Sluggish PC? Maybe you haven’t been showing it the proper love it needs. Your PC may be slow for a number of reasons. Maybe it has a virus, some spyware, or perhaps the hard drive is slowly failing. Those are the usual suspects.
So, what can you do to speed it up to its peppy glory again? Or is it time to start computer hunting?
Here are the steps to take to speed up your slow PC:
- First of all, disconnect everything. You may have a failing external drive that’s connected. Or maybe a slow iPod. Your computer will be as fast as the slowest link so to be safe, remove all peripherals and cables. Restart and see if that does the trick.
- Run a hard drive check. There are a lot of hard drive test tools out there. You can use CrystalDiskInfo as one test to se if your drive is failing and causing your slow speed.
- Got a virus? Another speed hoard is a PC virus infection. Not only could it reduce your speed to a crawl, but it could infect files and take over your computer. What I’m trying to say is it’s not good! You need to remove it. Run any kind of anti-virus software, such as Norton, McAfee, or Panda to remove it.
- Still slow? If your PC is still slow, and you’ve run out of options, you can take it in for further diagnostics to a local NYC PC repair shop like New York Computer Help. You’ll receive a free PC diagnostic to determine the exact issue, cost, and whether it makes sense to repair it.