I am posting a summary listing of basic things you can do to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally 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 patches regularly.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections need extra measures until they could be removed; normally a web search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain support, if you cannot find a solution.
Step 2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the slowness is surprising, the issue may rest there. Test this by entirely removing it. A user will generally perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most instances, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Net. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned users will frequently run two or three of these programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A list of really good, free antispyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launch on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature which enables them to be opened quickly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
In case you are unsure about what can be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is required, optional, or not needed.
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
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some specialists would contain the additional care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to assist do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry, you may do significant harm by making registry changes, so this step is not included
Stage 6. Have it repair Error 80040218 In Win 7.
Step 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will put new files in any available open space; defragging will place related segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will see a marked improvement in computer functionality.