Because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly, I’m publishing a summary record of general things you can do to solve the Errorcode-2147217865issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care.
Perhaps the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches regularly.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need extra measures until they may be removed; normally a web search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the BC forums to request assistance.
Step 2. If the slowness is unexpected, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue might rest there. Check this by totally eliminating it. A wise user will usually perform a web search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s operation, and these are all over the Net. 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 piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Update the explanations of your anti spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will frequently run several of these applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of very great, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really good Help files that explain how they work as well as the special attributes of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature that allows them to be exposed fast; other programs will comprise an automated update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your launching Windows and each requires a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
The easiest approach to examine and than to handle start ups will be to work with one of the numerous little resources available (see the Bc list of free applications). If you’re unsure about what can be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a really complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your Background also take a modest amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Care
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would contain the additional upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to help do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry, you may do severe damage by making registry modifications, so this step isn’t contained
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Errorcode-2147217865.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in pc performance.