Because several readers write about their computer responding slowly, I am posting a summary checklist of basic things you can do to resolve the Error 1103problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Perhaps the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require additional steps before they can be removed; usually a internet search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request help, if you can’t find a answer.
2. If the sluggishness is sudden, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem might dwell there. Check this by totally removing it. A sensible user will typically perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any possible issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the Net. A very recent study indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Revise the explanations of your antispyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will frequently operate 2 or 3 of the applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A record of very good, free anti-spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Step 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You pc can be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature that enables them to be exposed promptly; other programs will include 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 requires a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest way to review and than to handle start-ups will be to utilize one of the numerous small resources available (see the Bc list of free applications). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you usually do not want, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. In case you are unsure about what may be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, elective, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Cleanup 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 that you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some specialists would contain the added upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to help do that. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you may do significant damage by making registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a critical difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Step 6. Have it mend Error 1103.
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll see a marked enhancement in computer performance.