Feb 9, 2013

Help my computers running slow!

When I receive a call that a computer is running slow I check for the following:

  1. Viruses
  2. Malware
  3. Overheating
  4. Corrupted files
  5. Low on disk space
  6. How many programs have been installed over years of service?
  7. Registry errors.
  8. Files scattered all over the hard drive (Fragmentation), after many years of working with defrag programs free and commercial my most favorite ones are listed below:

Ultimate Defrag 4 - It does defragmentation the way it should be done, way beyond the ability of other programs out there and it displays it in a graphical representation anyone can understand.


Why take 6 months to 1 year off the life of your laptop?

Such a simple thing but many of us don't do it, all you need to do to give your laptop a better chance at life is use a cooling pad.  I've monitored hard drive and internal operating temperatures of laptops with and without cooling trays either fan power and no fan.  Laptops can run 8-12 degrees cooler which doesn't sound like alot but it will affect performance and life of the computer and chances are your laptop will continue to run hoter and hoter until it fails.

Many times I find where someone has sit a laptop on a bedspread and it had a thread hanging loose and got sucked right into the fan disabling it, they didn't even know they were taking time off the life of their computer by it suddenly overheating.

Please spend the money the computer feed, a laptop tray, or fan powered cooling tray.

Micro Center has many to choose from.  Just watch with the feet sytle you don't block a fan.

These feet only cost approx. $12.99 the shorter ones go under the front and the longer ones under the rear, perfect for table tops.

These you might find in the Mac section of the store for approx. $19.99 and they lock together for storeage.


This one works great anyplace bed, table, sofa, desk $19.99


This one much more expensive not necessary but loaded with features, usb ports, etc. $49.99

How many computers have to die an early death?

Everyday I come across computers that have become plugged up with dirt, lint, to the point where it takes alot of effort to get them cleaned out properly, if this service isn't performed many of these will have power supplies failures, early hard drive failures, blown capacitors on the motherboard, without this care many will go to that lonely recycle pile at an early age.  Gregory's computer repair offers this service for free for any computer we work on.  Help you computer live a longer live calll today 913-424-5932.

We recomend your computer be cleaned out once a year to prevent what you see below.


Please don't attempt to clean out your own computer you may cause more damage.



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