I am posting a summary listing of general things you can do to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses need additional steps before they could be removed; usually a websearch will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain help, if you cannot find a solution.
Step 2. You have recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is unexpected, the problem may reside there. Check this by entirely eliminating it. A user will usually perform a internet search about the application before installing because in most instances, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s operation, and these are all over the Net.
Update the explanations of your anti-spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will consistently run several of these programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A record of quite good, free anti spyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Step 4. Review applications that self-launching on startup. You pc can become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature which enables them to be opened fast; other programs may include an automated update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your debut Windows and each needs a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, optional, or unnecessary, in case you are unsure about what can be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons in your Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would comprise the added maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to help do that. For the most part, so this step is not included, you may do significant harm by making registry modifications, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Error 7054.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll find a noticeable enhancement in computer functionality.