my cousins computer that i am on right now is slow as you dont know and its horrible can someone help me and also its about 3 years old too!!! my 8 year old comp is faster than this one.
Hi , maybe first check the used space of the hard disk drive , as the more over about 50% is used the noticably slower the system will become.
At less than 20% you should get an advisory message from Windows
start > my computer : right click on local disk : properties
consult the pie chart
uninstall any unregistered and expired trialware utilities via add/remove in
start > control panel
(do not uninstall any system related programs)
For XP windows
check the disk file structure
start . run : enter "CHKDSK /F /R"
enter Y in popup window
enter button to exit
allow to run - there are 5 tests
If you are averse to doing a clean install, then try this, but make sure that all the hardware is problem-free. No point trying a software fix when the hardware is at fault.
-uninstall programs that you know for sure are problematic.
- Do a disk cleanup. Use the Windows built-in utility and get rid of temp files, empty the recycle bin and clear up the browser cache.
- Run a full anti-virus scan with the latest definitions file. You can try AVG 8 Free editions. I use it, and it works well; it's unintrusive, gives very few false positives and generally does a fine job.
-Run a spyware scan using Spybot Search & Destroy.
-Run a full disk defrag using Diskeeper 2008. I use this, and it's excellent for clearing up fragmentation from a badly neglected disk. Get the free trial version from the Diskeeper site. Run a manual defrag if you wish, or you can leave it on automatic and let it do it's job.