Seriously. The flaws and quirks that have accumulated in it over the years are driving me nuts. If I could, I would just buy a new one already, but that won’t be possible in the next few months (I’m going to be moving soon and I’ll have other expenses.)
So here’s a laundry list of its problems, to see if anyone can help me solve at least some of them:
It takes about 5 minutes to start up. AND THEN it takes another five minutes to start responding to my commands (even after the desktop has loaded!)
It works OK for about two hours, then starts slowing down, even freezing.
It restarts by itself sometimes, especially if I watch videos online (this is particularly annoying as I’m planning on giving up Cable in favor of watching TV shows and videos online once I move.) And then I have to wait ANOTHER 10 minutes, plus restart the download…
-This may be a problem of Mozilla rather then the PC, but it’s annoying nonetheless: My Firefox keeps crashing, at least once every day. Thankfully I get the option to restart right away and I rarely lose any data that way. Still, IT SUCKS. Anybody know if this is a bug of the latest version (it didn’t use to do this until recently) and if so if there’s a patch already?
Anyway, I’ve already done everything I’ve been told to help it: ran several antispyware, deleted old programs, deactivated most of the self-starting programs, even cleaned the insides with a vacuum cleaner!
Someone suggested buying more memory. Would that help? If so, how much would it cost?
Oh, and If anybody knows about really cheap computer offers (I’m not up to date on those) let me know.