Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections need additional steps until they may be removed; typically a websearch will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the Bc forums to request support.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you have recently saved an application, the issue might live there. Check this by entirely removing it. A wise user will generally perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the Net.
Revise the definitions of your antispyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will frequently run several of the applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A set of really great, free anti-spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature which permits them to be opened swiftly; 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 little bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to manage start-ups would be to-use one of the numerous little resources available (see the BC list of free apps). If you are uncertain about what may be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, optional, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would include the added maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several applications to help do this. For the most part, so this step is not included, you may do severe harm by creating registry changes, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Step 6. Have it repair File Allocation Table Xp.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will see a marked enhancement in computer operation.