Because several readers come up with their computer responding slowly, I am posting a summary listing of basic steps you can take to resolve the 0x0000007b Windows 2000 -xpissue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need extra steps before they can be removed; typically a web search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the Bc forums to request assistance.
Step Two. If the slowness is sudden, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem might live there. Check this by totally removing it. A smart user will usually perform a web search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s operation, and these are around the Net. A very recent study indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Seasoned customers will regularly run two or three of these applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of very great, free antispyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite great Help files that describe how they work as well as the unique features of each.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature that enables them to be opened fast; other programs may include an automated update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest way to review and than to manage start ups is to use one of the numerous little utilities available (see the Bc list of free applications). Remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, optional, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what may be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Background also take a modest amount of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Care
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some experts would contain the added upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to assist do that. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you may do severe harm by creating registry modifications, registry care won’t make a critical difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix 0x0000007b Windows 2000 -xp.
Action 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to put new files in any available open space; defragging will place affiliated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a noticeable enhancement in computer performance.