Because several readers reveal their computer reacting slowly, I’m posting a summary listing of basic things you can do to resolve the 0x8c040040problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care.
Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas in a timely manner.
Action 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 infections require additional measures before they may be removed; normally a internet search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the BC forums to obtain support.
2. If the sluggishness is unexpected, and you have recently saved an application, the problem might live there. Test this by entirely removing it. A user will normally perform a internet search about the application before installing because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s performance, and these are around the Web. 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 sufferers.
Revise the explanations of your anti spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will frequently operate several of the programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of very good, free anti spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-launch on startup. You pc can be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature which permits them to be exposed promptly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your launch Windows and each needs a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you’re unsure about what could be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Desktop also take a modest number of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some specialists would contain the additional upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to help do that. For the most part, so this step isn’t included, you can do serious harm by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are really comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Have it repair 0x8c040040.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer performance.