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Windows 7: Almost no response from windows 7..angry wife

15 Sep 2010   #241
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

gregrocker good point. I have no idea what happened. I have went through all these post many times and I can't keep track of what is or is not being done by the OP. It appears like the dog is chasing his tail. gregrocker you are a very patient person.


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15 Sep 2010   #242
gregrocker

 

I persist because I never give up on these things. It isn't really within me to walk away even with hurdles being tossed unnecessarily in the path.

I can't think of a situation with this level of confusion, even though others have blundered worse not following the steps. I'd really like to understand why.

This may be explained by something which hasn't been revealed by OP including possible handicaps which have been revealed late before.

Some may remember another marathon thread where OP revealed he's 14 during the middle of a complicated partitioning rebuild on his brother's p.c. He not only learned from it but is teaching others and the brother was amazed.

I should mention as an aside that I PM'd the OP before and after first reinstall to offer to connect with TeamViewer to look over his system closely to check and troubleshoot performance, but got no reply. My offer still stands.
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15 Sep 2010   #243
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
gregrocker you are a very patient person.
+2 on that!
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15 Sep 2010   #244
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

I also don't like problems like this not getting resolved... Eventually, something similar might happen.

My only wish, however, is in situations like this, we try not to jump around too much. Jumping around and scatter shotting the issues makes it hard to solve problems. It generally works out better to do things one at a time, otherwise a lot of problems happen at once and it is difficult to determine what is going on.
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16 Sep 2010   #245
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Folks we are here to help and learn. We are not here to play checker boards. If one works with us we will figure it out. IF one by chance is playing games I DON'T have time for it. Good by.
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17 Sep 2010   #246
masplin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Guys

Firslty can I once agian say how much I appreciate all the input. In my defence I am somewhat dyslexic and they may not have helped my understanding of the instructions or my explanation of what I have done. As someone with no experience of hardware and OSs allthe advice is extremely confusing at times. to clarify a coupel of things:

  1. In one of Gregs original posts you said
When it is finished, clean and order the HD perfectly using state-of-the-art free CCleaner and Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers. Then save a Windows 7 backup image so you never have to reinstall again.


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17 Sep 2010   #247
masplin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I took this to be a very important step to take a systme image once the OS was installed. This was the cause of all the flailing and reinstalls as could not comlete this step.

  1. I misread the instructions about AV and installed AVG free as a low resource solution as have used that for years and seems highly recommended. After re reading all the posts I saw the reference to MS security so changed over. My mistake
  2. I didn't wipe the RAID drives in case it all went horribly wrong and I had to sell the pc. I used a 3rd drive that was completely blank for the new OS, but unplugged the RAID drives.
  3. I did have the RAID drive disconnected all along during installation. However I could not get the system image created on any network drive due to the errors reported. Several people said to put the system image on another drive. I therefore used my imagination and reconnected the RAID drive so I could put the system image there. I did not appreciate that the simple act of conencting the RAID drive could affect performance even though the OS and programs are not being used.
  4. I did respond to Gregs kind offer of help asking what time, but presumably that got lost in the post.
The pc seems to be working well will just Office 2010, IE8, Blackberry Desktop and MS security installed. I have reconencted it to the Dell monitor and wireless keyboard/mouse (I appreciate these new components could be ab issue). My wife is now back using it.

I can disconnect the RAID drives without any issue as only just connected them for system image purposes. Sounds like even though they aren't "active" they could still affect performance?

Hopefully the above explanation of my actions will make me seem like less of an idiot.

Mike
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17 Sep 2010   #248
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay... To clarify something here...

Gregrocker asked if you needed the Raid. You stated no. It was recommended, at that time, that you should break the RAID in general. If you don't need it, get rid of it. Of course, it was also probably under the belief that you were not going to be needing RAID on that system in general.

