How to Fix a Slow Dell Computer

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The article has been designed to describe the procedure of fixing a slow Dell computer so as to make it run faster. The methods described here are simple and self explanatory. It is still recommended that users follow the instructions carefully to perform the intended task to avoid running into common Dell computer problems and eventually contacting their Dell computer support to fix the problems.

It has been often observed that as a computer becomes old or is used repeatedly, it tends to perform sluggish while downloading or accessing files\programs etc. or throw errors randomly. This usually happens due to increase in the amount of data that is stored on your computer’s hard drive. As the volume of data increases, so the computer starts performing slow. This is quite unavoidable. Don’t worry as you can use simple tweaks to improve your Dell computer’s performance. The below mentioned guide will surely help you make your Dell PC run faster on your own. This necessarily means that you don’t need the services of your Dell tech support.


Use the Disk Cleanup utility to clean up the mess on from your hard drive. To do so, click on the Start menu, click on All Programs, and then click on Accessories. Select System Tools from the side menu and then click on Disk Cleanup. This will initialize the cleaning process. Don’t click on the Cancel button, let it run. It will give you the option to view files that need be cleaned. Click on the OK button. Click on OK again when you get a warning message like ‘Are you sure you want to perform these actions?’ Wait until the process finishes. When done, you will find that your system has become faster. Check internet connection or download files etc. to verify.

Use Disk Defragment utility. It is quite usual for the hard drive to become cluttered or overloaded with the fragmented data. The disk defragment utility rearranges the fragmented data and improves the performance of a computer. To defragment, click on the Start menu and go to Run. When the Run window opens up, type ‘defrag’ in box and hit Enter on the keyboard. If prompted for admin permission, type the password and continue. Instead of this, you can use the same abovementioned procedure to reach System Tools. Click on Disk Defragmenter just below the Disk Cleanup option and continue. Select the drive that you want to perform the defragmentation on and click on the Defragment button. If prompted with a warning or confirmation message, just click on OK or Defragment button. This will initialize the defragmentation process. Wait as the process may take some time. Before defragmenting, you can also click on the Analyze button to check whether the desired drive has exceeded its limit or not.

Update your antivirus or anti-spyware program and run a full system scan. Slowing down can be caused by unwanted virus or spyware infections. It is recommended to update your security program on a regular basis.

Additional Tips:

It is recommended to perform these steps frequently to clean up the mess from your system. Do not download unwanted programs that may contain virus infections. These infections eat up your computer’s memory resources and make it slow.

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This article was published on 2011/09/06