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Windows 7: Took a peek in the event viewer - what do these mean?

14 Mar 2010   #1

Win7 Ultimate
Took a peek in the event viewer - what do these mean?

So I opened the event viewer for kicks and was presented with a crap load of warnings and a couple errors. My specs are:

Win7 64 Pro
i7 920 OC'ed to 3.7
6GB Ram
DX58SO motherboard

I should have no problems with this hardware. Here are a couple of the warnings:

This startup service took longer than expected to startup, resulting in a performance degradation in the system start up process:
File Name : audiosrv
Friendly Name : Windows Audio Service
Version : 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Total Time : 191ms
Degradation Time : 393ms
Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2010‎-‎03‎-‎15T02:22:39.609375000Z
Application of user policy caused a slow down in the system start up process:
Name : PreShellInit
Total Time : 1347ms
Degradation Time : 833ms
Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2010‎-‎03‎-‎15T02:22:39.609375000Z
The Desktop Window Manager is experiencing heavy resource contention.
Scenario : Video memory resources are over-utilized and there is thrashing happening as a result. Reducing number of running programs and open windows may help resolve this condition.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7

Have you experienced any slowdowns/sluggishness while moving around Windows or running any applications?
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14 Mar 2010   #3

Win7 Ultimate

My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

1) Over a period of time, startup will get slower as more and more programs and services get installed, hard disk fragments and so on. But try updating your audio driver or rolling back to a previous one.

2) Windows seems to think that having user startup programs is a performance issue! But try to restrict the number of startup programs, and defrag your hard drive regularly. If you are comfortable with experimenting with services, try disable or set to manual those you dont use.

3) This seems like a display driver issue. Try turning off aero glass, that will disable DWM or just choose a Windows classic theme. Do you run WMC a lot?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Skwurl.

Have a look at the thread below to see if it can help you.

Be sure to keep us informed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Start by updating all your drivers.
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