I’m 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 lack of care, because many readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches in a timely manner.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need extra steps before they may be removed; typically a internet search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you cannot find a solution.
2. If the sluggishness is unexpected, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue may live there. Test this by fully eliminating it. A smart user will normally perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Web.
Experienced customers will frequently run 2 or 3 of the programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of quite great, free antispyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really good Help documents that explain how they function as well as the unique attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-start on startup. You pc can be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature which permits them to be exposed instantly; other programs may comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your launch Windows and each needs a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your own Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would include the additional upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to assist try this. For the most part, so this step isn’t included, you may do severe harm by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Action 6. Have it mend Slow Hibernation Windows Xp.
Action 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will set new files in any available open space; defragging will set associated sections of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in computer performance.