Computers are meant to expedite tasks, but when your machine’s performance grinds to a halt it can feel like more of a hindrance than a helpful tool. There’s nothing worse than experiencing a sudden slowdown on your work computer when you’re facing a tight deadline, so it’s important to take action at the first signs of a problem. If you notice that your files have been taking longer to load, programs suddenly stop working, or general sluggishness in your computer’s performance, it’s time to start troubleshooting your slow computer. Read on to learn 5 of the most common causes of slowdowns and how to reinvigorate your computer.
If your business has ever renovated or moved office space, then you know how much work and planning goes into that process. Of all the things you have to consider with an office move–hiring movers, packing, changing addresses, updating business cards and websites–network cabling is probably pretty low on the list. But if you want your team to be on the network in the new office space, you better make sure the space is properly wired to meet your network’s needs.
Sometimes your computer catches a nasty virus or malware no matter how careful you are. It could be that a legitimate document was infected by a coworker or someone used your computer without you looking. But now that you have malware, what do you do next?
The question of whether or not you should leave your computer on overnight has been debated as long as we can remember. On one hand, people argue that turning your computer on and off unnecessarily stresses components, leading to a shorter overall lifespan. On the other hand, people say that it saves power and that programs do well to be shut down every so often.
In a recent episode of Breaking Bad, Jesse Pinkman suggested using a magnet to destroy the data on a laptop hard drive. While the magnet they used was effective for other reasons (it was as big as a small truck and flung the laptop 20 feet across a room into a wall), a magnet in and of itself won’t affect your hard drive in the least.
If you use a laptop for work or at home, you have probably done the disk space dance… You know, it’s the dance you do when when Windows tells you you’re running low on hard drive space. The solid-state drives installed in many newer laptops are fast, but tend to be smaller than their slower, traditional counterparts. And even if you have a larger mechanical hard drive, you may find yourself in the same position–searching for anything you can delete to get more space.
Many people deal with the problem of a slow computer, a computer that takes 2-5 minutes to start, freezes up during any kind of multi-tasking session or just takes way too long to load simple programs.
Is your computer half the machine it used to be? All computers slowdown in time due to many different reasons. We have addressed the 5 most common reasons and their solutions to give you 5 Slow Computer Fixes to help you speed up your machine.
There are a handful of simple things that anyone can do to speed up your computer for free and get it back to its shining glory.
It’s inevitable. It starts simple enough. Your once trusty computer begins to take just a little bit longer to get simple tasks done, your email takes a couple of extra seconds to load. Eventually it becomes slower and slower until it becomes intolerable. That computer that you paid good money for not so long ago has become so slow it’s driving you crazy, and don’t even think about multitasking.