I am publishing a summary record of general things you can do to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because many readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require additional steps before they can be removed; generally a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request help, if you can’t find a solution.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is unexpected, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue might reside there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A wise user will normally perform a websearch about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any possible difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the World wide web.
Revise the explanations of your antispyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will routinely operate several of the programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A list of quite great, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite good Help files that clarify how they function also as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-launching on startup. You pc can become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature that permits them to be exposed swiftly; other programs will include an automated update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
In case you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons in your Background also take a small amount of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Care
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some professionals would comprise the added upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several applications to help do that. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you can do serious damage by making registry changes, so this step isn’t contained
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix C00d10cd.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will find a noticeable improvement in pc operation.