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Windows 7: Slowdown

28 Sep 2013   #11
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shippou View Post
Again I cannot enter msconfig, searching it yields no result and I can't really go back to a date before the issue happened because the issue happened after I formatted the computer

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'm not sure what's unclear about unchecking everything except your AV (and any sync, stickies, or gadgets you use) in msconfig>Startup and then msconfig>Services after Hiding All MS Services?
He may just not be as an experienced as us, and needs a bit more details about it. That's all.

See if you may be able to run msconfig directly from it's source folder below.


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28 Sep 2013   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

If you go to Start and type in msconfig and tap Enter, what happens?
See the attached snip for disabling Startup Items.


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28 Sep 2013   #13
Microsoft MVP


What happens if you type "msconfig" without the quotes in Start Search box. Then right click to Run as Admin.
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28 Sep 2013   #14

windows 7 ultimate x64

msconfig was indeed in system32, I now restarted my computer and I guess I will wait to see if the slowdown returns. I think AVG doesn't fully work though, it didn't activate itself and when I activated it the icon did not appear in my sidebar(bottom left next to clock and date). Hopefully a million viruses are not eating my computer alive
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28 Sep 2013   #15
Microsoft MVP


AVG fell out of popularity some years back before Windows 7 was even released, so it's never been recommended here but does show up with problems fairly regularly. You might consider uninstalling it to try the recommended free lightweight Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast which is a strong second recommendation around here.

Most important in the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 is to establish a Clean Boot, stress test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+ for 5-6 passes or overnight, install CrystalDiskInfo - Software to read your HDD SMART status, scan the logs for repeat errors to resolve, utilize the System Resources to check for problems and solutions.
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28 Sep 2013   #16

windows 7 ultimate x64

Holy crap I think my computer just crashed or something.

I tried to activate avg but it said it I have no right and I need to log in as an administrator then the internet stopped working and to finish the deal everything stopped working. I restarted and activated my startup programs again, that scared the bajesus out of me. Is it avg causing this?
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28 Sep 2013   #17
Microsoft MVP


Are you running an Administrator-level account? You can check or change it in Control Panel>User Accounts.

What exactly were you trying to do to activate AVG? Can you provide screenshots of this using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu, save and attach using paper clip in reply box?

What I would do is uninstall AVG in the Control Panel>Programs and Features, then after reboot run it's Removal Tool at AVG | Download tools and utilities

Then install Microsoft Security Essentials to test the difference. Leave all other msconfig>Startups and >Services (after Hiding all MS Services) unchecked except MSE.
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28 Sep 2013   #18

windows 7 ultimate x64

Yes I am marked as an admin, basically when a problem is detected the action center pops up and asks me to fix the problem at hand. At the moment I needed to activate AVG so it gacve me the option to do so and then the message popped. Might take a screenshot when I have the time.

Tommorow I will try to download MSE and then provide results here.

Edit: It appears I can no longer mouse wheel on this site but can in other sites. I am cursed
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28 Sep 2013   #19
Microsoft MVP


Be sure to fully uninstall AVG and reboot before installing MSE. What would even be better is if you have a System Restore before AVG was installed to get back before it.

Change any battery in the mouse or USB port if applicable, in Device Manager uninstall the driver for mouse and reboot by setting the Power Button in Power Options to Shutdown. This will reinstall the mouse driver.
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28 Sep 2013   #20
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

You may consider using the AVG Removal tool for your version. AVG | Download tools and utilities
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