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Is your computer running slow?

A slow, unresponsive and unreliable computer can be extremely frustrating and can seriously effect there use and your enjoyment, but don’t despair there are things that we can do to help?

Try Rebooting

If your computer has not been rebooted recently make sure to reboot it before following any of the steps below.

Background programs

One of the most common reasons for a slow computer are programs running in the background. Remove or disable any TSRs and startup programs that automatically start each time the computer boots.

Tip: To see what programs are running in the background and how much memory and CPU they are using open Task Manager. If you are running Windows 7 or higher run Resmon to get a better understanding of how your computer is being used.

If you’ve got an antivirus scanner on the computer, spyware protection program, or other security utility make sure it’s not scanning your computer in the background. If a scan is in progress it can decrease the overall performance of your computer.

Free hard drive space

Verify that there is at least 200-500MB of free hard drive space. This available space allows the computer to have room for the swap file to increase in size as well as room for temporary files.

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