I am submitting a summary listing of basic things you can do to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because several readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require additional measures before they may be removed; ordinarily a web search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain assistance, if you cannot find a solution.
Step 2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem might dwell there. Check this by fully removing it. A user will normally perform a web search about the application before installing because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Net.
Revise the definitions of your antispyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will regularly run two or three of the applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A listing of very good, 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 applications have quite good Help files that describe how they operate too as the special features of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You pc can be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature which allows them to be opened swiftly; other programs may comprise an automated update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each requires a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what may be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Desktop also take a modest amount of boot time to set themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some experts would contain the added upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to help try this. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do significant damage by making registry changes, so this measure is not included
Stage 6. Have it mend Wsaewouldblock Errors Windows.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will see a marked enhancement in pc operation.