I’m posting a summary listing of general steps you can take to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because many readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need extra steps before they can be removed; usually a websearch will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain help, if you fail to find a answer.
2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is surprising, the problem may 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 problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s performance, and these are all over the Internet.
Seasoned users will routinely operate several of the applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A listing of really great, free antispyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You computer may become a arena for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature which enables them to be exposed swiftly; other programs may contain an automated update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, elective, or not needed, if you’re uncertain about what may be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Background also take a small number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Care
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 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 found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would include the additional care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several applications to help do that. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you can do significant damage by making registry modifications, so this measure is not contained
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Pc Backups.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows tends to set new files in any available open space; defragging will set associated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you will see a marked enhancement in computer operation.