I’m publishing a summary checklist of basic things you can do to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because many readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections regularly.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need extra steps before they could be removed; typically a internet search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the BC forums to obtain assistance.
Step 2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is sudden, the problem might rest there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A user will normally perform a internet search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s operation, and these are around the Internet. A very recent research indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned users will routinely run 2 or 3 of these applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A set of really great, free antispyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really great Help documents that explain how they operate too as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-start on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be opened promptly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each requires a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, elective, or unnecessary, if you are unsure about what may be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would contain the added upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of programs to assist do that. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you may do severe harm by making registry modifications, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Sql Server Message 15151.
Step 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to put new documents in any available open space; defragging will set affiliated sections of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while racing up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will see a noticeable enhancement in pc operation.