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Very slow computer


pitcairn
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I am running Vista with Yahoo as home page. My computer is very slow to start up and even slower to close down. I have run Malaware and it did not show any problems. Can anyone offer advice?

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wee eddie

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Get into these two, and do a good old clear-out, CCleaner and Defraggler. There is little to loose and possibly a decent speed hike from a crap free system, to gain. They're both free.

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mole44

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Some times you have to bity the bullett,save all your data e.t.c. and reinstall windows, a pain i know but you'd be surprised the crus that you accumilate on your machine.wee eddie is right try this first though both programs are excellent,to get defraggler click on the pear on ccleaner (Top righthand corner) and you'll find it in there,

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onthelimit1

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Have a look to say how much RAM is installed as well. An increase is often cheap and effective.

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pitcairn

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How do I get a free ccleaner?

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chub_tor

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How do I get a free ccleaner? Click on wee eddie's link.

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pitcairn

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Must have had a senior moment!!

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onthelimit1

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Did you check the amount of RAM? Right click 'My Computer' then 'Properties'. A lot of Vista computers were sold with insufficent RAM, so it's worth a check.

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Aitchbee

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If you have got Ccleaner then click on Tools on the lhs and then Startup.You can disable programs when your computer is switched on.And can put them back on when you want them.

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