Because several readers write about their computer responding slowly, I am submitting a summary listing of general things you can do to solve the Error_join_to_joinproblem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance.
Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need extra measures before they can be removed; typically a web search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request support, if you can’t find a answer.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem may reside there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A user will normally perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the Net.
Revise the definitions of your anti-spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will frequently run several of these applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A listing of quite good, free antispyware programs is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You pc can be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature which enables them to be exposed instantly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each requires a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
The easiest way to examine and than to handle startups would be to utilize one of the numerous small resources available (see the BC list of free programs). If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you usually do not want. If you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the questioned item is required, discretionary, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your Background also take a small amount of boot time to set themselves.
Lack of Care
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would include the additional care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to assist do this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do serious harm by making registry changes, so this step is not included
Action 6. Have it repair Error_join_to_join.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a noticeable enhancement in pc operation.