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Windows 7: Windows 7 has slowed to a crawl


03 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (64)
 
 
Windows 7 has slowed to a crawl

Windows 7 has slowed to a crawl. It may work pretty fine for about 10 or 20 minutes and then will slow way down, such as trying to scroll down, it may take 30 seconds for the page to react or to open up another tab that might take 2 or 3 minutes. I can open all my programs, but none run normally anymore.

It first happened while using Firefox and then I tried out IE, but that only worked fine for 20 minutes and then started doing the same as Firefox.

This has been going on for 3 days now. When I first turn on the computer it seems to work alright, but that does not last.

Any help/suggestions would greatly be apprecitated. As of now I don't know if it is maybe a driver or a virus. What can I do to find out more? Thank you for any help received. i will send you rep. Thank you

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03 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you think it is a virus, run a scan with your current AV app, or download the free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Does the slowdown occur when using any program, or just with a web-browser? When the slowdown occurs, can you open Task Manager to see if any one process or chewing up the CPU time?
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03 Aug 2010   #3

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Did you change anything recently regarding Indexing? Or schedule and backup activities?

Suggestion: run EVENTVWR.EXE and watch to see what is going on at the time of the slow-down. Everything in the event log is timestamped, so you should be able to match your system clock to the start of the problems even if you need to reboot and review the past history.
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03 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I understand you said it runs fine right away, but i would still suggest looking at your startup tab in msconfig and unchecking anything you dont want to load right away when windows starts

Click start > Type msconfig and hit enter > Click the startup tab > UNCHECK anything you do NOT want to start when windows first loads > Click OK > Restart
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03 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirsch View Post
I understand you said it runs fine right away, but i would still suggest looking at your startup tab in msconfig and unchecking anything you dont want to load right away when windows starts

Click start > Type msconfig and hit enter > Click the startup tab > UNCHECK anything you do NOT want to start when windows first loads > Click OK > Restart
Thanks for the suggestion. I tried that yesterday and it did not help. I also set my computer to focus on performance and not on visual. (I think I used the wrong vocabulary there, but I hope you understand what I mean.)

Thank you
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03 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soho1 View Post
Did you change anything recently regarding Indexing? Or schedule and backup activities?

Suggestion: run EVENTVWR.EXE and watch to see what is going on at the time of the slow-down. Everything in the event log is timestamped, so you should be able to match your system clock to the start of the problems even if you need to reboot and review the past history.
I haven't changed anything. Here are the event ids that I noticed started when the same problem started. I can give you details if needed, but for now I will just give you their numbers:
1001, 4107, 46, 1000, 15, 4103, 2, 500 and 501
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03 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If you think it is a virus, run a scan with your current AV app, or download the free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Does the slowdown occur when using any program, or just with a web-browser? When the slowdown occurs, can you open Task Manager to see if any one process or chewing up the CPU time?
I have run Avira free and malwarebytes anit malware free editions and it has shown no problems. I already had those installed and running at the time this problem occurred and I have ran them since.

I will try to look at the Task Manager. To see what is chewing up time, I just look at the Kb used? or the number under CPU.
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03 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Does the problem happen in safe mode?

To get into safe mode restart your computer and press F8 repeatedly then select safe mode and report back

Hope This Helps,
Josh
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03 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
Does the problem happen in safe mode?

To get into safe mode restart your computer and press F8 repeatedly then select safe mode and report back

Hope This Helps,
Josh

Just tried safe mode. Everything runs smoothly in safe mode.
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03 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by makeshiftpat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If you think it is a virus, run a scan with your current AV app, or download the free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Does the slowdown occur when using any program, or just with a web-browser? When the slowdown occurs, can you open Task Manager to see if any one process or chewing up the CPU time?
I have run Avira free and malwarebytes anit malware free editions and it has shown no problems. I already had those installed and running at the time this problem occurred and I have ran them since.

I will try to look at the Task Manager. To see what is chewing up time, I just look at the Kb used? or the number under CPU.
It occurs when using WMP, IE and Firefox. I played Caesar 3 last night for more than an hour and it ran smoothly.
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