I’m publishing a summary listing of basic things you can do to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections in a timely manner.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require additional steps until they could be removed; usually a web search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the BC forums to request support.
Step 2. If the slowness is unexpected, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue may reside there. Test this by totally eliminating it. A user will usually perform a internet search about the application before getting because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Net.
Experienced users will routinely operate 2 or 3 of these programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A set of very great, free antispyware applications is provided 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 programs have quite good Help documents that explain how they function as well as the unique characteristics of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature that permits them to be exposed quickly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your debut Windows and each requires a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you don’t need. Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, if you are unsure about what may be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols on your Desktop also take a modest amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would contain the additional maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to assist try this. For the most part, so this step isn’t included, you may do serious damage by creating registry changes, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Stop: 0x0000008e Setupdd.sys.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will find a noticeable improvement in computer performance.