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07 Jul 2009   #1

windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Opens Programs Slowly.

Ok so i got Windows 7 like 2 months ago. It was fast and good. But now it is slow when i want to open firefox it takes 2 minutes! I had to switch over to google chrome because it took so long. Itunes is the same way. I have no clue what the problem is. I am using build 7100 help please.


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07 Jul 2009   #2

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

Well, something new(?) is either thrashing your disk or your CPU.

Without a good description of your system specs --- kind of hard to go further.

Another thing that might help is a screen shot of Task Manager with all running tasks showing (click the button in the lower left corner ).
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07 Jul 2009   #3

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by srq2625 View Post
Well, something new(?) is either thrashing your disk or your CPU.

Without a good description of your system specs --- kind of hard to go further.

Another thing that might help is a screen shot of Task Manager with all running tasks showing (click the button in the lower left corner ).
I have a Dell is 518
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600
4 GB of ram
Nvida Geforce 8400 GS

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08 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Hey when last u defragmented your hard-disk...first of all defragment it and also it may be due to Anti-Virus you have installed...try installing Avast or Microsoft Security Essentials...download it from softpedia.com its free....or may be some-thing is using your hard-disk like demon...!!
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08 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Sounds like Firefox not Windows. FF has a bad reputation for this.
Most reliable fix is to clear the FF history cache or at least dramatically reduce it through options->Privacy. That should improve things.
The bad news is a lot of people report very slow start up for the Fox - including me! I don't notice it much coz I open it in the morning and leave it running till bed!
there are other suggestions - try a new FF profile and there are some speed up tweaks but none of them have worked for me.


Hit the scales if I've helped!
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08 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Charles Kane View Post
Sounds like Firefox not Windows. FF has a bad reputation for this.
Most reliable fix is to clear the FF history cache or at least dramatically reduce it through options->Privacy. That should improve things.
The bad news is a lot of people report very slow start up for the Fox - including me! I don't notice it much coz I open it in the morning and leave it running till bed!
there are other suggestions - try a new FF profile and there are some speed up tweaks but none of them have worked for me.


Hit the scales if I've helped!
Hey bro. he has also written that iTunes and others also start-up slowly...!!
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08 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phoenix404 View Post
Hey bro. he has also written that iTunes and others also start-up slowly...!!
Well with iTunes - who could trust it with anything.

Sorry I didn't spell it out:
The FF problem is a typical FF problem - possible solution offered.
iTunes (the only other issue described) is likely an independent problem, but apart from finding iTunes clunky when I tried it I have no experience eith it and can't offer any suggestions.
If there are other problems norbert04 needs to describe them so posters have something to work with.
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08 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 7264x64(main), 7260x86(secendary), XP SP3 Triple Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phoenix404 View Post
Hey bro. he has also written that iTunes and others also start-up slowly...!!
still I think it's worth it to try what he suggested, like clearing FF cashe history or creating a new profile.

I looked at the task manager screen shot you provided, and I see 24% CPU utilization by Disk Space cleanup Manager for windows, is that running while you have the problems with firefox? can you try to stop it or disable it and try to see if that has an effect on the firefox loading time?
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08 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akramh View Post
still I think it's worth it to try what he suggested, like clearing FF cashe history or creating a new profile.

I looked at the task manager screen shot you provided, and I see 24% CPU utilization by Disk Space cleanup Manager for windows, is that running while you have the problems with firefox? can you try to stop it or disable it and try to see if that has an effect on the firefox loading time?

Hey I think at the time he took the screen-shot...he was running the Disk Cleaner...by his own...!!
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08 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Need results on suggestions, new Task Manager without Cleanup running and preferably without the scary Camtasia Studio running and most of all we need ---
norbert94
where are you?
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