I’m posting a summary record of general things you can do to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because several readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti-virus and operate a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need additional steps before they may be removed; usually a web search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the BC forums to request assistance.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you have recently saved an application, the issue might rest there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A user will generally perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Internet.
Revise the definitions of your anti spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will often operate several of the applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A listing of very good, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature that permits them to be exposed rapidly; other programs will include an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your introduction 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-use one of the many small utilities available (see the Bc list of free applications). If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you usually do not want. If you are uncertain about what can be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the inquired item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your Background also take a small number of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you have not 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 sophisticated users: some professionals would include the added upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to help try this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you may do severe damage by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a critical difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair System Error 100000ea.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll see a marked enhancement in pc performance.