How To Fix Your Slow Laptop Quickly And Stop Its Monitor Freezing?
Worried about your laptop working slow? well, there can be a number of reasons for this but, before you take your laptop to a technician better is to try rectifying the errors yourself like a pro.
There are few things you can do yourself to address this issue. So, let us begin! No, we are not going to buy or delete any software nor we are going to upgrade, there is something else we can do.
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Some tiny small steps can benefit us.
The automatic solution:
If you have unrecognized files consuming lots of memory it
may be spyware or malware or it can be a corrupt file that is not recognized by the system. The easiest way to know where the problem is on your laptop is by using a system scanner.
It will scan all the drivers and files and the windows to know where the problem lies and if it is malware or a file problem, it will only take a few minutes to fix.
Check your power management settings:
It is the basic reason that kills the speed of a laptop, malware, and corruption being next. If the power management settings
are not right, your laptop will find its zone to slow down.
Here is what you can do:
- Go to the control panel and move to all control panel items, then power options. Now open the power options icon and click on select a power plan.
Most laptops work slowly because they run on power-saving mode. Ensure yours is not the one. And then save the settings.
- You might need to restart your computer/laptop so the settings can work properly. It is because of the fact how
BIOS interacts with windows. You can check the speed of your computer/laptop by playing a game or use an application that usually runs slow.
If this option didn’t work and your windows is still running
slow, check the next step.
Start task manager:
Right-click on the taskbar and then click on task manager from the menu. Go to the Performance tab and search for the option: physical memory. It will display the current storage capacity of your laptop.
If the available storage is below 512000 (512MB) system performance will start to drop rapidly. Ideally, it should 1GB. If the available storage is low, move to the processes tab and then scroll across to the right to see what is occupying the most memory under the “memory usage” tab and note it down.
The most likely causes are:
Some consume a lot of memory. A poor performing, corrupted, or infected program that is occupying a good memory. This means even after you close it you will not get the storage back to normal without restarting your computer
How do you know what the problem is?
There are two ways to ascertain this. You can note down the file name and then search on processlibrary.com to see what the file is. Next is to go to the manufacturer’s site and get an update on the software, driver, or program. If it is not recognized, it may be malware.
So this was what you can do to make your system work faster but now what can YOU do when you realize that the system monitor is frozen and banging and clicking the mouse here and there is not helping?
- You can simply press ctrl+alt+del to open up the task manager and close the unresponsive program that is bringing down the whole system.
- This method is excellent if only a single application has frozen. Usually, when there is a particular program that freezes seemingly every time that you use it, there might be some compatibility issues between the program and the operating system you’re using.
- You can just uninstall the program and then reinstall a version of it that is compatible with your version of windows just like an office on office.com/myaccount.
Here are some more steps you need to follow:
- The real cause of most PC freezes is the overwhelming amount of corrupted registry entries. Registry files are
like instructions for your computer so that it can operate more efficiently.
- These files get corrupted due to a good number of reasons. When these instructions get messed up, then the computer will not be able to make heads or tails as to what to do next until eventually, it crashes.
- A misconception about why computers tend to freeze is because it has run out of memory. Most operating systems use swap files, also known as virtual memory.
- Virtual memory takes over when the RAM gets overly ruined by too much information passing through them. Virtual memory does tend to make your computer run a bit slower than usual but will still not cause your computer to freeze completely.
- Also, your computer freezes up because too many programs are running in the background that is loaded there at the same time your computer starts. The cure for this problem is to go to the start-up tab in the control panel and disable the programs that you don’t really need to run as soon as the system starts up.
But again, too many programs in the background only constitute a partially slow computer, not one that is constantly freezing up.