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Windows 7: Asus Laptop Still Slow After Windows Reinstall

23 Aug 2014   #1
matthewthebrave

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Asus Laptop Still Slow After Windows Reinstall

Hi,

Over the last few months my Windows 7 ASUS X53E has been getting slower and slower. So the other day I finally got round to using the recovery disk to do a clean wipe of the hard drive and re install Windows. I did this about 18 months ago when I was experiencing the same performance problems and it was as good as new afterwards. However, this time it is just as slow as before. I have given it a few days to see if anything improved after I had installed all of the updates (which took about a total of 12 hours to download and install).

I have read in various places that this could be because of the Hard Drive being on it's last legs, but I have only owned this laptop for 2 and a half years and have never filled any more than a quarter of the 750gb.

Does anyone have any suggestions of ways to speed up my computer to the speed you would expect it to be at when doing a complete wipe of the hard drive?


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23 Aug 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You might try first posting this refresh the score,
Show Us Your WEI [4]

Although reloading windows fresh is a great idea how is the simple maintenance being handled ?
Laptop like desktop are pretty good vacuum cleaners,
When was the last time you opened and really cleaned it ?

Large hdd on a laptop ?
I suppose the w.e.i. will judge that

Also fill in your system spec's page see the link above my sig.
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24 Aug 2014   #3
matthewthebrave

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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24 Aug 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would also suspect the disk. If I were you I would replace the HDD with a SSD.
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24 Aug 2014   #5
matthewthebrave

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I would agree with you. The only problem being that SSD is a lot more expensive. So for me to replace the 750gb I currently have would be a huge amount of money. So what sort of size would you recommend for me? I use my laptop mainly for general use and occasionally editing and sorting out photos. I use my external hard drive for storing everything other than programs.
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24 Aug 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would take a 240GB SSD - something like those (my pick would be the Crucial M500 for $99). Then get an external enclosure - something like this for your current HDD.

Alternatively you can get a 1TB SSHD ( somrthing like those). That is not quite as fast as a pure SSD but not bad either. A while ago I made performance comparisons. You should look at the eSata nums because those come the closest to an internal disk.

SSHD - Performance comparison with HDD and SSD
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24 Aug 2014   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Also did you ever test the hdd ?
The numbers look pretty good for a laptop :/
Onboard graphics is always going to be the lowest number on a laptop or even a desktop without a video card
Review this,
SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

After reloading windows and all it's updates you can use this as well,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/307546-windows-updates-remove-outdated-updates-windows-7-a.html
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