Because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly, I’m submitting a summary checklist of general things you can do to solve the 0x0040d30dproblem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Update the explanations of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections require additional measures before they may be removed; ordinarily a web search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the Bc forums to obtain help.
2. If the slowness is surprising, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem might live there. Test this by totally eliminating it. A sensible user will typically perform a web search about the program before getting because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Web. A very recent study indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Update the explanations of your anti-spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will frequently run several of these applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A listing of quite great, free anti spyware applications is given 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 quite good Help files that describe how they work too as the special features of each.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature that permits them to be opened fast; other programs may contain an automated update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each needs a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to handle start ups would be to work with one of many small utilities available (see the BC list of free programs). Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, elective, or unnecessary, if you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Desktop also take a modest amount of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not used 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 remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would comprise the additional upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to assist do this. For the most part, so this step is not contained, you can do significant harm by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you are really comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Have it fix 0x0040d30d.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll see a marked enhancement in computer performance.