I’m submitting a summary checklist of basic things you can do to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need extra measures until they could be removed; typically a web search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the Bc forums to obtain assistance.
Step Two. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the slowness is sudden, the problem might live there. Check this by fully removing it. A wise user will normally perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s performance, and these are around the Net. A very recent research showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Seasoned customers will routinely run two or three of the applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A listing of very good, free antispyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve 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 really good Help files that clarify how they work too as the distinctive attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature which allows them to be exposed promptly; other programs will include an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
You may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you don’t want, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you are uncertain about what can be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, optional, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would contain the added care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several programs to assist do this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you may do serious harm by making registry changes, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Pq Magic Error 732.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to set new files in any available open space; defragging will place associated sections of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while boosting up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you will find a marked improvement in computer operation.