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Windows 7: Computer Running Slower

04 Jul 2011   #11
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

alright, so it isn't a slow computer its a slow internet connection/browser type problem?

What browser do you use, firefox, Internet explorer 8, 9?

Go into the add-ons section of your browser and disable/remove every add-on that you do not use or need. if you have firefox, Internet explorer 8, or chrome, download the newer versions of the browsers, which are much faster. The more add-ons you remove, the faster your browser gets

You'll need adobe flash, so keep that add-on, and any add-on you really need and use. may help to clear your temporary internet files (only needed once).


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04 Jul 2011   #12
Giantsbran1227

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I dont know what it is. Everything seems to be running slow now. I dont have any addons besides the essentials so that is not a problem. This computer is brand new. I have not downloaded anything except my trading platform which I have had ever since I got the computer, and it ran fast before with it so that is not the problem....

I use firefox. It is the newest version.
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04 Jul 2011   #13
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

If you suspect it is the browser, reinstall it and reinstall the add-ons. Use the snipping tool or such and get a snapshot of your task manager. open it up, click on the processes tab, and expand the window so that you can see all of the processes. make sure you have "show processes from all users" checked, and if you need to, take two snapshots if you cant get it all (top portion, scroll down and get the bottom portion).
Do me a favor and click on your name in this forum. it will take you to your profile page. then click on the system spec tab, and please fill everything out that you can. let me know if you need help or not. for example, you say your system is 64 bit but your system specs claim 32 bit. who made your computer? do you have a warranty?
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04 Jul 2011   #14
Giantsbran1227

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 



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04 Jul 2011   #15
Giantsbran1227

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I will gladly fill out all that info, but I have no idea where to find all of the information....
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04 Jul 2011   #16
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

click system information through a taskbar search. The system summary will list much of your system specs. Then expand components and click problem devices and see if anything is listed.

next, RIGHT-click on computer and click properties. on the left window pane you will see "advanced system settings". click it, and in the new window, under performace, click settings. unchecking these boxes will slowly make windows appear lame, but will also speed up your computer. uncheck all the items that you don't really need (you can test it out and see if you don't mind the change or not).

go into control panel and click sytem and security. under windows update, click check for updates. check for updates and install all important updates, and any optional updates that deal with drivers or stability to the system. after that, do another update and install important updates, keep doing this until no more important updates can be found.

other system information can be found in manuals that came with your computer if you still have them. otherwise you could open up your computer to get a look at the devices, but you don't need to do that yet, lets just see what you find up to this point. good luck, this may take some time.

on a good note, your processor seems fine. what exactly is slowing down your computer? is it slow at the moment you took that screenshot? is it only slow when browsing the internet? are there specific programs that make it slow? does it eventually speed up?
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04 Jul 2011   #17
Giantsbran1227

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Unclicking all the items did nothing at all. No updates either....

Could it be a virus or malware that my scans are not picking up?

A week ago my computer was literally 200% faster.
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04 Jul 2011   #18
Giantsbran1227

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Here is my system info. I should also mention that I run 3 monitors.

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04 Jul 2011   #19
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

You have a really powerful processor. It is possible your RAM went bad, so follow this thread: Memory Diagnostics Tool and check to see if your RAM is good.

Did you disable any services in services.msc on your computer, or tamper with the registry in any way?

Is your Hard Disk full? What was going on when you started noticing a difference in system speed (items that were recently installed, settings that were changed, etc)?

It could be a virus. like i said, you should try uninstalling all virus protections on your computer and install the microsoft security essentials and malewarebytes (i gave you links in previous posts) and they should be able to detect any problems after they are completely updated and have a full system scan performed (they usually try to perform a quick scan; do the full scan instead. this may take time. You can do a repair install of windows 7 through this tutorial here: Repair Install

It wont help you if you skip things to save time, such as the memory diagnostic or defragment or full security scan. These things do take time and you will just need to be patient in order to sort it out.

Did you install anything recently? You may look into (if you have it) going back to a previous restore point when your computer was acting normally through this tutorial: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/700-system-restore.html
Warning
A System Restore will also uninstall programs and drivers (step 8 in Option One) that were installed after the date on the selected restore point.

Failing all of this, unless someone else has a suggestion, it is either a hardware problem (could be a motherboard malfunction or any number of things, but don't start buying things unless you know for sure) or it is something that can only be solved through a complete reinstall of windows.

If everything fails, you might see if any warranties cover a failing computer or take it in to a computer repair store. I have run out of advice, unless I have a whole lot more details, such as recently installed programs or any guess as to why it should be slowing down.

Let us know how it goes, I wish you luck, and if you happen to solve your problem, it may help others if you mark this post as "solved" by clicking the red white and click triangle in the corner of your first post and typing in "solved" and sending it off to a moderator.

Happy American Independence Day to you and your family
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04 Jul 2011   #20
Giantsbran1227

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Just tried all of that and nothing worked. Thank you for your help!

How can I tell if I have a hardware problem?
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