How to Fix Your Slow Computer When You Have ErrorsJune 18, 2013 by Erin
If you have a slow computer, one major cause of this problem is Windows installer or Java errors. It could also be Outlook Express error–or some other program that is not working right. However, you might not always receive an error message, so you might not even realize you have a problem. All you know right now is that your computer is running slow.
Identifying Why You Have a Slow Computer
The first step toward solving your issues with slow computer performance is learning why. It could be for more than one reason.
Here are clear signs your computer has errors even if you don’t see an error message:
- It takes more than 30 to 60 seconds to start up. Have you installed way too many programs lately? If so, you have to wait for every single one of them to load upon start-up if you have them set to launch when you turn on your computer. This causes it to take at least a few minutes or longer to boot up when you want to use it.
- A program you want to use takes longer to open. Even after you have already turned on your computer and it is ready for you to use, you may have this problem. For instance, perhaps you want to use Outlook Express and you try to launch it and it takes forever to load. If so, chances are it is Outlook Express errors.
- You try to access a web page and loading it takes forever. Has this ever happened to you? You open a page of your favorite browser and all you see is a blank screen? If so, it is definitely some type of registry, Windows, or Java error.
Something Has to Be Done About Your Slow Computer!
You may have to try more than one solution when trying to fix your slow computer and remove registry errors. The more ways you try the more problems you will eliminate.
Here are some options for removing errors that slow down your computer:
- “Defrag” (now called optimize in Windows 8) your hard drive. In Windows 7, you would search for defrag and the “disk defragmenter” tool should shows up. In Windows 8 you search for “optimize drives” and then tap or click on settings, and then “defragment and optimize your drives” appears. Click on the appropriate link that you see and follow the prompts in the proceeding dialog boxes until the defrag or optimization task is finished.
- Use your Device Manager to see if you have the right hardware drivers. If not, the tools within the Device manager will help you install them. If that does not work, then go to the manufacturer website and download and install them manually. In Windows 7, you can easily search for this tool from your Start Menu, and then follow the prompts on the dialog boxes to help you find out what drivers are on your machine. In Windows 8, you can also get to the device manager by searching for it from the charms menu on your Start Screen.
- Erasing your browsing and download history. You would be surprised at how huge of a difference this makes. For instance, in Chrome you can go to the “Tools” menu, which is that icon of three lines in the upper right hand corner. Click or tap on that, then wait for a drop-down box. Then, select “History,” and tap or click on “Clear Browsing Data.” Then voila! It’s all gone.
- Make sure Windows Updates are turned on. This is also in your Control Panel, and if you don’t know where, search for it like you would any other tool. You can follow prompts to have all your updates scheduled automatically.
Do You Want to Know the Fastest Fix of a Slow Computer?
Not many people have very much time on their hands, so if you also don’t then don’t feel bad. Not many people have time to use the device manager to search for missing drivers and hardly anyone has time to take all the necessary steps to clean up PC errors daily.
Instead, you can fix slow computer errors automatically. This usually just requires that you download respectable registry repair software, run it, and let it show you what problems you have. Then, allow it to fix or remove these issues and your computer will more than likely work like new.