Slow Computer Repair
Essentially, a computer slows down because of an increased demand on resources. If your computer is painfully slow and it takes forever to get anywhere; not just the internet but even when opening a file or a program, than Yes! It is most likely a virus and Neon Computers can fix it!
A slow computer can be caused mainly due to computer viruses and other malicious infections, poor or failing hardware, limited available disk space on the hard disk, corrupted data, overheating computer, not enough RAM, corrupt windows registry and more. Recognizing the correct reason behind a slow computer is very important and Neon Computers can help.
Factors behind a slow computer that are common for all computers today:
Infected computer registry
The computer registry maintains each of the program, software and hardware personal preferences. Cleaning it not just frees up space, but resolves system errors due to conflicts in the operating system.
Viruses and other malware
Malware can cause a major slowdown, especially if it makes your PC send out spam or participate in online attacks such as DDoS (distributed denial of service). Update your antivirus and run a scan.
Surfing the net is probably the most hazardous steps you can take for your computer, as there is a lot of malicious websites that are looking to infect your computer. Running a virus scan, one or more times per week is an effective move to make, but there is so much more. Run Windows update regularly and make sure your browser is up-to-date! Many software programs that come as free download from the web can slow down your computer due to adware and malware embedded. Additionally they can gather details about your computer as well as your user and deliver these to a 3rd party.
Low RAM – Random Access Memory
Yet another thing you should think about for identifying why your slow computer is not enough memory space or computer memory you have. As technology advances, increasingly more applications require much more RAM so that you can operate intact. Having satisfactory random access memory is really important for the operating system and software programs you run, particularly if you’re planning on working several applications at the same time. Adding random access memory is the first thing to consider when dealing with slow computer. Make certain you understand specifically what sort of random access memory you’ll need simply because each and every computer system differs and there are numerous kinds of random access memory.
Some users also report gaining some speed by using Windows’ ReadyBoost feature, which employs removable flash media to temporarily store files that your system is using in an effort to increase performance. Plug in a fast USB flash drive and then right-click it in Windows Explorer and choose the ReadyBoost tab.
Hard Disk Drive issues
As you use your computer, the OS and apps save data here and there on the hard drive. If there’s no free space large enough to store a larger file, the drive saves parts of the file wherever there’s room. This fragmentation slows down read and write processes, and the effect is cumulative. Drives also become slower to save and retrieve data as they fill up, so the first step to restoring their pep is to get rid of unnecessary data. This includes applications you don’t use, so launch the Programs And Features window to get rid of them. In Windows 7, click Start, Control Panel, and Uninstall A Program. Next, use Windows’ Disk Cleanup and Defragmentation software to further optimize you system performance.
Upgrade to SSD – Because SSDs (solid-state drives) read and write files at the same speeds whether fragmented or not, you don’t need to defrag them. SSDs can slow down over time due to a delay in the way flash memory writes files to memory cells with deleted data that’s still physically present, but Win7 automatically runs a command called TRIM during idle periods to fix this issueon SSDs that support it. If you installed the SSD in a PC running Windows 7 or Vista, you may want to disable the Disk Defragmenter, because if enabled it can actually reduce the SSD drive lifespan. To do so, click the Start button and type Disk Defragmenter into the search field. Click Select Volumes and uncheck the checkbox next to the drive where your operating system is installed, which is typically listed as “C:” and click OK.
Operating System Performance
One of Win7’s advantages over older OSes is its performance. It not only boots and runs faster than its predecessors, but it also feels faster due to tweaks to the UI (user interface). And even though the decade-year-old WinXP can outpace Win7 at several tasks on older hardware, we still recommend Win7 and Win8 for their improved security and support of new technologies.
So, where’s The Bottleneck? Is your PC stuck in neutral, or is it spinning its wheels? Windows 7 lets you peek under the hood with a few handy utilities. Besides Task Manager, Win7 offers Resource Monitor. Click Start, type resource, and click the Resource Monitor link. Neon Computers techs also use third-party Desktop gadgets such as All CPU Meter. Rightclick the Desktop, click Gadgets, and select All CPU Meter. Some gadgets can also be downloaded from various third-party sites.