I am submitting a summary listing of basic steps you can take to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because several readers reveal their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need additional steps before they could be removed; normally a websearch will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the BC forums to obtain help.
2. You have recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is surprising, the problem may rest there. Test this by completely removing it. A wise user will usually perform a internet search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Net.
Experienced users will often operate two or three of these programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A set of really great, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite good Help documents that explain how they operate also as the unique features of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-launch on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature that enables them to be exposed promptly; other programs may include an automated update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each requires a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The simplest way to review and than to handle start-ups would be to-use one of the many small utilities available (see the BC list of free programs). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to turn off any you don’t want, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. In case you are unsure about what could be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the inquired item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your Background also take a small number of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused applications and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already 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 Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some professionals would include the added upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several apps to help do this. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you may do serious harm by making registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry
Step 6. Have it mend The Keyset Is Not Defined.
Action 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will place related sections of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.