Why Is My Laptop Running Slow? 5 Simple Fixes

If your laptop is running slow, don’t panic! There are a few simple fixes that you can try before taking it in for repair. In this blog post, we will discuss five of the most common causes of laptop slowdown and how to troubleshoot them. Keep in mind that these solutions may not work for every laptop, but they are worth trying if you’re experiencing performance issues.

Lack of Storage Space


One of the most common reasons for a slow laptop is lack of storage space. When your computer’s hard drive is full, it can cause programs to run slowly and even freeze up altogether. One way to troubleshoot this issue is to delete some of the files that you no longer need. Be sure to back up any important documents or pictures before doing so!


Outdated Software


LaptopAnother cause of slow laptop performance could be outdated software. Outdated drivers can also have an impact on your computer’s speed and efficiency, which may result in it running slower than normal as well. To troubleshoot this problem, try updating any programs that are currently installed with newer versions from their websites or use a troubleshooting tool like Driver Booster to find out what drivers need updating.




A third cause of laptop slowdown is overheating. If your laptop has been running hot for an extended period of time, it might be due to dust build up on the fan blades and vents which causes them not being able to function properly anymore or even worse – shutting down completely. To troubleshoot this issue, try removing any large objects near your computer such as books or toys that might be blocking air flow into the vents and wiping out all dust buildup inside of them using compressed air cans (it’s best to do so outside).


Malware Infection


One more thing that can cause laptop slowdown: malware infections. Viruses and spyware can take up a lot of resources on your computer, making it run slowly. If you think that your laptop may be infected with malware, we recommend using a trusted antivirus program to scan for and remove any harmful files.


Outdated Hardware


laptopThe last reason for a slow laptop could be due to outdated hardware. If the processor or memory in your computer is no longer able to keep up with the demands of the software you’re using, it will cause the entire system to run slowly. In this case, the only solution might be to upgrade your hardware.

Hopefully at least one of these solutions resolves your laptop’s slowdown issues – but if not, don’t hesitate to contact us and ask what else we can do!

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