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Bill Cahill



Join date : 2010-11-25

PostSubject: Help. My old computer is crashing!   2012-10-27, 7:39 pm

My old stand by computer is crashing, and, I need help.
Until a week ago it was doing fine.
A week ago hard drive wouldn't start. It just kept beeping at me.
Once, no, twice, I was able to get it to start, then, it crashed again.
Today, I tried it again. It worked, but, not great, and, it was extremely slow.
Tried doing a microsoft virus scan, and, gave up after two hours, and, only going to 1 percent.
Tried doing a defrag. It was on it for two hours, and, only got twentry percent done.

It is hard to shut it down, and, takes forever to shut down....
What's going on?
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PostSubject: Re: Help. My old computer is crashing!   2012-10-28, 11:36 am

Take your computer apart and clean it. Sounds like it may be loaded with dust bunnies, or your hard drive is starting to fail.
Run a couple of programs called CCleaner and Glary Utilities and both are free, and you just click on automatic choices. No need to be technically oriented to run them.
also run a program called Check disk, its a built-in Microsoft utility you type into the run box. I think it is spelled CHKDS .
Click here for this link to instructions.
Click here for CCleaner
click here for Glary utilities download

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willy3486



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PostSubject: Re: Help. My old computer is crashing!   2012-11-04, 6:47 am

If it has been a while since you have had it loaded it may very well need cleaning and virus checking. Chkdsk is what Cliff was thinking bout. I work on these and from what you described I would do the cleaning and chkdsk first. Then if that didn't help I would probably go with a new drive. It could be also low memory but cleaning it should help. I work mainly on Apples but I do occasionally see Windows. Most of what I do is hardware though. I would highly suggest ot back up all the pictures and docs you want to keep ASAP. Another thing I suggest to everyone is to invest in one of the small USB hard drives. These are USB cases that hold a hard drive in them. I use that to back up everything. But Cliff is right on the money as far as cleaning,running the virus checkers/chkdsk and then looking at the drive.
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