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Windows 7: Two New Root Causes of PC Shutdown discovered

22 Nov 2010   #1

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Two New Root Causes of PC Shutdown discovered


iolo Labs Discovers Two New Root Causes of PC Slowdown

Following nearly a year of research, iolo Labs, iolo technologies’ independent research arm, has discovered two new key factors that result in the symptomatic loss of computer performance over time.

While it is commonly known that hardware limitations such as inadequate memory levels, low storage capacity, processor bottlenecks, or even malicious software infections can hinder computer speed, the universal – and more entropic – phenomenon of gradual and ongoing degradation of PC performance with continued use remains unexplained by these hardware-based factors and has confounded computer users for decades. Since 1998, iolo Labs has analyzed millions of PCs in an effort to quantify the seemingly inevitable performance entropy that occurs during everyday computing use, and to create software and tools that can effectively reverse and prevent it. With the addition of two newly identified factors - program misalignment caused by file system entropy, and resource deadlock caused by incremental software redundancy - iolo Labs now counts a total of nine root causes of PC slowdown.
Nine Root Causes of PC Slowdown
1. Program misalignment
Slow start-up, sluggish program behavior
2. Available RAM decline
Universal system slowdown
3. Windows start-up bottlenecks
Slow Windows start-up
4. Redundant programs
Lock-ups, general system slowdown
5. Mismatched internet settings
Lost connections, slow internet browsing
6. Registry errors
Unpredictable hesitations and freezes
7. Registry bloat
Universal system slowdown
8. Fragmented system files
Excessive hard drive churn, freezes
9. Accumulated clutter
Sluggish behavior, premature drive failure
iolo Labs Discovers Two New Root Causes of PC Slowdown

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23 Nov 2010   #2

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

That would indicate a performance advantage to clean installing the system occasionally*, no?

*For my XP systems "occasionally" was 2 years.
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