Because many readers write about their computer reacting slowly, I’m posting a summary listing of basic things you can do to solve the Repairing Scratched Cdsissue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require extra measures before they may be removed; typically a websearch will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request assistance, if you cannot find a solution.
Step Two. If the slowness is sudden, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue might reside there. Check this by entirely removing it. A wise user will normally perform a web search about the program before installing because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Net. A very recent study indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the definitions of your anti-spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will regularly operate 2 or 3 of these applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A list of very great, free antispyware programs is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Review apps that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be opened swiftly; other programs will include an automated update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The easiest approach to examine and than to manage startups would be to-use one of many little utilities available (see the BC list of free programs). In case you are uncertain about what can be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the inquired item is required, discretionary, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would include the added upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several apps to help do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you may do serious damage by making registry changes, so this step is not contained
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Repairing Scratched Cds.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll see a marked enhancement in computer performance.