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Windows 7: Computer lags every couple seconds

07 Dec 2009   #31
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazlunatic View Post
This is a completely new install and the same problem happens even after each reformat.
Then this is more likely hardware or program software rather than OS.

You pretty much eliminate OS and install by doing format install.

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07 Dec 2009   #32

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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

When I mentioned earlier about checking out the harddrive I was talking about using a hard drive diagnostic tool which Samsung has available. I wasn't talking about checking the integrity of your Operating system files because this seems to be a hardware problem.

I believe that the ES-Tools second one down on the list is the one to use.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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07 Dec 2009   #33
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
When I mentioned earlier about checking out the harddrive I was talking about using a hard drive diagnostic tool which Samsung has available. I wasn't talking about checking the integrity of your Operating system files because this seems to be a hardware problem.

I believe that the ES tools second one down is the one to use.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
What I was looking for on Samsung site^^ chev65 found it listed above. Focus on a full diagnostic scan from boot.
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07 Dec 2009   #34

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
When I mentioned earlier about checking out the harddrive I was talking about using a hard drive diagnostic tool which Samsung has available. I wasn't talking about checking the integrity of your Operating system files because this seems to be a hardware problem.

I believe that the ES tools second one down is the one to use.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
What I was looking for on Samsung site^^ chev65 found it listed above. Focus on a full diagnostic scan from boot.
Should be interesting to find out if it's the HDD anyway. It's about all I can think of for intermittent freezing problems. Unless it's some strange software glitch which should be possible to fix just by uninstalling any suspicious programs.
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07 Dec 2009   #35
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Ultimately after testing all the hardware and OS fully, maybe Repair Installing, I would format reinstall from boot, then only add the programs back incrementally with restore points to test which is causing it.
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07 Dec 2009   #36

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

what about this tool? I found it on the official samsung website - SAMSUNG Hard Disk Drive - support - utilities

edit: nvm, realized that was just for external tools. I'll give ES a try. Thanks

Would you recommend me to backup data? I don't have a secondary HD to use but it'll come in 2 days. Samsung's website recommends but you know how they do this for precautionary reasons.
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07 Dec 2009   #37
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Yes, good idea if you can't take the data loss., although I've never had HD fail in diagnostics when it wasn't already spastic.

I'd wait the 2 days and back up files and a Windows 7 System Image so you can start over if anything fails. I keep a backup image in primary parttion on HD and in root of external.
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07 Dec 2009   #38

Win 7 64, OSX Snow Leopard
 
 

@ crazlunatic

From your Programs Screen shot You have 2 Anti virus applications installed (Avira Antivir Personal & Microsoft Security Essentials) - never ever install more than one Anti virus on a system

Remove both and Get the 64 bit windows 7 version of Microsoft Security Essentials, and remove that Spybot search & Destroy, Pando Media Booster too.
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07 Dec 2009   #39
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rishone View Post
@ crazlunatic

From your Programs Screen shot You have 2 Anti virus applications installed (Avira Antivir Personal & Microsoft Security Essentials) - never ever install more than one Anti virus on a system

Remove both and Get the 64 bit windows 7 version of Microsoft Security Essentials, and remove that Spybot search & Destroy, Pando Media Booster too.
Agree with all of this except Spybot which is the best troj killer in my toolbox. Just don't set up its Internet and Tea Timer crapola. The basic program is killer as always, esp in safemode.

Eager to test MSE against Avast - which I've put on over a hundred machines without a single issue or virus. So in spite of waiting long for MS's entry into AV I need more reason to here. How you like it?
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07 Dec 2009   #40

Win 7 64, OSX Snow Leopard
 
 

@ gregrocker

I dont have anything against Spybot S&D, its a great tool, i do use it sometimes, but never use its active protection, only scans my system with it (or Malwarebytes) once in a weak.

My take on security, Use any Anti virus you like (MSE, Avast, Avira, AVG), update it regularly, Try to use a Firewall (if you are comfortable with it) And scan your system with a good Anti Spyware App like Malware bytes or Spybot S&D once in weak/month. And use a safe browser like Firefox or Chrome.


P.S: How can i unsubscribe from all the threads i posted here, always uses the quick post button and ends upp with tonnes of mail in my inbox, i don't want to subscribe to any htread here, please help me.
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