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Windows 7: Is something wrong with me computer?


08 Jan 2013   #11
Microsoft MVP

 

I would ditch Norton as it can be trouble. Stick with MSE and Windows 7 firewall kept automatic Updated.

The MSE listing in msconfig>Startup will be under MS. Put the cursor on each line of each listing until it reveals the program. Make sure it stays in the System Tray.

Windows 7's native instantaneous performance relies upon having a perfect install on adequate hardware. Compare the install you have with Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. I would at least Clean Up Factory Bloatware until you get a perfect reinstall.

If in doubt about your hardware run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and the hardware tests in troubleshooting tutorial.

You can also gain back some performance using Optimize Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums especially editing Visual Effects of animation, sliding, fading, dragging intact and selection rectangle. These are huge resource hogs.


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09 Jan 2013   #12

Windows 7
 
 

Well, the fact that it happened recently doesn't mean I should do a clean install. I did that before, because a virus infected my firewall.

Are you sure about Norton? Because it has never been a bad thing to have for me, and I trust it when it comes to the site surfing I do constantly.
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09 Jan 2013   #13
Microsoft MVP

 

My suggestion was only to compare the reinstall you did with the steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall to see if it came close. Many still use outdated XP methods with an OS which is driver-complete in the installer and via Windows updates. The tools and methods in the tutorial assure a perfect install, and a perfect install on adequate hardware is how Windows 7 alway performs perfectly.

Very few here regard Norton as much more than bloatware. But it's not as bad as MucAfee which almost everyone here regards as an atrocity.
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09 Jan 2013   #14

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BinkerNate View Post
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The Desktop Window Manager is experiencing heavy resource contention.
Scenario: Video memory resources are over-utilized and there is thrashing happening as a result. Reducing number of running programs and open windows may help resolve this condition.
Have you tried updating the video driver?

It's item #13 in Greg's Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 tutorial .
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11 Jan 2013   #15

Windows 7
 
 

I did do a windows update, and it seemed that the problem was fixed with it, then today it seems to have returned though only once and because it was actually something else. I'll still watch it though, just in case.

I checked the drives, and anything under device manager, and they are say they're working fine. Plus, #13 doesn't actually tell me how to update it.

Also, I got CCleaner but I haven't used it for a couple of years, and I forgot what to check if I want to use it, though. Which should I check to use it?
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11 Jan 2013   #16
Microsoft MVP

 

Make sure all Important and Optional Updates are done after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) .

If no newer Display driver check the Support Downloads webpage for your model PC or device. Driver Install - Device Manager

On Disk Cleanup tab Run Cleaner.

Then on Registry tab, Scan for Issues>Fix Issues w/backup offered.
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11 Jan 2013   #17

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Make sure all Important and Optional Updates are done after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) .
Yes, that's checked.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If no newer Display driver check the Support Downloads webpage for your model PC or device. Driver Install - Device Manager
There's isn't any there for Windows 7. I have Windows 7, no XP, or XP into 7, just 7.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
On Disk Cleanup tab Run Cleaner.

Then on Registry tab, Scan for Issues>Fix Issues w/backup offered.
I can't seem to find that either. CCleaner looks like this:


NOTE: this is a picture found via google, not a picture I made of mine.
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11 Jan 2013   #18
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes click the Run Cleaner button there, then tab down to Registry to Scan for Issues and Fix them.
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14 Jan 2013   #19

Windows 7
 
 

Okay, here's an update: I think I found the problem, and it's not the desktop, nor Windows 7, programs, etc: it's my mouse. I knew I was having a problem with it, but I didn't think it was connected to my computer. This feels embrassing. Basically, its a mouse with a laser on the bottom (I think its common now), and the middle button either gets stuck or acts up that causes the freeze. Now, when the freezing started again, all I did was push the middle button a little, and the freezing stopped. I may have to get a new one, or try to unstick it, but that's the problem: the mouse.

I think I'm going to be okay, now. I thank all of you guys for helping me, eith both my issue and CCleaner. But I'm going to mark this as solved because I found the problem.
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14 Jan 2013   #20
Microsoft MVP

 

Thanks for reporting back. Never heard of a stuck mouse button hanging the PC.
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