Cleaning up my PC

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Robin55 Posted: Thu, Apr 26 2012 6:22 PM

Hi gang!  I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this post, so Admin, feel free to move it to a more appropriate thread if necessary.  I have an older model HP and I must confess I've been hard on it.  It's about four years old, so it's not ancient, however.  I've had a lot of video footage on it and so forth and now it's rather slow.  I've gotten much of that off it, but it still runs slow.  Is it a bad sign when you set it to defrag the hard drive overnight and it's still doing it the next morning??  What can I do about this.  What's the best clean-up software for my money?  Thanks in advance for any help offered.

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being that old, its is just starting to show its age. How much ram do you have in it?

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rrplay replied on Thu, Apr 26 2012 11:35 PM

Hi Robin55lets us know how much ram you have ,,,by the way when was the last time you ran a full check disc [chkdsk] on that hard disk ?f full repair of bad sectors  probably a good idea to get the important  data backed up too !

best free cr^p cleaner is CCleaner  http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Auslogics Disk defrag   much better than MS dewfrag   priced right too ie Free

http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/

you nay already have these but posted to get ya started

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rcxman replied on Sat, Apr 28 2012 4:41 AM

You could also run ATF-Cleaner and clean out all the temporary folders.

And uninstall software you don't need and then run the defrag over night again.

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