lets start with the basic's
go to START
...type in MSCONFIG
...then click on OK
or press ENTER
click on START UP TAB
everything EXCEPT your AV and firewall
the next thing we are going to do is turn off indexing ....its a resource hog and if you aren't searching for things on your computer 10 times a day it will only slow down your system....
click on start.
click on C: drive
...on the general tab..uncheck
...allow indexing on this drive and compress drive....
To clean your temp folder, recycle bin, index.dat etc..please download this free tool...CCleanerDon't install any Toolbars
, or other programs, should it ask you...Just
uncheck the option of installing the Yahoo toolbar....if you get
the slim version it does not have the toolbar
thats the one I recommend...
It will put a shortcut on your Desktop.
Click on CCleaner to start it....
Before first use...
"Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 48 hours"
Old Prefetch data..
The rest of the standard settings are fine...
Then click "Run Cleaner"DO NOT USE ANY OF THE OTHER TOOLS...RUNNING THEM MAY CAUSE OTHER PROBLEMS
next get diskeeper lite here
after installing it...click on the icon
...close the "nag" screen...click on your c drive
to select it ...then down towards the bottom ...click on defragment now
...first time you use it it may take 15 to 30 minutes to complete...do it about every two weeks and it will complete in about 7 minutes...
reboot and tell me hows its running...