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Why Is My Computer So Slow?!

7 Reasons Your Computer is Running Slowly

Let’s face it, we’ve all been there. Sitting in front of a document that won’t open, waiting for a webpage to load, or waiting for a video as it buffers. If technology is supposed to increase your competitive advantage, why does it run so slowly?? These common issues are part of why IT gets such a bad reputation for being problematic and unproductive.


If you struggle with computers slowing you down, you are not alone.

Here are some potential reasons your computer is running slow:  

  1. Not enough free disk space: If your hard drive is almost full, your computer may slow down. Try freeing up some space by deleting unnecessary files, programs, pictures, or messages.  
  2. Outdated hardware: If your computer’s hardware is outdated or old, it may struggle to keep up with modern programs and software. Consider upgrading to newer hardware if possible. 
  3. Running too many programs: If you have too many programs running at the same time, your computer may become overwhelmed and slow down. Try closing unnecessary programs and only running the ones you need. warning sign, slow, traffic-36602.jpg
  4. Malware or viruses: Malware or viruses can slow down your computer or even cause it to crash. Run a virus scan to check for any potential issues. 
  5. Overheating: If your computer is overheating, it may slow down to prevent damage. Make sure your computer’s fans are working properly and the air vents are not blocked. 
  6. Operating system issues: If your operating system is outdated or corrupted, it may slow down your computer. Try updating your operating system or reinstalling it. 
  7. Network speeds: Poor network systems can make your computer appear slow even when it is functioning properly. If there are too many users online, your internet provider has slower speeds during peak times

Computers not working properly can create a lack of motivation and productivity within your staff. We know that working with technology can be frustrating but having access to good IT support can make all the difference, that’s why SingleWave is on a mission to create frictionless IT for all our clients.


If you struggle with slow computers or poor network connectivity, fill out the form here to see if SingleWave could be a good solution for you.

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