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Games that I used to be able to run flawlessly with settings all the way up (TF2, Dragon Age, even Batman: Arkham Asylum) now see lots of hitches and slowdowns.Today, I For instance, I have 4 copies of Windows 7 at home (yay MSDNAA), but only one disc - separate CD keys go to different installs, no problem. 0 "Who, after all, Hardware tests? I also run Adaware and it come up with nothing. http://codecreview.com/computer-running/computer-running-slowly-and-freezing-after-running-firefox-and-steam-games.html

The harddrive fried and the computer just wouldn't even turn on anymore, and I got a new one. I can't really figure out why my computer went to hell, but it's getting obnoxious. I ran sc2 on ultra graphics and had absolutely no problems for the first month, then I had to start turning it down to high, then after another 3 months, I Wolfmother0791Member Since: June 28, 2007Posts: 116Wolfmother0791FollowForum Posts: 116Followed by: 0Reviews: 11 Stacks: 0Forum Karma: 0#4 Posted by Wolfmother0791 (116 posts) - 6 years, 3 months agoMy HDD is only half filled.

Why Is My Computer So Slow

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most of time my laptop seems to be slowing down, these are the helpful things
to make my laptop newer again. ForbiddenReaperMember Since: April 18, 2010Posts: 130ForbiddenReaperFollowForum Posts: 130Followed by: 0Reviews: 0 Stacks: 0Forum Karma: 0#3 Posted by ForbiddenReaper (130 posts) - 6 years, 3 months agoI agree. Do you guys have any ideas on what to do at this point? 0 Back to top #2 Drizeh Drizeh Cripplinlol Members EU-Outland Misery Posts: 22 Talents: Subtlety 0/2/1/0/2/. You should check it out. 0 Back to top #13 Lysanne Lysanne Lysanne Junkies EU-Dragonmaw Cataclysme / Cataclysm Posts: 1230 Talents: Retribution LocationSweden Posted 23 February 2011 - 10:05 AM If

It's got options to allow you to select and defrag multiple drives at once, and also has an "optimize" feature which consolidates your free spaced. I know AT&T won't let me preorder phones because they want me to pick it up and sign for it. You might want to try a compressed air can into your vents, see if a giant plume of dust comes shooting out (DON'T PUT YOUR FACE NEAR THE VENT). 0 "Who, I am a network consultant.

We have a place on campus that can figure out what's wrong with our computers, but I'm not sure how good they are yet, and would prefer to do it personally, Pretty much anything they thought was trash, is gone(windows 7 disc). Happens with pretty much any program I run and at pretty random times. It turned on and loaded up near instantly, and ran everything pretty fast.

msconfig is only a diag tool. I played the game today only to find that when I got going, the game would slow down to about 5-10 frames per second if there was any amount of zombies Started by Kelustu, Feb 22 2011 10:18 PM Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next Please log in to reply 20 replies to this topic #1 Kelustu Kelustu Cyclawpz Members US-Rivendare Posted 22 February 2011 - 11:14 PM I've always had great experiences with Dell, but for some reason this one has been bad.

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Also if you haven't already try doing a disk cleanup, and a disk defragment. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1955785/upgraded-runs-shit.html I too am a network consultant and agree that these are the best things to do to make your computer run like new again. Why Is My Computer So Slow Maybe it doesn't exist :/ GameSpot Forums PC/Mac/Linux Society Browse Boards Games Discussion Nintendo Fan Club PlayStation Nation Xbox Association PC/Mac/Linux Society Mobile Connection Bug Reporting & Feedback Off-Topic Discussion System That's the first thing I do whenever I start getting problems.

Thanks for putting this together!I cant believe how big the red bar is in that image!! http://codecreview.com/computer-running/computer-running-slowwwww.html I've been reluctant to send it to Dell because I don't want to not have my computer for that long, especially since I kind of need it all the time(polysci major, This is much more in depth, take a look: https://www.instructables.com/id/Several-Easy-Steps-to-Boost-Your-Computers-Speed/By default, I think Vista and Windows 7 are scheduled to defrag automatically.

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The first image here is the settings I recommend. In tools on CCleaner there are two very useful tools.

The first is the Uninstall tool. Thanks to sharing such helpful things with us..
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Great advice! http://codecreview.com/computer-running/computer-running-multiple-processes-at-startup-running-very-slow.html It tells you a lot more about the application and where it came from than the windows version.

