I’m submitting a summary listing of general steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need extra steps before they may be removed; normally a internet search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the BC forums to obtain assistance.
Step Two. If the slowness is unanticipated, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem might dwell there. Check this by fully removing it. A user will usually perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Internet.
Seasoned users will often operate several of the applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A list of quite great, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You computer can become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature that enables them to be opened quickly; other programs may comprise an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your launch Windows and each needs a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to handle startups would be to use one of the numerous little utilities available (see the BC list of free apps). If you are uncertain about what could be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your own Background also take a small number of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some specialists would comprise the added maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to help do that. For the most part, so this measure is not included, you can do serious harm by creating registry changes, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend 0x1867faa4.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll see a marked improvement in computer operation.