What is it that makes computers so slow?

@megumiart (3781)
United States
May 23, 2009 2:18pm CST
My computer has been getting stuck and slow a lot recently. Some people say if you have too much stuff saved or too many programs on your computer, it makes it slower. But I don't know much about computers, and I don't have much stuff on my computer. What could it be? :o
6 responses
@srsade (26)
24 May 09
Check for viruses,spyware,adware.. delete history,cookies,tmp file and restart the system and check.If the same problem exists check the configuration of the system,if u have 256MB or less..u can upgrade to 512MB or more
@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
24 May 09
You can move all your files, pictures and other items you have on your hard drive to Ziddu. They have unlimited storage and it's free. Then run your defrag. This should help stop the freezing up and make your PC faster. Let me know if this helps.
@DarkDancer (1012)
• Dayton, Ohio
24 May 09
Reload Windows....Ok, ok, while that would most likely fix the problem, you probably don't want to go through that if you don't have too. So, defragment the drives, make sure you have enough swap space left on the drive, clear the temporary files and check for viruses and mallware....Oh and if you tend to just leave your computer running for days on end, reboot. Beyond that, reload Windows. At least that would be my advice.
• United States
23 May 09
my comp is super slow too! ive tried deleting all the things i dont use, and i have tried the disk cleanup and defragment thing...i also tried deleting cookies, and fixing registry errors. i sure would like to know what else to do!
• India
23 May 09
First of all what is the configuration of your computer and what software's do you install on it .If there is no balance in the configuration of your computer and software's installed on ur computer obviously your computer will be slow. If your computer is latest configuration then check foe spy ware's and viruses that are on your system. Some times even an anti-virus software slows down your computer.
• Indonesia
23 May 09
You can use a utilies tool like System mechanic or tune up.. that makes increase your speed computer and erase the junk file or empty/broken file