I’m submitting a summary record of general things you can do to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because many readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas in a timely manner.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti-virus and operate a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections need extra measures until they could be removed; usually a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the BC forums to request support.
2. If the sluggishness is abrupt, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue might reside there. Check this by entirely removing it. A user will usually perform a internet search about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Net.
Revise the explanations of your anti-spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will frequently operate two or three of these applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of very good, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite great Help documents that clarify how they operate too as the special characteristics of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature which allows them to be exposed quickly; other programs will comprise 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 needs a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the inquired item is needed, optional, or unnecessary, if you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Background also take a small number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots 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. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some specialists would comprise the additional care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to help try this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are really comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you may do significant harm by making registry changes, so this step isn’t contained
Action 6. Have it repair Tcpip.sys 0x000000be.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will set associated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while speeding up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you will find a marked improvement in computer performance.