I’m posting a summary record of general steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because many readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need additional steps before they could be removed; typically a websearch will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you can’t find a answer.
Step 2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is abrupt, the problem might dwell there. Test this by fully removing it. A smart user will generally perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s performance, and these are all over the Web.
Experienced customers will often run two or three of the programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A list of quite good, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really great Help files that explain how they work also as the special features of each.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature that allows them to be opened quickly; other programs may comprise an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you usually do not need, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. In case you are uncertain about what can be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your Desktop also take a small number of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused applications and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would contain the additional upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of applications to help do that. For the most part, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you can do significant damage by creating registry modifications, so this step isn’t included
Action 6. Have it fix 0x1269560.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll find a noticeable enhancement in pc operation.