I am submitting a summary checklist of general steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because several readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need extra measures until they can be removed; ordinarily a websearch will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the BC forums to request assistance.
2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is unanticipated, the issue might rest there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A smart user will generally perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are around the Web.
Experienced customers will frequently run several of these applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of very great, free antispyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You computer may become a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature that permits them to be exposed swiftly; other programs may comprise an automatic 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 small bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to handle start ups would be to utilize one of many small resources available (see the BC list of free applications). Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the inquired item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, in case you are uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Desktop also take a small number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some specialists would comprise the added upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to help try this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you may do severe damage by making registry modifications, so this step isn’t included
Action 6. Have it repair 0x000006A4.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer operation.