I am publishing a summary listing of general things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because many readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses require additional steps until they could be removed; typically a websearch will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the Bc forums to request support.
Step 2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is sudden, the problem might live there. Check this by completely removing it. A user will usually perform a internet search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are all over the World wide web.
Seasoned users will routinely run two or three of the programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A listing of really good, free antispyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very good Help files that explain how they operate also as the special attributes of each.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-launching on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature that enables them to be exposed promptly; other programs will include an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your launch Windows and each needs a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a really complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary, if you are uncertain about what may be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would contain the additional care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to help do that. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you can do severe harm by making registry changes, registry care won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are really comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair 0x800a0046 Windows 7.
Step 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer functionality.