Because several readers come up with their computer reacting slowly, I am posting a summary checklist of general steps you can take to resolve the Directx 9.0problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care.
Perhaps the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need extra measures until they can be removed; ordinarily a web search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request assistance, if you can’t find a solution.
Step 2. You have recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is abrupt, the issue may reside there. Test this by entirely removing it. A smart user will normally perform a internet search about the application before installing because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s operation, and these are all over the World wide web. A very recent study indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Experienced customers will routinely operate several of the programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A set of quite great, free antispyware programs is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-start on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature that allows them to be opened immediately; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
The easiest way to review and than to manage start-ups will be to utilize one of the many little utilities available (see the Bc list of free applications). You can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you don’t need, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you’re uncertain about what can be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Background also take a small number of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have already 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.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would include the additional upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to assist try this. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you may do significant harm by making registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Directx 9.0.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will find a noticeable improvement in pc operation.