Because many readers write about their computer responding slowly, I’m posting a summary listing of basic steps you can take to solve the 8343 (0x2097)problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Perhaps the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require extra measures until they could be removed; usually a web search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the BC forums to request help.
Step Two. You have recently saved an application, and if the slowness is surprising, the problem may reside there. Check this by entirely removing it. A sensible user will usually perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most instances, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s performance, and these are around the World wide web.
Experienced users will often run two or three of these applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of quite great, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite great Help documents that clarify how they work too as the distinctive attributes of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launch on startup. You pc may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature that enables them to be opened rapidly; other programs may comprise an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your launching Windows and each needs a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you usually do not need, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that BC maintains a really complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the inquired item is required, optional, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Desktop also take a modest amount of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Care
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that 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 sophisticated 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, registry care won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry, you can do serious damage by creating registry modifications, so this step isn’t contained
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix 8343 (0x2097).
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll see a marked improvement in computer functionality.