I am publishing a summary record of general steps you can take to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because several readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require additional steps before they can be removed; normally a websearch will find specific directions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the BC forums to request assistance.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is sudden, and you have recently saved an application, the issue may rest there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A wise user will normally perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are around the Net.
Revise the definitions of your antispyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will regularly run several of the applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A list of quite great, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launch on startup. You computer can be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be exposed promptly; other programs may include an automated update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
In case you are uncertain about what may be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the inquired item is required, elective, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your Background also take a modest number of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not used 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 Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would comprise the added care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to help do that. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you can do significant harm by making registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend 0xa160053b.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to set new files in any available open space; defragging will place affiliated sections of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up plans.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a noticeable improvement in computer operation.