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Windows 7: Decently Terrible Performance (Help me?)

23 Jan 2015   #1
Death1223

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Decently Terrible Performance (Help me?)

I installed Windows 7 onto this computer years back, and have been using it every single day since then. It's had it's problems. Mostly with driver problems. I've hesitated reinstalling Windows 7 because I have 3tb of information on all of my hard drives/solid state drives. I would rather not reinstall all of my games as well.

Let's get down to business.
My computer takes a long time to start up, and it has extended with time. Now it takes like 5-10 minutes after actually logging in and reaching the desktop for anything to become responsive. I can try opening things but firefox won't open, I usually just go to the Network center for no reason, but it slowly works. After that it is just like usual, but of course it isn't at 100% performance... sometimes everything will slowly lock up and become unresponsive and all windows that I had open will be frozen until I restart my computer.

How exactly do I get this fixed? I want to go through and fix it without doing a fresh-installation of Windows 7.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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23 Jan 2015   #2
voide

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Death1223 View Post
I installed Windows 7 onto this computer years back, and have been using it every single day since then. It's had it's problems. Mostly with driver problems. I've hesitated reinstalling Windows 7 because I have 3tb of information on all of my hard drives/solid state drives. I would rather not reinstall all of my games as well.

Let's get down to business.
My computer takes a long time to start up, and it has extended with time. Now it takes like 5-10 minutes after actually logging in and reaching the desktop for anything to become responsive. I can try opening things but firefox won't open, I usually just go to the Network center for no reason, but it slowly works. After that it is just like usual, but of course it isn't at 100% performance... sometimes everything will slowly lock up and become unresponsive and all windows that I had open will be frozen until I restart my computer.

How exactly do I get this fixed? I want to go through and fix it without doing a fresh-installation of Windows 7.
Might help to provide some of your system specs....a model number if store bought or a breakdown of CPU, RAM, etc. because it sounds like it could be a hardware issue depending on the age of the computer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2015   #3
Death1223

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Alright, here's my DxDiag


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File Type: txt DxDiag2.txt (75.2 KB, 13 views)
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23 Jan 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It would be helpful if you used these tutorials to display you system in My System Spec in the lower left corner of your every post. Look in the lower left of this post and you will see My System Specs. Just tick on it and you will understand.

Make sure you list your power supply and Security program.

By Brink:

System Info - See Your System Specs

BY Kari:
Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs
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23 Jan 2015   #5
Death1223

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
It would be helpful if you used these tutorials to display you system in My System Spec in the lower left corner of your every post. Look in the lower left of this post and you will see My System Specs. Just tick on it and you will understand.

Make sure you list your power supply and Security program.

By Brink:

System Info - See Your System Specs

BY Kari:
Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs
It's basically literally everything that's in my DxDiag, right? I'd have to go through and write everything down from the DxDiag anyways...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Members don't want to look through threads looking for system specs. That is the reason for the tutorial. So a members specs are always in one place.

Just follow this tutorial and be done with it until you change your system.
Don't argue about it. Just do it as requested so we can get with helping you with your problem.

Of course you don't have to do anything requested by members but you are the one asking for help.



System Info - See Your System Specs
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2015   #7
Death1223

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Nevermind then, thanks for the help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2015   #8
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Death1223 View Post
How exactly do I get this fixed? I want to go through and fix it without doing a fresh-installation of Windows 7.
As was previously requested, we know ZERO about your machine other than that you're apparently running Win7 and have been for a number of years. And apparently you have never reinstalled Windows from scratch and have lots of data, programs, games, etc., installed, so you really don't want to be forced into a Win7 reinstall if it's not necessary.

And it likely is not necessary. But it still would be extremely helpful is we knew the details of your hardware... motherboard vendor, CPU, graphics, memory size, hard drive(s) and/or SSD, etc. This is what normally goes in your SevenForums "specs" in your user profile, which expands for us when we click on the "My system Specs" in the lower-left corner of your post. It's helpful for us to know what your hardware setup is, and this is where you store that information for us to then see.

Please give us the details about your hardware setup, so that we can better help you.


Anyway, your "system performance slowdown" can be coming from lots of different possible causes. For one, your system startup delay could be caused by many many programs/tasks that auto-start with Windows. Over the years as you install more and more software, there may be a piece of those products that kicks off at boot time, and it's just gotten to be a very substantial list. Looking at MSCONFIG -> Startup tab would tell us what's happening at your boot.

Or, maybe you need a less intrusive anti-virus/anti-malware set of protection products. Some of these are notoriously intrusive and have a noticeable negative impact on overall system responsiveness, and others are quite "thin and lean and mean", and you truly don't even notice they're around.

Or, you may be outgrowing your years-old existing hardware. Your providing specifics about your hardware will help us decide what to suggest you do to evaluate this. Maybe your hard drives are old, slow, and IDE or SATA-II. Perhaps you need a hard drive upgrade, maybe to SATA-III if your motherboard supports it, or SSD (although it would be optimal if that could also be at SATA-III which might be impossible with your motherboard). Maybe you just need more memory, which depends on your motherboard and whether you're running 32-bit or 64-bit Win7.

Or, you may have picked up malware/viruses, browser hijackers, etc., in any number of ways. There are "recipes" for "disinfection" from this type of crap which are truly remarkable in what they can do to bring back a system from almost being non-functional to once again performing as it used to.

Or, who knows what. Everybody complains over time about their system "slowing down" or being "unresponsive". You've asked for help and suggestions, and we can provide brainstorming which likely will be very productive.

But we need some details about your setup.

NOTE: your DXDIAG.TXT file does provide some information:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 990 @ 3.47GHz (12 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
24GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 graphics, 4GB, Driver Version: 9.18.13.4725, 1/20/2015
1920x1080 resolution, font size 100% (96dpi)
Monitor Name: SyncMaster S27A350H (Digital)
looks like 3 hard drives
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2015   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Death1223 View Post
It's basically literally everything that's in my DxDiag, right? I'd have to go through and write everything down from the DxDiag anyways...
Did you look at the tutorials that Layback Bear gave you ?

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Source: System Info - See Your System Specs


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24 Jan 2015   #10
Death1223

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Death1223 View Post
It's basically literally everything that's in my DxDiag, right? I'd have to go through and write everything down from the DxDiag anyways...
Did you look at the tutorials that Layback Bear gave you ?

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Source: System Info - See Your System Specs
No, I did not.

Sorry all above that had replied. I wasn't feeling very well yesterday and lacked any form of motivation. I am deeply sorry that in the first sign of manual labor I looked away. I will not do so in the future. Again, I'm sorry and thank you for your time!

I updated my specs(manually and automatically)
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