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I have a dream....


onamatappear

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of a computer that works properly, that actually does what its supposed to do. A computer that doesn't take an excruciating eternity to do the simplest commands, boots up the same day its switched on and doesn't make me want to get a big hammer and smash it to pieces. I have an oldish desktop (compaq presario with pentium 4, 2.8ghz with hyperthreading tech, 512mb ddr - 120gb hard drive)I use the computer for surfing the net and photo editing (i have a lot of pictures saved on the computer). What I need to know is this computer beyond help? Or is there something i can do to revive it? Its so slow its like extracting teeth and i am struggling to control an urge to obliterate it. Also can anybody recommend a decent laptop that will surf quickly, play the odd basic kids game and generally work in a sensible way and not cause similar heartache!

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bremner

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Run the Crucial scanner http://www.crucial.com/uk/ and it will tell you if and how much RAM you could upgrade to.

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onamatappear

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Results of the scan are i have 1 avaiable memory slot available. I currently have 512mb and a max memory of 2gb. Current storage is 37% full 233gb total storage. Does this tell me why my computer is so painfully slow and how to remedy this?

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wee eddie

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Download and run CCleaner it's free. You will need to re-log-in to all of your web sites, after running this.

You can also use this to safely clean up your Registry, if you wish, but use the Backup facility that they offer and put the Backup somewhere that you can easily find it when they ask - first time you do it, I keep it in My Docs. You can also use this to reduce the numbers of programs opening at Start-up, but don't do it all at once.

Then

Download and run Malwarebytes - the free version is bottom left on the blue band.

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lotvic

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and yes get some more ram, I would get two 1 GB sticks from Crucial so you have the max that your motherboard can take, 2 GB total.

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woodchip

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Double Click My Computer Right Click and drag the folder to the external drive then click Move Hear

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