Because several readers reveal their computer reacting slowly, I’m publishing a summary checklist of basic things you can do to resolve the Error Message Xpissue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require additional measures until they may be removed; usually a websearch will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a answer.
Step Two. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is sudden, the problem might live there. Test this by fully eliminating it. A user will usually perform a internet search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s operation, and these are all over the World wide web. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Experienced customers will routinely operate 2 or 3 of these applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A record of quite great, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-launch on startup. You computer can be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature that enables them to be opened rapidly; other programs will contain an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each needs a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest method to review and than to handle start-ups would be to utilize one of many little resources available (see the BC list of free programs). Remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, if you’re uncertain about what could be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols in your Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would contain the additional upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to help do that. For the most part, so this step is not included, you can do significant harm by making registry modifications, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Step 6. Have it mend Error Message Xp.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll see a marked enhancement in pc functionality.