I am publishing a summary listing of general things you can do to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches regularly.
Stage 1. Update the explanations of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require extra measures until they can be removed; ordinarily a web search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the Bc forums to request assistance.
Step Two. If the slowness is unanticipated, and you have recently saved an application, the problem might live there. Check this by entirely removing it. A user will generally perform a web search about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any potential trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the Web.
Update the definitions of your antispyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will consistently run several of the applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A list of quite good, free anti spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature that allows them to be opened fast; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each requires a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what could be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Care
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would contain the additional upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several applications to help do this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you may do significant harm by creating registry modifications, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry
Stage 6. Have it mend Ok Now[chkdsk].
Stage 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to set new documents in any available open space; defragging will place related sections of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a noticeable enhancement in computer functionality.