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Windows 7: Windows 7 Speed & Performance Harshly Fell

09 Aug 2010   #41
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It is safe to say that Windows 7 performance is running perfectly fine now. I also opened up my Laptop and cleaned all of the dust out of the Fans and that increased the performance and battery life dramatically! Thank you everyone who has helped me on this Quest to regaining my Windows 7 performance!


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09 Aug 2010   #42
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'm not surprised cleaning the stuff out of the fans got things working better. If everything seems to run as smoothly as you remember it being when the install was new, we can indeed call this and opened and shut case.
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09 Aug 2010   #43
gregrocker

 

Rereading your thread, what was the time between deleting your Recovery partition and when performance lagged?

In the same way that we sometimes see performance improvements by removing the Dell utility partitions, you might have created a temporary issue deleting Recov partition which then repaired itself.

BTW: If you delete the OEM tools partition because you determine you have lost the links to the Dell utilities after Win7 install, or don't need them anymore, then you'd likely have to repair the MBR by making sure Win7 is marked Active, then running Startup Repair from the booted DVD or REpair CD up to 3 separate times with reboots.

Probably best at that point to wipe the whole HD to clean reinstall 7.

Enjoy Win7.
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09 Aug 2010   #44
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Rereading your thread, what was the time between deleting your Recovery partition and when performance lagged?

In the same way that we sometimes see performance improvements by removing the Dell utility partitions, you might have created a temporary issue deleting Recov partition which then repaired itself.

BTW: If you delete the OEM tools partition because you determine you have lost the links to the Dell utilities after Win7 install, or don't need them anymore, then you'd likely have to repair the MBR by making sure Win7 is marked Active, then running Startup Repair from the booted DVD or REpair CD up to 3 separate times with reboots.

Probably best at that point to wipe the whole HD to clean reinstall 7.

Enjoy Win7.
A clean install? Oh no I cant do that! I can't be bothered to reinstall all programs and such. Everything is fine right now so I will just leave it to how it is. =)
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09 Aug 2010   #45
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

It sounds like you didn't have the problem Greg describes to begin with, so I would indeed leave things as they are. It sounds like you got things working right and learned a lot about how to keep your machine running well. I would make a note of what Greg said just in case you run into such a problem on a computer you own in the future.
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09 Aug 2010   #46
gregrocker

 

Deleting a Recovery partition can cause unintended consequences so I was trying to understand if it might have caused the mysterious performance lag which went away.

I was referring to if you decide to delete the OEM partition as you deleted the Recovery partition, then it would be best at that time to consider a clean reinstall. This is because the MBR resides there on most Dells.
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10 Aug 2010   #47
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
It sounds like you didn't have the problem Greg describes to begin with, so I would indeed leave things as they are. It sounds like you got things working right and learned a lot about how to keep your machine running well. I would make a note of what Greg said just in case you run into such a problem on a computer you own in the future.
I have learnt a lot thanks to you & gregrocker. There have been others that have helped but I feel that you two have helped the most. I am definately going to note down what Greg has said just in case that happends.
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10 Aug 2010   #48
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Deleting a Recovery partition can cause unintended consequences so I was trying to understand if it might have caused the mysterious performance lag which went away.

I was referring to if you decide to delete the OEM partition as you deleted the Recovery partition, then it would be best at that time to consider a clean reinstall. This is because the MBR resides there on most Dells.
I had deleted the Recovery Partition before you made that suggestion. Also, the performance dropped before I deleted the partition so I think it has nothing to do with the partition being deleted. Something, I don't know what, caused it to slow down. Maybe a program or update maybe? I have no idea
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10 Aug 2010   #49
gregrocker

 

When this happens, once you confirm it is chronic then work through repeat errors in Event Viewer>Admin View and Performance>Diagnostics logs, Generate a System Health Report, check if Problem Solution has been sent.

Next try to System Restore to before the issue arose.

Test hardware with memtest86 for 5-6 passes and maker's HD full diag/repair CD scan.

Run sfc /scannow to see if System Files have been corrupted.

Consider a Repair Install as a last resort before clean reinstall.

If Repair doesn't handle it then it is likely settings corruption or a program which can be isolated by clean reinstall then installing programs slowly with time to gauge performance changes.
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10 Aug 2010   #50
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
When this happens, once you confirm it is chronic then work through repeat errors in Event Viewer>Admin View and Performance>Diagnostics logs, Generate a System Health Report, check if Problem Solution has been sent.

Next try to System Restore to before the issue arose.

Test hardware with memtest86 for 5-6 passes and maker's HD full diag/repair CD scan.

Run sfc /scannow to see if System Files have been corrupted.

Consider a Repair Install as a last resort before clean reinstall.

If Repair doesn't handle it then it is likely settings corruption or a program which can be isolated by clean reinstall then installing programs slowly with time to gauge performance changes.
Sorry to ask, but is all of this necessary? I ask this because everything is running fine now, so there is nothing really to fix.
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