Because many readers reveal their computer reacting slowly, I’m posting a summary record of general things you can do to solve the Windows Xp Error 6118problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care.
Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections require extra measures until they may be removed; normally a internet search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain help.
Step Two. If the slowness is abrupt, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem may reside there. Test this by fully removing it. A wise user will generally perform a web search about the application before installing because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are around the Net.
Seasoned customers will frequently run 2 or 3 of the programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A list of very good, free anti spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a arena for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-start feature which allows them to be opened swiftly; other programs may include an automated update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
The easiest way to examine and than to manage start-ups would be to work with one of many little utilities available (see the Bc list of free apps). If you’re unsure about what can be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your Background also take a small amount of boot time to set themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would contain the added upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to assist try this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do significant harm by creating registry modifications, so this step is not included
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Windows Xp Error 6118.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a noticeable enhancement in pc performance.