Because several readers come up with their computer responding slowly, I’m posting a summary checklist of general things you can do to resolve the 0x0002issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care.
Perhaps the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas in a timely manner.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require additional measures until they can be removed; normally 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 help.
2. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue might reside there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A user will typically perform a internet search about the application before installing because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s performance, and these are all over the Net.
Revise the explanations of your antispyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will regularly operate two or three of these programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A listing of really great, free antispyware applications is provided 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 applications have really great Help files that describe how they operate too as the special attributes of each.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-launch on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature which permits them to be opened instantly; other programs may comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each needs a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to handle startups is to utilize one of many little resources available (see the BC list of free apps). You can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you don’t need, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you’re uncertain about what could be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would contain the added care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to help do that. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you can do significant harm by making registry changes, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix 0x0002.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a marked enhancement in computer operation.