Posted 04 January 2007 - 05:46 AM
A slow running computer can be caused by all sorts of things, but the first step is to make sure you don't have any viruses etc.
What anti-virus software are you using?
I would recommend downloading and installing Spybot and Ad-Aware and scanning with both of these as well as your anti-virus. I would also download and install CCleaner and use that to clean all the junk off your hard-drive.
Then I would try an on-line scan with Housecall (or one of the others out there).
Also check that you have all the latest Microsoft updates installed.
If all these come up clean then you need to look elsewhere.
I would also defrag the hard-drive if you haven't recently and check the the hard-drive isn't nearly full, as a badly fragmented or nearly full hard-drive will certainly slow your system down.
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