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Fix : Windows PC running very slow : Solution for Windows 7 , Vista , XP . make your PC fast

After reading this guide you will be able to increase the performance of your Windows based computer system. This post will help you do some basic tasks that will help you get rid of the performance degradation that you might be facing. Overtime & because of a numbers of reasons your computer might get slow, some of the reasons include:

  • Wrong Power Plan choice
  • Improper driver software
  • Multiple Antivirus software
  • No Antivirus Software ( Computer is infected )
  • Memory issues ( Not enough RAM )
  • Multiple programs starting when Windows Start
  • Heavy visual effects like transparency etc..

First of all, there is a Microsoft Fix It Solution available to solve a few software based problems that might be degrading your computer’s performance. Click on the image below to follow link:
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Now Comes the manual Fixing Solutions:

  • Using Proper Drivers
  • Go to start menu
  • In the start menu search box type Windows Update
  • Click on the Windows update link
  • click of Check for updates
  • Select the hardware device driver updates from within the Optional Updates section
  • OR
  • Go to your Computer /Motherboard /Graphic Card manufacturer’s website
  • Download and Install all the latest drivers
  • Two of the most important drivers are Chipset & Display drivers
  • Power Plan
  • Go to Start Menu
  • In the start menu search box type Power Options
  • Make sure you are using balanced power plan for proper battery & performance.
  • Go get High Performance, select High Performance power plan ( Not recommended, if you want better battery life)
  • Start up Items
  • Go to Run ( Windows key + R )
  • Type MSCONFIG
  • Go to Start up tab on top
  • uncheck the checkboxes of programs that you do not want when windows start
  • Make Sure you do not uncheck something that is important and you want your computer starting that program at start up ( Example : Graphics Driver software )
  • Read the programs description & path to make sure you deselect only unwanted programs
  • Not Enough RAM / Faulty RAM
  • In Windows 7 there is a built-in tool to check your Memory modules ( RAM ) for errors.
  • Go to start menu & type Windows Memory Diagnostics
  • To Run the program then click on run now ( System will restart )
  • OR
  • you can schedule it to run at a later time
  • Windows XP  does not have such a tool. SO Replacing a Memory Module for testing is the only option. ( I do not recommend third party memory diagnostic program, though you can use them too )
  • If you think your computer has less RAM to work with, you can always think of Upgrades.

 

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Windows Memory Diagnostic : Test your computer RAM for errors

After reading this you will be able to find problems associated with your system/computer RAM. System RAM ( Random Access Memory ) plays a very important role in the functioning of your computer system. A healthy working RAM is responsible for a better performing & stable computer system. If there are some errors in your RAM module/modules that will certainly result in an unstable system that increases the probability of Data Loss. Many STOP or Blue Screen errors in your computer can be caused by faulty RAM.

Windows 7 has a built-in tool to search for these errors. If an error is found you can decide to change the RAM module/s.

To Use Memory Testing Tool in Windows

If you can boot into Windows

  • Go to, The start menu
  • In the start menu search, type Windows Memory Diagnostic
  • Press Enter

OR

  • Go to, Start Menu
  • Top right corner. select select large icons/small icons
  • Locate Windows Memory Diagnostic

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Advanced options for running the Memory Diagnostics Tool

 

It is recommend that you let the Memory Diagnostics Tool run on default settings. However, advanced users might want to adjust the tool’s settings :

  • When the Memory Diagnostics Tool starts, press F1.
  • You can change these settings settings:
  • Test mix. Choose what type of test you want to run: Basic, Standard, or Extended. The choices are described in the tool.
  • Cache. Choose the cache setting you want for each test: Default, On, or Off.
  • Pass count. Type the number of times you want to repeat the test.
  • Press F10 to start the test.

If you are unable to boot into Windows

  • Press F8 at the time of boot ( just after pressing the power button on your computer )
  • Press the Down Button to select Advanced Start-up options
  • Select Windows Memory Diagnostic
  • Follow the on-screen instructions