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My laptop is running very slowly. HELP ! - Gateway PC Desktops


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This issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.
\015\012Hard disk drive is short on available disk space.

Several software programs have been installed/uninstalled leaving behind bad files and/or confusing the software.

Data Corruption.
Computer is overheating.
Bad Hardware.
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If your Internet is slow this document does not contain information about this issue. See document CH000986 for additional information about why your Internet connection may be slow.
\015\012PC Solution:
\015\012Below are steps for Microsoft Windows that should help speed up the computer or determine why the computer is running slow.
\015\012Not enough hard disk drive space
\015\012If you have a hard disk drive that is 10GB or smaller, ensure that there is at least 200MB of hard disk drive space free. If you have a hard drive larger than this size, verify that there is at least 500MB of free hard disk 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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\015\012Hard drive corrupted or fragmented
\015\012Run Scandisk or something equivalent to help ensure that there is nothing physically wrong with the computer hard disk drive.
\015\012Run Defrag to help ensure that data is arranged in the best possible order.
\015\012Background programs
\015\012Remove or disable any TSRs or programs that automatically start each time the computer boots. .
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\015\012Hardware conflicts
\015\012Verify that the Device Manager has no conflicts, but if conflicts are present, resolve them.
\015\012Issues with Windows XP prefetch
\015\012If you have Windows XP try deleting all files in the prefetch directory. These are prefetch files and can lower system resources if loading programs no longer being used. See our prefetch definition for additional information about prefetch.
\015\012Issues in Windows 95 / 98 autoexec.bat / config.sys
\015\012If you are using Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98 and do not plan on running any MS-DOS programs from MS-DOS follow the below steps.
\015\012Click Start, Run and type command and press enter.
In the MS-DOS window type cd\\ to get to C:\\> and then type ren autoexec.bat autoexec.ch and ren config.sys config.ch
This will rename your autoexec.bat and config.sys and help make sure memory is being optimized through Windows.
\015\012Computer or processor is overheating
\015\012Make sure your computer and processor is not overheating, excessive heat can cause a significant decrease in computer performance some processors will even lower the speed of the processor automatically to help compensate for the heat related issues. .
\015\012Specific operating system basic troubleshooting
\015\012Try running through the basic troubleshooting steps for your operating system.
\015\012Erase computer and start over
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Virus Problem
Be sure that your computer is not virus or spyware infected
Run antivirus program
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\015\012 Finally, if none of the above solutions resolve your issues, it is recommended that you either reinstall Windows and/or erase everything and then start over.
\015\012Hardware issues
\015\012If your computer continues to be slow after going over each of the above recommendations it's possible that your computer is experiencing a more serious hardware related issue such as a failing component in the computer. This could be a failing or bad CPU, RAM, Motherboard, or other component.
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