Because many readers write about their computer responding slowly, I am posting a summary checklist of basic steps you can take to resolve the Old Format Or Invalid Type Library Resolveproblem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care.
Possibly the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections require extra steps before they can be removed; ordinarily a web search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you cannot find a solution.
2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the slowness is unanticipated, the problem might rest there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A wise user will normally perform a web search about the application before getting because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Web.
Experienced users will frequently operate several of the applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A listing of quite good, free anti-spyware programs is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite good Help documents that clarify how they work too as the distinctive attributes of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-start on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature which permits them to be opened promptly; other programs will include an automated update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you usually do not want. If you’re unsure about what could be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is required, elective, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Background also take a small number of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would contain the added upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several applications to assist do this. For the most part, so this step isn’t included, you may do serious damage by creating registry changes, registry maintenance won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Old Format Or Invalid Type Library Resolve.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows will set new files 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 speeding up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.