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03 Sep 2009   #1

windows 7 RC
Windows 7 random slowdown...

Hi, I am new to this forum, and I basically joined so I could maybe get some help with a big issue I am having. My computer runs windows 7 great, but very randomly my computer will slow down incredibly, almost totally unresponsive and I have to shut it off. When I reboot, it takes forever to get to the login screen. When I finally do get to log in, it takes about 10 minutes to get to the desktop. When the desktop finally loads up, it is not only still going rediculously slow, but it has reverted to a classic theme, with no sound options. It has done this about 3 times now, and I have figured out how to fix it at least temporarily by doing a system restore to the last update, reinstall the update and restart, this usually brings it back to normal. I know this has to be a windows 7 issue because I used to have Vista, with no problems at all. And my computer is definatly fast enough to handle windows 7, as nothing is lower than 5.9 in my system score. I haven't been able to find this issue anywhere on the internet, so if someone could help me, that would be fantastic!

P.S. I am using 64 bit, don't know if that matters.

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03 Sep 2009   #2

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)

Welcome to sevenforums.

Please fill up you system specs.
You will find it at the left hand bottom of you post..

What kind of softwares do you use??
Have you checked "event viewer" for any possible error??
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04 Sep 2009   #3

windows 7 RC

My specs are updated, I would have had them before the post, but I had to use my other computer to post the thread, as my computer had the problem I mention. I have it back to normal now.

I use applications like steam, xfire, photoshop, bitdefender, firefox. those are the main programs I use. The first time it happened I was using Abelton live 8 recording software with line 6 gearbox. So naturally I thought that was the problem, but it happened again for really no reason. I have a theory that it might be my hard drive, but I can't really prove it since it works fine most of the time. My hard drive is just the standard 7200 rpm one that came with the computer.
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04 Sep 2009   #4

windows 7 RC

also, event viewer doesn't show any problems.
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04 Sep 2009   #5

windows 7 x64 Home Premium

There have been a lot of reports about problems/freezes/crashes with Steam on Windows 7.
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04 Sep 2009   #6

windows 7 RC

it is not steam, never had a problem with it.
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04 Sep 2009   #7

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)

bit defender is still not completely compatible with windows 7 so that could cause the problem...
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05 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 8 CP x64

ya ofcourse bitdefender is still not compatible with windows 7.......

hoping this will help you.!!

List of antivirus suites that presently work with Windows 7 Beta - TechSpot Blog

BitDefender and Windows 7
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05 Sep 2009   #9

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)

what is your point exactly??

I have tried bitdefender 2009 and it is not still fully compatible.
Try uninstalling it....
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05 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 8 CP x64

ya i agree with you....i had also tried bitdefender......

my system didn't start properly than i start in safe mode...and uninstall it...
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