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Windows 7: Slow Startup and Performance after 3 days in Hibernation Mode Win 64

29 Nov 2014   #1
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Slow Startup and Performance after 3 days in Hibernation Mode Win 64

Hey everyone, just came back from a Thanksgiving trip after 3 days to notice my computer was in hibernation mode the whole time, and not simply turned off as I intended. When I came back to boot up the computer a message popped up saying hibersys or hiber(something) could not be found or loaded etc. I didn't take a good look at it, had no idea of the problem that would start. After I pressed the OK button and to restart, it took a couple attempts to actually log into windows. For the few few times it would take forever, up to 20 minutes, then reach a black screen with blinking cursor. I got impatient and restarted a few times. I then tried to do a system repair but it said no found errors. Safe mode wouldn't log in at either or would take just as much time. After my latest attempt to logon I was successful after just letting it take its time, way more than 20 minutes. It finally made it past the welcome page and showed my desktop, this time it took another 15-20 minutes to load fully. Performance is now kinda shaky at times, taking a few minutes to complete tasks such as saving a music file to documents etc, and doing other arbitrary actions. At one point the black screen appeared again and only the cursor, but I waited and the desktop came back. A file render was in progress at that time. The cpu and ram are reading very low in task manager. As soon as I was able to login this time I also turned off the hibernation option in command prompt. I am running Win7 64 Home Edition with 4 gig ram and 1tb storage, with quad 2.7 ghz cpu. Make Dell Inspiron One. Any idea of what could be the problem?


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30 Nov 2014   #2
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Pretty weird, just had a message in bottom corner saying that this copy of windows 7 is not genuine (it is). Went to activate online, but before I did that, it now says it is activated and the message disappeared before doing anything?
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30 Nov 2014   #3
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

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Got this message, so am now running ubuntu on usb to back up my files. Was taking way too long to do otherwise. So far that windows OS is unusable on this system. However ubuntu is running very smoothly without a hitch. Whats up with that, if there was something wrong with the hard drive wouldn't ubuntu also be running shaky? Any idea of what could be going on or what info I should post to help figure out problems/solutions?

Also on a side note, is it possible to install programs running ubuntu from flash drive without having to install it. Thanks in advance..


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30 Nov 2014   #4
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I'm thinking of just installing the ubuntu to the hard drive so I can for the time being install vlc player. Is there any danger of messing of the system further?
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03 Dec 2014   #5
mdd1963

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

If when the system does ever boot fully, run commandline as admin, and try sfc /scannow
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03 Dec 2014   #6
mdd1963

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

the drive/OS might have been just corrupted, or, drive might actually be failing....

(If you have any other partitions on the same physical hard drive that seem to copy/transfer fine within Ubuntu, that would at least point to the fact that the drive still communicates fine with other non-corrupted partitions.)

Is a repair install an option? (Or you can insert the correct boot disk, select 'upgrade', but then install on top of the existing Win7 installation, which will not nuke your other apps/folders.

Beyond that, delete partitions, reformat, see if any errors on disk check prior to install....
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04 Dec 2014   #7
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mdd1963 View Post
If when the system does ever boot fully, run commandline as admin, and try sfc /scannow
Thanks for your reply. Can you tell me exactly what type sfc/scannow in windows command prompt as administrator will do. Will it delete any files. If it take too long is it safe to shut down the computer while in progress. Like days etc.

Also when booting up ubuntu I also noticed a scan drive for errors option, is this similar and maybe a faster or better alternative. Thanks again
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04 Dec 2014   #8
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mdd1963 View Post
the drive/OS might have been just corrupted, or, drive might actually be failing....

(If you have any other partitions on the same physical hard drive that seem to copy/transfer fine within Ubuntu, that would at least point to the fact that the drive still communicates fine with other non-corrupted partitions.)

Is a repair install an option? (Or you can insert the correct boot disk, select 'upgrade', but then install on top of the existing Win7 installation, which will not nuke your other apps/folders.

Beyond that, delete partitions, reformat, see if any errors on disk check prior to install....
Thanks so much for your suggestions and taking the time to help me with this. I really appreciate it. To reinstall everything on this computer would take days so I'm going to avoid a full re-installation of windows as the very very last resort.

The partition where windows is installed has all my files and while in ubuntu I can freely copy and paste without any hitches whatsoever.

What is a repair install? Is it available from a bios window by hitting f(*) keys? Again it is really important to not overwrite all my software. I have already copied all my important file safely to another drive so I'm just looking into more what can be done to fix the computer. I don't think I have an physical copy of windows 7, would i be able to download it from Microsoft and still be able to activate it using the code found on the sticker on my computer?

How is a repair install different from selecting the upgrade option on the disk or iso? Does both preserve my software and files? I will first try this suggestion before asking the specifics about reformatting and creating other partitions which will be a last resort. Thanks again for your time and help.

All the best,

Tim
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04 Dec 2014   #9
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Okay just finished the sfc/scannow via command prompt as administrator and all came back good. No problems detected. I was hoping it would find something though..

Slow Startup and Performance after 3 days in Hibernation Mode Win 64-cprompt.jpg

On the other hand the computer is running pretty well so far, no problems whatsoever except a slightly longer startup. But still getting the above error messages....


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04 Dec 2014   #10
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I'm thinking maybe the above message is now a virus??? Remove Fake Microsoft Windows warning


running a scan on malwarebytes now...
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