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Windows 7: Incredible random slowdown

19 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7

Hi, again... I tried repairing and everything was the same. Slow, not responsive, frustrating. I ended up thinking my computer, an almost new HP Pavillion a6554f with a 750GB hd, Intel Core 2 Quad processor q6600, with the maximum memory capacityu,was not good for Windows 7. After all I have clean reinstalled Windows 2 times already and I ran one for repair. So I got a brand new HP Pavillion e9230f with The Works, and guess what.... I've been using it 5 days and I started having problems again. This one came with Win 7 already installed. Win Explorer stops responding all the time. When I try to go to the task manager, the cursor moves, but I can click anywhere on the page and nothing happens. The task manager won't appear, I can't log off, I can't shut down. I have to press escape to get out. And now, I apparently have to stop using Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 because as soon as I install it, it stops responding and I have to force the computer to shut down because nothing will respond. I can go to the task manager window (the blue one), but what I said above happens. So I uninstall Kaspersky and then things work, but I have no protection. Is it Windows 7? Is it worst than everything before it? I actually miss Vista! I never had these problems and it's cost me a fortune already with buying updated versions of every program I have! I have spent three weeks already trying to deal with it in 3 different computers... I had already replaced another computer and got one with W7 preinstalled (that one is working so far, though it's only used to surf the web and write emails and documents)

Can somebody tell me if there is something I can do short of trying to sell the machine and save up to buy a Mac, after being a PC lover and defender for 15 years!

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19 Nov 2009   #12

win 7 home premium

I can virtually assure you that it's not the computer. If Win 7 runs fine on my emachine, for which I paid $247 plus tax, it will run on that HP. From your last post, I suspect Kaspersky (which I tried and found to be the most gruesomely complex thing I had seen in a long time). Nuke Kaspersky. Make sure it is really nuked; go to the site and check documents for how to uninstall (with Norton, for instance, add/remove doesn't do the job, there's a special tool).

Unplug from the Internet and get rid of Kaspersky. Then turn on the windows firewall if it's not on, go online again and download Microsoft's free security program. It's lightweight and has gotten lots of praise. And it's free.
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20 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

I've experienced the same type of slowdown Symptoms with XP a while back on more than one occassion. Whenever the OS tries to access the Hard drive the machine slows down to super slowmo speed and the CPU meter shoots to 100% for a good 15 seconds and then drops agin. I fixed this by adjusting the DMA settings on the Harddrive, or rather a program did it for me when I installed DVD Fab Decrypter it told me my DMA settings are incorrect and it could cause performance issues. The installer automatically changed the settings and when i rebooted my problem was solved....

Maybe u wanna look into the DMA settings of ur HD.

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