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Windows 7: help is this a hardware problem?

02 Feb 2012   #11
StazzieJones

Window 7 64 Bit
 
 

I've answered my question to the puppy files. I'm downloading the ISO file now from my other computer. still unsure of my next step once I have puppy


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02 Feb 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Tweaking is turning off Services, editing the Registry beyond normal system settings, basically modifying the OS beyond normal parameters. It is completely unnecessary because Win7 is already as lean an OS as can be - many experts here don't even think it needs cleaning or defragging, although many others use CCleaner and the native defragger, Auslogics or Puran.

Wolfgang wants you to run Puppy Linux OS from it's CD to see how its performance compares to Windows, which will tell us if you have a hardware problem or a Windows problem.
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02 Feb 2012   #13
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You need to chose Puppy Linux if that is what you are installing, then it will have a line about the location of the ISO file. Click the box next to that line which will bring up a search box, and go to where the iso is located and select it, and press OK. Also when you select your USB drive, check the box to format the drive. Be sure the one you select is your USB drive.
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02 Feb 2012   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Also, whatever you select to install, it will only show that iso file. if you check Windows ISO, it will not show puppy Linux iso when you search for the ISO, unless you select unknown ISO from the very bottom. But try selecting the correct distro you want to install.
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02 Feb 2012   #15
StazzieJones

Window 7 64 Bit
 
 

okay, I have booted using puppy and it seems to be running like a dream...wow at the difference. what would be my next step?
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02 Feb 2012   #16
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Compound Tweaking refers to tweaking three or four different parameters before trying out the system to see what happened. If you tweak one or two things, there are only one or two things to change back when they don't work. Three or four, and the next thing you know, you forget which ones you messed with...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StazzieJones View Post
yea I understood that, I'm curious as to what compound tweaking refers to. I use the advanced system optimer mainly as a registry cleaner, defraggger, and spyware removal. I haven't messed with anything else except for the driver updates. I use it on my other laptop as well do I need to get rid of it?
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02 Feb 2012   #17
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi StazzieJones.
I don't mean to interrupt. Just curious, what do you mean by reset to factory setting? Is it you loaded it back using recovery DVD (or hidden drive)?

I got friends had their notebook occasionally stalled for long period in the middle of doing things, sit for minutes to have it done with the task. There are many things can cause it. But let me share some of mine.
Try to observe if the HDD led is busy while it freezes. It can be caused by massive background activities that makes you work have to wait till it's done. Another common problem is that probably your HDD has an extensive bad sector (surface problem). The HDD reading time out from one sector to another make it looks like a busy work.
That is what I can share by now. Hope it helps.

Cheers
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02 Feb 2012   #18
gregrocker

 

Depends on if you want to try to troubleshoot the problems with the existing OS, in which case I'd work through these steps: troubleshooting steps

Or you can jump directly to a clean reinstall with the latest Win7 installer for your licensed version: Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1 English Official ISO download.
Download and burn to DVD or write to flash stick using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Too.
Then follow these steps to get a perfect clean reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7

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02 Feb 2012   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StazzieJones View Post
okay, I have booted using puppy and it seems to be running like a dream...wow at the difference. what would be my next step?
That is good news. It means your hardware is in top shape. Now we have to focus on /7.

Since you destroyed Win7 with that dumb optimizer, I would suggest you reinstall the system. I assume you have no images to which you can fall back. Reinstalling will be a lot faster than trying to identify and repair all the damage that was done.

Make sure you save your files first. For that you can use Puppy too. The partitions are sitting on the bottom left of the Puppy screen. Just double click on them and yopu will see what they are. In the process you will learn a bit of Linux. Here is a helper for starters: http://puppylinux.org/main/Manual-English.htm
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03 Feb 2012   #20
StazzieJones

Window 7 64 Bit
 
 

I'm starting to get discouraged here I was so sure...now that I'm actually saving files to my USB it seems to be acting the same but files are actually making it over slowly. I'm hoping its just because of the moving files but I don't think so. if I move a box everything behind it is blank and takes a minute before it shows up. I do thank y'all for all your help this has been a great learning experience as well.
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