Because several readers write about their computer responding slowly, I am posting a summary record of general things you can do to solve the 0x021e41faissue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care.
Perhaps the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas regularly.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require additional measures before they may be removed; ordinarily a web search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the BC forums to request support.
Step Two. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is sudden, the issue may live there. Check this by entirely removing it. A user will normally perform a web search about the application before getting because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s operation, and these are around the Net.
Seasoned users will frequently run several of these programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A set of really good, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really good Help files that clarify how they function as well as the unique features of each.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You pc may be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature that allows them to be exposed immediately; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest method to review and than to handle startups will be to work with one of the many little resources available (see the BC list of free applications). 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 usually do not want. Remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what may be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your Desktop 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 images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would include the additional maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of programs to assist do that. For the most part, so this step is not included, you may do significant damage by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair 0x021e41fa.
Step 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll see a marked enhancement in computer operation.