort out the        If there are many programs that are set to run
                data in order and remove the errors in the registry.     automatically when the computer boots up, your
                                                                         laptop can be slow at startup. For faster booting of
                                  Full Hard Drive                        the operating system, you need to limit the startup
                                                                         applications. If you are using Windows Vista, you
                The hard drive being full with data is another reason    can do so by clicking on ‘Start’, typing in ‘msconfig’
                why the laptop computer might be running slow.           in the ‘Start Search’ portion, selecting ‘Startup’, and
                There is no need to immediately upgrade the hard         unchecking the unnecessary files that run when the
                drive to one with more memory. You first need to         PC boots. Other alternative to make the computer
                clear up space in the hard drive, and there will auto-   run faster is to clear off the temporary files from
                matically be sufficient space. Uninstall all programs    the ‘Temp’ folder in the ‘C’ drive.
                that you do not use very often or do not use at all.
                Make sure that you do not delete the folders of the                              See Also:
                programs from the ‘C’ drive. This will just delete
                the folder, but will not uninstall the complete pac-

                kage of the software. Therefore, it is always better
                to uninstall programs.                                   CloudTag: Laptop , Computer , Slow , Compaq
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                lity by clicking on ‘Start’, ‘All Programs’, ‘Accesso-


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