I am posting a summary listing of basic steps you can take to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because many readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Update the explanations of your antivirus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses need additional measures before they can be removed; typically a internet search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the BC forums to request help.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is abrupt, and you have recently saved an application, the problem might dwell there. Check this by entirely eliminating it. A smart user will typically perform a internet search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s performance, and these are all over the Web.
Revise the explanations of your antispyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will regularly operate two or three of the applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A record of quite great, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very good Help files that describe how they work also as the special attributes of each.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature that permits them to be exposed promptly; other programs will include an automated update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your launch Windows and each requires a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The easiest way to examine and than to manage start-ups will be to utilize one of the many little resources available (see the BC list of free applications). If you’re uncertain about what could be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your own Background also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have 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.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would include the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, so this step isn’t contained, you may do significant harm by making registry changes, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix 0xc00000e4.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a marked enhancement in pc operation.