Because several readers come up with their computer responding slowly, I’m publishing a summary listing of basic steps you can take to solve the 0x80072338issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need extra measures until they can be removed; generally a web search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain assistance, if you fail to find a solution.
2. If the slowness is unexpected, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue may dwell there. Check this by completely removing it. A smart user will normally perform a web search about the application before getting because in most instances, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Net.
Seasoned customers will routinely run 2 or 3 of these programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A record of quite good, free antispyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very great Help files that clarify how they work as well as the distinctive attributes of each.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-start feature that allows them to be opened instantly; other programs will include an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest way to examine and than to manage start ups is to utilize one of many small resources available (see the BC list of free applications). If you’re uncertain about what could be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Care
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not used 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 Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would include the additional care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several programs to help do this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you can do serious harm by creating registry changes, so this measure isn’t included
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair 0x80072338.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will place related segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer functionality.