I’m posting a summary listing of general things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because many readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need extra steps until they can be removed; ordinarily a internet search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the Bc forums to obtain support.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you have recently saved an application, the issue might dwell there. Check this by completely removing it. A sensible user will generally perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most instances, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s performance, and these are around the Web. A very recent study indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Revise the definitions of your anti spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will routinely run 2 or 3 of these programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A list of quite great, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Step 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature that allows them to be exposed fast; other programs may include an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each needs a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
The simplest approach to examine and than to handle start ups would be to use one of the many small resources available (see the Bc list of free programs). Remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the inquired item is needed, elective, or not needed, if you’re uncertain about what could be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Background also take a modest amount of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some examples 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 include the additional maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several apps to help do that. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you can do severe harm by making registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Bluescrenn Ecache.sys.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in computer operation.