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Windows 7: Everything freezes for few seconds when...


18 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Everything freezes for few seconds when...

As I've mentioned in the topic name, whole Windows 7 freezes after opening an application, or trying to (un)install something... After approx 5-10 seconds everything works as normal but that lag is annoying... I'using Norton Internet Security 2013 for a few weeks, and only couple of days has this been going on, so I doubt that it's real time scanner is the cause...
But I'll let you guys and girls try to figure out what is the culprit, so recommend any type of scans and I'll post all the logs that you need

Cheers!


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18 Mar 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

How does the machine behave in safe mode?
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19 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey mate, unfortunately I've never been in safe mode, because everything is working fine in normal environment except that annoying lag when starting apps... If I need to go to safe mode, what type of tests/scans do you recommend me to do, or are there some other scans I can do in normal mode Windows 7?

Cheers
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19 Mar 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello egoran,

Double check using the tutorial below to see if you may have Windows set to turn off idle hard drives. If so, then this delay could be the time it takes for the hard drive to spin back up.

Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey Brink, thanks for the suggestion, but this app-opening lag happens even when actively using my PC (surfing, or playing a game) so my harddisk is not idle.. Any other tips/tricks up your sleeve?

Cheers
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19 Mar 2013   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

An application or any application?
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19 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Any application that I want to run to install/uninstall, but when opening already installed ones (eg. skype, potplayer, foxit reader...) everything is as is should be after I did 'chkdsk' and 'sfc' commands in elevated command prompt. So I guess one part of the problem is solved for me, but this one still persists...
Thanks for your interest Proudtobegreek

Cheers
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19 Mar 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Egoran,

As a test, temporarily uninstall Norton completely to see if the issue remains afterwards.
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20 Mar 2013   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Either do as our admin suggests,using https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/...home&version=1,or at least,run the machine in safe mode to see application(s) reaction time.Please post back your results to help others.
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20 Mar 2013   #10

 

Norton seems to be the problem. Not every software is meant to be compatible with every machine. As Brink said, uninstall Norton and test and post back.
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