Because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly, I am posting a summary record of general things you can do to solve the Sonic Runtime Errorproblem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Maybe the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches regularly.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note 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 fail to find a answer, use the Bc forums to request support.
Step 2. If the slowness is unanticipated, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem might live there. Check this by totally removing it. A smart user will usually perform a web search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s performance, and these are around the Web.
Seasoned users will regularly run several of the applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of quite great, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really great Help files that explain how they operate as well as the special attributes of each.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-start on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature which allows them to be exposed quickly; other programs will include an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
If, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you usually do not want. Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed, if you are unsure about what could be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would comprise the added maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to assist try this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry, you can do significant damage by creating registry modifications, so this measure isn’t contained
Stage 6. Have it fix Sonic Runtime Error.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you will see a noticeable enhancement in computer performance.