Perhaps the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require extra measures until they could be removed; generally a web search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a solution.
2. If the sluggishness is abrupt, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem may live there. Test this by totally eliminating it. A user will usually perform a websearch about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are around the Web.
Update the definitions of your anti spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will consistently run several of the applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A listing of really good, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature that allows them to be opened instantly; other programs will comprise an automated update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these slows down your launch Windows and each requires a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the inquired item is needed, elective, or unnecessary, if you are uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your Background also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to 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 threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would include the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of applications to help do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you may do severe harm by creating registry modifications, so this measure is not contained
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Error Message C00d1199 While Using Windows Media Player Vista.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll see a marked improvement in computer functionality.