My Computer Runs Slow - How to Stop Your
Computer from Slowing Down and Freezing on You
If you are losing data on your computer because of the computer freezing and you find
your computer runs slow you might be surprised to find out you can fix this problem
When the computer freezes on you the first thing you need to do is to get task manager to
open. Once you do this you need to close all the programs you can. If you just shut down
the computer or switch it off without closing the programs you will lose data and might
even corrupt the programs.
To open task manager go to the windows start menu, then to run and type in taskmgr.
If the task manager does not open or appear then that means that you have to shut the
computer off manually by turning the power off. You can do this by holding down the
start button on your computer for 10 seconds and then your PC will power off. If you do
this too many times though your PC will start to suffer serious data corruption.
The main reason for this and you finding your computer runs slow is that there are too
many programs installed on your computer, or some programs are using all the memory.
This will prevent your computer from operating properly.
Here is how you fix it.
#1. When your computer restarts and before you start running any programs start task
manger and find out what programs are running. The program that you see under the
applications tab in task manager are the programs that windows loads at start up.
If these programs are ones you do not need or want uninstall them. If you do not need to
use them all the time you can stop them starting up with windows by going to the
windows start menu, then to run, then type in msconfig. Once it opens go to the startup
tab and remove any programs you do not need to start automatically. This will free up
#2. The second step is to reduce the size of the registry. Remove any out of date or
unwanted entries and remove any malicious entries from the registry. These will cause
your computer to slow down and freeze.
There is an easy way to do this with software known as a registry cleaner. You can scan
the entire windows registry for errors in minutes. Doing this will enable you to get rid of
all the errors and reduce the size of your windows registry and will also let you remove
all the unwanted entries for programs you removed in step 1.
After you have done this your computer will run at normal speed with no more freezing
and you will no longer find your computer runs slow.