I am publishing a summary checklist of general things you can do to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because many readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need extra measures before they may be removed; typically a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain help, if you can’t find a answer.
Step 2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is abrupt, the problem might reside there. Check this by completely removing it. A wise user will usually perform a internet search about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are all over the Web.
Experienced users will consistently operate several of the programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A listing of really good, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Step 4. Review programs that self-start on startup. You computer may become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature which permits them to be opened rapidly; other programs will include an automated update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each needs a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you usually do not want. If you are unsure about what can be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some experts would include the additional maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several programs to assist do that. For the most part, so this step is not included, you can do severe damage by making registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Stage 6. Have it mend I Switched Off Pc During Windows.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll find a noticeable enhancement in computer operation.