Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetOther - Computers · 1 decade ago

My computer is very slow and it annoys me.?

my computer is very slow and i get p'o.d. with it really easily. i mean, it takes FOREVER to get internet explorer open. help please?

18 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

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  • 1 decade ago

    Without knowing a bit more about your current computer I can't recommend upgrading or replacing. In general though if your computer can't open a web browser within a few seconds, you likely have one of these problems with your system:

    - Other applications consuming all the system memory

    - Other applications consuming all the processor time (could be virus related but not necessarily)

    - Internet Service Provider (ISP) connection slow and affecting page loading

    Try launching the Task Manager (<ctrl><shft><esc>) and check the processes tab. Set the sort based on the CPU column and look at the processes taking CPU time. Note the process and Google it to see if it is a legitimate process or something you need to take care of. Next, sort based on the memory column and see if something is taking an excessive amount of memory. Again, check Google to see if the process is legitimate or not.

    If all the processes are legitimate and you are running low on memory, consider adding additional memory to your system. Several online PC component websites have convenient memory wizards to help in selecting the proper memory modules for your system. is one of these companies, but many others exist too.

    If the system is very old, it may be time to upgrade your system. New systems for general web browsing and office like usage can run anywhere from $300 and up depending on your needs (do you need just the PC or the monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers).

  • jizmo
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Have you made sure its not malware? If not download, update and run Adaware and Spybot. Also have an efficient AV like AVG running at all times. How much RAM do you have? An upgrade might help. It might also just be a fragmented drive thats retarding the speed. High levels can make the PC run slow and also lead to all kinds of stability issues. If you have less than 15% free space, it might be a problem to defrag with the built in, although some commercial tools manage with far lesser free space. You can google for some trial versions. Run diskcleanup,( or else download CCleaner) to delete temp files, recycle bin files etc., uninstall unwanted programs and also run chkdsk.

  • 1 decade ago

    Here are a few steps you can take to speed up your computer:

    1. Get a free program called Ad-Aware. It'll remove the spyware, which can really slow down a computer.

    2. Run the disk defragmenter. If you are running XP, click on start, go to all programs, accessories, system tools, then disk defragmenter.

    3. Run disk cleanup. Click on start, all programs, accessories, system tools, disk cleanup. It'll calculate what should be deleted, and give you a list of things you can delete. Some things will already be checked.

    4. Check for viruses. If you don't have anti-virus, AVG is a good, free program.

    If these four steps don't help, you may need more memory. Good luck.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Back-up your files on a DVD then format the hard disks and reinstall Windows. With the new Windows installation be careful and use programs such as Norton System Works to keep the computer in shape and also a really effective anti-virus and firewall ! And maybe you need a hardware upgrade.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would suggest getting more RAM for your computer, upgrade your processor and/or de-fragmenting your computer. All of these will make your computer much faster.

    Also, if you type MSCONFIG into the Run section when you press the start button on your computer, you can control what programs get started up when you turn on your computer!

    Hope this helps.

  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hi I have the ultimate solution!

    Download CCleaner! (Rids of waste files from computer which takes up space like temp internet files etc... Doesnt delete important files)

    Spyware Terminator

    A free programme which rids of spyware

    AVG Anti-Virus Free

    Free Anti-Virus programe.

    CCleaner is the most helpful for faster computer.

    Hope this helps! :D

  • 1 decade ago

    Get a better computer with faster internet Like comcast.

  • 1 decade ago

    Try defragging it - if you haven't defragged it in awhile it will seriously slow down your computer.

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