Browsing is never easy when your computer lags. If you’re looking to beat a deadline in minutes, you’re dead. You stare at your screen for minutes while time ticks away on your watch. It’s that feeling that gets to you.

The reasons for a computer lag are as many as its parts, but the most common are software application and your PC’s location.

Some serious reasons why computers lag

Other than conflicting software, there are far more serious reasons computers lag:

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1. Application.

You know that many software applications take so much memory in the long run. Not your PC’s fault—it’s the developers. And you as a user may be at the losing end.

2. Where your PC is.

If you’re thinking it has to do with your PC’s rising temperature, check where it is near to: Is you PC gathering dust on the sides?  Is it covered entirely? If your PC is squeezed under your desk, air it out. If your PC’s fans start to whirl with a sound, even if they’re not switched on, go to “Speedfan” to see if the blades are actually turning.

3. Memory.

If your PC hangs for lack of memory, upgrade it or get a faster CPU. Between buying a new computer and upgrading an old one, consider the concessions you have to make: which one will cost you less and give you edge? A not so new PC but one that’s upgradeable is always better. Or, you may want to add RAM by increasing a gig or two. But that depends on your personal need. For all you know your PC lags because your PC’s processor is gobbling most of your CPU.

4. CPU problem.

If you figure it’s the CPU, then go to Windows Task Manager and get a processor that has more than 79% capacity.

What to do when your computer lags

You can do many things as there are many ways of killing a cat—but the easiest ones are:

1. Get AdAware  and Spybot

Install and update them. Run them a number of times. Make a full scan and scan again to check.

2. Go to Start – Run.

You can delete everything except for your latest file. Even then, you can’t reboot it.

3. Go to Control Panel -

Add/Remove Programs and delete files you don’t want to use anymore.

4. Get Diskeeper.

Defrag your computer.

5. Get a good Registry clean-up application.

REGISTRY FIX is highly recommended. Don’t forget to register the program within itself—if you fail to do this,  you won’t be able to get the full scan. Scan preferably twice to get rid of all files that have piled up over the years.

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6. Right click your “C” drive and  go to Properties -Tools – Error Checking.

Disable both Disk Options and then click “Start”. XP will ask you to run the program. Click “Yes.”

Sit back and relax as it takes quite a long time: It lasts for about an hour and a half. You can get your favorite drink, and by the time you come back all’s well that ends well.

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