Because several readers write about their computer responding slowly, I’m publishing a summary listing of general things you can do to resolve the Error Messages Windowsissue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care.
Maybe the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to 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 patches in a timely manner.
Step 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need extra steps until they can be removed; ordinarily a websearch will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the Bc forums to obtain assistance.
Step Two. You have recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is sudden, the problem may live there. Test this by fully eliminating it. A wise user will typically perform a web search about the application before installing because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the World wide web. A very recent study showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned customers will frequently operate two or three of these applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A list of quite great, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite great Help documents that explain how they function as well as the distinctive attributes of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You pc can be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature which allows them to be exposed promptly; other programs may comprise an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your debut Windows and each requires a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
The easiest method to examine and than to handle start ups will be to-use one of many small resources available (see the BC list of free programs). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you usually do not need, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you are uncertain about what can be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a really complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would contain the additional upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several programs to assist do this. For the most part, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry, you may do serious damage by making registry changes, so this step is not contained
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Error Messages Windows.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will see a noticeable enhancement in pc performance.