Slow Computer!! RRS feed

  • Question

  • I dont understand why my computer i slow becurse my little brother has also a computer and it has

    2 GB ram
    1.7 GHz

    and my

    4 GB ram
    2.1 GHz 

    and it is slower.

    i have tried to clean disk and windows optimizer.

    Please help

    sorry bad English :)
    Sunday, November 29, 2009 10:13 AM

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  • I have tried Disk Defragment
    Sunday, November 29, 2009 10:58 AM
  • Speed Up computer..!!

    Eliminate Viruses and Spyware


    Run your antivirus program. There may be something slowing your computer that you can remove. It is a good idea to run your antivirus program every week.


    Remove spyware. Run a good spyware tool at least twice a month.


    Use a pop-up blocker, if you have one. Check your antivirus program.

    Dispose of the Extras


    Delete your document files for anything you no longer need. Saved pictures, audio and video files in particular can slow your computer.


    Remove unwanted programs from the Control Panel area. Old toolbars or games the kids downloaded off the Internet are a good place to start. Look for software you no longer use, such as the old printer you threw out last year.


    Clean out your email. Old messages are a constant drain on your computer's resources. Go through every folder, deleting everything you do not need. Leave no mail! Finish by emptying the Deleted Items folder.


    Turn off unnecessary programs. Check your taskbar for icons that show running programs. Disable anything you are not currently using.

     Run Maintenance


    Run the Disk Cleanup tool located in your Control Panel. (Windows only. For other operating systems, please check the Resources section below.) This will remove temporary files, cookies and unnecessary components to speed up your computer.


    Defragment your computer. Defragging takes some time, but will speed your computer significantly. You can find the tool in your Control Panel. Run it monthly.


    Check for disk errors. Sometimes corrupted files slow down your computer. To find and fix these files, Go to My Computer and right-click on C drive. Choose Properties, then Tools.

    For more information Speed up computer


    Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:09 AM
  • A few assumptions, if we may: You both are using the same op system, on computers with the same amount of storage space, and with the same amount of space used. Nearly all of the answers were correct, in that  defragmentation (or lack thereof ) is the single most comon cause of slowdown. It is not widely seen that on identical computers with identical components, the same two operating systems installed, there will often be differences in the speed of the computers doing the same tasks! I wouldn't believe it myself, if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes !   If you have tried everything else, I would add to their good advice this link, which is for MICROSOFT'S  new support portal, which can aid you in diagnosing and fixing any other system-related ills you might be experiencing.

    "http://support.microsoft.com/fixit/default.aspx ".

    "While there is NO SUCH THING as a WRONG QUESTION, the EASIEST THING TO GET in the world is a WRONG ANSWER!" 15 years of hands-on-how-to; I "DO" WINDOWS !!!
    Saturday, November 27, 2010 8:06 AM