I purchased a newer Dell laptop from a private party, and immediately began experiencing OS problems. Dell refused to offer any technical assistance because the prior owner was no longer available to transfer ownership and all warranties (including tech support) to me. After many failed attempts with computer superstores and local computer service shops I contacted Dale at the Flagstaff, Arizona DATA DOCTORS. Dale promptly made few suggestions that immediately cleared up most problems and offered for me to bring in the laptop for a free evaluation, at which point he, again at no cost, made recommendations that completely fixed the problem. That's customer service!!! Any money that I will have to spend in the future on any computer needs will definitely go to Data Doctors. Dale's very knowledgeable, he's the man!!!
Speed Up Your Computer
Does your computer take forever to startup?
Did it used to start much faster when it was new?
Before you assume that it is outdated and needs to be replaced, let a Data Doctors Performance Specialist perform a FREE Performance Checkup, While You Wait!
You can speed up most computers by cleaning them up or adding additional RAM (Random Access Memory) but you want to make sure you choose the right option.
If you want to see if your computer is being slowed by excess processes running in the background, try this quick test (Windows XP or 2000 only):
- Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to launch the Windows Task Manager
- Look at the bottom left-hand corner for the number of Processes running
The lower the number, the more resources Windows has to execute your desired commands.
If The Number Is More Then 35-40 On A Desktop Computer Or 40-45 On A Laptop Computer, You May Need To Have Your System Examined To Determine If The Excess Processes Are Malicious Hidden Programs Or Unnecessary Items That Are Dragging Down Your Computer's Performance.
These excess processes could include:
- Hidden Spyware And Adware Programs
- Silent Identity Stealing Trojans
- Viruses and Self Spreading Worms
- Unneeded Programs
- Unneeded Auto-Launchers
- Excess Printer Drivers
- Excess Digital Camera Programs
- Excess Programs Loading at Startup
Let the Experts at Data Doctors evaluate the best course to take to increase the speed of your computer!