Is your Computer Running Slow

By: KULAPPU THANTHRIGE KARUNADASA

Your computer may be running slowly due to various reasons. It is better to understand the cause for computer running slowly. Do not carryout expensive alterations to the system without carefully analyzing the cause of the problem. Attending to various system alterations without determining the cause of the problem may be waste of time.

The purpose of this article is to elaborate few suggestions for improving the speed of your computer. It is expected that you have some experience in attending to your computer in order to achieve best results.

One reason for your computer running slow may be due to spy ware. Spy ware is a program that cause computer busy with advertisements. There is free software that can clean your computer from spy ware.

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Another reason fot your computer running slow is due to several applications running at once. You can improve the speed of your computer by removing unnecessary applications such as games.

If your computer is running slow it is better to check for RAM. If the RAM is 512 MB or 1 GB there can't be a problem. However if you are running applications such as Oracle along with other applications, you may need to have 1 GB or 2 GB of RAM.

The errors in Registry also may cause slowness of the computer. Do not try to middle with registry issues if you are not exactly aware of what has happened. Instead you may seek kelp of skilled personnel.

The driver issues too may be a reason for your computer to become slow. Driver files help your computer hardware to run perfectly.

You may resolve driver issues by reinstalling them when there is a necessity.
Fragmentation of files may cause problems to performance of your computer. The solution is De-fragmentation. The de-fragmentation will help rearranging your computer. It will help access your files faster.

Another reason why computers will run slow is the fact that automatic updates are activated. Automatic updates use system memory that can slow down the computer.
Faulty CD/DVD drives too may be a reason for your computer to become slow. Faulty disk drive can take up more system memory.

Another solution to improve the speed of your computer is to re-install Windows so that the issue of corrupted files may be resolved.

If there is a sudden drop in performance of your computer it may be due to Virus Infection. Ensure that your computer is scanned for viruses frequently.
The anti-virus programs too will attempt to update their systems automatically. This automatic service can cause your computer to drop in performance. Ensure that you update your anti-virus frequently.

Your computer may be running slow due to problems in the LAN. Check for connectivity issues and Internet Service Provider Issues.

Your computer may be running slow due to the fact that too many services are running. If there are any unnecessary services, make sure that they are not set to start when Windows starts. If there is any application that you do not use, un-install same so that you gain the hard disk space. Check the Recycle Bin if you recently deleted any file.

If you are running software that takes up large amount of memory, best thing is to install 2GB of RAM.

Having too many applications will cause the hard disk to run out of space. Remove programs like games that you don't use anymore. In order to further improve speed of your computer, ensure that you have sufficient virtual memory.

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