I am 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 care, because many readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas regularly.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require extra steps before they could be removed; usually a internet search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the BC forums to request help.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue may rest there. Check this by fully removing it. A user will usually perform a internet search about the program before getting because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the World wide web. A very recent research indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Revise the explanations of your antispyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will routinely operate several of these applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A list of very great, free antispyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You computer can become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature which allows them to be exposed immediately; other programs may include an automated update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your launching Windows and each needs a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the inquired item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, if you’re uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Background also take a modest number of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some experts would contain the added upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several programs to assist do that. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you may do significant damage by creating registry changes, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry
Stage 6. Have it fix 0x80040154 Xp.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will find a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.