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Windows 7: Win7 Issues: Slow recovery from Sleep Mode, System hangs when writing

13 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Win7 Issues: Slow recovery from Sleep Mode, System hangs when writing

Hey folks,

First of all hello everybody, great to be on board on this great forum!

I am a proud owner of Windows 7 Professional 64bit and a completely new PC since 2 Weeks.

Unfortunately I am facing some issues that I could not solve even through excessive searching on the web/forum.

My Issues:
1. My system is very slow when I am copying/moving data on my hdd. I.e. when I am copying data and watching a Movie at the same time, it is not possible without sudden pauses in playback. Another example: When I am copying/moving data on my hdd, I can not open new programs(even small ones!), and even working with already open programs(also even on tasks that do not require any or alot data from hdd) is a real pain. Now all of this was possible with a 10 year old pc with Windows XP Professional 32bit(!), so I am quite a bit dissapointed and have a hard time accepting anything along the lines "don't do more then one thing at once" etc...

2. It is also very slow recovering from sleep mode. Symptoms: Screen activates, I see the normal Desktop and the previously opened windows but I am unable to use any software for at least 30sec-2minutes, it's like windows has a hard time recovering data from the swap disk.

Now these two issues could most likely be related, right? One thing I did was to enable raid on my mainboard to be able to install intel smart response technology drivers prior to installing windows 7, so I could use a ssd later on to boost my hdd speed. My guess is that without ssd the drivers are not working optimally, causing delays in response and therefore slowing down my hdd... well at least thats a guess, if anyone has a better one I'd be glad to hear it because I found no way of deinstalling those drivers without a complete reinstall, and since I was reinstalling everything for days and I need the pc for my business thats no option for me(anyone knows how to deinstall them without reinstalling the whole system?).

Both problems started right after a fresh install (but with intel srt drivers/software installed)

My Specs:
Win 7 Prof 64bit
Intel i5 2500k
4gig ddr1600 Ram G.Skill
Gigabyte z68ap-d3
Radeon 6870 1gb
2tb Western Digital WD20EARX
Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-219L


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14 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Forgot to add, I did speed test on my hdd, its above 100mb/sec, so the hdd speed is ok.
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15 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

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17 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

141 views, come on guys?
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17 Oct 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Hello herbun and welcome to Seven Forums.

For a relatively new machine it does seem odd to have these issues. As far as troubleshooting copying/moving data, you might want to see what the Resource Monitor shows and how your machine is allocating RAM, CPU, etc the next time this problem occurs.

Resource Monitor

As to the sleep mode issue, it could be an out-of-date driver or something within your power plan settings.

Power Plan Settings - Change

Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report

Hopefully some other forum members will jump in with other suggestions.
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17 Oct 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


In addition to what mars suggested, can I recommend you run this benchmark on your hard disk, and then post the results here?

HD Tune website

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