I am publishing a summary record of general steps you can take to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses require additional steps before they can be removed; normally a internet search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request support, if you cannot find a answer.
Step Two. If the slowness is unexpected, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue may live there. Test this by fully removing it. A user will generally perform a internet search about the program before getting because in most instances, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Internet.
Update the definitions of your anti spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will frequently run two or three of these applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of really good, free anti spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature that permits them to be opened immediately; other programs will contain an automated update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you usually do not need. If you’re uncertain about what could be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, optional, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Background also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Care
Step 5. Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some experts would comprise the added care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to help do that. For the most part, so this step is not included, you can do severe harm by making registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair 0xc004b100 Error Code.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows will set new documents in any available open space; defragging will place related segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up plans.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will find a noticeable improvement in computer operation.