Reasons Why Your Computer Running Slow?

Reasons Why Your Computer Running Slow?
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A slow computer can be both inconvenient and aggravating, especially if you don't have access to an IT department to help you fix the problem

Don't put up with a slow PC any longer. We'll show you how to get things back to normal on your own.

A slow computer can be both inconvenient and aggravating, especially if you don't have access to an IT department to help you fix the problem. A slow PC may make getting work done more difficult and things you enjoy like gaming less fun, whether it takes forever to boot up, load your favourite program, or just open and close windows.

If you've been having problems all year, now is the perfect moment to go through some of the tried-and-true troubleshooting procedures. You may start the year off well and, at the very least, give yourself a break from cursing your computer under your breath. You may accomplish all of it for free or for a reasonable amount with IDSN's computer repair services.

Task Manager works magically

Consider Task Manager to be a window into the health of your computer. The software shows you what's putting a strain on the processor, how much memory something is consuming, and even how much network data a programme has consumed.

Right-click on the Taskbar and pick Task Manager from the list of options to open Task Manager in Windows 10. Click the magnifying glass on the Taskbar in Windows 11 and type Task Manager into the search box.

The default view of Task Manager doesn't display much information other than which apps are currently running (handy if you already know if you want to close one out). Click More Details to see what actually matters.

This list is divided into Apps and Background Processes by default. It's updated on a regular basis, with the other columns changing as well. Allow Task Manager to run for a few minutes and keep an eye on it. Keep an eye out for apps that appear at the top of the list and then vanish a few seconds later. Look for programmes that utilise a lot of memory or CPU and stay at the top of the list. Are you unsure what a procedure is? To learn more about it, type its name into Google.

To close an app or process that you believe is contributing to slow performance, choose it from the list and then click End Task.

Three more common causes of a slow computer

There are simply too many apps and services to compile a concise list of what's likely slowing down a PC, but it doesn't rule out the possibility of some of them being the culprits. Here are some of the most common computer problems that we all face.

1. Anti-virus

You may have noticed that your antivirus software is frequently near the top of the list after watching your system function slowly with Task Manager open. While continually searching your computer for malware and viruses, antivirus software can cause your system to slow down.

Instead of allowing your antivirus programme to scan whenever it wants, schedule it to run when you're not likely to be using your computer, such as overnight or during your lunch break. Changing the scan schedule depends on the application you're using, but you can usually do it by opening the app and going to the Options pane.

2. Some web browsers

It's possible that your web browser is to blame, especially if you've lost track of how many windows and tabs you have open. Each browser window and tab consumes memory and computing power, slowing down your computer over time.

By clicking on the arrow next to your browser's name in Task Manager, you may see a list of extensions and tabs that may be to blame. Chrome, on the other hand, comes with its own built-in task manager. It may be accessed by hitting Shift+Esc in Chrome or by going to the menu button > More Tools > Task Manager.

Keep track of the number of tabs or windows open at any given time.

3. Too many running Apps

If it takes an eternity for your PC to respond after you log into your Windows account, you probably have too many apps trying to execute at startup. By opening Task Manager and selecting the Startup tab, you can change the list of apps and services that start when you log in to your computer.

By clicking the software name, then Disable, go through the list and disable anything you don't need to be installed and ready the moment your PC starts on.


There are numerous methods for debugging and speeding up your computer. Here are some methods to do to speed up your slow computer, at the very least temporarily:

When you're finished, close any open apps. Check to see if they're currently running in the notification tray (next to the volume and Wi-Fi indicators). Some programmes, such as Slack, continue to run in the background after you close them. You can usually close apps that are still running by right-clicking on their icon and selecting quit or exit.

Stop syncing with OneDrive. Even Microsoft admits that this can cause your machine to slow down. Click the OneDrive icon in the notification tray, select More, and then Pause syncing to stop OneDrive from syncing.

Turn off your computer on a regular basis. Don't just restart it; turn it off fully and leave it alone for a few minutes. This allows your computer to clean its memory and restart from scratch the next time it is powered on.

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