Because many readers write about their computer responding slowly, I am posting a summary listing of general things you can do to resolve the The Setup Files Are Corruptedissue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care.
Possibly the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections require extra measures before they can be removed; normally a websearch will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the BC forums to request help.
2. You have recently saved an application, and if the slowness is sudden, the problem may reside there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A wise user will typically perform a web search about the application before getting because in most instances, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Net. A very recent research indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Revise the definitions of your anti-spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will often operate 2 or 3 of the programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of really good, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really great Help documents that explain how they work as well as the special attributes of each.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature which allows them to be exposed promptly; other programs will include an automated update feature that demands them to be working 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.
If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you do not want. In case you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is required, optional, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols on your Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would include the additional maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several apps to help try this. For the most part, so this step isn’t contained, you can do severe damage by creating registry changes, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair The Setup Files Are Corrupted.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will see a marked enhancement in computer functionality.