Why is my Computer Running Slow?
There are reasons for a slow computer and any one of them could result in a crash and BSOD (Blue Screen of Death). A slowdown usually occurs over a period of time. Unless you are on dial-up that is slow to begin with and have less than 512 MB of RAM, that too can be a major issue.
10 reasons why your computer runs slow:-
- The more programs you have that are loading at start-up, the slower the startup.
- Remove the programs you do not want or are not necessary to be starting at boot-up.
- Clean up PC
Step 1: Update Windows.
Step 2: Detect and repair disk error.
Step 3: Disk Cleanup.
- These are malicious programs that stealthily embed themselves into your software.
- They are installed in your software without your knowledge, especially through email.
- These must be removed from your computer before they cause damage to your operating system and applications.
- If your registry is corrupted or bloated, there could be a BSOD in your future.
- Corruption on overload can cause:
- Performance problems.
- Slow windows startup.
- Extremely slow shutdowns.
- A general disruption of system processing.
Badly Fragmented Hard Drive
- Over time, your computer files can be scattered over your hard drive; this is called fragmentation and causes file searches to be slower than usual.
- Disk Defragmenter reduces data access time and allows storage to be used more efficiently.
Poor Security Software
- A lot of security programs are bloated with software and demand a great deal of system resource and memory.
- The constant surveillance of your system for malicious programs can cause your system to get sluggish.
The Page File
- Windows Page File is a temporary source of memory used by the system in processing functions.
- If the page file is too small, your operating system will not have enough room to move.
The result will be poor performance and error messages.
Too many Windows and Temporary Files
Your hard drive could be crammed with many useless files left over from re-installs and just general use.
A bi-directional firewall and a good and reliable up-to-date antivirus programs should protect you.
Common Hardware Problems
- If your Hard Drive is not working properly:
- Ensure that all cables are properly attached.
- Try for a system restore.
- Undoing Disk Drive Failures
- Use System Disk to restore system.
- Reboot your system with a backup disk.
- If heat gets high enough, devices may fail to function or suffer permanent damage.
- Many computers are designed to automatically shutdown at a certain temperature and prevent the CPU from suffering permanent damage.