While using your pc, there is nothing as nagging as having to endure a slow working pc-especially if you have a lot to do! Normally, a quick reboot will do the trick however there may be instances when even this doesn’t work. There are a number of things that could result in a slow PC and we will take a look as some of them plus possible remedies to the problems.
Something might be consuming precious resources
There could be something(s) that is consuming precious resources on your PC which you need to find and fix. You need to find out what is consuming your CPU resources and fix it as soon as possible. In order to find out the possible culprit, you need to turn to the ‘Task Manager’ on your PC. Besides looking for it in the search option of the ‘Start’ button you can also press Ctrl+Shift+Escape. On the interface that comes up, select the “Memory”, “CPU” or “Disk” headers in order to find out which applications may be utilizing a lot of your PC’S resources. In case you wish to cut out the excessive use of resources then you need to select the application that is the culprit and select ‘End Task’ to shut it down.
Cut down on Animations
Animations tend to consume a lot of CPU memory on your PC which is why it is important to cut down on them. In order to reduce animations, simply press the Windows Key + X and select the “Advanced System Settings”. You will then need to select the ‘settings’ button under performance and make suitable adjustments under the ‘Adjust for better performance’ tab. This means disabling all the animations or selecting the ‘custom’ option if you wish to only disable particular animations.
Scan your PC for Malware and Adware
Sometimes malware or adware may cause your PC to slow down. In this case you need to scan your PC with an antivirus program in an attempt to find and remove the malware or adware.
Free up disk space
A hard drive that is nearly full may also result in a slow PC. As such, you need to look into freeing up some space on your PC. The Disk Cleanup tool should come in handy in this instance.
Uninstall programs that you don’t use
You need to look into uninstalling programs that you don’t use from your PC since they are consuming valuable space and adding up to your PC’s slowness.