I’m publishing a summary record of basic things you can do to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because many readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require additional measures until they could be removed; normally a websearch will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the BC forums to request support.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is sudden, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem might dwell there. Check this by entirely eliminating it. A sensible user will usually perform a websearch about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are around the World wide web. A very recent study indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Revise the definitions of your anti-spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will consistently run several of these applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A list of very good, free anti-spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-launch on startup. You computer may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature that enables them to be exposed swiftly; other programs will comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each needs a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the inquired item is required, elective, or unnecessary, if you’re uncertain about what could be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons in your Background also take a small amount of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Care
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some experts would comprise the additional maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several programs to help try this. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you can do serious harm by creating registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Error Code: 1396.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will put new files in any available open space; defragging will set related sections of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up plans.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer functionality.