Because many readers write about their computer reacting slowly, I’m posting a summary checklist of basic things you can do to solve the Error 0x66869b97problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance.
Maybe the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches regularly.
Stage 1. Update the explanations of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need additional measures until they can be removed; ordinarily a web search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain assistance.
Step 2. If the slowness is unanticipated, and you have recently saved an application, the problem may live there. Check this by fully removing it. A user will generally perform a internet search about the program before getting because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Web.
Seasoned users will often run two or three of these applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A list of very good, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing 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 quite great Help files that explain how they function as well as the special characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You pc may become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which permits them to be opened rapidly; other programs may include an automated update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you usually do not need. If you’re unsure about what can be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a really complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the inquired item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those icons in your Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have 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 Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would include the additional care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to help do that. For the most part, registry care will not make a major difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do significant harm by making registry changes, so this measure isn’t included
Stage 6. Have it repair Error 0x66869b97.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll find a marked improvement in pc operation.