I am submitting a summary checklist of basic steps you can take to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas regularly.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require additional steps until they may be removed; ordinarily a internet search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the Bc forums to request support.
2. If the sluggishness is unanticipated, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem might reside there. Test this by totally removing it. A smart user will normally perform a web search about the program before installing because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Web. A very recent research indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Experienced customers will often operate 2 or 3 of these applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A list of really good, free antispyware programs is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very great Help files that clarify how they operate too as the distinctive attributes of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature which allows them to be opened immediately; other programs may contain an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you do not need. If you are uncertain about what may be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your Background also take a small amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some experts would comprise the additional maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, so this measure is not included, you can do serious harm by making registry changes, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Windows Xp Error 1068.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll see a noticeable enhancement in computer functionality.