Why is My Laptop Running So Slowly?
We all know this is the nature of human that he observes the things that he gets by huge investment. When you invest in your required product but if they don’t fulfill your desires then what you will do? Obviously, you cannot do somewhat, except for taking tension!
Why is My Laptop Running So Slowly?
As my friend came to me some days ago with the laptop that he bought for almost $750 – $800 recently. During the meeting, if feel he is worried about something. When I ask the reason he replied that I buy a brand new laptop recently but I am not satisfied with the performance.
I said him is your laptop running slow? It doesn’t matter its new or old, there are some different factors that can make the performance of your laptop slow.
After my wordings he passes a smile on his face by asking me, do you know why is my laptop running so slowly?
By giving him positive feedback on his question I checked his laptop and solve his problem within some minutes. After completing all the steps that I explained in this guide, his laptop became faster, now he was satisfied with the performance of the laptop.
If you found this article by searching the solution to the same problem and your laptop is very slow then you are in right place now! This article is especially for those people who are worried about the performance of their laptop. We know that using a slow performance laptop is not a pleasant experience. But don’t worry about that all, because we are here to solve your problem.
Our expert system analyzers have gathered some tips here, related to laptop performance that can breathe strong life into your slow laptop.
I will guide you on how to apply these tips to speed up your laptop. Most people are worried when their laptop become slow and they can not do their work smoothly. As one of my fellows bring their laptop to shop for repair because they don’t know why is my laptop running so slowly.
Here I’ll let you know about some factors that can be involved in your laptop performance. Here you can also know how to fix them, it might save your time and money.
10 steps that can faster your laptop
Now let’s move forward to the step by step solution. Following are the ten simple but important steps that can make the performance of your laptop faster:
When you install new software, several of them auto start when windows booted. If you don’t close them after bootup they start running in the background, use the resource and slow down your laptop.
Now let me know, how you can solve this problem to make your laptop faster! In windows 8 and windows 10 you have to open task manager by pressing ctrl + shift + esc and in windows 7 go to start menu then open “run” and type “msconfig” then press enter.
You will see a dialog box contain on different tabs. You have to click on startup tab, in this tab you can see the programs that run automatically when windows start. You have to disable all the unnecessary programs by selecting them and click on the disable button to boot up your laptop performance.
Startup program is not enough. There are many services which are running in the background but we don’t know about that all. These services can also make your device performance very slow.
To disable useless services go to start menu then open “run” and type “services.msc” then press enter now you will see all the services which are running in the background. Disable the unnecessary services from there.
Keep in mind!
- Don’t disable any Microsoft service because the disability of this service can make trouble in windows operating system.
- Various services are a startup with windows; set these services to manual to start only when you open that program.
You should be careful while disabling the service. Some services are must be needed for a system. For example, disabling the printer services might cause trouble a next time when you print something. So only disable those services which you know not desired in the background.
Uninstall the idle Program
Most people install different program on their systems to check the features of that software. After some days they do not find these programs useful. Instead to completely remove such programs from the system they delete the only icon from the desktop. In fact, these programs create a junk and use memory that slows down your laptop.
To avoid these junk files go to Control panel and open Uninstall program segment. Here you can see all the installed programs. Select the unusable programs one by one from the list and uninstall them by clicking on the right mouse button.
Scan for Virus
If you feel that your laptop is running slow, then it may cause by viruses. Viruses can be caused to damage your important data such as documents, photos, and other media files. To boost your system speed and protect your data you must have a powerful antivirus installed in your laptop.
There are different paid versions of antivirus are available on the market in 2019 that are highly protected for your system. Some free antiviruses can be downloaded from the Internet which can also provide better protection against viruses.
Windows Defender, Avast, AVG, Norton, and Bitdefender have commonly used antivirus that is freely available on the internet with strong system protection. Scan your system regularly to keep laptop free from virus and make its performance faster.
Keep your system update
This includes window itself, all the drivers and any software used regularly. Software companies release updates, Install these updates that enhance your software performance as well as improve security
Power setting also effects on the working of your laptop. If your laptop is a power saver mode. It may be reducing your laptop performance.
Check Drive health & status
It is an important and technical step to boost your laptop performance. It may be typical for someone at the beginning to keep these steps in mind, but after doing this practice a couple of time you will be an expert. Let me start to move forward to the steps:
To check your drive health goes to start the menu and run a command prompt as administrator. Now type “wmic” and hit enter. You will access the wmic:root directory, now type “diskdrive get status” and press enter. If you see “OK” in status then your drive is working fine, but if there is some other indication then it means your drive is suffering in some problems.
You can check the drive status by using another method by going to command prompt and type “chkdsk” then hit enter. It will also check the status of your drive and it can take a couple of minutes to complete the process.
Your drives are full of files and seem red? Have you notified about low disk space error during your work? To solve this problem you need to remove unnecessary junk files from your drives to keep your work smoothly.
Check windows integrity
Check window files integrity by going to command prompt (run as administrator) type “sfc /scannow“. It will check all the system file. If any file is missing or corrupted it will fix automatically. If there is any error you can Google it yourself to solve that error
Check memory issue
If you have a bad memory it creates a problem for all software. It is a hardware issue you can’t solve it yourself, so you need to replace RAM. You can check your memory issue go to start menu open window memory diagnostic after the restart system is open in diagnostic mode it will automatically check memory if there is a lot of error. Your RAM may be installed properly or maybe your RAM chip needs to be replaced.
If you are running heavy software like Adobe Photoshop, illustrator and CorelDraw you need to install large size RAM (4GB, 8GB)
Reformat and Reinstall
If your laptop is running slow and doesn’t work properly you need to reinstall window. If the problem is not solved then format the whole disk and install window. If the problem is still arising then there is a hardware issue you need to replace the hard disk.
If someone came to you and ask why is my laptop going so slow, hope you will easily assist him by doing the above steps. First, try these steps to your own laptop and check the difference between prior and existing performance.
If you want to make your laptop performance faster and you are working with lose budget you should have to use SSD (solid state drive) instead of HDD. The SSD is expensive but it is 30% faster than HDD, and also provides high performance without making noise.
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