I am submitting a summary record of basic things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because several readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need additional measures before they could be removed; normally a websearch will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain help, if you cannot find a answer.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue might dwell there. Test this by fully eliminating it. A user will usually perform a web search about the program before getting because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Net.
Seasoned customers will often run 2 or 3 of these applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A list of quite great, free anti-spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature that enables them to be exposed swiftly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each requires a small bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
The easiest method to review and than to handle start-ups is to work with one of the many little utilities available (see the Bc list of free programs). You can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you do not need, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary, if you are unsure about what may be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols on your Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have 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. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some specialists would comprise the additional upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to help do that. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you can do severe harm by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Java Wont Install.
Action 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will set affiliated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while racing up programs.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.