Possibly the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need extra measures before they can be removed; ordinarily a web search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the BC forums to obtain assistance.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you have recently saved an application, the issue may dwell there. Test this by fully eliminating it. A user will typically perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most instances, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Web.
Update the definitions of your anti-spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will frequently operate 2 or 3 of the applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A list of very good, free anti-spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very good Help documents that clarify how they operate too as the unique attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature which permits them to be exposed quickly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your launch Windows and each needs a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is required, elective, or not needed, in case you are unsure about what could be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have 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. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would contain the additional upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of applications to assist do this. For the most part, so this step is not included, you may do severe damage by making registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Have it repair Error Number: 0x8ddd0003 Windows Xp.
Step 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to set new files in any available open space; defragging will set related sections of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up applications.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.