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RegCure Pro: The Best Solution to A Slow Running PC and Fragmented Hard disk.

Updated on July 18, 2012

Having a slow computer or system can truly be like a blockade on your life... In a world where things are developing so quickly, and at such a meteoric rate, being forced to use a PC which no longer meets up to standards, can always make you feel like you've been left behind in the flow of technological progress. Whilst you may need to consider upgrading your computer if it simply no longer functions at the basics any more, there are great solutions to the frustrations of simply having a slow operating system.

Similarly, a hard drive which is suffering from significant fragmentation, is often equally if not more stressful than having a slow computer. Although, hard drive fragmentation on a severe level will cause windows to have performance issues, the impact of disk fragmentation results in that your computer needs to literally search for the appropriate files, instead of loading a program.

Therefore, in the case that you do have a fragmented hard drive, and you request to open a word document, before Microsoft Word even opens, your computer is going through absolutely everything to find where the missing file is located...

All credit for this image belongs to the creators of RegCure Pro.
All credit for this image belongs to the creators of RegCure Pro. | Source

Update All Your Drivers and Software.

Despite the fact that most of your drivers and software will usually update automatically, there are occasions where you are going to have to manually update your drivers through their origin websites. With the majority of modern Dell PCs, there is a great tool called 'PC checkup' which will go through all of your drivers and check for any required updates.

It will also check for any operating system issues you may have, but not know about, and then take the appropriate actions to fix them.

Whilst it is likely that you have all the latest updates for your drivers, it has been reported that there are noticeable improvements, once a user has fully updated all of their drivers and software. Hence,, why I'd recommend checking weekly for any new updates/fixes.

Disable All Unnecessary Start-up Programs

Many programs have a feature implemented within them to automatically start-up once windows has been activated. Even though this can be useful in making your programs available for fast use at any time, in terms of improving your computer's overall speed these can be an issue. The result of actually having excessive amounts of start-up programs active is that your computer will take extra time to load up successfully, and it may take a while before you can run any of your programs like Firefox or Microsoft Word.

It is important that you know exactly both which programs you have set to start-up whilst windows is starting up, as well as how you can manage which ones do start and which ones do not. This is easily done by going to Start -> All Programs -> Start up and removing all the programs from this list, which are unnecessary for your computer to start up. Or, you can do this more manually by going to your task bar, and going on to each program's individual settings and disabling them there.

Windows disk defragmenter.
Windows disk defragmenter.

Defragment Your Hard Drive

Defragmenting your hard drive is one of the most effective ways to speed up your computer's performance. It will go through your entire hard drive, locate all files which are in unknown locations, or in the wrong locations, and then move and replace them as necessary. Not only does this speed up the time it takes to start up programs, but it saves your computer the work of having to search through millions of files each time it wants to load a program.

The easiest way to defragment your hard drive is to use the pre-installed tool in windows 'Disk Defragmenter', which will both analyse all of your hard drives and then defragment any fragmentation that it is able to find. This method works very well for its purpose, and is completely free for you to use. I am fully aware that there are purchasable programs out there, which claim to be able to perform better than windows 'Disk Defragmenter', but I suggest that you skip all these expenses, and simply stick with the one already implemented within your computer.

Close All Unnecessary Running Programs and Services

Another factor which may be slowing down your computer immensely is that you may have several unneeded programs running on your computer which are making it run slower. However, for the most part you would have to go through a lot of files or programs to figure out just which programs are running, and of course this isn't particularly time effective.

The best way for you to close down all unnecessary running programs, is to either press 'Ctrl' + 'Alt' + 'Delete' and load up task manager to work on the programs from there, or download a free program called 'Gameboost' or Gboost'.

Gameboost will close down all unnecessary programs for you to be able to run your games optimally, but it can also be effective for making your PC run faster in general, as you can adjust the settings in accordance to what you will need to use. Both Gameboost and Gboost will also give performance details on how your speed has improved, as well as the percentage of how optimal your computer is currently running.

Download Some Registry Cleaner Software

Finally, to give your computer that extra edge of performance, you can download some great free software called 'RegCure Pro', which will search your computer for viruses, malware, junk files, system errors, privacy items and other performance issues in general, and then begin to fix everything it can to help your computer run as smoothly as possible.

I highly recommend that you try this program out, especially as it will wipe all viruses and malware away from your PC, which will ensure that you are going to be protected from file hacking or system malfunction.

A Very Useful Video on Improving Your Computer's Performance

All credit for this video belongs to howto4u. I do not take ownership for this video, and I do not own the rights to it's content.

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    • chefmancave profile image

      Robert Loescher 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      For those who really want to explore their startup programs, try a program call "autoruns". (Free from Microsoft) It is a step - more like a quantum leap - above the rest of the Startup tools.

    • drspaniel profile imageAUTHOR

      drspaniel 

      6 years ago from Somewhere, where the sun shines once a year...

      Thanks chefmancave I really appreciate that! It is truly surprising how many people just don't know how much their start-up programs are affecting their computer speed.

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      Robert Loescher 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Hooray...Finally a "Speed Up Your PC" article that has valuable tips. If you are looking to make your PC run faster then read this article. Pay attention to the sections on Startup programs and Unnecessary services.

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