• Tammy

How to Fix a Slow Computer

Updated: Dec 9, 2020

During a recent staff meeting , we asked our team what are the most common questions we get from our customers and "How can I speed up my computer?" was pretty much top of the list. So, I decided to write this article to offer some tips and tricks that may help. Of course our friendly staff here at Mother Computers are also available to assist by phone, at no charge and offer their advice on possible causes.


The Dreaded Spinning Circle


Depending on what type of device you are using, if you have experienced a slow down, you have no doubt seen something like the above. A loading screen that takes far too long to load. It's not fun and can be frustrating, distracting and in many cases avoidable. Let's take a look at why this might be happening and what you can do about it.


What Causes a Computer to Slow Down?


There are several reasons a computer will slow down. Malware and Viruses can cause slow downs and are very common, as is a full hard drive. Too many processes or programs running at the same time can also cause slow downs. Sometimes the computer could just be near the end of it's lifecycle, computers these days generally last anywhere from 3-5 years depending on the usage and what programs you are running. Sometimes installing a