I’m submitting a summary checklist of basic steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because many readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas in a timely manner.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require extra steps before they may be removed; generally a internet search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain help.
Step 2. If the slowness is unexpected, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue may live there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A user will typically perform a web search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are all over the Internet.
Revise the explanations of your antispyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will often run 2 or 3 of these applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A listing of quite good, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Review programs that self-start on startup. You pc can become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature that allows them to be exposed promptly; other programs may include an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
The simplest way to examine and than to manage start ups would be to-use one of the many little utilities available (see the Bc list of free apps). Remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is needed, optional, or unnecessary, if you’re uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some professionals would contain the additional maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to help do this. For the most part, so this step isn’t included, you may do serious damage by creating registry modifications, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Step 6. Have it fix Error Code 1500.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.