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Windows 7: Slowdown

01 Oct 2013   #31
shippou

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Try this too, download this: CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World and open the program and follow the steps in this snip.



This may give you a little bit of time, but the drive should be replaced soon.
Okay I did that, should I now buy a new F drive?


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01 Oct 2013   #32
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Does the button now say "good"? The drive could fail in 10 minutes or 10 weeks, so you should at least back up the data on it. If it was mine, yes I'd replace it.
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01 Oct 2013   #33
shippou

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

F is good, C is good 100%. I will just buy a new hard drive, as far as I understand to transfer the 300GB data to the new 2TB hard drive I need to do this:
1) Take cable from the computer's power supply into the new hard drive
2) Connect a SATA cable from the motherboard to the new hard drive
3) Configurate the hard drive so the computer understands it has a new hard drive(forgot how to do so)
4) Transfer data
5) Take the old hard drive and throw it at any unfortunate cat to cross my way
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01 Oct 2013   #34
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You'll need to Partition or Volume - Create New before transferring data, this will also let the computer see the new drive.
I like cats though. You can disassemble the old drive, it has some very strong magnets in it.
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14 Oct 2013   #35
shippou

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Success! My computer now has 1.8 TB free space instead of 300 GB and the slowdown is competely gone.
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18 Oct 2013   #36
shippou

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand the problem is back but not as bad as before. That is not ideal
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18 Oct 2013   #37
gregrocker

 

Finish the rest of the steps I suggested earlier for testing hardware, then I'd skip to reinstall. You will get and keep a perfect install for as long as you stick with the tools and methods given.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Make sure no AVG is still in msconfig>Startup or Services, or root it out at its file or registry location listed. Sometimes it must be turned off there before uninstalling fully.

Go ahead and catch up with the other steps not yet completed especially the hardware tests for RAM - Test with Memtest86+ for 5-6 passes, install CrystalDiskInfo - Software to check HD SMART status and test the HD with maker's HD Diagnostic CD long scan.

If this doesn't help then do the Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 sticking closely to the steps to do a diagnostic install, which means first doing all rounds of Updates then testing performance after each reboot before again Checking for Updates until they are all completed. Then test performance after each program install. This helps pinpoint what is causing the hang.
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19 Oct 2013   #38
shippou

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I am retarded therefore do not understand the first step - "Make sure no AVG is still in msconfig>Startup or Services, or root it out at its file or registry location listed. Sometimes it must be turned off there before uninstalling fully.".
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19 Oct 2013   #39
gregrocker

 

No prob, type msconfig in Start search box, on Startup tab uncheck everything except your AV.

Then in Services tab, tick the box to Hide All MS Services, uncheck everything except your AV.

If you haven't installed an AV yet, make sure none are installed in Control Panel>Programs and Features, then install Microsoft Security Essentials
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22 Oct 2013   #40
shippou

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

AV does not appear in msconfig. I cannot uninstall AV from "Programs and Features", says it is uninstalled yet I see it active in my quickbar
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