I am publishing a summary listing of general things you can do to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because many readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections require extra measures until they could be removed; ordinarily a internet search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the BC forums to request support.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue might live there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A user will generally perform a web search about the program before getting because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Net.
Experienced customers will frequently operate 2 or 3 of the programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just 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 further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very good Help documents that describe how they function too as the special attributes of each.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be opened instantly; other programs will include an automated update feature that demands 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 personal computer is running.
The simplest method to examine and than to handle startups will be to work with one of the numerous little utilities available (see the Bc list of free apps). Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, optional, or unnecessary, in case you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols in your Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some specialists would contain the additional upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to help do this. For the most part, so this step is not contained, you can do serious damage by creating registry changes, registry maintenance won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Step 6. Have it repair 0x8007164C.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a marked enhancement in computer performance.