Video: Five tips for troubleshooting a slow PC

Don't just accept a computer that runs slowly. Bill Detwiler shows you how to fix five common culprits of a slow PC.

If your PC is running a bit more slowly than when you first bought it, you're not alone. And, luckily you don't have to just accept a slow computer. During this week's TR Dojo episode, I explore five common culprits of system slowdowns and tell you how to address them.

For those who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window or check out Debra Littlejohn Shinder's article, "10 tips for troubleshooting PC system slowdowns."

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...