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Steps to fix slow, unresponsive computer

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Andy D, May 21, 2020.

  1. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

    Aug 4, 2010
    montgomery, alabama
    I guarantee you its the updates that have bogged down the computer. I would run avira av, ccleaner and mbam. I would definitely put another hard drive in and keep all info on this 2nd one. I have always reformatted wiped everything clean and redid it after of course backing all stuff up
  2. jeffdpia

    jeffdpia Member

    Oct 8, 2015
    Dulles, va
  3. Greg Kelm

    Greg Kelm Member

    Aug 20, 2019
    Rancho Cucamonga
    Get a Drobo and store all your files on it. It's networked and acts like a server for us. It has it's own raid array so when a drive fails, you just pop a new one in and keep going. Keep your PCs limited to just your personal stuff and your files are better protected as well. It sucks when a hard drive fails (and SSD do) and you lose everything.
  4. fuzzy_cam

    fuzzy_cam The Granbury Wrap & Sign Guy

    Mar 7, 2017
    Granbury, TX
    These issues seem consistent with graphics card or related graphics driver issues. If you have a graphics card (not onboard graphics) try removing/reinstalling the latest drivers
  5. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

    Sep 27, 2010
    Mid TN
    Updates are a double edged sword. On one hand they are needed, as no code is ever perfect (considering some vulnerabilities are discovered on Win 10 that have existed since the 9x yrs, the joys of having robust support for older software) , but on the other hand a lot of ancillary stuff is added to it.

    Unfortunately, with Win 10, it's not quite as easy as it was with earlier versions. Even some hacks that I knew with the registry are no longer valid with later versions of Win 10 to stop updates. Bare in mind, with the rolling release nature of Win 10 (which also means that Win 10 is in a perpetual state of beta), older versions are no longer support and may no longer be supported by your software vendors as well. So while you may have Win 10 on your computer, if it's so old (>18 months), it more then likely is no longer supported. So there is a need to always be updated.

    Even Win 10 Enterprise is more aggressive with the support for individual versions.

    My dad was actually having the reverse issues with some of his cards in that Windows was installing the latest drivers that didn't quite work right with his card, so he had to regress to an earlier version.
  6. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

    Oct 20, 2014
    Hattiesburg, MS
    Thank You everyone for your help and advice!
  7. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Member

    Feb 20, 2020
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