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Windows 7: Windows 7 Speed & Performance Harshly Fell

30 Jul 2010   #11
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Quick scan should be fine. If it doesn't find anything you can try a full scan.
Thanks! One quick question. This may be a really stupid question but please bare with me, how do I mark a thread as "Solved" ?


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30 Jul 2010   #12
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Click the red triangle in the upper-right corner of one of the post on the thread, write solved and click send. I wouldn't go calling this one solved until we make sure we've found the actually problem.
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30 Jul 2010   #13
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I wasn't going to mark this one as solved yet, I was going to mark one of my previous threads as solved. Thanks for your help
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30 Jul 2010   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Let us know the results of running Malware Bytes and also how long the scan took--this will help us know if your system is corrupted by a version of malware which circumvents malware bytes.
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30 Jul 2010   #15
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Let us know the results of running Malware Bytes and also how long the scan took--this will help us know if your system is corrupted by a version of malware which circumvents malware bytes.
Here is the LOG file:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org
Database version: 4372
Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385
30/07/2010 23:14:22
mbam-log-2010-07-30 (23-14-22).txt
Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 329455
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 2 minute(s), 18 second(s)
Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0
Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)



Nothing harmful to my system was detected,
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30 Jul 2010   #16
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And somehow I have noticed a dramatic increase of speed in Windows 7 after the scan. Maybe MBAM scared the little pieces of Malware off my system

Everything seems back to normal at the moment. I will keep you guys updated on whats going on and if it happends again.
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30 Jul 2010   #17
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Definitely sounds odd. Well, if it ain't broke don't fix it. Let us know in 24-36 hours if things are still running fine. As soon as a problem reappears, feel free to let us know.
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31 Jul 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

Avast has a boot scan which is actually the deepest scan an AV can do since it is from Boot where infections have no place to hide as they do in a running OS or even Safe Mode.

Let's rule out hardware first: Run memtest86 CD scan for 5-6 passes, then test your HD using maker's full CD diag/repair scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Next run sfc /scannow to check system file integrity,.

Then check the Event Viewer>Admin view to google repeat errors to solution. In Advanced Tools accessed by clicking through the WEI score at Control Panel>System, check Performance log and Generate a System Health Report.

During these steps, watch closely the performance and report back any changes you notice from normal.
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31 Jul 2010   #19
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Avast has a boot scan which is actually the deepest scan an AV can do since it is from Boot where infections have no place to hide as they do in a running OS or even Safe Mode.

Let's rule out hardware first: Run memtest86 CD scan for 5-6 passes, then test your HD using maker's full CD diag/repair scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Next run sfc /scannow to check system file integrity,.

Then check the Event Viewer>Admin view to google repeat errors to solution. In Advanced Tools accessed by clicking through the WEI score at Control Panel>System, check Performance log and Generate a System Health Report.

During these steps, watch closely the performance and report back any changes you notice from normal.
I haven't ran the avast! scan yet but I have ran the memtest86 and it said that there were no errors. I couldn't find any Dell HD diagnostics. sfc.exe didn't do anything and in Advanced Tools, 3 problems were found.

Performance issues

-Drivers are interfering with Windows resuming from sleep mode.
-Programs are interfering with Windows entering sleep mode.
-Performance can be improved by changing visual settings.

Those were the only 3 I found. I clicked on "View performance details in Event Log" and there were lots of "Warnings" and "Errors" and only a few "Criticals" what do I do about those? Everything in the system health report passed. Nothing was wrong except that the Security Center wasn't detecting an active AV when I use avast! What should I do about that? I am going to run the avast! Bootscan and report back what happends.
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31 Jul 2010   #20
gregrocker

 

You have a Western Digital Hard drive so use Data Lifeguard full CD scan. I use GWScan which is a version of Data Lifeguard that works on almost all models: Gateway Support Drivers & Downloads It unzips to C:Cabs where you can find ISO to burn to CD using ImgBurn.

It appears your Display driver is causing Sleep issues which makes it a strong suspect for other performance issues. Install the latest Win7 display driver from the Dell Support Downloads webpage for your tag number on bottom of laptop. Then test your performance and see if it goes to Sleep and wakes up correctly.

I would also make sure you have the latest chipset and sound drivers for your Dell. Is it an upgrade install from Vista, or did Win7 come with the machine?

Troubleshooting is an intuitive process that becomes clearer as you Google and study each error to understand it more. Start with the Critical errors, then Errors. If you have specific questions, ask back here.
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