As our dependency on computers has increased, so has our frustration when they start to slow down. Whether it’s a personal computer or a work device, a slow-running computer can cause productivity to plummet and lead to missed deadlines, lost data, and added stress. Fortunately, you can try a few steps to speed your computer before calling in professionals:
1. Clear Out Temporary Files
As you use your computer, temporary files get stored on your hard drive. These files can slow down your computer, so it is important to clean them up regularly. You can use tools like Disk Cleanup or CCleaner to do this.
2. Run a Virus Scan
Viruses and malware can cause your computer to run slowly or crash. Make sure your computer’s antivirus software is up-to-date and run a full scan to check for malicious software.
3. Check for System Updates
Outdated software and operating systems can cause your computer to slow down. Make sure your computer’s software and operating system are up to date to ensure it is running as efficiently as possible.
4. Defragment Your Hard Drive
Over time, files on your hard drive can become fragmented, which can slow down your computer. Running a defragmentation tool can help reorganize files and improve your computer’s performance.
When to Call in a Pro
208Geek is a Meridian, Idaho computer repair and information technology company that can help diagnose and fix any issues your computer may be having. We offer a wide range of services, including virus removal, hardware repair, and software installation. In addition to computer repair services, we also offer IT support and consulting services for small and medium-sized businesses as well as individuals. We can help with everything from setting up a new network to managing your existing IT infrastructure.
A slow-running computer can be frustrating, but there are steps you can take to try and fix the issue. If you have tried these tips and your computer is still running slowly, don’t hesitate to contact 208Geek. We can help diagnose and fix any issues your computer may be having, so you can get back to work and be more productive.
About 208Geek in Meridian, Idaho
Owner/Operator Jacob Van Vliet began building and repairing computer systems for friends and family out of his home in 2001. Jacob was receiving so many requests for computer repair, that in the Fall of 2005, he opened 208 Geek with the vision of providing outstanding service and peace of mind. He has committed 208 Geek to delivering unparalleled, friendly, and professional service, with a 100% satisfaction. Our new hours include Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. as well as 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.