Rethink your job search and find opportunities for experienced workers with the AARP job board.

Reply
Trusted Social Butterfly
0
Kudos
421
Views

Re: Little Blue circle

421 Views
Message 1 of 5

I will add this if someone wants to look at it and see some of the new things that speed up a PC. I just bought a new Desktop today that should arrive in the next couple of weeks. I bought mine through Sam's Club and saved a little on my purchase. This link is for the same computer on Best Buy's web site.

 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-xps-desktop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-2...

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
421
Views
Treasured Social Butterfly
0
Kudos
464
Views

Re: Little Blue circle

464 Views
Message 2 of 5

Sandee,

 

Press the Windows Key + X , at the same time and then click on Settings - tell us what your operating system is?

 

Processor, Installed RAM, System Type,Scroll down and what your operating system is Windows edition, version# And OS Build#.

 

If your little blue circle is spinning around on opening an app, it may be low on memory.

 

That could be caused by malware, viruses, really low memory or many things??

 

More information is required, from you.

 

What applications are you trying to use?

 

Fill in all the blanks and we’ll have a better idea of what you’re dealing with.

 

Froze

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
464
Views
Trusted Social Butterfly
0
Kudos
520
Views

Re: Little Blue circle

520 Views
Message 3 of 5

When you boot up and choose to use an app on your desktop your computer first has to find it on your hard drive then load it into your memory for use. As long as you don't turn your computer off, if you stop using that app then the next time you need to use it you should find that it comes up faster.

 

A lot of things affect when you open something on your desktop.

Do you know how much RAM (Memory) you have? My computers both have 16 Gigabytes.

How fast does your hard drive spin? Mine are 7200 RPM.

What type of processor do you have or do you know?

 

The below image will show some of the information on my Laptop computer.

 

AARPComputerInfo.JPG

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
520
Views
Treasured Social Butterfly
0
Kudos
546
Views

Re: Little Blue circle

546 Views
Message 4 of 5

Hi,


There are several reasons a windows operating system can lag.  Do you have anti-virus software?  If so, run a scan and see if it finds something.


You can also do a disk cleanup.

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4026616/windows-disk-cleanup-in-windows-10

 

 

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
546
Views
Frequent Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
567
Views
4
Replies

Little Blue circle

567 Views
Message 5 of 5

When I boot up, & click on an icon on desktop, the blue circle keeps spinning, sometimes stopping, then goes again. What causes this slow-down?

Sandee2
Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
567
Views
4
Replies