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Windows 7: Windows 7 slowed to a crawl

29 Jan 2010   #1

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Windows 7 slowed to a crawl

My system has slowed to a crawl (and rebooting makes no difference). Every mouse click takes anything between 10 and 60 seconds to get a response and most programmes state 'not responding'.

When I boot into Safe Mode it's fine, so I'm guessing it's not a hardware problem. I tried rolling back to a system restore point just before some software and updates were installed (they were updates to Acrobat Reader plus installs of a You Tube downloader and a Video Format Comverter) but it makes no difference.

I tried looking at the Event Viewer but couldn't make much sense of it.

Presumably, if I can start in Safe Mode and then gradually add whatever else loads I can find the culprit - but how do I go about doing that?

Don't know if it's relevant but Windows Explorer keeps falling over (which it seems to do a lot) and Kaspersky Anti_Virus was

reporting a database corruption, but it now seems to have recovered form that since I rolled back to the restore point - though unfortunately it wont run in safe mode.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


Try disabling Kapersky. I have seen AVG do the same thing to my computer. It turned out it was a memory leak.

Can I recommend the free anti-virus Microsoft Security Essentials instead?
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