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Windows 7: Very slow computer


29 May 2013   #1

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

This question has probably been asked a million times. I know.

Just this morning, after my system woke up from having 0 percent of battery, my computer started running very slow. My web browser (Chrome) also completely freaked out, showing stuff like "this program is busy. switch to the unbusy one?" and weird stuff like that.

Anything I can do?

Update:Forgot to mention, but also when I type on a web browser, it freezes the screen, waits a few minutes, and then types it in. But that is only sometimes.

Also, when i type something in Windows Search it takes a few minutes to process the search.

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29 May 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Superluigi6,
I take it you rebooted with the lappy plugged in and have now fully charged your battery? You may want to do a restore back to a time when the lappy was fast and happy and review your power down setting in Power Options. Oh and not to scare you but a dear friend of mind lost the mobo on her lappy from allowing it to enter sleep mode regularly, advice from that service tech was avoid sleep mode with lappy's. Hope yours snaps out of it.
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29 May 2013   #3

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Superluigi6,
I take it you rebooted with the lappy plugged in and have now fully charged your battery? You may want to do a restore back to a time when the lappy was fast and happy and review your power down setting in Power Options. Oh and not to scare you but a dear friend of mind lost the mobo on her lappy from allowing it to enter sleep mode regularly, advice from that service tech was avoid sleep mode with lappy's. Hope yours snaps out of it.
Anything else I can do, like reboot, change startup programs, anything like that?
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29 May 2013   #4

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

You can see if the issues are still there using safe mode..
How is you clock working ? depending on how long and exactly how drained you might need to replace your mother board battery ?
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29 May 2013   #5

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I would start with the basics and do a re-boot with quality power then if that isn't working then look to restore back before the event and if that doesn't work. Let's take if from there, I would normally have you update and run AV and Malware but this doesn't seem to be an attack, but this never hurts and is worth a try as well !
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29 May 2013   #6

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

ThrashZone's response: the battery might of drained last night while I was sleeping, but I opened my laptop and noticed it today at around 2:17pm. The issues began at around 4pm. And, the clock is fine and there is no way I'll touch the motherboard.

linnemeyerhere's response:What is a "reboot with quality power"? By the way, when I open System Restore to see the last restore, I had 2 restores from today. But when I clicked on "more restore points", it didn't load. I know for a FACT that I had gone through a system restore and have been making them, but they didn't load.

For anti virus I have both AVG and Norton. I installed AVG last night, and had Norton ever since my PC was built. Which shall I use?
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29 May 2013   #7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Superluigi6,
I take it you rebooted with the lappy plugged in and have now fully charged your battery? You may want to do a restore back to a time when the lappy was fast and happy and review your power down setting in Power Options. Oh and not to scare you but a dear friend of mind lost the mobo on her lappy from allowing it to enter sleep mode regularly, advice from that service tech was avoid sleep mode with lappy's. Hope yours snaps out of it.
And for your info, should I change the "close the lid" to something like "do nothing"?
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29 May 2013   #8

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quality power means the lappy is plugged into AC power or the battery is fully charged. I sounds like you don't have a restore point saved from before this happened. I would only have one AV program installed as you could be having a conflict with both installed. I'm not a huge Norton fan but I do know that Norton doesn't play nice with other AV programs. Which AV program is a paid program or are they but free or set to expire?
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29 May 2013   #9

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Regarding the power options:
"while plugged in" I would say never and never but that's me
"On battery Power" I would say 15 minutes and screen off and 20 minutes and shuts down.
Close lid" that's your call I would say doing nothing could be a problem and I would almost default to shut down of sleep.

Even better then that is shut down the lappy when you know you aren't coming right back.
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29 May 2013   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I posting the same thing because it's very important.
I highly recommend never have two anti virus programs installed at the same time. Two anti virus at the same time will alone slow down a computer in leaps and bounds.
It's your choice which one to use. I use Microsoft Security Essentials.
Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows
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