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Windows 7: I can't stand this any more, please help!!

10 Nov 2009   #11
yanks0826

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The system has to be active for the setups to happen rather than in sleep or hibernate. I normally switch off the sleep function on any new install, switch off the monitor, and allow the system to run overnight.

The other question I would ask is does the issue only occur after sleep or hibernate - if so you may need to check the system drivers as this is a common issue with new installs.

generally with drivers I would check with the system manufacturer's website - Dell is normally very good in this respect - the actual manufacturer will often have newer drivers available than windows update

I normally don't put my laptop in sleep mode, I shut it down when done using it.

As for the drivers, what hardware should I check new drivers for? Display, processor? Any others, BIOS?


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10 Nov 2009   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

As for drivers I would regularly check on the Dell site for the system - but the ones I would always look out for are the graphics and System or Motherboard, these are the most likely to cause stuttering performance

http://support.dell.com/support/down...=22&l=en&s=dfh
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10 Nov 2009   #13
hamunaptrah

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanks0826 View Post
I know it is difficult to remedy my issue with basic information, so here is a quick run down on my situation:

My computer specs are listed in my profile.

I recently upgraded to W7 with a clean install. There are times when my laptop is choppy, very slow. I scroll down, and it skips and takes forever. Then there are times when it runs nice and smooth. Why is that?

Every time I run task manager to see what is running, most of the time the resource hogging up is either IE or Firefox.

Please, I need some pointers on how to get this thing running smooth, all the time.

Thanks

Did you try reducing video resolution to see if it smooths out?
How much onboard memory do you have and what percent use is the Task Manager showing?
Did you upgrade your video driver after installing 7?
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10 Nov 2009   #14
yanks0826

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Man, right now my PC is flying like a champ. So, I did some digging, I ended up in the task scheduler, and I scrolled down to the active tasks and 29 things pop up. Some things start up after start up, some every 10 days, etc. Do I need all of these? Or, if you check yours, and let me know the ones I should keep, and I can delete the others. I noticed when I first start up my computer and shortly thereafter is when my PC runs rather slow.
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10 Nov 2009   #15
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Download Process Explorer Process Explorer
When your computer starts acting 'choppy', see what process is running that could be the possible cause.
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10 Nov 2009   #16
Hakon

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 

Sounds very basic...but what power plan are you using? High performance, balanced or power saver? also, are you sure it dosen't happen when you unplug it ?
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10 Nov 2009   #17
djfirestorm

Windows 7 (Build 7068)
 
 

Another question, when it starts going choppy...has been on a while, or does it do it shortly after windows is done starting up. I may be going to wrong dircection...but it is possibly your laptop is overheating. Try everest ultimate and check your temps. You can also run a stability test...but do that when you are running smooth...and if it starts chopping...its a hardware malfunction (usually memory) or overheating. So things I would check: heat, memory, and video driver...sometimes the wrong driver for video cards work but it can would make it choppy.
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10 Nov 2009   #18
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanks0826 View Post
Some things start up after start up, some every 10 days, etc. Do I need all of these? Or, if you check yours, and let me know the ones I should keep, and I can delete the others. I noticed when I first start up my computer and shortly thereafter is when my PC runs rather slow.

You'll have to determine which items you want/need to be started, and for those that don't need to be started, such as rarely used items, you can move them to another folder, than start them as needed. I usually create a folder in "All Programs" called "Startup Holds" then put the program shortcuts that I rarely use or don't need to run at startup in there. Likewise you could just remove the programs you don't need.

Just a thought.
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25 Nov 2009   #19
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Hi.

Type system information into the start menu search box. Hit enter. Use Ctrl+S on the opened screen to save the .nfo file.

Rar or zip the saved file and attach to a post using the paperclip. I will have a look and tell you things to do.
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25 Nov 2009   #20
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Dell has not listed the 1521 on its Windows 7 compatibility chart. They also have not released any Windows 7 drivers. Whatever drivers Windows automatically installed are not 100% compatible and are, in my humble opinion, the reason for your problems. The only thing I suggest is installing all of the available Vista drivers listed on the Dell website for your laptop; use compatibility mode if things don't want to install.
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