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Windows 7: Troubleshooting system slow down

20 Mar 2011   #1
SailingNut

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Troubleshooting system slow down

Hi all,

Looking for some assistance in figuring out why mt machine has slowed down remarkably.

I originally thought it was high disk activity but that does not seem to be the case. I did some digging with Process Explorer and Process Monitor and could not nail down any individual program that was really thrashing the disk. The high activity was from running uTorrent, but even when I pause all of my torrents that I'm seeding, the machine is still slow.

Now that I've gotten through the disk activity, I'm really not sure where to go.

The machine was running great and then after installing SP1 a week or so ago, it's been a bit of a dog. I saw some stuff about the disk indexing being a problem right after installing SP1, but that it calmed down after a while for people, but mine never sped back up, so I don't think that is the issue.

TIA!


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20 Mar 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
The first thing to do is run a full updated anti virus scan, the second thing to do is run a full updated malwarebytes scan.
Optimize Windows 7
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20 Mar 2011   #3
SailingNut

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome
The first thing to do is run a full updated anti virus scan, the second thing to do is run a full updated malwarebytes scan.
Optimize Windows 7

Oops, forgot to say I did a full scan with McAfee and with Ad-Aware Pro and nothing except for cookies found.

I'l D/L malwarebytes & run a scan overnight. Thx!
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20 Mar 2011   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Let us know what happens. Others or even myself may have other suggestions if needed
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21 Mar 2011   #5
SailingNut

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Unfortunately, nothing showed on the malwarebytes scan.

In the meantime I did have a blue screen during a reboot (before running the scan) but this is the very first occurrence ot this. (The blue screen was in dxgmms1.sys, stop 0x0000000000000050, I need to do some googling on this)

For grins, here's the malwarebytes log:

Code:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100
www.malwarebytes.org
Database version: 6113
Windows 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
3/21/2011 1:33:02 AM
mbam-log-2011-03-21 (01-33-02).txt
Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 459298
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 26 minute(s), 41 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)
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21 Mar 2011   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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21 Mar 2011   #7
gregrocker

 

Try uninstalling MucAfee to run MSE or Avast 5 with Win7 Firewall for best performance. We have several cases a week where this solves issues.

Next run SFC -SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Forums.

Check your logs and other troubleshooting resources offered by Win7: troubleshooting steps
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21 Mar 2011   #8
SailingNut

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try uninstalling MucAfee to run MSE or Avast 5 with Win7 Firewall for best performance. We have several cases a week where this solves issues.

Next run SFC -SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Forums.

Check your logs and other troubleshooting resources offered by Win7: troubleshooting steps

Given that I've invested considerable money in McAfee I'm not ready to just drop it. Also, the PC has been running perfectly with McAfee for several months, so I'm not ready to believe that it's suddenly the culprit.

But if I go too long without a solution, I'll certainly give it a try and then yell and scream at McAfee until I get some money back! But given the effort involved with screaming at McAfee, I want this to be a last resort.

Thanks for the info!
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22 Mar 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

Why would anyone pay to bloat their computer, when all experts agree that free lightweight MSE or Avast5 with the Win7 firewall give the best performance and are every bit as good?
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22 Mar 2011   #10
SailingNut

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Back when I went with McAfee, the reviews for McAfee were the best. (I know that changes over time!)

Can you point me to some articles (or a good place to find info) I'd loce to do some reading and figure out if it's time to abandon McAfee.

Thanks!
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