my computer becomes slow............ what should i do

May 4, 2007 5:57am CST
i am using windows xp,hp brand PC its 5 years old, now my computer is getting slow down, what should i do .........
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6 responses
@milott (2648)
• India
4 May 07
Your computer might be infected with virus, spyware, adware, and malware etc. Try to remove all those using antivirus, anti-spyware and adware softwares which are available on the net for free, just search for it. Delete all your unused files and waste files using ccleaner software. You could also defragment your computer using the option available in accessories.
@evelynlyp (788)
• Japan
4 May 07
Heck I change my pc every 5 yrs. I suppose you should reformat it. That will increse its speed. Do formatting every half a yr/ a yr at least. Most probably your pc is slow because you've installed newer softwares and hardware while the processor is still the same - I'm guessing 2.8 GHz or less.
• Australia
4 May 07
Install these 2 softwares and run them maybe they'll show you some problems 1. Search & Destroy 2. Registry Mechanics
@LouisJ (490)
• Turkey
4 May 07
since your comp. is 5 years old maybe you should get a new advancing about every 3 months so your cpu could be out of date by now,which is why you are having problems.
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
4 May 07
Aaaa...dont remind me. My computer is slower then yours, i suppose.I work with WIN2000 just because the computer is really old. But it still tries to work and i have no money for a new one:-((( No ideas what to do. Check for viruses, clean the c: from ALL the programs what are not in daily use for you or even reinstall.
@jfpicard (179)
• Canada
4 May 07
Check for virus and spywares. In doubt, backup your computer and reformat it. Sometimes you will see a performance increase. Also, try to find memory for your computer. More memory boost your speed because the computer doesn't swap (write partially the memory to the HD because of the lack of the former).