Because several readers come up with their computer reacting slowly, I am submitting a summary listing of general steps you can take to solve the Driversissue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance.
Possibly the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections regularly.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need extra steps before they could be removed; normally a websearch will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain help, if you cannot find a solution.
2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is sudden, the problem may reside there. Check this by totally removing it. A wise user will typically perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s operation, and these are all over the Web. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned users will regularly operate 2 or 3 of these programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A listing of very great, free anti-spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-launch on startup. You computer can be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature that permits them to be opened immediately; other programs may contain 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 needs a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
If you’re unsure about what can be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is needed, optional, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Background also take a small number of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some experts would comprise the added maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several applications to assist do that. For the most part, so this step is not included, you may do significant damage by creating registry changes, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Drivers.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will find a noticeable enhancement in pc operation.