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Windows 7: Windows 7 running slow even after fresh installaion

13 Sep 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
Windows 7 running slow even after fresh installaion


I am new to this forum and I have a problem regarding my Dell Vostro 1014.
I had Windows 7 installed i it with laptop specs. as Core2Duo, 2GBRam. I had my windows working really slow recently and I tried everything from system restore to system image to startup repair. I noticed that windows would start really slow and whenever i try to run applications it would hang and eventually I had to restart the laptop. It went slow even in the safe mode. So I decided to format it and install a fresh version which I did. BUt still it is running very slow. I again went for a format and tried Vista and found it slow as well. What's might be the reason. I want it to be working properly because my all works are hampered.
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13 Sep 2011   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


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13 Sep 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Increase your RAM. 2 GB is the minimum i guess. If you are using 64 bit version then change it to 32 bit. Some antivirus software are very heavy on resourse. Try some light antivirus like avast or MSE if looking for a paid alternative Nod 32 is petty light. I also have 2 GB RAM, and i have disabled some of the windows feature like indexing, gadget, media player etc. You can try that too. But You will only gain noticable performance improvement by increasing your RAM atleast by another 2 GB.
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13 Sep 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional

Looks like a bad hard disk or faulty ram.
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13 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 10 Pro x64

If a fresh install off of a USB stick or DVD (not a recovery install, but clean install from Windows media) is slow, and this affects more than one operating system, the likelihood is it's your hard disk as OldMX has pointed out. It *could* be RAM, but usually you'll end up with BSODs rather than hangs if that is the case. If you have the time, running Dell's diagnostic tools would be good here.
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14 Sep 2011   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1

Thanks guys for the response. I had recently installed Win XP and the problem still exits. I am thinking of taking it to the service centre.As cluberti suggested, I'm currently running the diagnostic toll and hope it will have some results to show. I'll keep posting for any update in this matter to share the information. Thanks again. Will need your help in the future.
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19 Sep 2011   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1

Hard disk problem...I had to sent it for replacement..Thanks guys
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