I’m submitting a summary checklist of basic things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require additional measures until they can be removed; usually a internet search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain support.
Step 2. If the slowness is sudden, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue may reside there. Test this by fully removing it. A user will typically perform a websearch about the application before getting because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s operation, and these are all over the Net.
Revise the definitions of your antispyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will regularly run several of these applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A record of very good, free antispyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You pc can become a arena for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature which permits them to be exposed instantly; 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 small bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
You may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you do not need, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, optional, or unnecessary, in case you are unsure about what could be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Background also take a small amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some experts would comprise the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you can do significant harm by creating registry modifications, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Stage 6. Have it mend Script Error 1174.
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a noticeable enhancement in computer functionality.