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Windows 7: Instant and Drastic Slowdown in Windows 7, XP, Ubuntu

23 Jun 2012   #1

Windows XP Pro x86 (Upgrading to Windows 7 Pro x64 soon)
Instant and Drastic Slowdown in Windows 7, XP, Ubuntu

Hello. I noticed some slowdown immediately after startup on my laptop. I tried installing 3 OSes, all with the same results. After a couple of days, the computer will work for a couple of minutes, then DRASTIC SLOWDOWN that makes the computer unusuable.

A quick note: When I went to install each OS, even that was slow (I.E.) the install windows were slow to come up.. I suspect hard drive failure.... Please help, as I'll be needing this computer for school soon.

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24 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower

Are you running directly from battery or keeping the ac adapter plugged in? On any portable unit a battery problem will certainly gum things up if it needs a full charge or is not keeping a charge the way it should. The ac adapters generally quit in an instant when going on you.

Besides power issues the next thing would be high temps! Actually that would be the most common problem since most models in use for several hours daily need to be placed on some type of cooling pad for laptops, notebooks to keep the temps down. A friend recently bought a larger faster drive for one that quit since no one was using the cooling pad bought for it. Then the usb power cable was misplaced?

The other thing that can result in drive errors and OS hangs is the need to run the Check Disk tool. You can schedule that for the next startup by way of the Start>Run or command prompt or simply by clicking the Check Now button found in the right click on drive properties screen>Tools tab under error checking.
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