Because many readers write about their computer reacting slowly, I’m submitting a summary record of basic steps you can take to solve the Windows 98 Audio Driversproblem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care.
Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Update the explanations of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections require additional measures until they can be removed; ordinarily a web search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the BC forums to request assistance.
Step 2. If the slowness is surprising, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue may live there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A user will typically perform a web search about the application before installing because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are throughout the World wide web. A very recent study indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Update the definitions of your anti-spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will regularly operate two or three of these applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A set of very good, free anti-spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very great Help documents that explain how they function as well as the special attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-launch on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature which permits them to be opened rapidly; other programs will comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, elective, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what can be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused applications and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few 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 you’ll find plenty of programs to assist try this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you may do significant harm by creating registry modifications, so this measure is not contained
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Windows 98 Audio Drivers.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll find a marked enhancement in computer functionality.