According to a professional computer repair specialist, there are many reasons why a computer would suddenly run slowly. And each of these reasons has their own specific solution. This is why it is extremely important to identify the primary problem that causes your computer to run slowly before attempting any resolution.
Here are some of the most common reasons that may cause your computer to run slowly and their corresponding computer repair.
- Ignoring restart requests
All of the software and programs installed in your computer need to be upgraded regularly. Most of the time, these upgrades are automatic and you won’t even notice them until a notification pops up telling you the upgrade has been successfully completed. Other times, though, an upgrade requires restarting of your computer. Again, a notification window will pop up giving you the option to restart now or later. And, naturally, if you are doing something important or if you are in the middle of a Skype meeting, you’ll choose to restart later.
This will not greatly affect your computer’s performance. But if several of the programs and software in your computer have chosen to upgrade in the same day, most of them requiring you to restart and your computer and you repeatedly ignore them and chose to restart later, this is what will cause your computer to run slowly.
To avoid this, all you have to do is to make sure you restart your computer as soon as it requests for a restart. Keep in mind that restarting your computer doesn’t only benefit the upgrade taking place but also benefits the rest of your PC as the restart prompts it to clear the cache and RAM, and basically tune your computer up.
If, for some reason, you cannot choose the option to restart now, you can restart it later by clicking the Restart option in your power options. You can also manually restart it by shutting it down and then turning it on again after 10-20 seconds.
- No more or very little free space in your hard drive
Keep in mind that a computer requires sufficient free space in your hard drive not only to store your files, but also to allow the computer to operate efficiently. There are programs that automatically creates temporary files and your computer needs to have sufficient free space in the hard drive for the programs to do this.
To ensure you have sufficient free space in your hard drive, computer repair specialists suggest leaving at least 20% of your hard drive space for your PC to operate efficiently.
- Corrupted hard drive
Another reason why your computer runs slowly is because your hard drive is corrupted. This problem may be caused by several other reasons; the most common, however, is improper shutting down of the PC. When your hard drive is corrupted, the computer will have difficulties finding the files that you want. And sometimes, it couldn’t find it and you won’t be able to access the files that you need. Aside from taking up a lot of time this slows down your computer’s performance tremendously.
What you need to do is to diagnose and repair your hard drive. You can do this on your own if you have knowledge of the proper steps in diagnosing and repairing hard drives. However, if this is the first time you experienced this, you need to seek professional assistance.
Anyone can now repair their own computer thanks to the tips and tutorials available online. On the other hand, if you’re so sure of your skills and you haven’t done this before, it is better to call in professionals.
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