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Windows 7: Slow computer when opening applications, Bad HDD?

26 Apr 2014   #1
wws

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Slow computer when opening applications, Bad HDD?

Hey,

My Windows 7 SP1 computer has recently started being very slow. Startup from the password screen takes 2 1/2 to load the desktop. General file management tasks, like viewing, copying, moving, and deleting files operate at normal speed. However, when I do something that Windows has to "look up" i.e, not cached, the entire computer slows to a crawl. The application does open, but I get a lot of 'Not Responding" messages in the title bar as I use the application. There is one external drive connected via USB 2.0. Page file is set to system managed.

Could this be my HDD going? I haven't checked the disk for errors yet, going to do that next.

Let me know your thoughts on this.

Thank you,

wws


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26 Apr 2014   #2
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Hello wws,

Post a screenshot of your Hard Drive(s) using Crystal Disk Info software:Run a Hard Drive test:Run Disk Check on your hard disk for file system errors and bad sectors on it:Scan with Kaspersky TDSSKiller:ESET online scanner:
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26 Apr 2014   #3
wws

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Hello wws,

Post a screenshot of your Hard Drive(s) using Crystal Disk Info software:Run a Hard Drive test:Run Disk Check on your hard disk for file system errors and bad sectors on it:Scan with Kaspersky TDSSKiller:ESET online scanner:
Ok thanks. I will definitely try each of your suggestions. I did run TDSSKiller and Malwarebytes, both came back clean. I'll try the rest when I have access to the computer again (it's my grandmother's)
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26 Apr 2014   #4
koolkat77

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wws View Post
Ok thanks. I will definitely try each of your suggestions. I did run TDSSKiller and Malwarebytes, both came back clean. I'll try the rest when I have access to the computer again (it's my grandmother's)
Take your time

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