How to fix a slow computer

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A slow computer is reported to be one of the most common complaints PC repair technicians hear when users bring in their PC's for repair or service. This condition may be caused by a wide array of issues, including invalid or corrupt entries in system elements, incorrect system settings that interfere with proper operation, too many browser tabs/programs opened, too many applications that open automatically, unnecessary software updates, misconfigured internet connection settings that lead to slower connection speeds and a number of other factors.

Slow computer conditions may be resolved and prevented with special software that detects and eliminates common causes of PC slowdowns.

The article provides details on the symptoms, potential causes and ways to repair slow computer conditions.

Ways to repair slow computer conditions

Advanced PC users may be able to improve their computer's speed by manually resolving the common causes of computer slowdown – by adjusting system and internet connection settings, other users may want to hire a technician to do it for them. However, since any manipulations with system settings and system elements carry a risk of rendering the operating system unbootable, whenever a user is in any doubt of their technical skills or knowledge, they may use a special software that is meant to resolve common speed issues and repair system elements without requiring any special skills from the user.

The following steps may help fix a slow computer:

The same application can be used to run preventative measures to reduce the chance of this or other system issues appearing in the future.

Symptoms of slow computer conditions

The most common symptoms of a slow computer include increased time for PC startup and shutdown, slower application launching, application or whole system freezes, slower response times (which may be noticed by users of text editors, where typed characters may appear on the screen with a brief delay), application crashes that require program restarts or computer reboots. In the case of slow internet connection speed, the user may notice slower web browsing, lower file download or upload speeds, poor quality of web calls, delays in message delivery when using chat programs and a number of other slowness symptoms.

Causes of slow computer conditions

Among the most common causes of slow computer conditions are misconfigured system settings that require adjusting, presence of invalid or corrupt entries in system elements that prevents applications or system components from operating properly, too many browser tabs/programs opened, too many applications that open automatically, unnecessary software updates. Slow web browsing, downloads and web call interruptions on a supposedly high-speed connection may be caused by incorrect network settings.