Because many readers reveal their computer responding slowly, I’m posting a summary listing of basic things you can do to resolve the Systemrootproblem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care.
Possibly the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections require additional steps until they can be removed; usually a websearch will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain support, if you can’t find a solution.
Step 2. If the slowness is unanticipated, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem may rest there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A user will generally perform a internet search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s performance, and these are around the Web.
Update the definitions of your antispyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will routinely run several of the applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A set of quite good, free anti-spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very good Help files that explain how they work too as the distinctive features of each.
Step 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature which permits them to be opened rapidly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each requires a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is required, elective, or unnecessary, if you’re uncertain about what could be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Desktop also take a modest amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Care
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would include the additional upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several applications to help try this. For the most part, so this step is not included, you can do significant damage by creating registry changes, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Systemroot.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will see a noticeable enhancement in computer functionality.