Freezing or Slow Computer?

Has your computer ground to a halt?

“Never let a computer know you are in a hurry…” – Anonymous

When you first use a new computer, you immediately notice how quickly it performs its tasks. However, over time through general use, its performance will gradually start to slow down through wear and tear.

It is not uncommon for a household to have more than one computer in this day and age. Also with the size of hard drive’s exponentially getting much larger, the overhead attached to the smooth operation of your computer is an everyday issue. Apart from the respective software installed on modern day computers, most home computers have numerous gigabytes of personal files, documents, photographs and movies stored on them.

With all this data, over time it is inevitable that your computer will slow down. It’s just the way of things. But with all things mechanical and with regular maintenance and the right tools your computer can run swiftly all the time. Talk to us about how this can be done cheaply and efficiently.slow-computer-diagnose

If your home computer is performing poorly, there can be several causes.

  • As mentioned above, through daily use, the size of your hard drive grows and shrinks. Therefore it becomes fragmented. If you consider the hundreds of file access operations that occur each time you use your computer, whether you are browsing the internet, watching a movie, editing documents. Now imagine your hard drive after one year’s constant use. You can start to see how a fragmented hard drive will slow down your computer’s performance.
  • Sometimes there may be something sinister causing problems behind the scenes, such as a virus, trojan horse program or other type of mal-ware (malicious software).
  • Or it could be ageing or defective hardware that is at fault.
  • Perhaps the mystical and dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) has caused your Microsoft Windows computer to crash.

For further assistance, contact us so we can return your slow computer to its former glory and also show you how to maintain your PC so it doesn’t happen again.