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Windows 7: Very slow system

23 Aug 2014   #1
Mhensien

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Very slow system

I have a Dell Vostro 3555 laptop with an AMD A6-3400 CPU, 3.GB RAM, 64-bit operating system. Over the last couple of months, the machine has gotten slower and slower. I first noticed an increase in the amount of time for the computer to start up, and now the lag affects every application. Based on what I have read in previous threads, the first place to start in correcting this issue is to examine the system start up. One question I have is what the minimum processes that should be allowed at system start up? This is a fairly simple machine, that primarily only runs an antivirus program, Microsoft Office, and Google Chrome.

Any suggestions or ideas on how to improve performance of this very slow computer are much appreciated.


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23 Aug 2014   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I would down load the free version (highly suggest a paid version later) of Malwarebtyes and run several deep scans. Then if you know how you should look in your start up file and likely lots of programs that can be removed for faster and cleaner boot.
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23 Aug 2014   #3
Mhensien

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your prompt reply. I did run the Malwarebytes scan twice. The first scan did identify some files. The second scan came back clean. I do notice an improvement in system performance. Would additional scans be beneficial?
Regarding system start up - are there any guidelines to follow as to what programs should be included/excluded?
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23 Aug 2014   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Great news and keep that Malwarebyte scanning up on a regular basis. Yes you can disable all and then go back in and only add back in Malwarebytes and your antivirus and possibly anything else related to getting online etc. Windows will add back everything it needs. Then reboot and see how everything functions. You can always come back and Enable all again if you get into a jam.
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23 Aug 2014   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi all windows really needs on startup is your Unknown antivirus,
Post some screen shots of your startup section using Start and type msconfig for a better idea of what you have loading with windows,
Which if mbam found items it might need further review
Cheers.
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25 Aug 2014   #6
Mhensien

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Performance is much improved, however still sluggish.
I was able to create a jpg file of the start up screen, but am having a problem copying it to this screen. Any suggestions?
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25 Aug 2014   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Use the paperclip and locate the file then hit download then come back to the paperclip and attach.
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25 Aug 2014   #8
Mhensien

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Very slow system-startupscrn.jpg

thanks


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25 Aug 2014   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

That's perfect, nothing to do there!
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25 Aug 2014   #10
Mhensien

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Any suggestions for how to reduce or eliminate the sluggishness? I've tested other computers that use the same router/modem and those machines do not have the same issue, so I'm pretty sure it is not a communication issue.
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