I am posting a summary listing of general steps you can take to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because several readers reveal their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to 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.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require additional steps before they can be removed; generally a websearch will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request help, if you can’t find a solution.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is unanticipated, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem might reside there. Test this by fully removing it. A user will normally perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the Internet. A very recent research indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the explanations of your anti-spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will often operate two or three of the applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A set of really good, free anti-spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You pc may be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature which enables them to be opened swiftly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
If you’re uncertain about what could be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, optional, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your own Background also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some experts would comprise the additional upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to assist do that. For the most part, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you can do serious damage by creating registry changes, so this measure is not contained
Stage 6. Have it mend 0x80092012.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.