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Windows 7: My pc is is extremely slow & crashing after game download


25 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
My pc is is extremely slow & crashing after game download

On 4/19, I downloaded a game from wildtangent and my pc became extremely slow to the point of crashing because pages were taking so long to download. I unstalled the game (using Control Panel) on 4/21 and though uninstalled, still had the same problem. On 4/21, I attempted to use System Restore to restore my pc to a date before the game download BUT the earliest system restore point was actually 4/21, including my checking the box to "choose another restore point". Win XP would save restore points for one to two months prior, with Windows 7 it's anywhere from one to a few days and in this case, the same day. WinXP was the best of the Windows versions and Windows 7 has been nothing but problematic. My pc with Windows 7 is a year and a few months old and Windows 7 has been one problem after another. Restoring to factory settings will wipe out everything on my pc so is there a way to restore my pc to before 4/18/2012?


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25 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

I am not an expert in system restore, however you may not have enough HDD space being allocated for "System Protection" also known as system restore.

Also a lot of the programs do not create a restore point. Windows updates is quite good on creating restore points just in case.

Make sure that you have put a check mark on "Show more restore points". This will display more older restore points that have been created.
If that fails, then I PERSONALLY do not know how to restore to earlier point without it.

Unless you have backups or a system image,

I think we need to start trying to solve the problem. If you do not want to do a factory restore
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25 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for responding so quickly, however, as I stated in my original post, I had already checked the option to show more restore points. As for windows updates, I have it set to download automatically, but it has never been of any use when it comes to restore points.
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25 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

I have a strong feeling your computer may be infected from what you have describe to me.

I strongly recommend you do a full scan with your security software. What do you have?

Please describe any weird behavior your computer has been doing while browsing on the internet or just while being on.
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25 Apr 2012   #5

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Janesdf View Post
On 4/21, I attempted to use System Restore to restore my pc to a date before the game download BUT the earliest system restore point was actually 4/21, including my checking the box to "choose another restore point".
This is almost certainly because you have System Restore configured to devote only a relatively small amount of drive space to System Restore.

I'm not sure what the default amount is, but it is easily adjusted by simply moving a slider in the System Restore configuration page.

If you increase the space allotted to 20 or 30 percent, you should find that you have restore points dating back months.

I currently have 8 GB devoted to System Restore and have about a dozen restore points available, dating back to April 6.
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25 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Janesdf View Post
On 4/19, I downloaded a game from wildtangent and my pc became extremely slow to the point of crashing because pages were taking so long to download. I unstalled the game (using Control Panel) on 4/21 and though uninstalled, still had the same problem. On 4/21, I attempted to use System Restore to restore my pc to a date before the game download BUT the earliest system restore point was actually 4/21, including my checking the box to "choose another restore point". Win XP would save restore points for one to two months prior, with Windows 7 it's anywhere from one to a few days and in this case, the same day. WinXP was the best of the Windows versions and Windows 7 has been nothing but problematic. My pc with Windows 7 is a year and a few months old and Windows 7 has been one problem after another. Restoring to factory settings will wipe out everything on my pc so is there a way to restore my pc to before 4/18/2012?
Hey friend if you have created a repair disc of ur OS then insert it reboot it eith CD as first preference and restore via it.....
Or just insert your OS bootable disc and repair your OS......
I am not whether this two things works or not!!!!
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