I am submitting a summary checklist of general things you can do to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because several readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require additional steps before they may be removed; generally a internet search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a answer.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is unexpected, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem might live there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A wise user will normally perform a internet search about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Internet. A very recent research indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one bit of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Seasoned customers will regularly run 2 or 3 of these applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A listing of very good, free anti-spyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really great Help files that clarify how they function also as the unique attributes of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You pc can become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature which allows them to be opened fast; other programs may contain an automated update feature that requires them to be operating 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.
If you’re uncertain about what can be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Background also take a modest amount of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some specialists would comprise the added maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several programs to assist try this. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do severe harm by creating registry modifications, so this step is not contained
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Error Message C00d11b1 Vista.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll see a marked enhancement in computer functionality.