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Computer Is So Slow


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#1 lacey2521

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 10:37 AM

I have a Dell Dimension 2400, it has become so slow, I wait for almost a minute for anything to happen when I click on it, doesnt matter if its opening a window or something already on pc. I ran AVG spyware and have AVG antivirus. I have scandisked and defragmented. I empty cookies and temp files every day. Im ready to just toss the pc..any help would be really appreciated.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 12:32 PM

If your computer seems to be slow, read Slow Computer/Browser? Check here first; it may not be malware. There are reasons for slowness besides malware - i.e. disk fragmentation, disk errors, corrupt system files, too many startup programs, unnecessary services running, not enough RAM, dirty hardware components, etc. As your system gets older it becomes filled with more files/programs and has a natural tendency to slow down so cleaning and regular maintenance is essential.
Note: If you are not on a local area network (LAN), disable the Workstation Service which creates and maintains client network connections to remote servers and that should also help to speed up your boot time.
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