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Why is my computer so slow?

by Kayleigh_Davies / June 8, 2015 5:49 AM PDT

hi i have been doing so much stuff to make it fast but it wont work. It literally takes exactly 15mins to turn it on i timed it 3 times theyre all 15 mins long. I hate it i scanned to make no viruses, i cleaned it and lots more.. What else can i possibly doo?!!

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Re: slow
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 8, 2015 6:01 AM PDT

You have to tell more. Such as:
1. What CPU, how much RAM, what OS does your PC have?
2. When is the end of 'turning on'? When you see the welcome screen of Windows or after you logged on and could choose a program from the Start menu?
Assuming you mean logging on succesfully:
3. What programs are run when you boot (see startup tab of MSCONFIG)?
4. Does it also take so long if you boot into Safe Mode?
5. If you set the PC to hibernate, how long does it take than from off to being able to use your desktop?
And more destructively:
6. How long does it take immediately after you went back to factory conditions? If there is no hardware issue, it should be as fast as it was when your PC was new. Then gradually built it up again, being sure to know at what step it becomes slow again (if it becomes slow).


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Re: slow PC
by Techvedic / June 8, 2015 11:59 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: slow

I agree with Kees_B.

I think you should also check running Background programs in your computer, Free hard drive, Bad, corrupted or fragmented hard drive space, Hardware conflicts and delete temp files. you can also Update your drivers and Windows so as to speed up your PC.

Hope this will work!

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login items
by barbarian1977 / June 11, 2015 11:28 PM PDT

Check login items running msconfig, especially pay attention to torrent apps

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Possible start up programs
by KarlsTechnology / July 1, 2015 5:22 PM PDT

click the windows button and search msconfig and at the top tab there is a startup. Make sure anything you don't need is unchecked. If it its from your computer company it is probably needed for startup. Anything like itunes or torrent apps or even skype would slow the computer down starting up. Also try defragging your computer with a simple google search of Defragler you'll find the right program for the job.

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Post was last edited on July 1, 2015 5:56 PM PDT

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Clear Temp and Registry files
by monac90 / July 14, 2015 1:27 AM PDT

You should mention your PC Specification, so that one can answer your question correctly.

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Re: clear
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 14, 2015 1:33 AM PDT

Why is the PC specification relevant for clearing "temp and registry files"?


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Check your drivers
by subhad43 / July 19, 2015 2:47 AM PDT

Check whether your pc have latest drivers installed. Especially bios drivers.

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by amilly123 / July 20, 2015 2:44 AM PDT

Maybe you are running many big programs together, or there are many junk files and invalid registries in your computer. You can clean them every time before you shut off your computer.

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