I am posting a summary listing of basic steps you can take to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers reveal their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections require extra measures until they may be removed; ordinarily a websearch will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the BC forums to request assistance.
2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is unexpected, the problem may rest there. Check this by totally eliminating it. A user will typically perform a websearch about the program before getting because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s operation, and these are all over the Net.
Update the definitions of your anti spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will routinely operate several of these programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of really great, free antispyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite great Help files that clarify how they function also as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-start on startup. You pc may become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature that allows them to be opened promptly; other programs will include an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
The easiest approach to examine and than to manage startups is to-use one of many little utilities available (see the Bc list of free apps). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you don’t need, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the inquired item is required, elective, or unnecessary, in case you are unsure about what may be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you threw 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 contain the added upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to help do this. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you can do severe harm by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Step 6. Have it repair Runtime Error 76 Path Not Found.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will find a noticeable enhancement in pc operation.