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Computer running slow suggestions please

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nikkie Wed 21-Feb-07 19:11:49

LAptop very slow last couple of days, no obvious virus type stuff, have done dic clean up and will de-frag (only using 1/3 atm so not full).
Any more suggestions?

When I do disc clean up it offers to delete set-up files, what are they and should I delete?


nikkie Wed 21-Feb-07 20:55:52


NotQuiteCockney Wed 21-Feb-07 20:57:43

DH says anti-spyware. Install Windows Defender (free download from MS) and their Life One Care stuff scan.

nikkie Wed 21-Feb-07 21:08:52


NotQuiteCockney Wed 21-Feb-07 21:10:36

I'd check for viruses, too? This site does an online free virus check.

ForeverBlowingBubbles Thu 22-Feb-07 09:46:55

Delete Temporary Internet Files, History, Cookies, old emails if using Outlook Express or similar.

I wouldn't delete set-up files (sound important!)

Go to Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs and remove anything that you never use (old games, etc.)


nikkie Thu 22-Feb-07 18:09:03

do temp files/history/ crap cookies (MN is terrible for adding to them!) every night
HAve removed progs but am only using 1/3 of memory so it shouldn't affect it that much should it?

Computer won't download the virus check, NQC any ideas?

Katy44 Thu 22-Feb-07 21:45:11

Does it run slow all the time?
Can you look at your processes when it's particularly slow to see what's using most?

mummylin2495 Thu 22-Feb-07 21:54:06

do you have any photos on your comp because high resolution ones take up a lot so maybe you could remove those too onto a disc, and any music.

CanSleepWontStarve Thu 22-Feb-07 21:57:12

A bit obvious, but have you emptied your recycle bin?

nikkie Thu 22-Feb-07 22:14:14

no music on, and empty recycle bin every night too, am ebaying atm so am concious of removimg pics I don't need!

Do have aload of pics on but as am only using 1/3 of computer didn't think it should be a big problem?

Will have to put them on disc, already have them on a pen drive but am paranoid about losing them

NotQuiteCockney Thu 22-Feb-07 22:15:37

If your hard drive isn't full, you don't need to go around removing things. They're in the hard drive, not in memory, it's fine.

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