Why is Your PC Slow?


If the question is asked about a system’s speed, most of the people would come up with an answer saying that they have witnessed a slow performance of their PC over time. Of course, the situation arises as we hardly pay attention to the necessary steps we should take to continue to maintain its performance as it was on its first day.

There are many frustrating issues that slow down a computer and impacts its overall execution; nevertheless, there are some solutions to get rid of them which can be dealt with at our end without the need of any professional help.

First, let’s get down to the significant reasons that account for a machine to run slow:

Primary Reasons for a Computer to Run Slow

Too Little Space to Store

Usually, when your hard disk’s storage gets full by storing plenty of files, it results in the slow execution of tasks. This requires to clean the internal memory to make space for running tasks easily.

Virus Infection

Mostly a PC slows its pace and acts weirdly when it’s been injected with viruses or malware. Check your Windows for such threats using Antivirus software.

Outdated Drivers and Software

The old version of drivers or tools may result in the same problem as they witness compatibility issues with the Windows. So always check the versions of drivers and the need for their update.

Broadband is Slow

Other than system problems, your internet connection may also lead in the slow running of your machine. Broadband speed check can be done to get insights into the issue.

Enabled Visual Effects

Visual and animated effects also add up to lowering down the working pace and performance of a PC. Its recommended to disable them for speed improvement.

Loads of Junk Data/Files

A computer’s memory gets overloaded by storing useful and also useless files/folders like temp files, trash, junk files, etc. which makes it difficult to run the user commands at a reasonable pace. Prefer deleting junk data.

Enabled Unrequired Startup Processes

There are many system processes that run at the startup of a PC which actually have no need. It’s better to disable those least important programs to avoid the slow running of a system.

Old Windows Version

Your old version of Windows may be one of the reasons to slow down the speed of your latest applications and software, thereby, lowering down the speed of a PC. Upgrade to the latest Windows 10.

Is there any Fix-Up to these Troubling Issues?

Indeed, Yes!

I bring you some effective ways which can be tried by one and all in improving the speed and performance of your system. Let’s dive in:

Run a Malware Check

Viruses, bloatware, spyware, adware all these are some of the harmful assets that are responsible for your system to delay the user commands and tasks and at worst, can even expose your data to the scammers.

Prefer running Windows Defender or any utility tool that scans your computer and alerts you about the malicious data.

Go for a Disk Cleanup

A cleanup removes all the unwanted data, junk files, online web pages, trash folders from the memory of a computer and frees the space for other mandatory data files which also reduces the load on a system, thereby, enhancing its execution pace.

Windows 10 has a Storage Sense feature that effectively manages the storage space within by automatically deleting the useless files and optimizing the storage at its best.

Limit the Startup Processes

Some applications which are not even required or are less in use, startup as the Windows start booting. These programs on startup take up considerable CPU cycles and consume system resources which end up reducing a PC’s speed and delay in opening your mandatory documents or software.

It’s advised to make adjustments in the system settings using the Task Manager->Startup tab-> Disable the unwanted programs.

Disable the Animations and Visual Effects

To tune up your PC, it is required for you to turn off the visual effects of a system as they take up a lot of system resources, thereby, making it slow to execute the other crucial system tasks.

Either go for making your Windows prettier or faster. Try disabling features like show shadows under the mouse pointer, fade/slide menus and many more. By doing this, you will noticeably witness the desired speed of execution.