From my view. I can understand your desire to have RAID, however, you need to understand part of what I have been trying to state about performance with regards to the computer. What makes your computer suffer performance issues similar to this would be Disk Access. When you involve a hardware RAID, which in this case, the drives you have been hooking up and disconnecting within the system, the Operating System needs to know how to properly interact with this.

When I stated to put your image on an external drive, this does not mean put it on the raid. This means 'Get an external, USB Hard drive and save it there.'. This is the simplest, easiest thing to do for any version of Windows 7. You need, minimum, Windows 7 Professional (Not Home Premium) installed to do a network image. (This is for others reading this thread and not familiar with this, not just directed at Maspin)

Now, when I speak of 'scattershot' method, I refer to how it seems we were talking about one thing, then we hear problems with something else, but put in the context of the original problem. Things being done, but not clarified as to what. It is important to note that when asking for help on something, to be as descriptive as possible and stick with one situation at a time. As pointed out before, we can understand people not having the 'time' to note some things, but the problem with diagnosing what could have happened is all about details. Regardless of your level of expertise, anyone who has seen drama shows or mysteries will have at least understood one thing that those shows harp upon - Details are everything. Techs like myself and others find that we can help resolve your issues better once we have full details.
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17 Sep 2010   #249
masplin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

OK so meerly the presence of the RAID drives connected in the system even if they aren't being used to boot from could impact performance. Sorry I didn't understand that and didnt have a USB hard drive. I tried to put it on my pc but could not make the backup work without errors. I'll disconnect the RAID and get a USB drive as you suggest. For what it's worth so far the system is running fine with the RAID attached, but sonds like not helping the cause.

I was being a chicken with not formatting the RAID (i.e. keeping the old setup as a backup) as had a spare drive to try out the new OS. I thought once the new OS was running consistently I could go back and break the RAID etc.

I have made extensive notes of every step taken with the current OS install.
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17 Sep 2010   #250
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masplin View Post
OK so meerly the presence of the RAID drives connected in the system even if they aren't being used to boot from could impact performance. Sorry I didn't understand that and didnt have a USB hard drive. I tried to put it on my pc but could not make the backup work without errors. I'll disconnect the RAID and get a USB drive as you suggest. For what it's worth so far the system is running fine with the RAID attached, but sonds like not helping the cause.

I was being a chicken with not formatting the RAID (i.e. keeping the old setup as a backup) as had a spare drive to try out the new OS. I thought once the new OS was running consistently I could go back and break the RAID etc.

I have made extensive notes of every step taken with the current OS install.
Note - You could also try and image the RAID to an external hard drive as well if you wished to preserve the data.

Another thing to note, whenever you are dealing with something that affects performance, in this case, the RAID itself, you may have to use the manufacturer drivers, as I mentioned before. When the system has to access or do something that involves hardware and you see a plummet in performance, this is a key indication that whatever hardware being accessed may not be accessed in the most optimal way.

For others - Things that slow down the computer will be one of a few things:

1) Disk Access - The slowest part of any computer will be the Hard Disks themselves. If the disk is suffering problems, it will DEFINITELY slow the system down to a crawl, especially if it has to access something from it.
2) CPU Usage - Next to Disk Access getting killed, CPU usage, as processes take up more CPU time, other processes are waiting behind that one for its turn. If you see your system capping out processing wise, the slower it will go.
3) Memory in general - Low Memory with high memory usage, evidenced by low available memory (And I mean AVAILABLE, not Free) and really large memory paging - Which invariably leads to higher disk accessing for Virtual Memory (Which might only happen at the 32 bit level and lots of programs going)

Now, I maybe recalling incorrectly, but Windows does occasionally poll the drives. RAID drives do get the occasional poke to insure consistency as well as status. Depending on how a person sets up their system, or where they start putting items, disk access can vary over time. Large transfers to a disk array will often times require a bit more 'assistance' than just the baseline drivers, mostly with Hardware RAIDs due to how the RAID controller handles data. If you were using a Software RAID architecture, the problem would be less about the OS being able to talk to the drives and more on the OS, Processor(s) and software handling the RAID information.
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