Because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly, I’m posting a summary record of general things you can do to solve the Error 6304issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Possibly the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections need additional steps before they may be removed; normally a websearch will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the BC forums to request help.
2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue may live there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A sensible user will usually perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Internet. A very recent research indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Seasoned users will often run two or three of these applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A record of quite great, free antispyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve 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 files that describe how they work as well as the special features of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You computer can be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature that permits them to be opened quickly; other programs may comprise an automated update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each needs a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you don’t need. Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is required, discretionary, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what could be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Desktop also take a modest number of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused applications and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you haven’t 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 advanced level users: some specialists would comprise the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to assist do that. For the most part, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you can do significant damage by creating registry modifications, so this measure is not included
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Error 6304.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer operation.