PC Troubleshooting – Ways your computer may slow down!!!
One of the most common complaints of computer owners is a slow running computer. You go to read an article or play a game and it takes forever to download, pauses and freezes up.
You kind of have the feeling that you have gone back to the age of dinosaur’s and have plugged back into your phone line and dialed right up. Some of you may not even be old enough to remember dial up internet! At the time it was considered the dominate way to connect to the internet. For today’s topic I want to go over a couple more reasons very quickly as to why your computer may slow down.
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PC Troubleshooting tip number 1:
So what causes a computer to slow down? There are a few factors that we will go over that you can take preventative measures to keep from happening. One of the most obvious things that will slow down your computer is having a virus.
A virus can be picked up at any web site even at ones that are supposed to be trustworthy. Hackers can attach a virus to any software; look at the Target credit card fiasco! Your best preventative measure is going to be biting the bullet and investing in a good anti-virus program.
Most will help clear up the issue as well as prevent future problems. If this doesn’t work you can feel free to contact me directly.
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PC Troubleshooting tip number 2:
Another issue you may be having is that your registry is full or you have corrupted files somewhere in your computer. Everything you do on the computer is doubled and there is saved files and
fragments you don’t even know about.
Your best bet in this case is to download a free copy of CC cleaner, a product I have been using for years. This can be found through a site called file hippo. It fixes registry issues and deletes files
that are not needed; usually I have 200+ megabytes to delete.
The nice thing is that it’s free and it’s automated, for those of us who can maneuver a computer but are not totally savvy at everything.
PC Troubleshooting tip number 3:
So, when your computer is running slow the best thing to do is to start with the above steps. There is also tons of information available online as well as information to be found on your computer. There are several utilities you can use to maintain & manage your computer. Typically these feautures are easy to use by just following the on screen directions.
Thanks again for taking the time to check out this post, and I hope you all enjoy the information that I have provided here today. If you need help click here to contact me. For more computer repair & service information feel free to check out my other posts.
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