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Windows 7: Windows & Running Extremely Slow

21 Oct 2016   #1
ryguy7272

Windows7
 
 
Windows & Running Extremely Slow

I did a Windows 7 reimage on my ThinkPad recently. At first, everything was running very quick. Now, about 1 month later, it is ridiculously slow. I don't see many tasks running in the Task Manager, but the HDD is constantly running, running, running. That's what I'm most concerned about. The drive is constantly running but it doesn't seem to be doing anything. There is no virus on the machine. A month ago it was fine; now it's just slowed to a crawl.

Here is a screen shot (attached). Not sure if it helps or not. Does anyone here have an idea about how I can optimize the performance?




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Windows & Running Extremely Slow-capture.png 
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22 Oct 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Use the button on the bottom center Resource monitor
On the top left of the page that opens click on the Overview section and post a screen shot like this one
Windows & Running Extremely Slow-resource-monitor-overview.jpg

Use Clean boot,
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.


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23 Oct 2016   #3
ryguy7272

Windows7
 
 

Thanks. I tried those things. I think I see what is happening here, sort of. If I use basically anything like MS Office, Visual Studio, SQL Server, and some other tools, everything runs normally. Sometime, however, when I open a browser, like Firefox or Explorer, sometimes after a few minutes the machine grinds to a halt, but only sometimes. Sometimes it's perfectly fine. It's something in the browsers, or some Windows scripts that supports these browsers, I suppose.Sometime a message will popup and read, 'your Windows service has stopped working' but it never actually identifies what service has stopped. If I could diagnose this, I can probably put an end to this pretty quickly. Any idea on how to proceed?

Thanks for everything!!
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24 Oct 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well you could post the information i requested
My crystal ball is still in the shop
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24 Oct 2016   #5
ryguy7272

Windows7
 
 

Yeah, mine is out of commission too. Thus my questions.


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Windows & Running Extremely Slow-capture1.png 
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24 Oct 2016   #6
ryguy7272

Windows7
 
 

Here are 2 more snapshots. Any ideas? It's definitely something with my browsers sucking up a lot of resources. Sometimes the issue resolves itself, and whatever process is running in the background is released, and everything gets back to normal. Sometimes it works so hard it just freezes up, and I need to reboot. Again, this seems to happen only with Mozilla/Firefox (recent version) and IE (recent version).

Thanks.


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Windows & Running Extremely Slow-capture2.png Windows & Running Extremely Slow-capture3.png 
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24 Oct 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well looks fairly normal beside Mcafee being used
Not anyone personal favorite on this site
How long have you used Mcafee ?

There are many better free alternatives
A popular one is Avast free and Panda free combined with Malwarebytes premium you'd be better protected.

I'm not familiar with maleware protect.
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24 Oct 2016   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

And it will continue to be slow with all those programs running in the background.

From the picture in post #1

Pagefile = 3801
Non pagefile = 540
Process 80

Those numbers are very high in my opinion.

Example: This is my normal.

Windows & Running Extremely Slow-task-manager.png





Jack


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24 Oct 2016   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryguy7272 View Post
Sometime a message will popup and read, 'your Windows service has stopped working' but it never actually identifies what service has stopped. If I could diagnose this, I can probably put an end to this pretty quickly. Any idea on how to proceed?
Here is a tutorial that can help you find where the message came from:
Error Message - Where Does it Come From

You need MS Sysinternals Process Explorer (free) for this, available here:
Process Explorer
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24 Oct 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea I also asked for the resource monitor Overview screen shot too = didn't get it yet to see what exactly is using 10% cpu and 1.90gb memory :/
Maybe later
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