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Windows 7: Slowdown


28 Sep 2013   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Slowdown

The slowdown happens for 3 seconds and makes the action stop for the duration of the 3 seconds

There are 3 actions I am doing regulerly that activates slowdown upon starting them:
1) Resuming play on windows media player
2) Double clicking "my computer"
3) Using "save as"

Before formatting my computer this did not happen, and I have an SSD so why is my computer experiencing slowdowns?

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28 Sep 2013   #2
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28 Sep 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Shippou,

That short delay almost seems like the time it takes for the hard drives to spin back up after being turned off. Double check using the tutorial below to see if you have the Turn off hard disk after set to something other than Never or a longer amount of time you would like instead.

Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Sep 2013   #4

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I don't understand how to perform the 3rd step.

"3. Establish a Clean Boot by unchecking everything in msconfig>Startup except AV: Startup Programs - Change. After reboot enter msconfig>Services, check the box to "Hide All MS Services," repeat above steps. Check back periodically that nothing has written itself in to either list, turn it off in its Program Preferences or Uninstall it. A program can wait to start until you click on it. Freeloaders slow startup, can be a drag on CPU/RAM, cause issues and spy on you. If you have a question about an item google to find out what it does."

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Shippou,

That short delay almost seems like the time it takes for the hard drives to spin back up after being turned off. Double check using the tutorial below to see if you have the Turn off hard disk after set to something other than Never or a longer amount of time you would like instead.

Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never

Hope this helps,
Shawn
It was set to 20 minutes, I have changes it to never as of this moment

Edit: The slowdown still happens even after changing the settings
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28 Sep 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Shippou,

Here's a tutorial to help do step 3 there.

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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28 Sep 2013   #6

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

searching msconfig comes up with nothing
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28 Sep 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok. You could continue working through the steps at Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 to see if you may find the culprit, or you could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before you had this issue to hopefully fix it quicker.
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28 Sep 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

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?

Nothing else in those lists is needed and likely unneeded crapware like an updater which exist mainly to spy on you. Some do leave the Flash updater because browser stability can depend upon having the latest.
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28 Sep 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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.
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28 Sep 2013   #10

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

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.
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