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Windows 7: Computer lags every couple seconds

07 Dec 2009   #41

Windows 7 Ultimate

By the way, doing a surface test on C partition showed 2 errors, no errors on any other partitions

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07 Dec 2009   #42
Microsoft MVP


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rishone View Post
@ gregrocker

P.S: How can i unsubscribe from all the threads i posted here, always uses the quick post button and ends upp with tonnes of mail in my inbox, i don't want to subscribe to any htread here, please help me.

Click User CP at top of page>Edit Options on left panel in Control Panel
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07 Dec 2009   #43

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

Despite all that has been posted and I really ionly glanced.... this is the tool you need to run,,
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11 Dec 2009   #44

Windows 7
Try this:

EDIT: I had wrong info in this post. Check out my next post below on how I fixed this piece of sh*t problem of my computer lagging / mouse not scrolling smoothly / video playing choppy / etc.
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12 Dec 2009   #45

windows 7

I seem to be having the same problem.

Doesn't matter what I'm doing, I could be typing in notepad, could be playing TF2, I still get the stutters and I have no idea how to get rid of them.

I just finished doing a complete reinstall of windows 7, and I seem to be getting the same problem.

I'm going to go crazy if I can't find out what is causing this issue. Games are unplayable like this

I can't pinpoint exactly when this problem started happening, but it hasn't been too long. At most I would say two weeks. How do I find out what updates were released around that time?

I'. pretty sure it's not the hardware, I have no problems under ubuntu at all.
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12 Dec 2009   #46

Windows 7
How to fix choppy / lagging computer

Hey, to give a quick background, over the past few days my computer has been lagging (mouse pointer not scrolling smoothly, video/sound playing choppy and like sh*t, can't play games, etc.). Anyway, I think I figured out what the problem was and how I fixed it:

Long story short, but this problem was the result of me updating my Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver (for Windows 7). Windows Update gave me the option to update this driver (this optional update file was about 15 MB), so I went ahead and downloaded/installed the driver upgrade. Ever since, my computer had been running choppy / like sh*t - as mentioned above I couldn't play any video or sound without it f*cking up every few seconds, mouse scrolling was not smooth, etc.


1) In Windows 7, click on the "Start" icon (in lower left corner of screen), and then click "Help and Support" (in menu towards bottom right). This opens the "Windows Help and Support" window.

2) In the search bar at the top of the "Windows Help and Support" window, type in (just copy/paste this in):
Restore a driver to its previous version
Then search this. One of the first results that comes up should be just that: Restore a driver to its previous version. Click on it.

3) Now the "Restore a driver to its previous version" window should pop up. In this window there should be a link that says "Click to open Device Manager" (this link is next to "1." on the screen). Click on this link.

4) The "Device Manager" window should now be open. In this window, double-click on "Display Adapters" to further open this. Another line should now open / drop down, which is your display adapter (mine is Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Family). Double-click on this display adapter.

5) A window for your display adapter should now open. Click on the "Driver" tab at the top of this window. Now click on the "Roll Back Driver" button to set your display driver back to its previous state before it was updated. You might have to restart your computer in order to complete this process.

This should fix the problem and your computer should run smoothly again.

IMPORTANT: Remember to NOT install the Windows optional update for your Graphics Media Driver again, as this is what caused the problem in the first place (at least it did for me). Just install the critical updates that Windows recommends.


If for some reason the above doesn't fix the problem, you can try doing a "System Restore". Just do Step #1 above, and in the search bar type in: System Restore . Then in the results shown, click on "What is System Restore?". Now in the "What Is System Restore?" window, read the info to understand what this is, and then click on the link "Click to open System Restore" towards the bottom of the window. In the next window that pops up ("Restore System Files and Settings"), note that "Recently installed programs and drivers might be uninstalled if you do a system restore". Therefore, you might have to reinstall some programs and drivers (such as driver updates) that were installed AFTER the date you choose to restore your system back to, if you do decide to do a system restore. Click the "Next" button.
Now a window pops up which says at the top "Restore your computer to the state it was in before the selected event". In this window, click in / check the little square box next to "Show more restore points" - this will give you more dates to which you can choose to restore your system. Select (click on) the date right before this problem started occurring for you (right before your computer started getting slow / choppy / etc). If you don't remember the exact date your computer started having problems, just estimate whether it was a week ago, few weeks ago, month ago, etc., and pick a date that corresponds to this. After you click the date to which you want to restore your computer back to, click on the "Next" button and follow the instructions (which will include restarting your computer at some point).
After your computer restarts, your computer/system will be restored back to the date you chose, and the slow/choppy computer problem should be fixed. Now go ahead and install critical updates only (DON'T INSTALL ANY OPTIONAL UPDATES, as one of these optional updates could've caused this problem in the first place) that Windows 7 recommends.


Hope this helps. Didn't mean for this to be so long, but I hate it when people leave out details that leave me wondering what to do. I figured it was worth the time typing this up, especially for a problem as serious as this. You can't do much if your computer is all choppy / lags on you. Anyway, I gotta jet.
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12 Dec 2009   #47

windows 7

I found the solution to my stutter problems. One of the windows updates is the one causing it.. Now I just have to find out which one it is.

EDIT: Looks like the problematic update was this one:
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB976098)

Download size: 482 KB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

Install this update to resolve issues caused by revised daylight saving time and time zone laws in several countries. This update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2009. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:

Help and Support:
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24 Jan 2010   #48

Windows 7 Ultimate

Hi. I managed to fix the problem before but the problem came back. I repeated the steps and the HD showed no surface errors. I also don't have an integrated graphics driver and I uninstalled the KB update that one user said was giving him shuttering problems. Any ideas what else might be causing this problem? Once I restart the computer, the problem goes away
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03 Feb 2010   #49

Windows 7 Ultimate

Sorry to bump but this problem is really bothering me. Would be glad if someone found a solution =)
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03 Feb 2010   #50

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazlunatic View Post
Sorry to bump but this problem is really bothering me. Would be glad if someone found a solution =)
Have you installed the newest drivers?
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