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Computer boots slowly

Hi All

What are possible problems with a computer, if a computer boots very slowly?

Regards James

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Clarification Request
Think about it a bit...

As for possible problems, too many to list here without specific details.

As for details, do not see any that would help us help you. Much too vague.

When you are ready to share, let us know, and we can help you.

Please read before posting
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Might help a bit if you provided that.

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infected

Your computer is probably infected with the Babylon virus. This is a comkmon problem when using the Cnet website.
There is no easy way to get rid of it. Best not to visit cnet anymore

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Bad Clusters

When we boot the computer up, the hard drive makes a noise and the computer boots up very slowly, does this mean that the hard drive is on it's way out. Does it mean the hard drive has bad clusters on it? Why would the hard drive be making a funny noise when the computer is booted up?

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Re: funny noise

Three things you could do:
1. Run a full chkdsk on the drive.
2. Run the manufacturers drive diagnostics
3. Find out if the drive is SMART (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.) and look at the reports.

Kees

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Thanks You!

Thanks for the help!


1. Run error check on hard drive to see if hard drive has bad clusters

If the hard drive doesn't have bad cluster

2. Run an anti virus program on computer

If the computer doesn't have a virus

3. Run C Cleaner on computer to clean register

If this also doesn't help

Then maybe the computers fan is too slow and is causing the hard drive to overheat and therefore causing the computer to run slow?

If hard drive isn't overheating

4. Delete office software on computer and reinstall operating system and software.

If computer is still slow

5. Then there is someting definitely wrong with the computers hardware.

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