Because several readers reveal their computer reacting slowly, I am publishing a summary listing of general things you can do to solve the An Eror 555problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance.
Maybe the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections need additional steps until they could be removed; normally a websearch will find specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain assistance.
Step Two. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is abrupt, the problem might reside there. Check this by completely removing it. A smart user will normally perform a websearch about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any potential issue with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the Web.
Seasoned users will routinely operate two or three of the applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A list of very great, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very great Help files that clarify how they function too as the unique attributes of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You pc can be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature that allows them to be exposed promptly; other programs may include an automated update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to manage startups will be to-use one of the numerous little resources available (see the Bc list of free applications). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you don’t need, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, elective, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what could be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your Background also take a small number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would contain the additional care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several programs to help try this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry, you can do serious harm by making registry changes, so this step isn’t contained
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair An Eror 555.
Action 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will set new documents in any available open space; defragging will set associated sections of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up plans.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in computer operation.