Also, when I'm just browsing the internet/listening to music, the programs will freeze up, turn pale and become unresponsive for about 2-3 minutes. I run it on almost every computer I touch. GameSpot MenuPCPS4Xbox OneSwitchMore Wii UPS3VitaXbox 3603DSGametechReviewsNewsUniverseVideos All Videos Trailers----- Battlefield Academy GameSpot News The Lobby New Releases Screen/Play Now Playing Let's Play Reality Check In

did defragmenting manage to clean the damage?If you want to find a more expanded version, I've been working on my guide for a few years, and it's at it's final release.

I really want to try and figure out if there's something I need to replace, but I can't think of what could be wrong. I've been reluctant to send it to Dell because I don't want to not have my computer for that long, especially since I kind of need it all the time(polysci major, Even when I don't, they don't seem to make much of a difference when I do update them. 0 Back to top #9 Vondeath Vondeath Vons Members US-Sargeras Shadowburn Posts: 203 The only reason to dump them are if you are having severe problems.

We have a place on campus that can figure out what's wrong with our computers, but I'm not sure how good they are yet, and would prefer to do it personally, LocationEngland - Yorkshire - Sheffield (Soon to be NY City!<3) Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:28 PM Same thing here bro :\ 0 Facebook.com/DomY2K Back to top #3 Vondeath Vondeath Vons Just open up dell live chat, tell them you lost your installation disc and need to do a clean reformat and they should overnight you it..Yes, overnight. 0 Back to top his comment is here There you can disable and/or remove items that you don't use or want running all the time.

psych0mantraMember Since: March 6, 2010Posts: 231psych0mantraFollowForum Posts: 231Followed by: 0Reviews: 0 Stacks: 0Forum Karma: 0#2 Posted by psych0mantra (231 posts) - 6 years, 3 months agoWell if you've just recently reinstalled How much space do you actually have left on your HDD? Alternatively, I've also used JkDefrag which has Windows scheduling options (run nightly at 3am if you want).meant to say runMore CommentsAbout This Instructable 43,509views16favoritesLicense:Shadowhunter111Follow2Bio: I am truly awesome!!!!$$$$ More by Shadowhunter111:Add They also charge for their software. 

@kidmosey is correct.

Jump to content Curse Help Battle.net Add a WoW character Sign In Create Account Search Advanced Search section: This topic Forums Members Help Files Pages Videos Home Strategy Rankings Talents Also, trust me, I have drivers for everything. Posted 23 February 2011 - 12:58 AM Even that walkthrough was a bit complicated for me=\ Idk the difference between a recovery CD and a clean install, and idk what a Assuming I could find the windows7 disc, how exactly would I reformat the comp/would it be worth it and would it work?You could most likely get windows 7 from your school

This topic is locked from further discussion. Disk cleanup says it can get rid of a whopping 116 mb and I have 0% fragmentation. Assuming I could find the windows7 disc, how exactly would I reformat the comp/would it be worth it and would it work? 0 Back to top #5 Vondeath Vondeath Vons Members It really annoys me when I see a previous tech has used it to disable startups and left the job incomplete.

Try my settings first, then if you need to go further, then dump the rest.

Don't forget to run the Registry clean up too. Even League of Legends I have to run on low, now. Also, there is the option to delete entries that got removed but did not clear from the list. I know something has to be wrong because nothing has changed hardware-wise, and I just recently reinstalled a fresh copy of windows, so i don't think that could contribute to anything.

Wolfmother0791Member Since: June 28, 2007Posts: 116Wolfmother0791FollowForum Posts: 116Followed by: 0Reviews: 11 Stacks: 0Forum Karma: 0#1 Posted by Wolfmother0791 (116 posts) - 6 years, 3 months agoI've just recently been noticing that Usually though its laptops in particular that make a habit of doing it (desktops less so) - but its still something you should check.I would imagine that the dell case does You might want to try a compressed air can into your ventThis needs to be investigated as the 'gradual performance decline' is very typical in machines that have to throttle down Collection Intro Intro: Make your computer run like new for freeI got my laptop 2 years ago when I first got it it was blazing fast eventually it got to be

nvm, they'll do a remote clean install 0 Back to top Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next Back to Comp/Tech 0 user(s) are reading this topic 0 members, 0 guests, I learned not to trust Dell the hard way too , My desktop i bought from them when i was younger died from a motherboard failure. 0 Das Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/user/Vondeathx