Computers are slow to boot up because of problems with the startup programs, virus or spyware infections or issues with recently updated or installed software. Updates to the operating system or the drivers can also cause a computer to start up slower than it should.Continue Reading
There are several things that can cause a computer to start booting up slowly during start up. The first thing to check is recently installed software, software updates, Windows updates, or driver updates. If an update or installation correlates with the time the computer started to slow down, it could be the problem.
Other things that can cause a computer to boot up slowly:
To fix DLL problems for free, try restarting your computer in case the problem only affects the current session, restore the missing DLL files from the Recycle Bin if you deleted them accidentally and perform a full virus scan to detect if the issue is caused by malware that masquerades as a DLL problem. If these solutions don’t fix the problem, try reinstalling the software that reports DLL errors, or use the sfc /scannow command to reinstall system DLL files.Full Answer >
Troubleshooting problems with Windows 8 is made possible with the built-in troubleshooter, which helps find and fix software, hardware, network, system and process issues. The troubleshooter can be launched by pressing the Windows key + C, and typing "troubleshooting" into the Search box.Full Answer >
A computer can freeze, or become unresponsive, due to age, memory issues, hard drive problems, hardware conflicts or processor problems. It can also freeze when it is infected with viruses or other malicious programs.Full Answer >
Crashes in "The Sims 2" are caused by custom content, problems with the game itself, or unrelated issues with the player's computer hardware or operating system. Simple steps such as clearing caches and disabling conflicting custom content solve many game and content-related crashes.Full Answer >