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Windows 7: laptop sometimes weirdly slow on start up, other times it's normal

23 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
laptop sometimes weirdly slow on start up, other times it's normal

Recently I've been having an issue with my laptop. It seems that now whenever I start it up for the first time in a day, it runs extremely slow. A lot of movements on the screen are super slow. For example, the preview windows that pop-up when I put my mouse on a program that's open on my task bar are popping up in what seems like slow motion. When I open tabs in browsers, the simple motion of the new task popping up on the top of my screen seems also to be in slow motion. Even typing this, the letters are slightly lagging behind how fast I am typing it.

The fix I have is just restarting my laptop, that is all. After I do that, everything goes back to normal. I've checked my processes when it's slow and when it's normal and there's nothing out of the ordinary. I defrag and clean up my system regularly and all that good stuff.

When it's running slow (which is right now) all I have open is Google Chrome. My CPU usage is less than 10%, RAM is 40-50% and SWAP usage is around 30%.

I run Windows Home Premium x64 on my Samsung laptop

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23 Sep 2012   #2
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Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 to establish a Clean Boot, test your RAM and HD, etc.
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