Because several readers reveal their computer responding slowly, I’m publishing a summary listing of general things you can do to resolve the Pciidex.sys Windowsissue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care.
Possibly the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches regularly.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require extra steps before they could be removed; typically a internet search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the Bc forums to request help.
2. If the sluggishness is abrupt, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem may live there. Test this by totally eliminating it. A user will typically perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Internet. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Experienced users will frequently operate several of these applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of very great, free anti spyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really good Help files that explain how they operate also as the unique features of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-start on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be opened fast; other programs will include an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each needs a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
The easiest approach to review and than to manage start-ups is to utilize one of the many little resources available (see the BC list of free applications). Remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed, in case you are uncertain about what may be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons in your Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons 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 some types of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would include the added upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, registry care will not make a major difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry, you may do significant damage by creating registry modifications, so this measure isn’t contained
Stage 6. Have it fix Pciidex.sys Windows.
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll see a marked improvement in computer operation.