Because several readers write about their computer responding slowly, I’m publishing a summary listing of basic things you can do to resolve the Invalid Kernel Handleissue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Step 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require extra measures before they may be removed; generally a internet search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request help, if you cannot find a solution.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is sudden, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue might live there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A user will generally perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Internet.
Seasoned customers will often operate 2 or 3 of the applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A set of very good, free anti-spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve 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 programs have very great Help files that explain how they operate too as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-start on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature which enables them to be opened quickly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
If you are unsure about what could be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your Desktop also take a modest amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some specialists would contain the added maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to assist do that. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry, you may do significant harm by creating registry modifications, so this measure isn’t included
Action 6. Have it fix Invalid Kernel Handle.
Action 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will set new files in any available open space; defragging will place affiliated sections of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll see a marked enhancement in computer functionality.