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‘Computer running slow’ ?
This is indeed surprising to find your windows computers or laptops running slow even though they hold very good configuration. This article in details explains queries regarding ‘computer running slow’ and subsequent fixes to avoid them.
There may be ONE or SEVERAL reasons behind this.
First foremost trusted source to identify & rectify the issue should be taking a help from Microsoft Windows Experts (Toll Free 1800 274 2129)
If you want to dig deeper and attempt a few fixes yourself, below are the steps :
REBOOT – If you haven’t rebooted your windows computer for very long. Go & do a turn off/turn on or reboot your windows device. While you work on your computer it keeps creating temporary files and folders that keeps eating your RAM. Leaving less operational memory ahead. A quick reboot cleans the RAM completely & speeds up your computer.
Simultaneous Running Programs- Other common factor that slows your computer is multiple running programs in the background. Again, that keeps eating your RAM. To locate the programs eating more memory. You can open TASK MANAGER & look for the running services. This is the primary step to find answer to ‘how to speed up your computer’. Stop those programs and your computer should be running fine.
Antivirus Programs- Check for any antivirus or anti-malware Program which is running in the background. As while is scans your computer for the affected files, it eats good amount of your RAM until it’s done scanning. This will fix your computer running slow.
Temp Files- Gradually any windows desktop or laptop as it runs, keeps storing temporary files on the hard drive. This again puts burden on RAM and HARD DISK specially. Deleting temp files will definitely speedup your PC & avoid running slow.
You can locate temp folder using run window (Win button + R) & typing %temp% or another temp folder by typing & entering, ‘temp’.
Clean up both the folders or take help from windows experts to get it done.
Low Hard disk Space- Make sure your Hard disk is not saturated. It needs to have free amount of memory to allow RAM to complete its operations quickly. Adding up hard disk space or cleaning unwanted or unused files will turn your computer into running faster.
Fragmented Hard disk/Bad Sectors- Though a few times you got enough space left on your hard drive but bad sectors are developed. Bad sectors are basically portions of hard disk memory which are unusable. There are often present in between those good sectors. So, when your computer tries to store a copy or read a file from hard disk it has to work harder to smoothly get the job done. That counts to low hard disk speed which is directly proportional to why your computers are running slow.
Malware/virus– Malware as we know are biggest threat to the computers. If all those above steps fail to fix speed issue on your computer, this can be one major problem. Consult a windows expert or use an antivirus program to scan and throw malware/virus away from your computer. Often malware/virus contribute to your computer running slow.
Windows Update- Check if your windows has not been updated to the recent one. You can check for updates in control panel. Make sure you create a restore point before attempting updates or contact windows technicians for proper solution. Updates often resolve the slow PC problems. Operating Systems without latest updates been installed, come up with slow performance.
Outdated Drivers- Get the latest drivers installed for the hardwares on your desktop or laptop. Drivers indeed affect the speed of your computer. Call up windows experts to get them tuned. This may fix slow pc speed issues.
Upgrade- If you’ve taken all the steps correctly and still encountering low speed on your computer. You may go for memory upgrades. Increase your RAM along with HARD DISK this will definitely boost up your computer performance & avoid computer running slow. Take suggestions from experts if doing this will get your computer run faster.
Registry errors- Not to forget, windows registry is something which can alone contribute negatively to why your computer is running slow. Use good registry cleaner to rectify the issue or take help from windows experts.
Outdated Processor- Check if your processor type is capable enough to offer the computer speed you expect. Previous processors were not that fast. If you’re still using one of them, better go for an upgrade.
Faulty Fan- Check if your desktop or laptop is overheating. If it is YES, consult a technician as cooling fan may have gone faulty. Processors work best on an optimum temperature range. Beyond which they tend to run slower.
You see there are several factors that contribute to your computer speed. Finding and rectifying yourself can be hectic. Best would be to get in touch with Experts to look into the issue.
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