Why is my computer going so slow?

@guss2000 (2234)
United States
November 28, 2007 1:02am CST
I haven't really used my desktop pc in a while, but now that I moved it upstairs I've been using it a lot more the last few weeks. Well, yesterday it seems now that this thing is running so slow. I deleted a bunch of software, ran defrag and also ran virus scan with AVG-- which found 5 viruses. I deleted and healed the viruses, ran adaware and then reran the virus scan and everything seems to be gone now. However, my pc is still running slower than dial up! I've cleared cookies and temp files also. I thought it was our DSL acting up, but this is the main PC for our internet and the other 2 pc's on our network are running okay. What else can I do to fix this before I decide to format it and start over? Could there be another virus on here that I dont know about? Does anyone know of another free virus checker that I can try in case there is a virus that AVG doesn't know about? Thanks for helping!
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• South Africa
2 Dec 07
try getting a bigger hard drive or delete the programs you dont need and then defrag your hard drive
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@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
10 Dec 07
I never did figure out what was wrong with it-- but I ended up using system restore and it fixed the problem. I hope whatever it was, it's gone for good. Thanks for your help!
• India
28 Nov 07
U do not indicated which OS is used no problem If u have used the MS windows it is one of the draback in the OS's not only on It can prevent by the folowing steps it can do every 6monts as u like no problem when do it take on the registre clean. Step 1: Firt u can uninstall all unnecessary applycations like games,2 application for one perpes Step2: Clean the unnecesary files in the system like Tempeary files, Internet Tempary file, temp files, old files nd more by defalttools on Programfiles--accessories--systemtool--disk cleanup by selecting different drives It is best to download the Cleaner software form Ccleaner.com and in stall it in the system and clean it Step3: Fix the registries on the system by using some registry cleans it is best for Ccleaner it hase the feature in it is can also take backup Step4: Reduse the diskspace by Shift Your mydocuments files and folders in to another drives because of it is i the OS drive and it takes OS drive space. Last step5: Defragment the fragmet files in the local drives Programfiles--accessories--systemtools--Defragment Note: 1.u can defragment the drive u can have aclest 25% free disk sapce. 2.Before defragement u can analyse the disk. And restart the system above 75% speed is increas
@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
28 Nov 07
I run ccleaner on my laptop and I'll go download it now for this pc. Right now, I can only get the mozilla browswer to work, IE won't work. I'm running WIn XP on this pc. When I hope other things, like microsoft word for example I can count to about 40 before the pc even responds to me pressing the icon. There is something really wrong, and I don't know what ;(
@ravibabli (1558)
• India
28 Nov 07
Hi guss2000 I am a hardware engineer and I want to say that may be many reason to be slow of your computer. Actully fist you have not mentioned that how many times ago you have installation (windows) some time may be got currupted you operating system mean your Window. So fist please clear your Window instation times than I can find your particular problem.
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@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
28 Nov 07
I haven't ever formatted this pc, but the pc is only about a year old. I'm running Win XP