Maybe the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections need extra measures before they could be removed; typically a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain assistance, if you cannot find a solution.
Step Two. You have recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is unexpected, the problem might rest there. Check this by fully removing it. A user will usually perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most instances, any possible issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are around the Web.
Seasoned customers will often run several of these applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A listing of quite good, free anti-spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite great Help documents that clarify how they operate also as the unique attributes of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature which enables them to be exposed swiftly; other programs may include 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 needs a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to handle startups is to use one of many little utilities available (see the Bc list of free programs). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you do not want, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, elective, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what could be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols in your Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you have not used 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 sophisticated users: some professionals would contain the additional maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to assist try this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a vital difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry, you may do serious harm by creating registry modifications, so this step is not included
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix 0x14cfcb40.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will put new files in any available open space; defragging will place related segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will see a noticeable improvement in pc performance.