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Windows 7: Windows freezes and needs to be checked for consistency

30 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Windows freezes and needs to be checked for consistency

Hi!
I recently have a problem with my laptop.
After sometime (e.g. 2 hours), everything works extremely slowly.
For example it takes 3 or 4 minutes just to open Windows Explorer and 10-20 minutes for the computer to shutdown (sometimes it doesn't even shutdown).
When I restart my computer, a consistency check is performed almost every time.
I have no idea what may be wrong, so could anyone give me some advice?

Thanks in advance!

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30 Jan 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi Eatos and welcome to SF,

You could run SFC to check the integrity of all Windows 7 system files:

Quote:
Click on the Start > Type in search cmd
Right click cmd at top and Run as Administrator
Type SFC /scannow at the prompt
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

Also please Run chkdsk /f/r in an elevated command prompt.

Quote:
Click on the Start > Type in search cmd
Right click cmd at top and Run as Administrator
At the command prompt please type: chkdsk /f/r
(Note: there is a space between chkdsk and /f/r)

Disk Check

Also please run malwarebytes (to eliminate that as a possible cause):

Warning
Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download

Cheers, please post back result if any

Dave
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30 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

You should also have MSE installed. Install and run scans.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

Do you run disk cleanup and disk defragmenter regularly ? ( defragment a hard disk drive, not a solid state drive )
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31 Jan 2013   #4

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eatos View Post
...When I restart my computer, a consistency check is performed almost every time!
If by this, you mean its running a filesystem check, the CHKDSK suggested by Northernsoul55 should show some bad blocks.

If it does, hate to tell you this, but that is a strong indication that your hard drive is failing. Very slow real time performance is often the result of repeated attempts to read the same sector over and over. And while that might be repaired on the fly, if it keeps happening, your drive is on its way out.

If you can find out the make and model drive, go to the manufacturer's website to see if they have a drive diagnostic utility (most do), download and install that -- and run it. IF it finds drive damage and your drive is still under warranty you might be able to get a free replacement.
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