I am posting a summary record of general steps you can take to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because many readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections require additional steps before they can be removed; generally a internet search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request help, if you can’t find a solution.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is unanticipated, and you have recently saved an application, the issue may rest there. Test this by fully eliminating it. A smart user will typically perform a websearch about the application before getting because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Net. 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 sufferers.
Seasoned customers will regularly run 2 or 3 of the applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A listing of really good, free antispyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Step 4. Review applications that self-launching on startup. You pc may become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature which allows them to be exposed quickly; other programs will comprise an automated update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each needs a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you do not want, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you’re uncertain about what could be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is required, optional, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your Background also take a modest number of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would comprise the additional care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to help try this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you may do significant damage by making registry changes, so this step is not contained
Stage 6. Have it mend Error 75 Path File Access Error.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you will find a marked improvement in computer performance.