I am publishing a summary record of basic steps you can take to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because many readers come up with 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 run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require additional measures before they may be removed; usually a web search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request support, if you can’t find a answer.
Step Two. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is abrupt, the issue might reside there. Check this by fully removing it. A smart user will usually perform a web search about the program before installing because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s performance, and these are around the Internet.
Experienced customers will often run 2 or 3 of these programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A set of very great, free antispyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very good Help documents that describe how they function also as the distinctive attributes of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature that allows them to be opened swiftly; other programs will include an automated update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your debut Windows and each requires a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the inquired item is required, optional, or unnecessary, in case you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you threw 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 high level users: some professionals would include the added maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to help do that. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you may do severe harm by creating registry changes, so this measure is not included
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Panasonic Error Codes.
Step 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to set new files in any available open space; defragging will set related segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while speeding up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a marked improvement in computer functionality.