A slow computer can be awfully frustrating when you’ve got important work to do. If your computer freezes in the middle of a task that you need done on a timely basis, you may find yourself cursing at the screen. But fear not–slow computers are a common problem among the IT industry, and they’re easy to fix. Read on to find out if your computer is showing symptoms, and find out what you can do about it.
Common reasons for slow-down
If you’re someone who never shuts down their computer and constantly pushes the ‘sleep’ button, your computer is going to suffer over time. Computers need to update, and if you go long periods without restarting, you may delay these important updates for too long. If your computer is slower than normal, try simply restarting it. You could also be running into problems like not enough free RAM, or not enough hard drive space. These can both lead to significant lagging, especially if you attempt to overload your machine with files. Another quick solution is to make sure you’re not running too many programs at once.
More serious reasons for slow-down
Unfortunately, it’s possible you may have a virus. Viruses and malware can significantly slow down your computer because they clog your hard drive with corrupted and infected files. This requires, occasionally, the help of a professional if you can’t get rid of it yourself using an antivirus scan. There’s also the possibility that your hard drive is fragmented. This happens when your computer is overloaded with files that you aren’t using anymore. These files stay on your computer and keep it from running at top speed. To fix this, you can run a free defrag scan. It basically organizes your folders, and doesn’t delete anything, but puts them into remission for the next time you need them.
Working Nets Inc can ease your struggles with your slow computer.
If you need technological help, Working Nets will take the job. Our goal is to provide top-notch tech support without making you feel left behind in today’s technological world. Don’t feel alone–everyone has tech issues at some point. Reach out to us for help when you need it!
We specialize in making technology easier for you. If the idea of curing your computer of sluggishness seems daunting, our experts can help you–without the ego. No one is going to make you feel inferior for not understanding, and we’re going to help you understand by the time we’re finished. Outsourcing your IT can give you peace of mind and allow you to take care of the things that are important for your company. Working Nets is a Maryland-based IT Service and Security company that services small businesses nationwide. We’re always on top of emerging cyber security trends and threats so you don’t have to be.
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