How do I get my computer back up to speed?
June 5, 2005 6:23 AM Subscribe
I bought a new computer in January this year that lately has slowed up considerably. How do I get it back up to something resembling its original speed?
posted by Kattullus to computers & internet (17 answers total)
It's a Compaq Presario laptop (this model
). I've defragged it, spybotted, adawared and norton antivirused it and while that helped, it's still sometimes taking its dear sweet time with such rudimentary things as displaying the "all programs" list in the start menu. That isn't much of a problem, but when it jerks up a bit when I'm playing some game or other, it's enervating. Also, it takes forever to load up Firefox, iTunes and other such programs which rankles as well. I suspect that the "commit charge" (to use Windows jargon) is clogged up, but I don't know what more I can to do about it. Any advice would be much appreciated.