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Windows 7: Windows 7 64 Bit Ridiculous Loading and Freezing

27 Jan 2012   #1
JimPranks

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 64 Bit Ridiculous Loading and Freezing

There was another post that was from 2010 that sort of helped my problem here:
Security Processor loader Driver

Although I then realized that the fellow that had made that post in 2010 posted it in the Hardware-Devices forum. I would make this post in the Drivers forum although I'm not entirely convinced that it is ONLY my drivers that are going bad.

Manufacturer: iBuyPower
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Short Story: Seemingly out of no where last week my computer started loading things slower than usual, and freezing on occasion for maybe 20-30 seconds at a time. This condition then worsened to the point where I'd either wait 3-5 minutes or just reboot because not even ctrl+alt+delete would unfreeze my computer. I even had to flip my power switch one time because holding down the power button wouldn't shut off my rig.

Eventually I tried running virus / malware scan assuming I had gotten some crazy virus that was destroying my computer. All scans came up clean, so I ran registry and disc cleaners, and also defragmented. None of these things worked. I then stumbled upon several forum posts including the one I linked above talking about Security Processor Loader Driver being corrupt or missing and that the solution to this problem was to reinstall my graphics software.

I'd like to make it known that my computer runs flawlessly in Safe Mode with Networking. This slow loading problem only occurs in my normal run of Windows. I've disabled just about every start up program I have to see if any were causing this, to no avail.

Reinstalling my graphics software DOES fix this problem.... Temporarily. Although a a few reboots later and I'm back to the same old EXTREMELY slow loading. What I'm wondering is, if anyone has ever heard of this before... Also do you think that my graphics card is faulty? I've had trouble with it right out of the box (Had to ship it back to Ibuypower because they mailed it to me broken). I've checked my drivers since its started happening again and in fact Security Processor Loader Driver is no longer accompanied by the yellow exclamation point... So I have no idea at this point whats going on.


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28 Jan 2012   #2
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Id be more inclined to run hardware tests than software tests (considering very few virus cause damage, other than to your bank account)

Run programs suchs a s memtest and prime 95, to see if a CPU issue or RAM is causing the issue. Also go onto the manufacturers website for your hard drive and download the appropriate hardware test kit.

If you havent already download the lastest GPU drivers, if you havent updated them in a while and its just started happening you can assume its not a driver issue, as they tend not to just fail.. its normally an issue from the offset.
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28 Jan 2012   #3
Windows7Master

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I had the same thing. It's very annoying!
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28 Jan 2012   #4
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'd run a Linux Live CD and stress test your hardware. If it does fail/fault out, then we can assume it is a HW issue, and not a Windows issue.

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08 Mar 2012   #5
vinehair

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Seen this before, gave me no ends of grief. Your symptoms exactly match the problem I had - the very heavy pauses that completely lock up the system until it's done, with only the mouse moving, CTRL-ALT-DEL ignored - did everything, updated BIOSes and chipset drivers, the lot. In the end, it turned out to be a faulty hard drive. This also explained why I could not detect any problems (or reproduce them at all) with a linux LiveCD or booting off Linux from a secondary drive.

It's not the nicest answer to hear but you can easily prove this for yourself by booting from another drive, or you may have already tried teh above LiveCD suggestion and found nothing. My suggestion is to buy another equally-sized hard drive to your current one, and cloning the drive off the faulty one onto the new one and seeing what your results are. If it doesn't help, then having a backup drive never hurt anyone, but at best it will totally resolve your problem.

I'm assuming you have a standard magnetic disk drive as a HDD instead of a flash drive as you didn't post the specifications for it.
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