I am posting a summary listing of general steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because several readers reveal their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require additional steps until they can be removed; usually a web search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the Bc forums to obtain help.
2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is abrupt, the problem might dwell there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A user will usually perform a web search about the application before installing because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Web.
Seasoned customers will regularly operate 2 or 3 of the programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A record of quite great, free anti spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launch on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature that enables them to be opened instantly; other programs will comprise an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each requires a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The simplest approach to examine and than to handle start ups would be to utilize one of many little resources available (see the BC list of free programs). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you do not want, 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 required, optional, or not needed, if you are unsure about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Desktop also take a modest number of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some specialists would include the additional maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several programs to help do this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you can do severe damage by making registry changes, so this step isn’t contained
Stage 6. Have it mend Messenger Error Code 1603.
Action 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 travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in computer operation.