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Windows 7: Windows 7 Constant Hard Drive Activity - Computer Slow to Respond

21 Apr 2013   #11
clw2613

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Update.

With help from Soluto support, I finally got Soluto installed and restarted the computer.

After the first restart, I looked at the Soluto information and subsequently deleted several startup items (2.56 seconds removed from boot time).

I also temporarily removed Nova backup from the list of applications that run at startup. This removed 0.1 minutes from total boot time. This startup item will be restored for next restart

I then restarted the system and again looked at the Soluto information. Soluto reported a total boot time of 2.15 minutes. However, the continuous hard drive activity and slow response issue continues for several minutes after the desktop is displayed (e.g., boot sequence completed).

The boot time graphical analysis Soluto presents is shown in the attached file. Detail for the individual segments shown can only be seen if you individually click on a displayed segment.

I attempted to temporarily prevent Kaspersky AV from running at startup by deleting/modifying the registry key that causes it to run. I was unable to do so because Windows will not allow that key to be deleted or modified!

I have posted about this same issue on the Kasperky forum but have not yet received a response.

I'm not sure where to go from here --- any further suggestions would be welcomed!

C.




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21 Apr 2013   #12
pscowboy

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

You can't temporarily prevent Kaspersky from running.
You have to completely uninstall. Kaspersky labs may have an uninstaller to help with this.

If you then see your problem solved, you have choices to make.
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21 Apr 2013   #13
clw2613

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pscowboy View Post
You can't temporarily prevent Kaspersky from running.
You have to completely uninstall. Kaspersky labs may have an uninstaller to help with this.

If you then see your problem solved, you have choices to make.
Just a FYI - there IS a way to prevent Kaspersky Internet Security from running at startup. Thx to help from the Kaspersky forum I was able to do that! A check of Windows Task Manager confirms that the Kaspersky AV application (AVP.exe) is no longer one of the running processes.

Without Kaspersky Internet Security running at startup, the problem still exists!

Soluto shows that without Kaspersky running an additional 30 seconds is shaved off of boot time, but the problem with constant hard drive activity and slow system response STILL EXISTS!

Any clue where to go from here?

C.
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21 Apr 2013   #14
jgiels

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I find that on occasion my windows has a lot of disc activity at start up. I let it do its disc thing and usually within 20 - 30 minutes this stops and all is well. I just let windows do its own house keeping.
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22 Apr 2013   #15
clw2613

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jgiels View Post
I find that on occasion my windows has a lot of disc activity at start up. I let it do its disc thing and usually within 20 - 30 minutes this stops and all is well. I just let windows do its own house keeping.
If my problem was just unknown hard drive activity, I would not be overly concerned. However as mentioned originally, during this period of constant hard drive activity, the system is agonizingly slow to respond when trying to run applications --- this includes basic Windows applications such as Windows Explorer.

Having to wait until it has finished the unknown activity to use the system is IMHO not a good alternative!

C.
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22 Apr 2013   #16
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

I'd be pretty concerned about constant HD activity, I'd be backing up critical data ASAP, I suspect HD is having trouble reading some windows files, and you might need a wipe and drop or new HD soon.

Registry and HD been scanned for errors?

Visit the tutorials forum for instructions on what to do.
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22 Apr 2013   #17
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Mmm. I wonder if there are bad sectors being reallocated at boot up?

Have you tried to run this to see the health status of your disk?

CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World
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22 Apr 2013   #18
clw2613

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
I'd be pretty concerned about constant HD activity, I'd be backing up critical data ASAP, I suspect HD is having trouble reading some windows files, and you might need a wipe and drop or new HD soon.

Registry and HD been scanned for errors?

Visit the tutorials forum for instructions on what to do.
CHKDSK has been run - no problems found.

Registry scan done with CCleaner - no problems found.

C.
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22 Apr 2013   #19
clw2613

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Mmm. I wonder if there are bad sectors being reallocated at boot up?

Have you tried to run this to see the health status of your disk?

CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World
Will that do something that CHKDSK won't do?

During this investigative process, I've already downloaded/installed several applications recommended by those trying to help. Not really anxious to do more inless some clear benefit will result!

C.
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22 Apr 2013   #20
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Your Windows update LOG is showing a bunch of these, I wonder if it's related:

2013-04-20 09:05:01:915 548 b1c DnldMgr Regulation: {7971F918-A847-4430-9279-4A52D1EFE18D} - Update B90C9CF1-2039-4116-AD4C-AF246B07509D is "PerUpdate" regulated and can NOT download. Sequence 6502 vs AcceptRate 0.

Looks like might be happening on every boot up?

Turn off automatic Windows Updating and see if issue improves?

Your HD partition with Windows 7, has plenty of free space?

EventApp Text file seems to be crying about Spybot - Search and Destroy, uninstall that and reinstall later.

I swear this Windows 7 install by the wording of internal wording in these logs, maybe thinks it's not a legit install?!?

Have you run hijackthis? Found here:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/hjt/

Just post the log it creates, don't remove anything in there unless you know what you are doing. 8)
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