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Windows 7: Hello and Help Needed


13 Aug 2010   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Hello and Help Needed

Hello, I'm new here and came to find some seriously needed help. I have a problem with my laptop which is using windows 7. lately it's been extremely slow and almost unusable at times. This slowness fluctuates. Even when first booting the system the title screen to type in my password to log on takes a while to load.

If anyone could list possible reasons and solutions that would be very much appreciated.

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13 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

We are going to need a lot more information before we can help.

Please give us the full specs of you laptop. Some hardware will only work so well. Speccy is a program that will tell you everything, if you don't already know. What software was already on the computer when you purchased it? Do you have an antivirus installed? If so, which one?
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13 Aug 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Supply the System Specs as requested by Petey7.

The possible causes are varied and may be anything from a virus to memory problems.
To prevent bigger problems, however start with an antivirus scan and a scan with malwarebytes.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Then comply with Pete's request.

If you supply the required information we will be able to help.
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13 Aug 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU
AMD Athlon X2 QL-60 63 C
Griffin 65nm Technology
RAM
1.0GB DDR2 @ 333MHz (1-3-3-3)
Motherboard
TOSHIBA Portable PC (Socket M2/S1G1)
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor @ 1440x900
ATI Radeon 3100 Graphics (Toshiba)
Hard Drives
244GB TOSHIBA TOSHIBA MK2555GSX ATA Device (IDE) 40 C
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633A ATA Device
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

Purchased about a year ago and I have AVG and Spybot search and destroy

I don't know how to tell what software was already on it.
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13 Aug 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

TY, now do the antivirus scan and scan with malwarebyes (see my first post). Then Pete will help you. We do not want a virus to cause more problems
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13 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I found the problem already. I didn't think 7 64-bit would even install on 1GB of RAM. If your in the US I would recommend this RAM for your computer: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model F2-5300CL5D-4GBSA

It's the same kind I have and I haven't had a single problem. My computer runs great with it.
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13 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Go to your User CP; you will see the link at the top of your page on the right. Look on the left and click on Edit system spec. Enter the information you posted above there. That way the information will be available in each of your posts and we won't have to scroll back through the thread to look for it.
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13 Aug 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

there is no way I could be using 1 gb of ram. my sticker said I have 3. could something my damaged inside that would cause the issue?
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13 Aug 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You may have a problem with your memory.
Go to search and type windows memory diagnostics and take the test.

Go to the bottom task bar, right click and bring up the task scheduler, go to process tab and check memory shown.

Again I suggest to take the Virus and malware test. It should be part of normal maintenance, anyway.
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13 Aug 2010   #10

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I did the test from the program you suggested. It showed nine infections but it only said that it couldn't get rid of all of them and then rebooted the computer. I thought it was rather rude to do so without warning me.
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