Because several readers reveal their computer reacting slowly, I am publishing a summary listing of basic things you can do to solve the Requested Property Value Is Emptyproblem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care.
Possibly the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need additional measures before they could be removed; usually a web search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request help, if you cannot find a answer.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is sudden, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem might dwell there. Test this by totally eliminating it. A wise user will generally perform a web search about the application before getting because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are around the Internet. A very recent research showed 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.
Experienced users will regularly run 2 or 3 of these applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A record of very good, free antispyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very great Help files that describe how they work too as the special attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You pc may be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature which permits them to be opened instantly; other programs will contain an automated update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
You may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you do not want, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you’re unsure about what may be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not 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 remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some specialists would comprise the additional maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of applications to help do that. For the most part, so this measure is not included, you can do severe harm by creating registry modifications, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you are really comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Requested Property Value Is Empty.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will see a marked enhancement in pc operation.