Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Computer running slow? Clean it up!

Computer running slow? Clean it up!

New computers are like new cars. At first they are shiny and the engine runs well, but then they start to slow down even during routine processes. In as little as a few months with your new computer, you may find that it takes longer to download files or open and close programs. Your computer may even take longer to boot up or shut down. Why does this happen to all Windows operating system computers?

At the center of any Windows operating system,there is the Windows registry. The Windows registry first introduced with Windows 95 which acts as a file cabinet. Just as important information is kept in a file cabinet, the Windows registry is a directory storing your computers files, settings, and options.

Since the Microsoft Windows registry holds so much information, it is not uncommon for it to cause your computer to become slower with more extended use. One of the most common reason for these slowdowns is installing or uninstalling programs and creating and deleting files which can leave invalid entries stored in the registry. These entries exist because software or files a user is utilizing has not been properly installed or removed. Over time, installing software and then deleting that software without fully removing it can leave a mark of extraneous and useless Windows registry entries. These entries accumulate in the registry and then it is only a matter of time before the system begins to slow down.

The second and the most common reason for your computer slowdown is due to the temporary data, originating by the programs on your computer, that is stored in the Windows operating system registry. This data is not temporary at all even though they are called temporary entries.These items are not deleted automatically by the operating system. As the number of invalid entries in the registry grows, the system moves slower over the time. Just you need to declutter your file cabinet from time to time, it is useful to also periodically scan and remove unnecessary and invalid entries from your system registry. This frees up the registry allowing it to operate at its full power.

Computers are now at the center of our lives and enabling them to run as fast as possible should be our priority. However, each time we use our computers, more registry entries are created. So, how do you avoid the issue of an overloaded registry causing slowdowns?

The use of a registry cleaner tool is key. Available from a number of providers, a registry cleaner tool will scan your Windows registry and omit invalid data in your system’s registry. If the user properly removes these entries, performance of the Windows operating system can increase significantly. A good registry repair program will not only scan the registry and omit invalid entries, but be sure to leave valid, useful entries in the registry. Again, performance of the system becomes faster and more efficient after taking this action. Some registry repair programs also include an option that defragments files. In completing this function, the empty spaces in files are filled and any leftover fragments are omitted. This too enables the system to run faster and more efficiently.

If your system is running slow, it may be due to a cluttered registry.A good registry repair program will take care of the clutter for you and leave you with a faster computer that will return you computer to like new.

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