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Windows 7: Computer running sluggishly after recovering from errors

27 Jul 2012   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Computer running sluggishly after recovering from errors

I recently recovered from a few errors including a BSOD. I activated driver verifier and let it do it's thing, found some faulty drivers and replaced/updated them. I deactivated driver verifier after some running time, and now while my computer is running fairly quick, it tends to hang and sometimes perform uncharacteristically sluggish. I'd like to figure out where the hangs are coming from and get it back to running normally.

The sluggish running isn't consistent but when it happens it consists of: occasionally stuttering, freezes/hangs, and just running uncharacteristically slow

I have tried:
Cleaning out the computer, its dust-free.
Sweeping for malware, on multiple scanners in safe mode, its virus free.
Cleaning registry and HD with CCleaner
Running chkdsk

Extra info:
I tried installing updates. Installing updates, I was able to get through MOST of the updates, but KB2545698, KB2547666, and KB2604229 fail with Error 8024200D.
I was able to install SP1 and everything else.
Hangs occur more frequently while running browsers or playing music, not sure if that matters.

Any help would be appreciated!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jul 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Need following, be sure to use SPECCY and read the write up carefully:
Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Manufacturer and Model and
ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

You will find that in Speccy, you can select info from the display
using your mouse/touchpad and then paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.

After that, then I need:
Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download


CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button


CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button


CCleaner | Tools
icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button

UPLOAD, as an attachment, the startup.txt file
UPLOAD, as an attachment, the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD, as an attachment, the install.txt file.

Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jul 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Updated my specs to the best of my ability, files are attached. Also I have no wifi adapter, just a heads up on that.

Thanks for helping!

Attached Files
File Type: txt install.txt (28.7 KB, 8 views)
File Type: txt startup.txt (7.1 KB, 8 views)
File Type: txt scheduled tasks.txt (6.5 KB, 7 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Jul 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


I'm amazed that your computer even runs!

Uncheck ALL


You have just told Win 7 to not run unchecked programs at start up time.

You have not disabled the programs. They will be run when needed.

WIN = key with the Microsoft logo on top
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jul 2012   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use DISABLE button to disable ALL except for:
CCleanerSkipUAC    Piriform Ltd    "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe" $(Arg0
Close CCleaner.


You have not disabled any programs. You have disabled the scheduled running.
Later, after your system is running smoothly, you may reenable desired programs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jul 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


Ad-Aware Security Toolbar    Lavasoft  
AIM 7                
Ask Toolbar    Ask
.com    1/30/2011
Avira Free Antivirus    Avira  
Bonjour    Apple Inc
.    12/7/2011    2.00 MB
Defraggler    Piriform            2.10
Download Updater 
(AOL LLC)                
Driver Detective    PC Drivers HeadQuarters    7/27/2012    8.00 MB    8.1
Driver Sweeper version 3.2.0    Phyxion
.net    7/26/2012        3.2.0
DriverAgent by eSupport
DriverAgent Plugin 
for Netscape by                
Easy Solve                
ESET Online Scanner v3                
Glary Utilities    Glarysoft Ltd    7
Handy Recovery 4.0                
Katawa Shoujo                
Malwarebytes Anti
-Malware version    Malwarebytes Corporation    7/24/2012
Microsoft AppLocale    MS    1
/22/2012    3.61 MB    1.0.0
MiniTool Power Data Recovery    MiniTool Solution Ltd
.    10/25/2011        
.TV NexDef Plug-in                
Mozilla Firefox 14.0.1 
(x86 en-US)    Mozilla            14.0.1
Mozilla Maintenance Service    Mozilla            14.0.1
SlimComputer    Slimware Utilities
Inc.    3/25/2011    19.1 MB    1.0.4065
SlimDrivers    SlimWare Utilities
Inc.    7/24/2012    27.9 MB    2.2.22316
SUPERAntiSpyware    SUPERAntiSpyware
.com            5.0.1142
System Requirements Lab    Husdawg
LLC    7/6/2011    611 KB
System Requirements Lab                
System Requirements Lab CYRI    Husdawg
LLC    7/3/2011    459 KB
System Requirements Lab 
for Intel    HusdawgLLC    7/26/2012    763 KB
µTorrent                3.1.3 

After your system is in order, then reinstall any program that you think you can't live without.


For malware protection:
Install Microsoft Security Essentlials, MSE
Link to MSE in my signature.


There are signs of one or more P2P (Peer to Peer) File Sharing Programs on your computer.

As long as you are using any form of P2P networking to download files, you can anticipate malware infestations.

References citing the risk of using P2P programs:

Malware: Help prevent the Infection
Perils of P2P File Sharing
How to Prevent the Online Invasion of Spyware and Adware
The Hidden Security Risks of P2P Traffic

I strongly recommend that you uninstall:


When finished, upload a fresh set of the three CCleaner files.

I'll await that fresh set.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Alrighty here you go: I'm going to reinstall mozilla firefox after sending this. I also installed MSE. Already a bit faster!

I do have a few questions about your uninstall list.
Howcome I uninstalled Katawa Shoujo? (Just wondering as its a visual novel)
If I only used utorrent for torrenting MMO clients, is that ok or should i still try to avoid using it? I did uninstall it but I'm just wondering.

Attached Files
File Type: txt installnew.txt (28.2 KB, 4 views)
File Type: txt startupnew.txt (7.3 KB, 4 views)
File Type: txt schedules tasks new.txt (5.3 KB, 4 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

My mistake. I did not mean to include Firefox on the list of programs to uninstall.

I do suggest that you uninstall all programs that you no longer use. You sure have a considerable number of programs installed.

Main question:

How is the system now performing?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2012   #9

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Played a few games to test it out, system is performing MUCH better than before, not seeing many hangs so far and no stuttering.

I will get on deleting things
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Computer running sluggishly after recovering from errors

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