“You may be asking, why does this happen? There are many reasons, but some are more common than others,” Rosen writes. “Sometimes your hard disk (or solid-state drive) gets too full and interferes with normal computer operations. Crashes or misbehaving programs can corrupt the disk directory or application cache files. Remnants from old software may still be running behind the scenes, or you don’t have enough RAM to deal with your OS and workflow.”
“Is there some sort of tune-up you can do to sort it out? Your tech always tells you to just reboot the computer, but there’s got to be more than that,” Rosen writes. “The good news: Yes, there are some things you can do. And, perhaps, adopt some more efficient computing practices for yourself along the way.”
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