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Windows 7: windows 7 ultimate 64bit running far to slow.

04 Aug 2013   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What you got is a activation update problem. Now I understand. I recommend go here on the Forum. Their will be members that will help you.

Windows Updates & Activation - Windows 7 Help Forums


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05 Aug 2013   #12
dom979

Windows 7 home premium, Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu 13.04, Windows 8 RT, Windows XP
 
 
Windows 7 ultimate and home premium slow to boot up

Hi, I recently upgraded all the PC's in my house from home premium to Ultimate (due to wanting the extra features). One of my laptops which has been problematic in the past (a Toshiba Satellite C660-220) was working fine with ultimate for about a day or so, but then after installing an update it was running extremely slow, and now wont even boot up in any mode. I had the same problem with running slow in the past on home premium, but it would always boot. I then installed Ubuntu Linux on to the laptop until I could afford ultimate for it and it was running fine on Ubuntu for about 4-5 months.

Is this a Hardware issue? Windows activation issue (like I've been told by another user on this forum)? or something else? Any help would be appreciated.


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By running slow it would take about 20 minutes to boot, and once booted it wouldn't open any programs, not even the start menu. and the icons in the bottom right wouldn't appear.
I still have my product keys for both versions of windows.
When I have checked my system specs on both windows and Ubuntu in the past (as recently as 2 days ago) it showed that everything was correct as it should be, apart from Ubuntu showing 3.7gb instead of 4gb of RAM.
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05 Aug 2013   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Is the Toshiba Satellite C660-220 the only computer you are having this problem with? We need to stick with one computer at a time.
What comes to mind is over heating. How long has it been sense you cleaned the inside of the computer of dust bunnies?

This Tutorial can be very helpful.

By Greg:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot


http://www.toshiba.co.uk/discontinue...lite-c660-220/
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06 Aug 2013   #14
dom979

Windows 7 home premium, Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu 13.04, Windows 8 RT, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Is the Toshiba Satellite C660-220 the only computer you are having this problem with? We need to stick with one computer at a time.
What comes to mind is over heating. How long has it been sense you cleaned the inside of the computer of dust bunnies?

This Tutorial can be very helpful.

By Greg:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot


Satellite C660-220 - Toshiba
Yeah it is the the two other computers are running with no issues what so ever. I reinstalled home premium on the Toshiba and it seems to be running fine (for now). Over heating might be possible as I often use it for long periods of time and have never cleaned it out, (is there a tutorial on how to do this?). I have ran a memory test to check if my RAM is working fine and it seemed to be okay. I have also checked my hard drive for bad sectors and it showed none, I then de-fragmented it as it was 34% fragmented.
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06 Aug 2013   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As far as I can find their is not aTutorial on this Forum for such things.
You will have to Google.
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07 Aug 2013   #16
Jezuz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think you need to reinstall Windows.I'm not too sure if an update but it's the last instance.
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07 Aug 2013   #17
gregrocker

 

It's obvious you're doing something wrong besides installing a higher version which has no effect on performance whatsoever.

You should be following the steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 using the latest official for the version which came with the laptop here: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58997.iso

You will get and keep a perfect install to the exact extent you stick with the tools and methods in the tutorial.

In your case I would also wipe the HD first using Diskpart Clean Command
from the installer's System Recovery Options Command Line.

If you're concerned about overheating then install Speedfan to monitor temps, compare against the maximum http://www.pantherproducts.co.uk/ind...PUtemperatures.

To clean the fan will be similar to this:

More specific disassembly to just clean the fan, or repaste the processor if this is required to cool it down, is here:



However repasting the processor is a huge job and should be considered a last resort before junking the PC since many things can go wrong even with the utmost precaution.
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08 Aug 2013   #18
dom979

Windows 7 home premium, Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu 13.04, Windows 8 RT, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It's obvious you're doing something wrong besides installing a higher version which has no effect on performance whatsoever.

You should be following the steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 using the latest official for the version which came with the laptop here: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58997.iso

You will get and keep a perfect install to the exact extent you stick with the tools and methods in the tutorial.

In your case I would also wipe the HD first using Diskpart Clean Command
from the installer's System Recovery Options Command Line.

If you're concerned about overheating then install Speedfan to monitor temps, compare against the maximum CPU Temperatures.

To clean the fan will be similar to this:

More specific disassembly to just clean the fan, or repaste the processor if this is required to cool it down, is here:



However repasting the processor is a huge job and should be considered a last resort before junking the PC since many things can go wrong even with the utmost precaution.
I have reinstalled a new version of home premium as your tutorial stated and it was running fine for a grand total of 2 and a half hours then it has completely slowed down to a crawl, I managed to get a pic of the temps as it slowed down. When loading web pages on Google chrome it says waiting on cache for about half an hour before just randomly shutting down chrome. I have also cleaned out the fan. Could this be down to a hardware failure of some degree?
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08 Aug 2013   #19
dom979

Windows 7 home premium, Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu 13.04, Windows 8 RT, Windows XP
 
 

Now when I boot up it won't open any programs what so ever and gives the error message in one of the attached pictures. And you can see what temps my laptop was running at time it started to run slow in the other attached picture.


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08 Aug 2013   #20
dom979

Windows 7 home premium, Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu 13.04, Windows 8 RT, Windows XP
 
 

I have just opened the bottom of my laptop to check if there was anything that looked out of order. I found that when I sent my laptop away to get fixed about 6 months ago the repair man didn't reinstall my RAM properly and left it unsecured, so I took the RAM out and put it in the second RAM slot and made sure it was properly fitted. The laptop now seems to be working fine and seems to be using less of its memory when doing simple tasks (used to use over 75% of the RAM when surfing the web, now down to only 25-30%). This may not have fully solved the issue as I suspect the HDD might have something to do with the previous errors.
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