I am submitting a summary record of general things you can do to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because several readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need extra steps until they can be removed; normally a websearch will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you cannot find a answer.
Step Two. If the slowness is unexpected, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue might rest there. Check this by totally eliminating it. A user will generally perform a internet search about the program before getting because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s operation, and these are around the Web. A very recent research indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Experienced customers will regularly operate two or three of the applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A list of quite good, free anti-spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite good Help files that describe how they work as well as the special features of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which enables them to be exposed rapidly; other programs may comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
The easiest method to review and than to handle start-ups is to use one of the many small resources available (see the BC list of free apps). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you don’t need, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary, in case you are unsure about what could be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. 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 that old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some experts would comprise the additional upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to help try this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you may do significant harm by creating registry modifications, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Error 0x00000d1 Windows 7.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows will put new files in any available open space; defragging will place associated sections 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, now that you have have concluded, you’ll see a noticeable enhancement in computer performance.