I’m submitting a summary listing of general steps you can take to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because several readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require extra measures until they can be removed; typically a websearch will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you fail to find a answer.
2. If the slowness is unexpected, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem might live there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A user will usually perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Net.
Update the explanations of your anti spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will regularly operate 2 or 3 of these applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A record of very great, free antispyware programs is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature which enables them to be exposed immediately; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these slows down your launch Windows and each needs a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you do not need, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you are uncertain about what could be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite complete 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 own Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Care
Step 5. Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would comprise the additional maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to assist do this. For the most part, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you can do significant damage by making registry changes, so this step is not included
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Manifest Parse Error : An Invalid character was found in text content..
Step 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to set new documents in any available open space; defragging will set related segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while racing up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you will see a marked enhancement in computer functionality.