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Windows 7: Windows 7 Home Premium Suddenly Running Very Slowly

11 Jan 2014   #1
mcatlow

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Windows 7 Home Premium Suddenly Running Very Slowly

I have had this new laptop for about a month. It's a gaming laptop and I've had no problems until today. Startup which usually takes about 20 seconds from power on to all startup programs functional, now takes 3 minutes with desktop items taking a long time to display.

Upon completion of startup, chrome browser still takes several seconds to open when previously it was instantaneous. New webpages take 20-30 seconds to open when speedtest.net shows a download speed of 31mbps.

Simply opening a program or an Adobe document takes way too long, with the blue spinning circle icon all too present in the simplest of tasks.

I downloaded AVG Free and ran a full scan which reported clean bill of health. I then bought AVG PC Tune Up. I have cleaned the registry, defraged the registry, optimized start up and shutdown, and defraged the hard drive.

I know this is a common problem but with many different causes, which is why I thought to start a new thread. When I ran an Event Log it came up with a lot of Warnings and Critical which I know nothing about. Thanks very much, if someone could please let me know what I should do next. Really don't want to do a clean install if possible.

I attached a .txt of the event log if this helps.




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11 Jan 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Scan for both malware and spyware. For spyware use a program called superantispyware; download, install and run the program at the following link:

SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloading File

also; scan for malware using malwarebytes:
Malwarebytes : Thank you for download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Also; you might want to defrag the hard drive if it has not been done in awhile: start, programs, accessories, system tools, defragmenter
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12 Apr 2015   #3
elijahcruz

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Ok so I know this is late to ask but:

What if you just scan using Microsoft Security Essentials and it checks out. It still is running slow for me and I have had this PC for about 4 months. I've tried so many things, I've had to factory reset it once just to help it a little, I've even bought new parts for it.
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12 Apr 2015   #4
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

You need to use the programs in post #2 above.
Use the free versions.
Using MSE will not find all the critters hiding in your system. They are easy to use, if you get stuck just post back.
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19 Apr 2015   #5
Rear Windows

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I'm having similar issues as the original poster, if the free programs you recommend find something what is the next step?
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