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Windows 7: Explorer running slow in normal mode, fine in safe mode.?

23 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Explorer running slow in normal mode, fine in safe mode.?

Hey guys I've checked through some of the tuts and what-not on this forum and still can't find a way to get me out of trouble..
i turned my computer on yesterday (23rd September) and there was an automatic update. Ever since the update my computer has been extremely slow (will take several minutes to open firefox -or anything for that matter). I booted safe mode and it's running fine. I opened up msconfig and did a clean boot but the problem was still there.
It's a fairly new build and I was stupid and forgot to get a virus protection i can't install it in safe mode either..

Can anyone help?
-cheers

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23 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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23 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok so I ran defender and it said nothing was wrong :/
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23 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Now that is great. Now that we know your computer is clean try going back to a restore point before the auto updates. Remember to look for any program that has a auto update including Windows. If all goes well with your restore point it's time to install MSE and update it. We need this to keep your computer safe while on line.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
Please get back with your results. There/their is more things you can do to speed things up a little. It's a step at a time thing.
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23 Sep 2012   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

thiskent,

Run the attached script and upload the wdologs.txt file which is placed on your desktop.

# **********************INSTRUCTIONS**************************
# STEP 1 ** RUN POWERSHELL AS ADMINISTRATOR ******************
# ************************************************************
#
# WIN key | type POWERSHELL | do NOT hit ENTER |
# in the PROGRAMS list, right-click on WINDOWS POWERSHELL |
# choose "Run as administrator" |
# Click on the YES button (if such appears)
#
# WIN key = key with Microsoft log on top
#
# for the guru:
# WIN | type POWERSHELL | CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER key combo | ALT+Y keycombo
# ************************************************************
# STEP 2 ** COPY AND PASTE ***********************************
# ************************************************************
#
# COPY the script using CTRL+C,
# COPY every line of script down thru both EXIT statements
#
# PASTE into Powershell
#----Right-Click at the PowerShell Prompt
#----(Ctrl+V does not work)
#
# Start copying with first script line without a # at start of the line
# Note: Actually, you can paste the entire file if you rather
#-------Lines starting with a # are ignored by PowerShell
# ************************************************************
# STEP 3 ** SCRIPT OUTPUT & SCRIPT PURPOSE *******************
# ************************************************************
# --The script output and purpose is given at the very front of the script
#
# --The script output and purpose is given at the very front of the script
#
# ************************************************************
# ***************** NOTE - POWERSHELL VERSION*****************
# if you receive this error msg:
#--The system can not find the path specified
# you may need to update your PowerShell
# you must be using Powershell 2.0 or later.
#
# To determine your Powershell version:
#---Run PowerShell
#---enter $host.version
#---you should see at least:
# Major Minor Build Revision
# ----- ----- ----- --------
# 2......0......-1.....-1
#
# If you do not see the above, update your Vista/Win 7.
# ************************************************************
# *************** NOTE - EXECUTION POLICY*********************
# If you haven't set the execution policy, you may need to:
#---Run PowerShell
#---enter SET-EXECUTIONPOLICY -EXECUTIONPOLICY REMOTESIGNED
# ************************************************************
Script:
# ************************************************************
# Zips up files from Windows Defender Offline
# Places WDOlogs.ZIP on your Desktop
# ************************************************************
function New-Zip {
param([Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=0,ValueFromPipeline=$true)]
[
String]$Path,[Switch]$PassThru,[Switch]$Force )
Process {$force $true
if (Test-Path $path) {if (-not $Force) { return } }
Set-Content $path ("PK" + [char]+ [char]+ ("$([char]0)" 18))
$item=Get-Item $path;$item.IsReadOnly=$false;if($passThru){$item}}}
function 
Copy-ToZip{param(
[
Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=0,`
ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName=
$true)] 
[Alias('FullName')][String]
$File,[Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=1)]
[String]
$Zfile,[Switch]$HideProgress,[Switch]$Force )
Begin 
{$HideProgress $false;$force $true;
$ShellApplication = New-Object -ComObject Shell.Application
if (-not (Test-Path $Zfile)) {New-Zip $Zfile -verbose:$false `
-ea:silentlycontinue -force:
$true};$Path= Resolve-Path $Zfile;
$ZipPackage = $ShellApplication.Namespace("$Path") }
Process 
{$afile Get-Item $File;if (-not $afile) {return}        
if (-
not $hideProgress) {$perc +=5;if ($perc -gt 100) { $perc 
Write-Progress "Copying" $afile.FullName -PercentComplete $perc}
$Flags 0; if ($force) {$flags 16 -bor 1024 -bor 64 -bor 512 };
Write-Verbose $afile.Fullname;
$ZipPackage.CopyHere($afile.Fullname$flags);
Start-Sleep -Milliseconds 500 } }
$divider = "#" * 79
$WDO = join-path $env:TEMP \wdofileinfo.txt
IF (test-path 
$WDO) {del $WDO -ea:silentlycontinue -force:$true}
$dir = $env:windir + '\Microsoft Antimalware\Support'
$a = dir $dir -rec -force -ea:silentlycontinue | sort lastwritetime |
where 
{$_.extension -eq '.log'} |
select name, lastwritetime, creationtime, lastaccesstime,  fullname
$arr = @();$arr += $a
$a | foreach ($_.fullname) {$c $divider;$d $_.fullname;
$e get-content -path $_.fullname;$arr += $c$d$e }
$arr | out-file $WDO
$zip = $env:userprofile + '\desktop\WDOlogs.ZIP'
new-zip 
$zip -verbose:$false -ea:silentlycontinue -force:$true
copy-tozip  
$WDO $zip -verbose:$false; del $WDO

EXIT
EXIT 
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23 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks Karl we needed that. OP's post #1 is quite bothersome.
It's a fairly new build and I was stupid and forgot to get a virus protection i can't install it in safe mode either..
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24 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I havn't actually created a restore point. this is my first ever build and clearly i missed a few steps lol..
is my only option to wipe it all and start fresh?
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24 Sep 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

thiskent,
carry out post #5.
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24 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

karlsnooks, i ran the script and the log was this:


"###############################################################################"
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24 Sep 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

then run the script again. You goofed.
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