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Windows 7: Right-click on desktop takes forever

24 Feb 2011   #11
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Dear Alvin93,
Please follow the steps as mentioned in the previous posts.

Two abnormal things i noted in the crystal disk info' 1) Health status : CAUTION (Should read as healthy)

AND 2) SPIN RATE :5400RPM (ideal=7200/rpm)


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25 Feb 2011   #12
Alvin93

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mlomheim View Post
Do you have two drives that are listed as the C drive ??? the missing one and one that just says C ? Not to sound like a broken record have you ran a spyware scan recently ? It's one of the most important things you can do.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alvin93 View Post
I don't quite get what you mean, but when I go to system restore I see one drive labeled: "C: (Missing)". I think this is due to my Windows crashed on November last year, assumption: bad sector in a folder. It repairs itself (not through System Repair) so I don't know what exactly happened. I didn't change any hardware since then, and my external HDD is always unplugged when not in use.
This needs to be corrected. Go to System Protection, highlight C(Missing) listing, click Configure and turn it off. This will force the correct recovered C drive to reappear in list so you can turn it on, Configure up to 20% HD space for longer lasting restore points.

Install Malwarebytes, update it, run a Full Scan.

Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Check also the number of startup programs you have starting up. I only allow AV and gadgets as others are freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and startup time. You dont' need NVidia control panel unless you are overclocking, or audio software starting up unless you're running a theater.
Startup Programs - Change

Other troubleshooting tips to get Win7's native feather-light instantaneous performance
Thanks for the suggestions, I did a full system scan on another PC as I can't seem to finish the scan on this PC. And yes, there was a Trojan, it was cleaned there. But it didn't seem to solve the problem, I still have lags and slow logging-in to Windows.

Regarding the NVIDIA CP and audio software, does disabling them from startup decrease their respective performance, i.e. gaming, movies, music?

About the SFC /scannow, it says: "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation."

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sreedhav View Post
Dear Alvin93,

Two abnormal things i noted in the crystal disk info' 1) Health status :

CAUTION (Should read as healthy)

AND 2) SPIN RATE :5400RPM (ideal=7200/rpm)
And what should I do about this?

Additionally, after the MB full system scan I was prompted to do CHKDSK. It says FILE SEGMENT XXXXXX IS UNREADABLE or something like that, and it shows that many segments are unreadable. I waited and accidentally let it restart itself (battery ran out) and skipped the second CHKDSK.
Did I do something wrong here?
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25 Feb 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

Boot into Safe Mode to run Malwarebytes after updating it from desktop. Next install Avast 5, update and run a Boot Time scan. Then burn to CD, boto and run a bootable CD AV scan: FREE Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CDs Download List. Use one which will allow you to copy out your files if needed.

Run your HD maker's diagnostics/Repair full CD scan Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp. followed by Disk Check run if necessary from the Command Line
in System Recovery Options

Run the SFC from the Command Line in System Recovery Options: SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

As stated running NVidia or audio software in Startup list only is required if you have special settings for overclocking or home theater in those respective programs. Otherwise you are only using the drivers from those software packages which are installed in System32.
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26 Feb 2011   #14
Alvin93

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot into Safe Mode to run Malwarebytes after updating it from desktop. Next install Avast 5, update and run a Boot Time scan. Then burn to CD, boto and run a bootable CD AV scan: FREE Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CDs Download List. Use one which will allow you to copy out your files if needed.

Run your HD maker's diagnostics/Repair full CD scan Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp. followed by Disk Check run if necessary from the Command Line
in System Recovery Options

Run the SFC from the Command Line in System Recovery Options: SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

As stated running NVidia or audio software in Startup list only is required if you have special settings for overclocking or home theater in those respective programs. Otherwise you are only using the drivers from those software packages which are installed in System32.

I have turned off all unimportant on-boot services and no virus/spyware/malware were detected in scans. It seems I have found my problem. When I did the HD-Diagnostics it returned this result:

Quote:
253439231 of 1250263727 in 3:49:53

Test Option: EXTENDED TEST
Model Number: WDC WD6400BEVT-60A0RT0
Unit Serial Number: WD-WXA0AC9L7227
Firmware Number: 01.01A01
Capacity: 640.13 GB
SMART Status: PASS
Test Result: FAIL
Test Error Code: 08-Too many bad sectors detected.
Test Time: 21:52:16, February 26, 2011
Does this mean the slow logging-in and sudden lags I've been having up until now were because of a hardware error?
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26 Feb 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

Likely. Next run Disk Check on all partitions, if necessary from DVD or Repair CD Command Line.

In tandem the two scans can bring a HD back to life, so I'd run repeats of each.

First however copy out your data using DVD/Repair CD if necessary: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
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27 Feb 2011   #16
Alvin93

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm not quite sure about doing a repeated CHKDSK, because the last time I did a CHKDSK (25/2) too many unreadable segments and took like, 5% in 5 hours, since I can't let my PC on for 24 hours to finish it. That is, if it finishes in 24 hours period
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27 Feb 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

Then copy out your files and replace the HD if you don't have the time to try repairing it, which isn't always successful anyway.
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28 Feb 2011   #18
Alvin93

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

CHKDSK is now on its 20th hour with 5% completion.
Yeah I think I'll do that, or cope with it until I can buy a new Windows 7.

A few last questions:
-) If I want to install 64bit 7 do I need to change my hardware?, and
-) how to avoid this HD bad-sector? I don't want this to happen again so I better ask the pros and the more-experienced here.

In before thanks to all who replied, I learned a lot from you people .
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28 Feb 2011   #19
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Alvin,

You cannot always avoid bad sectors, unfortunately, but you can attempt to recover bad data from them, and avoid the system writing files to them again. What sort of chkdsk are you performing? In other words, which switch are you using?

Regards,
Golden
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28 Feb 2011   #20
Alvin93

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I go to System Recovery Menu which uses "X:" to perform read-only CHKDSK, not sure what it was called. Too many bad-sectors was found and still counting up till now.
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