Saturday, May 23, 2009

Anyone know anything about computers??

I personally don't even know enough to "be dangerous!" The computer is about 4 - 5 years old. So it's running slowly (and being on dial-up, that says alot!). I have backed up stuff onto an external hard drive. Defragmented and cleaned up what I could. Deleted stuff off here since I have it on the external. Still slow. Any advice? Help? Suggestions (other than get dsl)?

Any info, links, or sympathy gladly accepted!

2 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

Well, here's the few things I know (which you might have already done):
Have you emptied out your Cookies/Temporary Files/Cache in Internet Explorer?

Also, make sure there aren't any useless programs running. There's a certain window that will show you all the programs that are running at that particular time, but I can't remember where it is on a PC.

Other than those, I can't think of anything else. Granted, it's limited knowledge, but still. ;-)

Nicola said...

I'm guessing you have an up-to-date anti-virus? My Dad's PC went into severe slow mode and it turned out he had some Spyware onboard which can seriously slow the thing down.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyware

Just a suggestion!