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Lake Zurich Computer Services & Repair Gets Your Slow Computer Back Up To Speed

Many times computer users find their machines start running slow.
This article will address some of the problems our engineers find at Lake Zurich Computer Service & Repair.
Be sure it is not your internet connection before you start to troubleshoot.

Slow Computer Problems
At Lake Zurich Computer Services& Repair, our engineers have found the following tips to be true:

Below are steps for Microsoft Windows users that can help speed up the computer or determine why the computer is running slow.


If your computer has not been rebooted recently, make sure to reboot it before following any of the steps below.
Background programs

One of the most common reasons for a slow computer are programs running in the background. Remove or disable any TSRs and startup programs that automatically start each time the computer boots.

Tip: To see what programs are running in the background and how much memory and CPU they are using,
open Task Manager. If you are running Windows 7 or higher, run Resmon to get a better understanding
of how your computer is being used.

If you have an antivirus scanner on the computer, spyware protection program, or another security
utility, make sure it is not scanning your computer in the background. If a scan is in progress, it can
decrease the overall performance of your computer. If this is the case, allow the scan to complete, and
the computer’s performance should improve.

Delete temp files

As a computer runs programs, temporary files are stored on the hard drive. Deleting these temp files can
help improve computer performance.First, we suggest using the Windows Disk Cleanup utility to delete temporary
files and other files no longer needed on the computer. Unfortunately, the Disk Cleanup may not delete every file
in the temp directory. Therefore, we also suggest deleting temporary files manually. To do this, open the Start menu
and type %temp% in the Search field. In Windows XP and prior, click the Run option in the Start menu
and enter %temp% in the Run field. Press Enter and a Temp folder should open. You can delete all files found
in this folder and, if any files are in use and cannot be deleted, they can be skipped.

Free hard drive space

Verify that there is at least 200-500MB of free hard drive space. This available space allows
the computer to have room for the swap file to increase in size, as well as room for temporary files.

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This video also addresses reasons why your computer is running slow.


Many times computer users are too busy to address these troubleshooting issues. That is where Lake Zurich Compute Services & Repair can help you. You can bring your computer into our store located at 584 W State Route 22 Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Or we make house calls. Sometimes we can even repair your device remotely.

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