PC has went to Granny speed

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  1. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
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    PC has went to Granny speed


    Hi friends, two days ago after waking from about a two hour Sleep (PC, not me) the PC went into granny slow-mo. Apps which had snapped open in less than a second are now taking 2-10 seconds. When highlighting text to Copy it, the context menu takes a few seconds to open. I get to see the spinning "busy" circle on most anything I try to do. even clicking on a program folder in the start menu, never saw this before.
    PC has went to Granny speed-untitled.png

    I did install MSE along side Norton Security to see how they worked together, I uninstalled MSE and the performance is still crappy. My internet DL is 13-16 Mbs but pages are jerky when scrolling and the cursor sometimes lags a bit.
    I have run CCleaner, Disk Clean up, Windows Defrag (took about an hour). I have seen a big CPU useage too, from 5-100% intermittently which was not there along with Trusted Installer writing to the HDD for several minutes after a reboot which is something new too.
    All help. ideas, magic spells accepted.
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  2. Posts : 7
    Win 7 Ultimate x64
       #2

    Run Malwarebytes, and Spybot.

    Ditch Norton, and got with AVG or Avast.

    To me, it sounds like a malware/virus/trojan issue, and not a Defrag one. Also get a Registry cleaner and clean up the mess that may be in the registry.

    Let us know how it goes down.
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  3. Posts : 3,300
    Win7 Home Premium 64x
       #3

    I would first check and see if Safe mode does the same thing.

    Since you said pages on the internet are jerky it might be a video issue. Not sure what could change that quickly though just from installing two AV suites.

    The newest Norton is rated pretty high so I wouldn't necessarily ditch it, but running two at the same time can bog a system down as they are both checking the same files.

    Uninstalling MSE might have left something. if you have a restore point that might be the quickest option.
    Last edited by Thorsen; 30 Jul 2011 at 10:08. Reason: retracted video thing
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  4. Posts : 3,300
    Win7 Home Premium 64x
       #4

    For the trustedinstaller thing, you could also disable auto updates temporarily to see if that gets the system back to speed

    the installer might just be downloading and installing a big update and is taking system resources.
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  5. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Right, thanks. I'm not ditching Norton, it has caused no problems in the last 5 years. Norton is using little resources and not taking CPU cycles nor big writes/reads. I installed MSE as an experiment to see if, as has been said, it works well with other real-time security. It seemed to be fine until I put the PC to sleep.

    I have run MalwareBytes AND Super AntiSpyware as well. Spybot is not friendly to Win 7.

    As for updates, I usually get an icon in the Task bar notifying me updates are downloading, but nope.

    If I run sfc /scannow it doesn't work. It runs for about 5-6 seconds, says it found files which can't be repaired, and the cbs.log has no useful info. The sfc issue has been present for several weeks, before this slowing.

    I'm running sfc /verifyonly again, yesterday it hung at 82%
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  6. Posts : 3,300
    Win7 Home Premium 64x
       #6

    Hmmm hope you dont have to do a repair install, but if you have system files that are messed up that scannow cant fix you might have to.

    Did you try a restore point? or running in Safe mode?

    If you have to here are the steps for a repair install: Repair Install

    Read all the tips and warnings first.
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  7. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Just finished trying repair install, doesn't work as the tut outlined. When getting to the restart, Windows can't find an image.sfc /verify only found corruptions, but no log geberated even though it said it did. May be in for a clean install.
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  8. Posts : 19,383
    Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64
       #8

    Ouch. Bad luck mate. Perhaps a clean install is best? Can you give the sfc /scannow a few more go's? You said that its been an issue for while, which isn't usual.

    Regards,
    Golden
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  9. Posts : 6,349
    Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
       #9

    I wonder if Nortons is damaged if a clash occured between it and MSE?

    Maybe repair or delete and reinstall of Nortons? Just a guess though?

    Just reimage using a Win System Image or Macrium or whatever one you use.



    @ Repair Install.
    Your Win 7 disk is a pre SP1 isn't it?

    Repair install will not work with SP1 installed. Uninstall SP1 then do Repair install then download/reinstall SP1.
    Last edited by Hopalong X; 30 Jul 2011 at 19:55.
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  10. Posts : 10,200
    MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
       #10

    1st try restoring to a restore point created earlier.

    Please read Brink's tutorial on system restore.
    System Restore
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