Thursday, August 18, 2011

Do-It-Yourself Computer Repair to Enhance That Slow Computer

By: John Schofield

Are you already frustrated with your slow computer? Is using your anti-virus program cannot solve this problem? Well, donÕt lose hope because there are still things you can do to avoid the dreaded expensive computer repair and still enjoy the good performance of your computer again. Here are the DIY tips that were provided by the experts themselves to help you deal with slow computer.

1. Cleaning your desktop. If you are the type of computer owner who have the habit of cluttering up your desktop with files and shortcuts of software then expect a slow running computer. Cluttered desktop can make your CPU to run in slow motion because every time you start up your windows, large amounts of memory will be used in trying to handle files and programs that are on your desktop.

To clean and organize your desktop you have to put all your files inside the ÒMy DocumentsÓ folder and then go there whenever you want them. You can also make many folders inside the ÔMy DocumentsÕ folders so that your files will be more organized. In doing this you will have more operating memory to speed up your operating system.

2. Scan and Fix your hard drive and Windows System files. Your windows system is composed of groups of programs that are working together once you run your computer. Your word processors, internet browsing and email services are being handled by the system program files so when these program files are attacked by viruses and become corrupted, this can cause your computer to crawl on its operation. Make it a habit to scan your whole system even once in a week so that you will know when you need to fix your hard drive. If you have diagnostic tools with you, you can also easily pinpoint errors wherever they are.

If your computer still runs slowly after doing these procedures, consider that there maybe other serious problem that is causing your slow system. Sometimes the culprit is an error in your Windows registry. You do not have to call computer repair though with your registry problem. You can download programs that can fix your windows registry and you can download some free trials or registry cleaner to know if your registry is really going bad. However, if you are not satisfied with the registry samples that are being offered because of their limited capabilities you can always purchase the complete package.

Slow computers are usually the result of too many programs that are being kept in your registry so you must delete some of these programs that are deemed unnecessary. You can do these by going to Control Panel and then to Add/Remove button and delete the program from there. After doing this check again the Windows registry and see if some remnants of the deleted programs still remained. If they are still there, you can manually delete these remnants but make sure you will be deleting the files or folders that need to be deleted or otherwise you will be compromising your whole computer system if you accidentally delete files that are part of the operating system.