I am posting a summary checklist of basic things you can do to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because several readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Update the explanations of your antivirus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require extra steps until they may be removed; usually a web search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the Bc forums to request assistance.
Step 2. If the slowness is unanticipated, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue may live there. Check this by entirely removing it. A smart user will usually perform a web search about the application before installing because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are all over the World wide web. A very recent research indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one bit of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Seasoned customers will routinely operate several of these programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A list of very great, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-launch on startup. You pc can be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature that permits them to be exposed instantly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each needs a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you are unsure about what can be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those icons in your Desktop also take a modest number of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would include the added maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of applications to assist do that. For the most part, so this step isn’t contained, you may do severe harm by making registry changes, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you are really comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Kb304501.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows tends to set new documents in any available open space; defragging will set affiliated sections of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while racing up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll see a marked enhancement in computer performance.