I’m publishing a summary listing of general steps you can take to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers reveal their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches in a timely manner.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need additional measures before they could be removed; generally a internet search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you cannot find a answer.
Step 2. If the slowness is surprising, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue may live there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A user will usually perform a web search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Net.
Update the definitions of your antispyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will routinely run several of these applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A record of quite great, free antispyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You pc can become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature that enables them to be opened instantly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
If, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you usually do not want. Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is required, elective, or unnecessary, if you’re unsure about what may be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons in your Desktop also take a modest amount of boot time to place themselves.
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Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and exchange 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 threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some experts would comprise the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several applications to help do that. For the most part, so this step is not contained, you can do serious damage by creating registry changes, registry care won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Stage 6. Have it repair Cannot Delete Item Object Member Expected.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll see a marked improvement in computer functionality.