Because many readers write about their computer reacting slowly, I am posting a summary checklist of basic steps you can take to solve the Outlook Express Documentsissue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care.
Possibly the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections need additional steps before they may be removed; typically a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the Bc forums to request support.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue might live there. Test this by fully eliminating it. A user will usually perform a web search about the application before installing because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s operation, and these are around the Web. A very recent research indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the definitions of your antispyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will often operate two or three of the programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A listing of really great, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You computer can become a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be exposed swiftly; other programs may comprise an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each needs a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to turn off any you do not want. If you’re unsure about what can be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is required, discretionary, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Background also take a small number of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would comprise the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several programs to assist try this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you may do serious damage by making registry modifications, registry care won’t make a critical difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry
Stage 6. Have it repair Outlook Express Documents.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will find a marked enhancement in computer performance.