I’m posting a summary checklist of general things you can do to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because several readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need additional steps until they can be removed; normally a websearch will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request help, if you cannot find a solution.
2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem may rest there. Check this by totally eliminating it. A user will generally perform a internet search about the application before getting because in most instances, any possible difficulty with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the World wide web.
Seasoned customers will consistently operate 2 or 3 of these applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A record of quite good, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve 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 quite great Help documents that describe how they function too as the special features of each.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You computer may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature that allows them to be opened swiftly; other programs will 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 needs a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to manage startups is to work with one of the numerous small resources available (see the BC list of free apps). Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, optional, or unnecessary, if you are uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Background also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would contain the added maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to help do that. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you can do significant harm by making registry modifications, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Stage 6. Have it mend 0x348ac40.
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to set new documents in any available open space; defragging will set related sections of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will see a noticeable enhancement in computer operation.