Because several readers write about their computer responding slowly, I’m posting a summary record of general steps you can take to solve the 0x800040005problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Perhaps the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require additional steps before they could be removed; generally a websearch will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the BC forums to obtain support.
2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is unanticipated, the issue may rest there. Check this by totally removing it. A user will generally perform a internet search about the application before installing because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are around the World wide web. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one bit of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Update the definitions of your anti-spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will regularly run 2 or 3 of the applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A set of very great, free anti spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really good Help documents that clarify how they function too as the unique features of each.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-launching on startup. You computer can be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature which enables them to be opened instantly; other programs may comprise 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 needs a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the inquired item is needed, optional, or unnecessary, if you’re uncertain about what could be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons in your Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Care
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples 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 professionals would include the additional maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to help do that. For the most part, so this step isn’t included, you may do serious damage by creating registry changes, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair 0x800040005.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you will find a noticeable improvement in pc functionality.