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Hi guys
Could I get some help as to why my system is so slow?, I have just upgraded my ram from 1gb to 4gb but it hasnt made much difference, could it be because i'm running low on hard drive space?

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Go to Start then to Run
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On left side click on Disk Management
On right side you will see you hard drive.
Now I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply. Do the following to take a screenshot while the above is open and showing on your desktop.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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There we go, thanks in advance for your help.
Neil

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Yep lack of space is definitely a problem. First off I would suggest getting rid of programs you don't use or need anymore by following the below instructions. We can't add any programs to help with this yet because of the lack of space.

What I would suggest is Uninstalling All Programs you don't need or don't want anymore through Add/Remove Programs

Do this by going to

Start and then to Control Panel
Click Add/Remove Programs
Carefully choose the program(s) you don't need
Click on each Program then click Change/Remove and Follow the Uninstall Instructions

You may be prompted to Restart your computer.
Restart once you have all the programs you don't need uninstalled.
Be careful not to remove anything needed by your computer, some of which you may be unfamiliar with the name,
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Ok so i've got rid of some programs and moved some stuff to the other hard drive, is this enough?

Neil.

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Much much better. Now we can get down to business.

Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:

1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.

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There we go, all done

Neil

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Open Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab, and UN-check:

+ "Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"
+ "DivXUpdate"
+ "iTunesHelper"
+ "QuickTime Task"
+ "SunJavaUpdateSched"



When done restart computer and then:



Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.


Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:

It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged
Please do not run any other Auslogics programs other then this one as they may cause unwanted results.
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Ok I have to goto work for a bit, I will do this at 8.30 tonight when I get back.
Cheers Neil
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No problem and I will watch for your results. :)
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Right well thats all that done, whats next?

Neil
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Hows the speed doing on the system now?
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It's a little better, still takes a while to do some things though, longer than it did before.

Neil
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What things are you talking about?
Bootup
Programs starting
Internet

Each one of the above can be caused by something different so narrowing the issue down will help get a more precise direction. :)
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Morning, I'm at work all day today so I'll check a few things out this evening and let you know, thanks for all your help up to now ;-)
Neil
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