Because many readers write about their computer responding slowly, I’m publishing a summary listing of basic things you can do to solve the 3024 Errorissue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care.
Perhaps the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require additional measures until they can be removed; ordinarily a websearch will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the Bc forums to request assistance.
2. You have recently saved an application, and if the slowness is surprising, the issue may dwell there. Check this by completely removing it. A wise user will usually perform a internet search about the application before getting because in most instances, any possible difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are around the World wide web. A very recent study indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned customers will often operate 2 or 3 of these applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A set of very great, free antispyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really good Help documents that explain how they function too as the special features of each.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You computer can be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-start feature that allows them to be exposed rapidly; other programs will include an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each requires a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The easiest method to review and than to manage startups would be to utilize one of many small utilities available (see the BC list of free applications). You can use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you don’t want, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you are unsure about what may be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is needed, optional, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Background also take a small amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few 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 advanced users: some experts would contain the added care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, so this step is not included, you may do significant harm by making registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix 3024 Error.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you will find a noticeable improvement in pc functionality.