I am publishing a summary listing of general steps you can take to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because several readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the most important 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 high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections regularly.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require extra measures until they could be removed; typically a web search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the Bc forums to obtain help.
2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is unexpected, the issue may dwell there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A sensible user will normally perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Web.
Update the explanations of your anti spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will frequently run several of these programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A record of quite great, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very good Help documents that explain how they function as well as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You pc can be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature that allows them to be exposed quickly; other programs may include 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 computer is running.
The simplest way to examine and than to manage start-ups is to utilize one of the numerous little utilities available (see the Bc list of free programs). Remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed, in case you are uncertain about what may be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons in your Desktop also take a modest number of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would comprise the additional maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to assist try this. For the most part, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you can do serious harm by creating registry changes, so this measure isn’t included
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Write Command Failed Windows Xp.
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in computer performance.