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03 Feb 2010   #1
pbusardo

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 - Things slow down - Any ideas?

I've noticed when my machine up and running for a few days, things appear to slow down until a reboot is performed.

Most notably:

1) Time from Explorer start to a home page painting
2) Time from empty trash request, to confirmation appearing
3) Time to open windows
etc.

When I reboot, everything gets speedy again.

I originally thought the web issue (#1 above) could have been caused by temp files, cookies, etc, but I've cleared that stuff out and it's still slow until the reboot.

Any ideas? Is there a memory leak somewhere?

Thank you!


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03 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Type memory diagnostic in search and you may find out if its memory,

Also type event viewer and look for potential errors or problems
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03 Feb 2010   #3
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

No, not memory leak... try reducing the Hardware acceleration of the computer or the DPI settings... have you tried them so far
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03 Feb 2010   #4
pbusardo

Windows 7
 
 

No, I have not tried these things, but why would I want to reduce hardware acceleration?
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03 Feb 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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That might be a very good idea. But why not take the test first and see, if it is memory?
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03 Feb 2010   #6
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

why i am telling you to reduce hardware acceleration is because the unwanted programs will no longer automatically run on the background.... Other wise its your computer, i am only a suggestor, but you are the decider..... So its better you decide
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05 Feb 2010   #7
chrishellmax

windows 7
 
 

I had the same trouble shortly after trying to install zonealarm from my vista harddrive. Do this, run the system speed thingy similar to the control alt delete program. It will show you processes and memory being used in a graphic format, start closing off system programs from that program, one by one, keep an eye on the graph, if it drops fast, then you found the culprit. uninstal the program that is causing it.
Chris.
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05 Feb 2010   #8
PoPPeR

XP Vista 7
 
 

open task manager, select to show processes from all users, check with process is hogging cpu. or better yet, capture a screen shot of task manager and share it.
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05 Feb 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If your computer and softward just need routine maintenance, try this

Speed Up Windows 7 - Ultimate Guide To Make Windows 7 Blazing Fast!!!
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