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Why does my PC keep lagging? Is it a PC issue, a modem issue or something else?

 
 
Sat 5 Oct, 2019 10:39 pm
Hi. This is annoying. Sometimes when I am using my PC and I am online it lags. Windows take too long to upload and sometimes things don't register. I have done system scans using programs built into my PC and antivirus and antimalware programs but the system hasn't really detected viruses and malware. Sometimes when I have done scans they haven't found anything.

I've also tried disconnecting and turning the modem off and then reconnecting and turning it back on, but that didn't seem to fix the problem either.

What could the problem be if it's not malware and viruses causing upsets?

Please help- thank you.
 
Ragman
 
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Sun 6 Oct, 2019 09:41 am
@JGoldman10,
How old is it?
JGoldman10
 
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Sun 6 Oct, 2019 11:47 am
@Ragman,
Not sure, but how do I check the properties of the PC? That should tell me how old it is.

Why is the age of my PC relevant?
Ragman
 
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Sun 6 Oct, 2019 11:57 am
@JGoldman10,
Get real! Why do you think it would matter? They don’t last forever. When did you buy it? They age eventually and slow down. Sometimes before they die completely, they slow down, especially when they either run out of space or the hard drive reaches its end of life. How much space do you have available?
JGoldman10
 
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Sun 6 Oct, 2019 12:06 pm
@Ragman,
Rag, chill out.
JGoldman10
 
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Sun 6 Oct, 2019 12:12 pm
@Ragman,
I don't know if "Properties" is correct, but how do I bring up the window on my PC that gives me info about my PC? The window that tells me the make of the PC, what operating system it uses and the year it was bought in?
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Ragman
 
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Sun 6 Oct, 2019 12:55 pm
@JGoldman10,
You just want to ask 100s of questions and not read replies. You can figure out the age of your computer by exploring its properties and the OS yourself.
JGoldman10
 
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Sun 6 Oct, 2019 12:57 pm
@Ragman,
I read your replies. How do I go to "Properties"?
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jespah
 
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Sun 6 Oct, 2019 01:46 pm
It's not properties, at least it isn't on my Windows 10 PC.

Hit the windows key (it looks like a four-pane window), select settings (the icon looks like a gear wheel), select apps (or if you don't see apps, there should be a space to search for a setting and just type apps). Then sort by install date. The oldest apps should be the ones either added at the factory or the first day you got your computer (for me, that's August 2, 2017).
JGoldman10
 
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Sun 6 Oct, 2019 04:31 pm
@jespah,
I have Windows 8.1.
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JGoldman10
 
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Sun 6 Oct, 2019 08:11 pm
@jespah,
I have an Acer PC. I went to "PC Info". No date is listed.
cherrie
 
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Sun 6 Oct, 2019 08:45 pm
@JGoldman10,
You must have a rough idea of how long ago you bought it.
ekename
 
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Sun 6 Oct, 2019 09:08 pm
https://www.howtogeek.com/228570/10-quick-ways-to-speed-up-a-slow-windows-pc/

I prefer my computer to take it's time, somehow it suits me.
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JGoldman10
 
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Sun 6 Oct, 2019 09:37 pm
@cherrie,
Okay. If I remember right I got my PC around the same time I got my 4-in-1 inkjet scanner. I remember uploading images to my Flickr and Photobucket albums. The earliest image I ever uploaded to Photobucket was uploaded in 2008 and the earliest image I ever uploaded to Flickr was uploaded in 2010. I checked.

However my PC is powered by Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 didn't come out until 2013.

My PC has to be 6 years old.
izzythepush
 
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Mon 7 Oct, 2019 09:21 am
@JGoldman10,
When you buy a PC it's factory ready, but things change, software gets rewritten, new programmes are taken on. This happens pretty much every time you connect to the internet until your computer starts to slow down. And six years is time enough for all the new bits of software and upgrades to slow you right down.
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JGoldman10
 
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Mon 7 Oct, 2019 07:04 pm
Case in point- I was trying to leave a detailed response to someone's post in another thread, a short while before making this post, and it didn't register.

That annoys me if that happens.

Sometimes I get a message on my PC screen that says "no internet connection".

I think my PC is lagging.
knaivete
 
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Mon 7 Oct, 2019 09:44 pm
@JGoldman10,
Quote:
Sometimes I get a message on my PC screen that says "no internet connection".

I think my PC is lagging.


This is exactly the sort of hilarious kerfuffle to include in your comix.

A matching cartoonish voice would be the most exquisite drollery.
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knaivete
 
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Tue 8 Oct, 2019 12:30 am
@JGoldman10,
“Hello A2K technical support; may I help you?”

“Yes, well, I’m having trouble with lagging on my pc running windows 8.1.”

“What sort of trouble?”

“Well, I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went away.”

“Went away?”

“They disappeared.”

“Hmm. So what does your screen look like now?”

“Nothing.”

“Nothing?”

“It’s blank; it won’t accept anything when I type.”

“Are you still in WordPerfect, or did you get out?”

“How do I tell?”

“Can you see the C: prompt on the screen?”

“What’s a sea-prompt?”

“Never mind. Can you move the cursor around on the screen?”

“There isn’t any cursor: I told you, it won’t accept anything I type.”

“Does your monitor have a power indicator?”

“What’s a monitor?”

“It’s the thing with the screen on it that looks like a TV. Does it have a little light that tells you when it’s on?”

“I don’t know.”

“Well, then look on the back of the monitor and find where the power cord goes into it. Can you see that?”

…..”Yes, I think so.”

“Great! Follow the cord to the plug, and tell me if it’s plugged into the wall.”

…..”Yes, it is.”

“When you were behind the monitor, did you notice that there were two cables plugged into the back of it, not just one?”

“No.”

“Well, there are. I need you to look back there again and find the other cable.”

…..”Okay, here it is.”

“Follow it for me, and tell me if it’s plugged securely into the back of your computer.”

“I can’t reach it.”

“Uh huh. Well, can you see if it is?”

“No.”

“Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean way over?”

“Oh, it’s not because I don’t have the right angle-it’s because it’s dark.”

“Dark?”

“Yes-the office light is off, and the only light I have is coming in from the window.”

“Well, turn on the office light then.”

“I can’t.”

“No? Why not?”

“Because there’s a power outage.”

“A power… A power outage? Aha! Okay, we’ve got it licked now. Do you still have the boxes and manuals and packing stuff your computer came in?”

“Well, yes. I keep them in the closet.”

“Good! Go get them and unplug your system and pack it up just like it was when you got it. Then take it back to the store you bought it from.”

“Really! Is it that bad?”

“Yes, I’m afraid it is.”

“Well, all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them?”

“Tell them you’re too stupid to own a computer.”
JGoldman10
 
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Tue 8 Oct, 2019 12:48 am
@knaivete,
You're blocked.
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venlavallas
 
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Sat 16 Nov, 2019 02:24 pm
@JGoldman10,
yes
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