Complete slowdown of my system

By Pennington
Oct 21, 2006
  1. Recently my computer has became really slow. I thought it was because I almost completely filled out my hard drive, but even after I formatted it, the computer is really slow. The welcome screen of windows takes 5 seconds to display in which you can see different shades of blue. If I move the mouse around rapidly the mouse freezes like its loading or something. Needless to say opening IE or even My Computer takes a length of time. It has never been this slow. I'm pretty sure its a hardware problem but I don't know which part of the computer isn't working correctly.
  2. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    Its called defragging, and its sounds like you need to do it.

    When was the last time you did it?
  3. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    What are your computer specifications?
  4. Pennington

    Pennington TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Never mind. It was an old ethernet card that was screwing with my system. Learn something new everyday.
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