why is my computer running so slow`

@moose8 (483)
Canada
June 5, 2008 9:49am CST
i took almost everything off but it still runs slow why?
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7 responses
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Hard to say there are many things that can slow down a putr. Agood free down load that wold help ya! is called "avnaced windows care beta 3" you can get it on cdnet.com give it a try I been using it for 6 months now and it keeps ya clean and fast. Good Luck tdemex
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• Philippines
5 Jun 08
it could be that your computer's RAM is too low and its having a hard time handling programs or running things and that causes it to slow down.. or u have alot of spywares,adwares, viruses try scanning ur computer for those and have them fixed or u can try defraging... if ur computer is really slow maybe get it reformated...but dont forget to save your files before u do... Hope this helps
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@tdemex (3547)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Sorry spelling error!LOL Advanced Windows Care beta3! Good advise above! This program does all that and more everyone shouls chec it out!
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• Malaysia
5 Jun 08
Sometimes computer slow may not have reason with space ....It can be detecting by Virus or the procedure of the computer have problems...Or your computer has very small ram...This is my suggestions only .....Hope I can help you
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@intermy (153)
• China
5 Jun 08
Hi there moose8! There lots of reason for slowing down of PC. But I am afraid you should buy a new one,haha, if you have been taken erverything. By the way, Mine runs in the high way without any trouble.
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@tinkerick (1257)
• United States
5 Jun 08
To better help you, you should provide more details. - What type of computer? - What OS? (Windows XP, Vista, Mac) - When did the slowness start? - Did you clear your Temp folder, Temporary Internet Files, and Cookies? anything else you think might pertain to the problem.
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@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
There are quite a lot of factors that contribute to performance issues on PCs. It could either be a virus that's hogging up your system, it could be that there are a lot of programs running on the background (use Task Manager to remove them), it could be your hardware (running newer software/games usually needs more computing power). Under these categories there could be much more reason why your pc is slowing down. Low memory, fragmented hard drive, low disk space. Try to set the performance of your windows to optimal performance. Reduce visual effects and such.
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@tx_666 (191)
• India
6 Jun 08
Do you check your CPU usage with taskmanager ? Sometime a virus uses CPU over 50% continuously, slows down computer. Unnecessary startup programs do it. More than one anti virus program slow down as well. Reinstall your OS may solve the problem.
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
It could be also that you need a registry fix and a cleanup since you have remove most of the application. A good tool for this is CCleaner, it is freeware, simple to use and fast. It has disk cleanup to remove temp files, old files, and residues of uninstalled programs and updates. It has registry fix and repair to optimize program performance. Finally it has uninstaller to remove stubborn programs that cannot be remove by win uninstall.