Welcome guest. Before posting on our computer help forum, you must register. Click here it's easy and free.

Author Topic: Computer running slow  (Read 833 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

slambos2500

    Topic Starter


    Rookie

    Computer running slow
    « on: September 01, 2009, 04:20:51 PM »
    Hi everybody

    My computer appears to be running slow. Several people have told me that some programs may be running in the background.

    How do I find out which programs may be running in the background and what must be done to delete them and make the computer run faster.?

     WindowsXP Professional computer

    Thank You

    Allan

    • Moderator

    • Mastermind
    • Thanked: 1207
    • Experience: Guru
    • OS: Windows 10
    Re: Computer running slow
    « Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 04:22:38 PM »
    Download and run Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml). It will show you everything starting with the system and give you the ability to stop them from loading by simply unchecking their entries.

    Broni


      Mastermind
    • Kraków my love :)
    • Thanked: 614
      • Computer Help Forum
    • Computer: Specs
    • Experience: Experienced
    • OS: Windows 8
    Re: Computer running slow
    « Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 11:31:00 PM »
    Also...

    Please, post some computer info:
    - processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)
    - hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
    - security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)Please, post some computer info: