Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need additional measures before they can be removed; usually a websearch will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a answer.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is unexpected, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem may live there. Test this by fully removing it. A user will generally perform a web search about the application before installing because in most cases, any potential problem with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Net.
Revise the explanations of your anti-spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will routinely run several of these programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A set of quite good, free anti spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature that enables them to be opened fast; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The simplest way to review and than to handle start-ups is to-use one of the many small utilities available (see the BC list of free applications). If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you usually do not want. Remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, in case you are uncertain about what could be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Background also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 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 images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some experts would include the additional upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you may do serious harm by creating registry changes, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Step 6. Have it fix 0x00000DC9.
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will set new documents in any available open space; defragging will set affiliated sections of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a noticeable enhancement in computer operation.