Possibly the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need additional measures before they may be removed; typically a websearch will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the Bc forums to request assistance.
2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is unexpected, the problem may reside there. Check this by entirely removing it. A wise user will typically perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Web.
Experienced customers will regularly operate two or three of the applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A listing of really good, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature which allows them to be opened immediately; other programs may include an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each requires a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you don’t want. Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is needed, optional, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what may be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your own Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would include the added upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several programs to assist do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry, you can do serious damage by making registry changes, so this measure is not included
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Error 80 Stanford Students.
Action 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will set new documents in any available open space; defragging will set affiliated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer performance.