I’m submitting a summary checklist of general steps you can take to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update 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 infections need extra measures until they may be removed; normally a web search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the BC forums to request help.
Step Two. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is unanticipated, the problem may reside there. Test this by totally removing it. A sensible user will typically perform a web search about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Web.
Revise the definitions of your anti-spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will regularly run two or three of the programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A record of quite great, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launch on startup. You pc can be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature which permits them to be opened swiftly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
The easiest way to review and than to manage start-ups would be to-use one of many small utilities available (see the Bc list of free apps). Remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your Background also take a modest amount of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t found 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 remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would comprise the additional upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of programs to assist do this. For the most part, so this measure is not included, you may do serious damage by making registry modifications, registry care won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Media Centre Code 23.
Action 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to set new files in any available open space; defragging will set associated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while speeding up programs.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.