Almost every computer experiences slowdown in speed and in performance over a period of time. We would think that it’s a common thing to happen to computers after being used for years and the only solution possible is to get a new one. What some of us don’t know is that there is a number of factors that makes a computer run slow after some time. Here are some of the most common reasons why your computer’s performance is degrading.

1. Misaligned Programs

This is characterized by programs that are taking longer to open and when they do, they would either take forever to respond or simply lock up, especially if you have multiple applications currently running. Over time, interdependent files that comprise a program tend to separate and scatter across the hard drive. It not only makes the program longer to load and respond, it also creates too much disruption within your hard drive, which can contribute to your hard drive’s wear-and-tear.

To fix this, we recommend the Program Accelerator, which helps you determine programs that are misaligned and should be regrouped. Once the Program Accelerator fixes these misaligned programs, your programs will now run efficiently and respond quickly.

2. Decline in Available RAM

Your computer is experiencing this issue when it gets slower and slower even after you performed a restart. Larger programs most likely lock up or stops responding, and you will receive low memory error messages. These symptoms are usually caused by two issues:

  • Memory is fragmented, which results as we open, use, and close programs on a regular basis.
  • Memory leaks, which occurs when a program doesn’t release the memory once it has been closed.

To fix this kind of issue, you can use the Memory Mechanic tool, which deals with both fragmented memory and memory leak issues. It re-arranges your computer’s memory and releases those that are held captive by memory leaks.

3. Jamming of Startup Programs

You would notice that your computer takes a lot longer to boot up that it used to do, waiting around 5-10 minutes before your Desktop screen shows up with the icons loaded. Sometimes, you would encounter a warning or error message that contributes to the longer waiting time at startup. This happens when you have too many applications that try to launch or start upon boot up, in which they cause too much resource traffic hence, adding up to the computer’s startup time.

Startup Optimizer is a great solution for resource problems like this. It automatically detects unnecessary and sometimes harmful startup items, and turns them off when you boot up the computer. The Startup Optimizer tool allows the essential programs to load, while preventing those unneeded programs from causing resource traffic, giving your computer a fast startup process.

4. Unnecessary Programs Installed

When too many programs are installed and opened, your computer has to work overtime just to allocate the needed resources. And for those programs that has the same function, it adds up to the storage space that is used to waste. And with these unnecessary programs installed, it overloads background functioning that eventually results in a slow computer.

You can run the CRUDD Remover to detect and show redundant programs that can harm your computer’s performance. From here, you can determine which programs you can get rid of, free up drive space, and remove conflicts at the same time.

5. Registry Errors and Clutter

The Windows Registry is the master control center for your operating system and the applications it runs. A computer having registry errors may result to frequent lock ups and eventually, total failure. Signs of having this kind of problem are unusual error messages when printing, opening programs, attaching or detaching external peripherals, or even simply restarting your computer. The main root of this issue is when the registry gets corrupted and overloaded, which can cause performance problems, even on startup applications, slow boot up time, extremely slow shut down process, and total disruption of your computer’s system processing.

To repair registry errors and clutter, we recommend the Registry Tuner, which removes all invalid and outdated references. This tool can also detect and remove harmful files during its cleaning and repair process.

6. Badly Fragmented Hard Drive

Frequent use of your computer may result to file clutter on your hard drive. If you have fragmented files, performing a file search may take longer than normal. To fix this inconvenience, you can use Windows’ built-in tool, called Defragmentation, to re-arrange cluttered files.

7. Spyware-Infected Programs

Spyware are malicious programs that embed themselves into your computer’s software without your knowledge. These harmful programs enter the computer’s system through emails, free scans, and download. If not removed at an early stage, spyware does not only damage your operating system but may also cause your computer to stop operating.

To scan your system for any possible spyware attack, download and install an anti-spyware tool from a trusted site. Some reliable programs that handle this job are Ad-Aware SE, Spybot Search and Destroy, and Spyware Terminator. Once you have chosen and installed one on your computer, it is recommended to run them on a regular basis to keep your system secured from these harmful attacks.

8. Hardware Issues

If you frequently experience BSOD and system freezes, most likely your computer is having some hardware issues. Hardware problems are normally attributed to wear-and-tear, overheating, and dust. It is advisable to perform a cleanup on your system unit once in a while to prevent dirt from affecting the components inside your CPU.

So there you have it. You can easily improve the speed and performance of your computer by following the tips outlined above. Let me know if this guide helped you and feel free to comment.



This entry was posted by Staff Writer on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9:18:07 AM and is filed under Mixellaneous.

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