My Computer Is Running Very Slow - Is There Anything I Can Do?
Monday, April 9, 2012 3:34:28 AM
Most times when computers slow down noticeably the cause is registry corruption. Registry corruption builds up relatively slowly deep inside our Windows operating systems. There really is no viable way to stop this corruption from creeping up the way it does. In other words, one can't be proactive about registry corruption. The best we can do is clean the corruption out after it starts to build.
What is Registry Corruption?
The term registry corruption simply means there are files in the Windows registry that are not needed or not wanted. So, how can unneeded and unwanted files develop inside an operating system? To answer this question you have to understand that information is always being written to the registry. Because of this, duplicate files could end up in there. Duplicate registry files can cause the computer to do strange things. This is because it is hard for the computer to do two identical operations at the same time and because of this it usually won't perform the intended operation at all.
Also, when information is written to the registry it is done in such a way it adds to and subtracts from current registry entries. In short, it is possible for a registry entry to be misconfigured. Therefore, an operation that needs to use an entry that is misconfigured will not be carried out correctly. The result will be a PC that stalls for a long time while it waits for information it needs to carry out its instruction. Tired of your computer being very slow, and getting annoying errors every time you turn it on?! Alright my friend, read on to discover the most effective tips to get your computer running smoothly again... just like new!
1.) The first thing you want to do is get rid of unnecessary files/software. If you have programs installed in your computer that you no longer use, and/or if you have files, pictures, etc. you no longer need, then remove all of it. This will improve the speed by a small percentage.
2.) The next thing you want to do is limit the amount of programs you have starting up when you start your computer. This problem is the culprit of a slow starting computer. All those icons you see on the bottom right hand side of your computer are all started up when you turn your computer on.