Scan all system by updated virus to make sure it is not infected. Computers progress at an alarming rate as new programs and updates for programs come out their minimum requirements increase and will cause older computers to slow down.

If you have updated to Expansion pack 3, you may want to consider uninstalling it and turning of automatic updates.  XP Expansion pack 3 is buggy Internet Exploerer, which would include Polfer Aug 24 '09 at 15:01 3 "Due to the way Windows handles files, it will in inevitably get slow over time." -> Do you have any reference for that? Top quote reply Mon, 05/30/2011 - 10:27am #10 Anonymous Visitor Re: Computer running slow & freezing Do macs not get viruses and the likes? Do not use a vacuum to clean inside of your computer.

small utilities can be helpful for your PC. No, create an account now. Sometimes an application can enter a race condition where it gets "stuck" in some loop of code it just runs continuously. In fact it's a mainstay of my USB stick for system trouble shooting and general maintainence.

You should get some useful tips (and we'll use a common-sense approach when discussing them.) Reason #1: Your computer was running for a long time without a reboot. CCleaner Disk Cleanup I will also look through the event viewer to see if there are any errors being reported and check into them if they do. Be sure to check for new drivers to see if they can solve your hardware problem. Without a fan, some computers may suffer irreparable damage.

We offer great monthly IT Support plans to SMBs in New Jersey and New York Metro regions. Reboot/Restart is when your computer was already on, and you are manually choosing to reboot it again. Your MFT structure gets bigger and bigger over time. There are lots of explanations, definitions, and plain nonsense.

After countless tries to start the system, I formated the HDD and reinstalled Win 7 to avoid god knows what software issue it might have had. In this case you may want to contact your computer/device manufacturer for a most recent drivers - most are available for a free download.

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