OT! HALP is there a way to give my computer a free enema!?!!?!?

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  1. hollaballa

    hollaballa OT Supporter

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    Lately my computer has been acting up, freezing and going generally slow. What can I do to get rid of all the extra crap, and restore it to its former glory, without using a disc or buying something?
     
  2. Doomsday

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    check for spyware, virus, etc
    uninstall crap you don't need
    reduce/disable startup programs
    clean registry (not for noobs)
    update to latest drivers
    defrag hdds
     
  3. PC Principle

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    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (Motorola Q: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows CE; Smartphone; 176x220))

    Pretty much.
     
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    Or, if all else fails, reformat.
     
  5. RedWings

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    These are good to do on a regular basis. But if they don't help improve performance, you may be better off doing a fresh install. I've noticed that doing a fresh install once a year usually clears alot of small issues up.
     
  6. etech

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    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    Is a good place to start. Most of the rest has already been well covered.


    I'd also buy a can of air and carefully clean out the heatsinks on your processor and video card.
     
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    format, re-install.
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    Garden hose.

    :mamoru:
     

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