I deleted music files and now my pc is slow

May 26, 2011 at 04:51:40
Specs: Windows 7, 2.20GHz processor(dual-core)/3 GB RAM, 64-bit OS
I just got a new assignment working from home and to free up memory, I moved my music files from my C:drive to an external drive. The computer is even slower than it was before and freezes often. I analyzed the C:drive and it's only 1% fragmented but I read that I shouldn't defrag unless it's more than 10%. I've run a antivirus scan and found no problems.

What else should I do?


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#1
May 26, 2011 at 05:19:48
Try running Ccleaner Slim as a start. Get it from the link below.

BTW, you freed up STORAGE not Memory.

http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5...


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#2
May 27, 2011 at 07:38:26
The 10% defrag figure is only to save you unnecessary work. You can defrag whenever you like (although I doubt it is your issue).

Moving music files onto another disk does not have any impact on performance. It must have just been coincidence.

Freeing up hard disk storage space won't make any difference to performance either, unless the drive is very full. You can check this by right clicking the C drive.

IMPORTANT - Please come back and let us know the outcome.


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#3
May 27, 2011 at 07:40:39
Are you using more than one AntiVirus program?

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#4
May 27, 2011 at 10:11:02
sounds like malware. Try running Malwarebytes
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...
on a full scan and fix all it finds.
Also the mention of Anti-virus programs. If you had a trial on it and then let it expire, then installed another anti-virus on it (without properly installing the previous one), the conflict will slow your PC to a crawl.

So let us know what is happening with the Anti-viruses so we can help you.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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