Computer has slowed down.........

India
December 2, 2012 9:15pm CST
........to such an extent that I have to wait at least 90 seconds for my Chrome browser window to load fully. I have marked the time it takes on 8-10 occasions before writing this. How has this happened? It is really eating up a lot of time. I have Pagemaker, Corel Draw and Photoshop installed on my C drive and have around 20-25 bookmarks in various folders. Does it cause the laptop to work slowly. Please help me.
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5 responses
@voracious (624)
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
How many years since did you bought your computer? If your computer is old there's a big possibility that it will be slowing but you can improve its performance by using maintenance tools such as ccleaner, defragler and so on.
• India
3 Dec 12
Well, I have completed three years this month and it is a laptop and not a computer. But, I guess it is these three-four heavy software that is causing it to slow down. What do you think? Secondly, I have a license copy of Quick Heal installed. If I use any other maintenance tool will that be safe or will I have to stop the QH first? I mean, disable it for a while?
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
Try to check the memory consumption of your softwares and if you find out that they consume most of the memory then uninstall them then install a same software with low memory consumption.
@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
3 Dec 12
Hi abhi_bangal, first of all...for you to be able to install Pagemaker, Corel Draw, and Photoshop, i suppose your computer is quite of the good specification. So, i suppose it would be nothing to do with the specification of your computer, especially your RAM and Processor since it is only Chrome browser that is loading slow. But i have one crucial question for you, have you ever done "housekeeping" for your computer? For example, disk cleaning and defragmentation? If you have not, please do so in order to speed up your computer. If other application is operating normally and is not slow, except Chrome browser, i suggest you uninstall the Chrome browser, and download anew, and re-install the application. Hope this helps. Have a nice day.
• India
3 Dec 12
Thanks for these lovely comments, Joy. As I just said above, it is a laptop. Secondly, even Corel Draw loads slow. I haven't yet experimented with how much time does Photoshop take yet. Another thing is that I regularly clean the trash that keeps on amassing on the hard disk. I remove lots of junk files and other unneeded stuff. But I haven't specifically done anything to speed up the laptop. Any other suggestions, please!
@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
10 Dec 12
Regardless it is a desktop or a laptop, housekeeping for a device is required to be done. You may have used the laptop for long years, and never done housekeeping. Much unnecessary temporary files are loaded in your device and cannot be remove by just emptying your recycle bin. Since everything running on your laptop is slow, which you did not mention earlier in your discussion, i need to know what exactly is your laptop's specification in order to know whether is it your laptop is unable to support what you have installed, thus causing the slow speed of your laptop. In worst case, i would suggest you to reformat your laptop harddisk. But please remember to do backup for all your files first. Otherwise, once reformat, you cannot retrieve back any of your files anymore.
• India
3 Dec 12
Hi friend, too much of software will take a lot of memory place and it will reduce the processor speed, may be your computer is affected with virus. Do you have anti virus software in your system and do virus scan frequently? just run a virus scan and delete the unwanted files and software from your system
• India
3 Dec 12
Yes, lots of softwares will mean lots of space. So, as I said in the above response, I removed the unneeded ones. As far as my laptop being affected is concerned, there is no chance of that. The AV is always on and I also do regular scanning. I know a virus can slow down the PC, but not in my case.
@betty1989 (752)
• China
3 Dec 12
do you use your antivirus to scan your PC regularly?(do you have antivirus software on your PC) IF not, scan your PC first. There will be a lot of errors left on your PC once you use it. clean them regularly. do not visit websites that are illegal. have a good time.
• India
3 Dec 12
I do anti-virus scan on a regular basis. Therefore, there is no question of having errors or anything of that sort. Another thing I would like to ask you is how one can decide if web site we are visiting is safe or not.
@TeamCholent (2843)
• United States
3 Dec 12
I would suggest you either try and upgrade your space or download(for free) CCleaner and run the program. It should free up a lot of space on your computer without you having to lose anything you would use. This deletes your history and cache, nothing more really.
• India
3 Dec 12
I am using a license copy of Quick Heal. Will downloading the CCleaner cause any problems for me? By the way I do use the anti-virus to free the disk space by deleting the junk and the temp files etc. If I were to delete the history, I guess, it will clear all the pulldown lists that I use in the browser and it will clear the passwords too. So, that would be another tough task for me re-logging each time.