Slow computer performance is never fun. If your computer is running slow, and you are looking for a way to speed up your computer, here are a few common reasons why your computer might be acting slow.
You have too many programs running at once.
You might not be aware of all of the programs open on your computer, but it is important to close any unnecessary programs before you start a task. You can do this by opening up your Task Manager and closing the programs that are no longer in use.
Malware can also be the reason your computer is slowing down. (viruses, hackers, etc.)
Computers can crash if they are not properly taken care of. Viruses and Malware can cause your computer to run slower as they steal resources that were meant for other processes. This isn’t even the worst possibility. Viruses and Malware can also make you vulnerable to having your bank account and other personal information stolen. Make sure to use a good antivirus software to help protect your devices, increase your data security and make backing up easier for you. If you are in need of an antivirus, feel free to contact us here at Blackhawk MSP and we can set you up with Bitdefender, a proactive antivirus software that will make sure that viruses are kept out. It’s always better to prevent issues from happening rather than try and fix issues after they’ve already occurred.
Your hard drive might be full.
If your Hard Drive is full, your computer doesn’t have a lot of room to run processes and manipulate data on the computer. This can be a major reason why your computer isn’t running as efficiently as it should be.
Your registry might be corrupted.
Your registry might be corrupted. If your computer is unable to boot or access a program, then it could just be the registry. The registry is a database that stores all your programs and settings. A corrupted registry could lead to various computer problems such as slow performance and error messages. If you’re having registry issues and you don’t know how to fix it. Please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to help you sort out the issue.
Your computer might not have enough RAM.
A computer’s speed is determined by a few factors, including the processor and the amount of RAM. If your computer is running out of memory, it might not be able to store all of the information that it needs to access quickly such as open programs, and this can cause slow performance. Many people go years without upgrading their computer, but if your computer is less than three years old you’re doing your self a huge disservice. RAM manufacturers have improved their technology so much that you can now expect to see up to x5 the performance from upgrades as compared to five years ago.
You might need to defrag your hard drive.
Computers send data to your hard drive all the time, but sometimes when it’s trying to find information. It has to jump all over the physical hard disk to find the information it’s looking for. When the data the computer is looking for isn’t stored all in one place, this is called fragmentation. The resolution to this problem is usually to run the disk defrag program that comes standard on windows computers.
If you are in need of computer repair help due to slow performance or viruses. Please leave us an email or call us at 1-866-925-5895.