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Windows 7: Computer running slowly.

05 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Computer running slowly.

I don't know why but my computer seems to be running slowly lately. Watching a video there will be some frames missing. When I tried fast forwarding it would take 1-2 secs to load or the video would pause and the audio would keep going. This just started recently and I tried to see if it was just the files but when I rewatched the files that worked perfectly before there was lag. Also when I'm typing there is a lag from the input and when it appears. The lag isn't that bad but its noticeable. Also there is lag when erasing text. Also I get an error message when shutting down my computer but I can't read it because my computer shuts down before I get the chance to. The only things that I've done was updating windows, installed a VPN about a week ago, and installed a SSD about 1-2 months ago other than that all I've done was watch videos and browsed the internet.

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05 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Have you ran the standard scans? I mean malwarebytes and a good deep scan with your Anti-Virus? Have you tried a restore point to before this started? Updated all video/network drivers?

We have many great tutorials here,made by some very knowledgeable people, have you tried any of these? : Optimize Windows 7
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05 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Ya I run standard scan every week on sunday and I did one last night using MSE. No problems were detected. Yes all drivers should be up to date. I follow most of those tips and my computer was working fine a while ago with the exact same way I have it setup as I do now. I just tried airing out my computer just now not much changed. I'll try a system restore right now.

just did a system restore nothing changed.
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05 Mar 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP


Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

Do you have a clean install as close as possible to these steps to get a a perfect Clean Reinstall ?
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