I am posting a summary record of general steps you can take to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Update the explanations of your antivirus and run a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require extra steps before they could be removed; typically a internet search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain assistance, if you fail to find a answer.
2. If the sluggishness is unanticipated, and you have recently saved an application, the problem might live there. Check this by entirely eliminating it. A wise user will generally perform a websearch about the application before getting because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Net. A very recent research indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the definitions of your anti spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will frequently run 2 or 3 of these programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A listing of very great, free anti-spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve 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 very great Help documents that explain how they operate also as the unique features of each.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You pc can become a arena for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature that enables them to be opened swiftly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each requires a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is needed, optional, or unnecessary, if you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Background also take a small amount of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some professionals would include the additional care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of programs to assist do this. For the most part, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you can do severe damage by making registry changes, so this measure is not included
Step 6. Have it repair Tweak Guide Windows Xp.
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to set new documents in any available open space; defragging will place related segments of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in pc performance.