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How to Fix the Biggest PC Annoyances

PC World About.com’s page on the top personal computer annoyances and solutions can be found here. From vanishing web data to cramped IE windows, anyone who gets tired of these issues can find help using this page.

How to Speed Up Your Computer
This is Pepperdine University’s Faculty Computing Support page on how to speed up the computer. It recommends various tips on what programs to run to increase the computer’s speed.

Slow Computer Syndrome
Colby Sawyer College’s technology update information page on how to diagnose a slow PC. It’s highly recommended for beginners since it has screenshots to further guide someone who is new to computers.

Housekeeping Your PC
This is WhatPC’s article on how to make Windows maintain itself with the proper use of XP Task Scheduler. It includes ways on how to set up Scheduled Tasks to avoid forgetting implementing computer processes that will keep your PC in tip-top shape.

13 Ways to Speed Up Your PC Without Spending a Dime
This blog post elaborating methods on how to boost PC speed without paying for anything is a good read for thrifty ones. It has the much-important information on what programs to check and to get rid of to increase your PC’s speed.

How To Speed Up Your Computer
This page has tips on how to shut down your PC, perform scandisk and defragment to increase PC speed. Its step-by-step instruction with screenshots is a good method for newbies to learn about these PC boosting activities.

Salvage the Files You Lost from Your Hard Drive
This is PC World’s About.com page on how to undo a deletion and repair damaged files. It also has additional information on checking the power demands of your USB.

Speed Up Your Windows XP Computer!
This is one Linux blog’s post on how to speed up a Windows XP computer. It has information on what to download and what to set up to increase PC speed.

Clear Your Cache
Cache may leave an impression that it’s actually helping your PC to increase its speed. However, the opposite can happen, too. This page shows how you can clear your cache.

How to Free Disk Space and Speed up Windows XP
This page contains information on how to speed up Windows XP using disk cleanup, disk defragmenter, or performance settings tweaking. One who would like to skip some information can do so using links.

Microsoft Windows XP – Using Disk Cleanup
Disk cleanup can do various things to help increase your PC’s speed. This page has the step-by-step methods on how to use the disk cleanup feature of Microsoft Windows XP.

23 Ways to Speed Up Windows XP Without Defrag
This is an article containing 23 different tips on speeding up the performance of a computer with Windows XP operating system. It also shows tips on how to save money through using programs like the free defrag feature.

Defragmentation on Wikipedia
This is the Wikipedia page about the definition of defragmentation. The objectives of defragmentation, causes and cures of fragmentation, defragmentation issues, myths and file systems can also be found on this page.

ScanDisk on Wikipedia
This is the Wikipedia page about the definition of ScanDisk. It also has very brief information about its history.

Web Cache on Wikipedia
This is the Wikipedia page on what Internet cache or web cache is all about. It also includes information on types of web caches and controlling web caches.

Operating System on Wikipedia
This is a Wikipedia page that defines what an operating system is. It also elaborated on process management, memory management, disk and file systems, networking, security and other OS-related information.

Spyware on Wikipedia
Spyware, like viruses, is one of the causes of PC slow down. This Wikipedia page that defined spyware also include its history, routes of infection, effects and behaviors among many other information.

Computer Virus on Wikipedia
The history and definition of a computer virus can be found on this Wikipedia page. The types and methods on how to avoid detection and vulnerabilities of computer viruses can also be found here.

RAM on Wikipedia
This is a Wikipedia web page informing about the basics of Random Access Memory of a computer or RAM. Insufficient RAM is known to be one of the causes of a PC to slow down.

Global Broadband Speed Test
SpeedTest.net provides an online tool to check broadband speed. It also enables its users to compare speed with others and share this information.

Why Would Your Computer Suddenly Slow Down
This is Wiki Answers’ user-generated content page on the various causes of a PC slowing down. There are a wide variety of reasons contributed to this page, which are mostly straight from the experience of PC users.

Bug Busting: Getting Rid of Spyware
This is a Microsoft community column article on the reason behind the stickiness of spyware programs. It also conveyed information on how to prepare for spyware removal and the proper process of getting rid of spyware.

Spyware/Adware/Malware FAQ
This FAQ page acquaints a beginner on what these annoying programs are. It also contains tips on how to deal or remove these type of software programs that cause a PC to slow down.

Computer and Memory Usage
This is WhizTech Computer Guides’ section on how to know if your computer has consumed too much RAM or Random Access Memory and if there’s a need to upgrade it. The screenshots per step help greatly in facilitating the process of learning how to check RAM amount.

RAM and its influence on performance
This computer guide website includes this informative article on why RAM influences computer performance. Aside from the information, a list of FAQ’s about other memory topics can also be found on this site.

Add More Memory To Your Computer
This is the Microsoft site’s guide on how to add memory to your computer. It is very useful in such a way that no jargon that will confuse a layman is in that article.

How to Install Software
This is a humorous page on how to install software.

Clean Temporary Internet Files
The build-up of temporary Internet files is one of the causes why a PC slows down. On this site, a guide on how to delete temporary Internet files can be found.

Build Your Skills: Five Lesser Known Problems that Can Slow Down PC
If you’re tired of checking the popular reasons why your PC might be slowing down, this article may be of help. It lists down possible and yet less-popular causes of PC slow down.

My PC Is Running Slower Than It Used To But No Hardware Was Changed
This outlines the reasons why a PC slows down aside from hardware installation. It also has step-by-step instructions on how to deal with these problems.

Computer Virus Myths
Aside from the various computer virus hoaxes, other computer security information is elaborated on this site. Recent computer-related articles are also published on this site.

How to Avoid Spyware
This site explains three ways on how to prevent the invasion of spyware without paying for anything. It provides links to the three methods, which involve IE, Windows, and software installation.

How to Avoid Getting a Computer Virus or Worm on Your Windows PC
This is an article on how to prevent viruses from getting into your PC. Programs or other computer tools that can help on this endeavour were mentioned on this writeup.

How to Update Your Anti-Virus Software
One of the reasons why a computer is vulnerable to virus attack is because of an obsolete anti-virus program. This guide just directs one on how to avoid virus invasion through updating your existing anti-virus software.

List of Computer Viruses on Wikipedia
If your computer is harbouring a type of virus, having just any anti-virus will solve the problem. This Wikipedia page on the list of computer viruses informs one about the different types of viruses that can possibly help in identifying what type of virus can be treated with what anti-virus software.