I am submitting a summary checklist of basic things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because several readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require additional measures before they can be removed; usually a web search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain support.
Step 2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is unanticipated, the problem might rest there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A sensible user will generally perform a internet search about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Net. A very recent research showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Experienced customers will consistently operate 2 or 3 of the applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A list of quite great, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-launch on startup. You computer may be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature that allows them to be exposed fast; other programs will contain an automated update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your debut Windows and each requires a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary, if you’re uncertain about what may be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Background also take a small number of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would include the added care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several apps to help try this. For the most part, so this step is not contained, you can do serious harm by making registry changes, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair 0xfb7d8c92.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll see a marked improvement in computer performance.