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Why Is My Computer Going Slow?

Why Is My Computer Going Slow?

Is it a virus? Is it malware?

In a lot of cases, it’s not really either. Yes, your computer can accumulate viruses and malware as you surf the web, especially if you don’t have an antivirus program in place, but more commonly, the computer just slows down as it ages – and it’s probably not because of the causes that you first think of.

It’s tempting to think that the computer is running slowly because its hard drive just isn’t optimized, and that a disk defragmentation would do the trick.

But if you’ve ever tried this yourself, you know that it’s not very effective. You’re still experiencing those enormous wait times just to load pages or applications and you’re seeing that little scrolling wait icon a lot more than you’d like.

The Real Deal on Hard Drive Issues

The reality is that as computers age, the traditional hard drive platter has to do more work to serve up the programs and files that you’re accustomed to using.

There’s more on your computer, yes, but there’s also a lot more work done by the process loading architecture as it skips between programs and threads. You can’t just uninstall programs and get more storage space and think that you’re speeding up your aging computer.

Real fixes involve looking critically at what’s inside that control panel – those CPU charts with their spikes and troughs and the redlines that indicate maximum hard drive activity.

Unless you’re a professional, those things are pretty hard to read. It can be difficult to really understand why the computers going slowly, even if you’re looking at these real-time graphs showing you CPU activity and more.

So what do you do?

Take the computer down to Device Pitstop Phone Repair and we’ll help you to quickly and efficiently restore it to better health. One of the easiest and most effective ways is to simply install a new hard drive. You start over with the functionality of a brand-new platter that’s able to speedily move between programs and files and access what you need in the moment.

The alternative is to buy a whole new computer, which is tempting if your technology is several years behind the curve. New microprocessors and even new types of solid state hard drives have made computers worlds faster than they were just a few years ago, so that’s another option.

Talk to us and we’ll do a diagnostic on your machine, walk you through your options and help you to figure out what’s best for you. We are able to see easily what’s going on under the hood of a device, and that helps you to make the right decisions to get a speedy computer instead of just struggling with a slow one.