What To Do If Your PC Is Slow

Having a slow working PC is the most irritating of all the things a person might hope for. What to do if you face the same problem. How exactly do you revitalize your slow PC into a fast one?

How do you feel when you are falling short of time for a project and your desktop takes 8 minutes to load completely? Or, let us say you have a minute to answer a question and your internet browser takes 3 minutes to start. All these are the indicators of a slow PC suggesting a quick redressal. A slow PC eats up your precious time and consumes your patience to make you irritated. It is therefore, wise to sort out this problem at the earliest and feel free.


Major Causes leading to a slow PC

  • Low hard disk space
  • Small RAM
  • Spyware and Viruses
  • Un-arranged and outdated data
  • Junk files and programs
  • Excessive heating           


How to re-tune your slow PC to the peak performance?

The best way to fine tune your computer to the peak performance is by eradicating the causes that make it sluggish. You can try out the following ways to speed up your system.

Consider the size of RAM

If the size of your PC RAM is smaller than 1 GB, seriously consider replacing it. Some programs even need larger RAM to load or function properly. You can choose the size of the memory depending upon how you plan to use your computer.

Increase the free space in C drive

A good amount of free space in the C drive of windows is necessary for the applications to load quickly. You can increase the disk space by deleting useless and junk files. To remove the temporary files stored on your system, you should regularly run disk cleanup utility.

You can find disk cleanup this way-

All Programs ----- Accessories ----- System Tools ----- Disk Cleanup

To see the whole disk cleanup process visually read the article “How To Run Disk Cleanup”

Deprogram your computer

If you have too many unnecessary programs installed on your computer, it may have an adverse affect on the system speed. Make sure you uninstall all the programs that are no longer used by you and keep only the ones that are really necessary. This will miraculously improve the system load time. In addition, remember to disable the startup programs as they worsen the speed of your system.

Optimize data by disk defragmenter

Computer stores files in a sequence that is easy for it to find and access. But when it gets the files of large size, it stores the parts of the files in between smaller files so as to have an easy access to them. Over time, more files are placed here and there and the data becomes unorganized and fragmented. This becomes a major cause of slow speed. The disk defragmenter rearranges the files in a sequence that is easy to access.

You can find disk defragmenter here,

All Programs ----- Accessories ----- System Tools ----- Disk Defragmenter

The see the whole process stepwise read the article “How To Run Disk Defragmenter”

Reduce the size of your webpage history

Clean your browser before it can stand between you and the web connectivity. You can find the history under tools menu in the Internet Explorer and with the same name in Firefox. You should even delete unwanted cookies from your browser and/or choose not to store them by going into your internet options. Here, you can also limit the size of the catch to your comfort.

You can find stepwise instructions here,

Scan your hard drive

Windows contains a tool as check disk to scan your hard drives for any errors. It automatically scans and attempts the recovery of bad sectors. To run the check disk, you can directly go to computer and right click to choose properties. Under properties window, you will find tools menu and the error checking tool also. An error free system is much quicker to load.

Running Check Disc

Update your system drivers and antivirus programs

Finally, turn on windows update and set it to automatic mode. Outdated system is also one of the causes of slow PC. In addition, you should also be sure to regularly update your antivirus program. This is beneficial both for the speed as well as the security of your PC.

The last but not least is your exhaust fan. It should work properly if you want your PC to function rationally. If all these attempts fail and your computer is older than 5 years, I pray you bring a new one to your home.