I am posting a summary listing of basic steps you can take to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need extra steps until they can be removed; usually a internet search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a solution.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is sudden, and you have recently saved an application, the issue might live there. Check this by totally removing it. A sensible user will typically perform a web search about the program before installing because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the World wide web. A very recent study showed 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 victims.
Seasoned customers will regularly operate 2 or 3 of the programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A listing of very great, free anti spyware programs is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing 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 really great Help files that clarify how they operate too as the unique features of each.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature which enables them to be exposed instantly; other programs may include an automated 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 little bit of assets while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, elective, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what may be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Background also take a small amount of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would include the added upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to help try this. For the most part, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you may do serious damage by creating registry modifications, so this step isn’t contained
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair 0x00007800.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will set new files in any available open space; defragging will set associated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while racing up applications.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will find a marked improvement in pc operation.