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Windows 7: pc slows down when transferring data

15 Dec 2011   #1
razy60

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos
 
 
pc slows down when transferring data

Hi, this only happened recently and i cannot find the reason.
I was transferring some video files to my nas via wireless no problem there usual slow transfer, i went to move the cursor and it stuck then eventually it moved, I tried a few other things and they took forever to open etc. The thing is according to my system monitor nothing was being used, appx 800MB out of 6GB of ram and 1/2% of cpu.
Any one any ideas it's not as if i have a particularly slow PC

The slightly weird thing though is that in normal idle my PC wil be using 1200/1500MB of ram.

Cheers

Raz


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15 Dec 2011   #2
jekjekjerky88

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Same problem here.. even when i extract a winrar file my laptop slows.. hope someone could help us
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16 Dec 2011   #3
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Run a Chkdsk. Slow speeds suggest that It could be your hard disk that it going faulty.


Dave
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16 Dec 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My guess would be that the HDD is the bottleneck. With such a heavy load on the disk controller, you may not be able to "squeeze" more in.
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16 Dec 2011   #5
mrwearysinner

Windows 7 Ultumate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by razy60 View Post
Hi, this only happened recently and i cannot find the reason.
I was transferring some video files to my nas via wireless no problem there usual slow transfer, i went to move the cursor and it stuck then eventually it moved, I tried a few other things and they took forever to open etc. The thing is according to my system monitor nothing was being used, appx 800MB out of 6GB of ram and 1/2% of cpu.
Any one any ideas it's not as if i have a particularly slow PC

The slightly weird thing though is that in normal idle my PC wil be using 1200/1500MB of ram.

Cheers

Raz

impressive machinery there dude!
guess as the others have said you might try defragging your OS HDD
ps: we are using the same mother board
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17 Dec 2011   #6
razy60

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos
 
 

Only problem is that as my main OS disk is a SSD defragging is a no go, I run my system OS on the SSD and libraries on the raid, so the bottle neck could be the raid, but would that really adversely affect the whole system.
i will look into running chkdsc,

Cheers for the reply's keep em coming

Raz
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18 Dec 2011   #7
compscienceguru

Windows 7
 
 

With a machine like that, I seriously highly doubt it is your computer being "slow".

But I would run a SMART scan on your HDD. Usually lock ups like that mean the hard drive is having issue reading a particular sector (for example bad sector that has not be reallocated). Windows is not as good with bad sector reallocation so you may want to manually run the chkdsk so that the remapping can be done for you.

PS: With the System like yours and the money spent on it, a NAS on "wireless" doesn't make any sense. Why not spend a bit more and run a cable through a gigabit ethernet switch? They usually cost like $50.
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18 Dec 2011   #8
razy60

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by compscienceguru View Post
With a machine like that, I seriously highly doubt it is your computer being "slow".

But I would run a SMART scan on your HDD. Usually lock ups like that mean the hard drive is having issue reading a particular sector (for example bad sector that has not be reallocated). Windows is not as good with bad sector reallocation so you may want to manually run the chkdsk so that the remapping can be done for you.

PS: With the System like yours and the money spent on it, a NAS on "wireless" doesn't make any sense. Why not spend a bit more and run a cable through a gigabit ethernet switch? They usually cost like $50.
cheers when i get 5 mins i will run chkdsk, as for running the NAS via wireless as usual its the most convenient option for internal media transfer, the NAS is on a separate network to the external ISP.

Raz
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