Have you noticed that your PC starting to run slow? Does it suddenly freeze up when you open browsers or programs? Does the monitor suddenly turn black when you open some folders and end up restarting by itself.
You can solve this problem all on your own. You do not need to call a technician. With just a few simple steps, you can do this.
1. One of the biggest causes of a slow computer is having a virus on it. Most people view viruses as just destructive, but first they just slow your computer right down, as they alter and tamper with files, and then eventually do the real damage and stop your computer running properly at all and corrupt windows, until eventually windows fails to start.
Many people making the mistake of not updating their antivirus software or making sure it is enabled. Once you install it you need to run a full scan on your computer once a week and check to make sure it is enabled every day. Some malicious software will turn it off.
2. Once you have done this you need to run a check on windows to make sure there are no file errors. One of the biggest mistakes people make occurs right here and they do not know about it.
What happens is this, if you have a virus on your computer and you run this step first, it will think there is file corruption, when there is not and report vital windows files as unrecognised and try to repair them. Once this happens and you restart your computer windows will fail to start. Run the virus scan first.
To run this check you go to the windows start menu then to run and type in cmd. This will bring up a box. Type in there chkdsk /f. You will get a message asking if you want to run this on restart and type yes and then restart your PC.
3. The last and the most important step you need to take is to run a free registry scan. This will reveal all the problems that are slowing down your computer. If you are getting error messages you can fix them when you run a free registry scan. Fixing these errors just takes minutes and prevents any further problems with your PC and will make it run fast again.
Credit to author : Brad Amstrong
Do you find that your computers are running slower and slower? Most may choose to re-install their systems, and to re-install a large number of applications as well, which cost a lot of time and energy. In fact, it is unnecessary to do so much tough work. Here are some tips for you to speed up your computer without re-installing your system.
First, shut down the special effect in your system properties.
Click "Start"> "Panel Control" > "Performance and Maintenance" >"System" > "Advance" > "Performance" > "Setting", in the "visual effect", you can choose "best performance" then click "OK". This is the easiest way that can speed up computer as well as improve your interface.
In the following two methods, you need to open the "Registry Editor".
Click "Start" > "Run", type "regedit" and you can enter into the "Registry Editor".
Second, accelerate the startup of your system.
In the "Registry Editor", try to find out HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/SessionManager/Memory Management/PrefetchParameters, and then change the value from 3 to 1 so that it takes less time for scroll bar to work.
Third, speed up shutting down your computer.
It takes a lot of time to shut down your Windows XP, but if you follow the steps to
Also in the "Registry Editor", find HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop. In the right window, find "WaitTOKillAppTimeout" and change its value to 1000, which means you just need one second to shut down the application.
And, when encountering "error program" and hard to close down some stop-responding applications automatically, you can also handle them in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop in the "Registry Editor".
a. You can change "HungAppTimeout" to 200 which mean you need to wait for half of a second when the system appears "error program".
b. You can change "AutoEndTasks" to 1 so that the system may shut down the application which stops responding.
A boss has to interview four girls for a clerk's position. He thought of a question
and asked each one of them:
Boss : "A woman normally has two mouths, What's the difference between the two?"
The first one answered : One can talk but the other can't.
Second answered : one is vertical and the other is horizontal.
Third answered : one is hairy, the other isn't.
The last one answered : One is for my use and the other is for my boss.
Boss : You're hired !!
It is common that most users have found their computers running slower and slower, but some of them do not take it seriously. Instead, they continue to use their PCs without taking any action to solve it. In fact, such tiny problems may pile up and lead to serious consequence. So, you should make conventional optimization from time to time so as to speed up your computer.
There are four steps recommended about how to make conventional optimization to help you in order to optimize your computer system.
Firstly, right-click "My computer" to enter into "System Properties">"Advanced">"Error Reporting" and choose "Disable error reporting" and then click "Startup and Recovery">"Setting", cross "Write an event to the system log", "Send an administrative alert" and "Automatically restart" and set "Write debugging information" to "none".
Secondly, move "My documents" to other districts:
Right-click "My documents"> "Properties"> "Move" and choose a folder outside of the system disks.
Thirdly, move IE temporary folders to other districts:
Open IE browser, click "Tools"> "Internet options" > "General" >"Browsing history"> "Setting" >"Move folder", and choose the locations outside system disks to save such folders.
Fourthly, start DMA mode in the computer hard drive to speed up the hard disk and your computer performance:
Open "control panel" > "Performance and Maintenance" > "system" > "hardware" > "device manager", expand the sub-branch of "diskette driver", double-click the icon of udma hard disk driver into "properties"> "setting" > "options" and tick in the "dma" item. And then click OK to close all dialog boxes and restart your computer.
But, if your computer disk drive is WDC WS1600JS-00NCB1, you may NOT set DMA in diskette drive by the above means. You are supposed to set in "IDE ATA/ATAPT controller". Pull down the menu, right-click "secondary IDE channel" to choose "properties">"advanced setting", and you can set up here. The "main IDE channel" is set in the same way.
The methods mentioned above are just to help you do certain computer optimizations. To holistically increase your PC performance, you need to optimize your registry and clean out invalid, missing and junk registry keys.
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Have you been bothered that you spend longer and longer time in booting and starting your computer? It is quite normal for any user that computer speed is slowing down and it is hard to find any specific reason responsible for that. Actually, sometimes, you just need to do some minor changes of your computer and regain high speed of your computer.
First of all, open "System Properties" > "Advanced"> "Startup and "Recovery"> "Setting", cross two ticks in "System Startup", but multi-systems users can remain the tick of "Display the time of operating systems list", and then click "Edit" to make sure that the secondary property is /fastdetect but not /nodetect. And, do not add the property of /nodetect, because guiboot will be used later.
Secondly, set pre-reading in order to improve boot speed.
Click "Start" > "Run", type "regedit" to enter into "Registry", and find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Session Manager/Memory Management/PrefetchParameters. Then, find "EnablePrefetcher" in the right window, change its value to 1 (0-disable pre-read, 1-pre-read application, 2-pre-read system startup, 3-both pre-read). If your computer is above PIII 800MHz, you can change value to 4 or 5.
By following above steps, you can enjoy the high speed of re-starting your computer. Besides, there is a way to help you speed up the startup of your system.
First, open "System Properties" > "Advanced"> "Startup and "Recovery"> "Setting", and add /noguiboot to fastdect. By doing this, it does not display any scroll bar when starting your computer. But, if you really like the scroll bar, it is unnecessary for you to do this step.
Second, click "Start"> "Run", type msconfig so you can open MSCONFIG. Then, click "start". In the option, you may find it contains all the applications during operating Windows. Here, you can delete any application as long as you want because there is not any vital application for Windows. Besides, if your computer is still running slow, you may try to close system restore, hibernate support or automatic update. It may assist you in improving your computer speed.Arial Green