reply to post by randomname
Well although I love troubleshooting, you really didn’t give much technical info…(ie: is your computer a Windows XP from the 90’s? Is it a
Sounds like you have one or more of these issues...
1. You have a computer that is more than 7 years old (pre dual-core processor)
2. You have way too many programs being loaded at start-up
3. You have massive amounts of malware and viruses....
#3 If you don’t have Virus Protection, I’d presume this is one of the main issues and probably should be done first. Although there are a huge
assortment of Virus Protection programs that can be found on WWW.CNET.COM, I have found
Microsoft Security Essentials
to be the most consistent at
Note: More effective scans can be done through "safemode"
#2 Almost every program feels it should be pre-loaded during start-up, which basically just eats up your system resources. There are a couple ways to
stop them from loading… I usually go through the disk cleaning program IOBIT - Advance
because it allows you to disable or delete (disabling it first is safer) and you can clean the misc $#!+ in your computer with the
#1 About all you can do with older computers (with limited knowledge of their workings) is add more RAM and run a "cleaner" to speed up processing...
I've found that if you have 1 gig of RAM or less.... it’s real easy to unknowingly bog down your older computer.
Note: you can find out how much RAM you have by: Go to Start button (lower-left corner) > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System
RAM is also referred to as Physical Memory
If this computer was purchased within the last 4-5 years RAM isn’t as much of the culprit
If you have any questions, just ask
edit on 17-4-2012 by FORMe2p00p0n because: I wiped and there was still something there