Because many readers write about their computer reacting slowly, I am submitting a summary record of general things you can do to resolve the Error 311 – No Winissue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections need extra measures before they can be removed; typically a web search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the Bc forums to request assistance.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is unanticipated, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem might live there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A user will normally perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any potential trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Net.
Experienced users will consistently operate several of the applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A listing of quite great, free anti spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You computer can be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature which enables them to be exposed immediately; other programs may comprise an automated update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each needs a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is required, optional, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what can be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols in your Background also take a modest number of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have opened, applications you haven’t found 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 users: some specialists would contain the additional upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to assist do that. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you can do severe damage by making registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Error 311 – No Win.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you will find a marked improvement in computer operation.