This morning when I started up my computer and opened up my email and browser programs everything started moving really slow. It took Firefox about 10 minutes just to open up and my email program waited about five minutes before it slowly started checking for mail.
At first I thought that maybe my internet connection was really slow. After all it’s been snowing here since late last night (and continues to do so now) and it made sens that the storm might be affecting my connection to some degree.
I don’t think it was my internet connection though … I think it’s my laptop. It’s so full! Even though I move files and digital photographs that I’ve uploaded from my camera off to my other computer every now and then, the hard drive is just too full … either that or I don’t have enough computer memory although at 1 GB of RAM I think that should be enough.
I think sometime in the next few days I’m going to have to go through all the files on the computer and perhaps delete old ones that I don’t need, plus programs that I don’t use too. I’ve got plugins for WordPress stored in folder, themes and so on … now that WP can update plugins so easily I don’t need to have copies of all the free plugins I use stored on my computer.
I’m certain it’s not a virus slowing down my computer. I use Norton Antivirus and regularly scan for viruses. My computer is just well … stuffed!
Have you ever run into this kind of problem? I just don’t know what to do with all my files – ie digital pictures, documents and so on. Maybe what I really need is a bigger hard drive!