I’m submitting a summary checklist of basic 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 come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections regularly.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require extra steps until they can be removed; typically a websearch will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the BC forums to request assistance.
Step Two. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is unexpected, the problem may rest there. Test this by fully removing it. A user will generally perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are around the Web.
Update the explanations of your anti spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will often operate several of these programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A list of very good, free anti-spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very great Help documents that describe how they work too as the special attributes of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You computer may become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature which enables them to be opened swiftly; other programs will 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 little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the inquired item is needed, elective, or unnecessary, if you’re uncertain about what could be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your Background also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would include the additional care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to assist do this. For the most part, so this measure is not included, you can do serious damage by creating registry changes, registry care will not make a major difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry
Action 6. Have it fix 0x800cccod Error.
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll find a noticeable enhancement in pc functionality.