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Windows 7: Windows 7 constantly "breaking"

07 Jun 2011   #1
ytsephill

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 constantly "breaking"

Hey guys,

So I don't know what happened but while I was working a few days ago, windows just started getting really really slow. Everything started breaking, vidoe, audio. It couldn't open a single program. I could however run a virus scan (that took hours), and no relevant threat was found.

So I tried running Ubuntu to get my stuff out of there as I usually do and not even that worked. It still was really slow.

So I re.installed it anyways losing whatever I had there, which was not much.

Anyways, now, although it's not nearly as bad, it will break often times when I run for an example, firefox and windows media player. Which is nothing demanding at all.

I ran a virus scan again, and no threat is found.

Was looking for help on this matter
Thanks in advance


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07 Jun 2011   #2
ski

windows 7
 
 

Run Resource Monitor to get an overview of your CPU and memory usage.
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07 Jun 2011   #3
ytsephill

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ski View Post
Run Resource Monitor to get an overview of your CPU and memory usage.
Ok from what I can see from the CPU meter gadget, when I refresh or open a new page while listening to music, the CPU usage goes up to 50%, which I think is too much? RAM usage is 50% as well.

However when the page finishes loading, CPU goes down to 22% but RAM stays at 50%.
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07 Jun 2011   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I would run the diagnostic tool provided by your hard drive manufacturer's, after backing up your data. You can rule out OS issues if the behavior occurs on two different OSes.
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07 Jun 2011   #5
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ytsephill View Post
Hey guys,

So I don't know what happened but while I was working a few days ago, windows just started getting really really slow. Everything started breaking, vidoe, audio. It couldn't open a single program. I could however run a virus scan (that took hours), and no relevant threat was found.

So I tried running Ubuntu to get my stuff out of there as I usually do and not even that worked. It still was really slow.

So I re.installed it anyways losing whatever I had there, which was not much.

Anyways, now, although it's not nearly as bad, it will break often times when I run for an example, firefox and windows media player. Which is nothing demanding at all.

I ran a virus scan again, and no threat is found.

Was looking for help on this matter
Thanks in advance
Suggestions :

1. Do a dish cleanup :
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

2. Runs a disk defragmentation.
Disk Defragmenter - Open and Use
I have heard that running disk defrag manually will take forever.
I don't have this experience as I use a 3rd party defrag program call Auslogics. It take less than 4 minutes on my machine. ( Time required varies from one computer to another ).
Auslogics download : It is a free program.
Download Auslogics Disk Defrag for free

3. Run a system file check. It is to look for corrupted files, and if any found, it will try to repair them.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

4. Do a dish check. It is to check a selected hard disk for file system errors and bad sectors on it.
Disk Check
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07 Jun 2011   #6
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

May I ask what is your motherboard model/make?

Josh
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07 Jun 2011   #7
ski

windows 7
 
 

CPU usage is ok, and RAM usage is not overly excessive if there's a lot of stuff running in the background. 80-100% would slow down performance.
HD may be the cause as suggested by others.
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07 Jun 2011   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I presume we a talking about Windows 7 32. All those things mentioned by t 42 are great ideas. By looking at your system specs your not going to set the world on fire and a good cleanup should help a lot. On my computers I use the built in Windows 7 defrag. It works for me and many others. If you do your clean up task first your defrag will go faster. I'm not hitting you over the head but you have a slow computer so your defrag will take some time. I will be worth the wait. You don't have to but I choose to defrag and do nothing else. I leave my computer and let it do it's thing. Once you get all those things taken care their is more things that can be checked. Get back to us, we are here to help.
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07 Jun 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

Works through these basic Win7 troubleshooting steps
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09 Jun 2011   #10
ytsephill

Windows 7
 
 

Ok guys I've followed every suggestion on here, did all the scans and no erros were found.

So, I decided to take a look at task manager. And to my surprise Bittorrent was using a lot of CPU. So when I shut it down, everything went back to normal.

What I don't understand is, I've had that program for about a year, always running in the background and nothing happened. Now, out of the blue, it just starts consuming a lot of CPU?

Any help on this matter?
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