I’m posting a summary checklist of basic things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections need extra steps before they can be removed; typically a internet search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request support, if you cannot find a answer.
2. If the slowness is unexpected, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem might rest there. Check this by totally eliminating it. A user will usually perform a web search about the application before installing because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are around the Net.
Experienced users will frequently run several of the programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A record of really great, free anti spyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature that permits them to be opened fast; other programs may contain an automated update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your launching Windows and each needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is required, optional, or not needed, in case you are uncertain about what may be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your own Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would comprise the added maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to assist do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do significant damage by creating registry changes, so this measure is not included
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Computer Vacuums.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will put new files in any available open space; defragging will set affiliated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will find a noticeable enhancement in computer operation.