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Windows 7: Windows 7 constantly "breaking"

09 Jun 2011   #11
ytsephill

Windows 7
 
 

Ok scratch that. Although it made a difference, somethins still definitely wrong here.
It's still too slow opening folders and other simple tasks.

Also, I know its pretty stupid that I haven't mentioned this, but I'm running windows on an iMac. I didnt mention it, cause I've been doing so for a year and everything ran smoothly, so I figured it had nothing to do with it.

Now, I'm tempted to just make the jump to OSX. I just don't want to cause I've never been a mac guy. (this iMac was a gift)


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09 Jun 2011   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That would have been a very helpful bit of information. It sounds like a driver, maybe the Intel chipset drivers, are missing. If the problem persists over multiple OSes, then the issue is likely hardware. But, given that it isn't a standard Windows-type PC, it could be a driver issue.
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09 Jun 2011   #13
ytsephill

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
That would have been a very helpful bit of information. It sounds like a driver, maybe the Intel chipset drivers, are missing. If the problem persists over multiple OSes, then the issue is likely hardware. But, given that it isn't a standard Windows-type PC, it could be a driver issue.
But why would that happen a year later and not the minute I installed it?
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09 Jun 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

I would do one more reinstall following these tips which apply to get a Perfect Reinstall, based on hundreds done here:

This time, however, I would first update the BIOS if available or reset the CMOS if not: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Then I would wipe the HD of all code: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals. Make sure the case is cleaned of all dust and connections are snug. Test your hardware per the Win7 Troubleshooting Basics

After install, update the drivers via optional Windows Updates, import any drivers missing in Device Manager until it becomes clear if performance still suffers and if so start working through updating the drivers by importing the latest chipset from the manufacturer's Support Downloads webpage.

Watch the logs carefully for clues to the performance probs.
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