Because many readers write about their computer responding slowly, I’m posting a summary checklist of general steps you can take to resolve the 1228 (0x4cc)problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Perhaps the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections require extra measures before they can be removed; usually a web search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the Bc forums to obtain assistance.
Step 2. You have recently saved an application, and if the slowness is surprising, the problem might dwell there. Test this by totally removing it. A user will generally perform a internet search about the application before getting because in most cases, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are around the World wide web. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the explanations of your anti spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will routinely operate two or three of the applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A listing of quite good, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-launching on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature which enables them to be opened fast; other programs will include an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your launching Windows and each needs a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, elective, or not needed, in case you are uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those icons in your Background also take a small number of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would include the added maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several applications to assist try this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are really comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry, you can do severe harm by creating registry changes, so this measure is not contained
Stage 6. Have it mend 1228 (0x4cc).
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will see a marked improvement in computer functionality.