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My computer is so very slow

Posted by oliverp (My Page) on
Tue, May 22, 12 at 16:36

My computer is so very slow at the moment. I've run CC, Malwarebytes, superantispryware and also done a defrag. I've done a full scan on my paid version of Kaspersky too but it's still slow. I wondered whether it could be Yahoo. I have a Yahoo email addy, my home page is Yahoo and I noticed that Internet Explorer is also provided by Yahoo. Often when I'm typing an email I'm typing away and it's like a delayed reaction, the message comes up later than the actual typing.

Has anyone else had any similar problems? I wondered whether to change my email addy but don't really know which one to replace it with. I once had a gmail addy but didn't like that at all. My ISP is Virgin Media. I've had my Yahoo email for a long time and have many contacts who know me.

I can't think of anything else to speed it up and it's driving me mad.


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RE: My computer is so very slow

At first blush I think of limited resources. Have you researched your stsrtup to see what is running in the background? WinPatrol is a fine application for doing this. Just review the Start and Services tabs. If it is necessary to take action never delete entries only disable them.

Have you tried Safe Mode to see what the results are?

DA


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Have you tried another browser to see if you notice a difference between them. It is a good idea to have more than one anyway. I would suggest getting firefox or chrome for example and do some testing.

How old is your pc and how much RAM does it have? Is this xp or 7?
And what version of IE?


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When someone tells me that their computer is slow, I usually check two things. First, I check to see how much RAM is in their computer. Trying to load too many programs with limited RAM will certainly slow you down. Then I check to see if they have Toolbars installed on their computer. Toolbars are especially notorius for slowing down a computer.


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RE: My computer is so very slow

Have you tried another browser to see if you notice a difference between them. It is a good idea to have more than one anyway. I would suggest getting firefox or chrome for example and do some testing.

How old is your pc and how much RAM does it have? Is this xp or 7?
And what version of IE?


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Ha I have no idea how that happened


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RC,

Did you by chance have to reload the page due to GW being slow responding? I've had to do it a several times this evening.

DA


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Internet Explorer is also provided by Yahoo.

When I see those, I install revoUninstaller and look for Yahoo free items to get rid of.

Sounds like to me you have a java problem with the delayed typing. Maybe if your connection is a faster one, download current java for your system,,, use revo in most aggressive mode to uninstall Java.. reboot before installing latest java version.

Here is a link that might be useful: Java Downloads page


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How old is your modem? My own Scientific Atlanta 2100 cable unit was a slowpoke on some sites compared to a new Cisco DPC3825 cable modem/router rental I started using last winter.

Make sure your computer processor fan is working OK and that area plus the motherboard has a minimum of dust and lint.


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Thank you all so much for your help. I've been working on many of these suggestions today and I'm a very happy woman because my computer is now running really well. I couldn't have done it without the help on this site.

THANK YOU.


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