Having a computer that won’t start, freezes often, or simply is just too slow will limit your ability to be as productive as know you can be. Some problems are common, but with the right knowledge, you can easily prevent these issues. Here are the top 5 things that bothers most people with their computer systems, and what you can do about it.
Slow to Start
Normally an excessive amount of programs and processes that get started right away as your system boots will take a great portion of your system’s power. When the startup process is slow, it is difficult for your operating system to initiate. Modify your computer settings to help you tighten up the performance of your computer. Use this video to help you clean up that start menu:
Viruses and malware in general, can cause all kinds of trouble impairing your computers performance. Fraudulent software comes in many variations and you must be careful when downloading a new app or clicking on the link of an email sent from someone you don’t know. Keeping your anti-virus software updated and running as well as being extra cautious when browsing the Internet is the least you can do in order to protect your machine and your data.
Slow Performance When In Use
Slow performance comes down to several issues such as:
- Limited RAM space
- Not having a large hard drive
- Low memory on the system
- Too many programs open for the processing power
- Internet cache
Even if there is nothing wrong with your computer, its performance can substantially lag in times when you have several programs and windows opened.
Computers are programmed to shut down when the temperature overpasses the defined safe point, this can happen for a number of reasons:
- Failure of the CPU fan
- Not placed in a suitable location
- Dust on your computer`s CPU
Failure to Connect to the Internet
Whether you are accessing internet via cable, or through your wireless connection router, connection problems will occur every now and then. Sometimes you`ll be able to fix the problem by simply switching on the Wi-Fi button or restarting the modem. However, additional issues may require professional troubleshooting to see if there is a tool blocking the computer from being able to connect properly.