Because several readers come up with their computer responding slowly, I’m posting a summary checklist of general steps you can take to solve the 8433 (0x20f1)problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care.
Possibly the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need extra measures until they may be removed; usually a websearch will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain assistance, if you fail to find a answer.
Step Two. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is unanticipated, the issue might dwell there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A smart user will usually perform a internet search about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are all over the World wide web.
Seasoned users will routinely run 2 or 3 of the applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of really good, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really great Help files that describe how they function as well as the special features of each.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature which enables them to be exposed fast; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each requires a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you do not want. Remember that BC maintains a really complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Care
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously 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 sophisticated users: some specialists would comprise the additional upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several programs to assist try this. For the most part, so this step is not included, you may do severe harm by making registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair 8433 (0x20f1).
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to put new files in any available open space; defragging will set related segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while speeding up applications.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll see a marked enhancement in computer operation.