I am submitting a summary listing of basic steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because several readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need extra steps before they may be removed; ordinarily a websearch will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain assistance, if you can’t find a answer.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is abrupt, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue may reside there. Check this by entirely removing it. A user will typically perform a websearch about the program before getting because in most cases, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Internet.
Seasoned customers will regularly run two or three of the applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A set of really good, free anti-spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Step 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature which permits them to be exposed rapidly; other programs will include an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your launching Windows and each requires a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you do not need. Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, in case you are unsure about what can be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would contain the additional upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to help try this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you can do serious harm by creating registry changes, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Idriver Errors.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer functionality.