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Windows 7: programs open slower !!!

15 Dec 2016   #1
bluezz

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
programs open slower !!!

hi,

i have 40 gb ide drive with win 7 64-bit & 4 gb ram ... this drive is just for net usage ... just recently it takes 10 min to windows login (after password) ... another 20 mins for opera ... 5-10 min for other programs/applications ... bt once they are open, its no problem @ all ... even if i close & open, its just secs for all applications ... basically 1st opening of all programms takes time ... plz help

thanx


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15 Dec 2016   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Your drive is probably full and win doesn't have space to the temp files and / or virtual memory.
- Do a disk cleanup - %windir%\system32\cleanmgr.exe
- Buy a 120G SSD (Cost only $40) PNY CS1311 2.5" 480GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD7CS1311-480-RB - Newegg.com
- Clone the drive with Macrium Macrium Reflect Free
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16 Dec 2016   #3
bluezz

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@Megahertz07 ... thanx for reply ...

win temp folder is empty & user profile temp folder is almost with only 2 files of 10 kb each

& i have virtual memory (pagefile.sys/swap file) of 2 gb on c drive ...
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16 Dec 2016   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

If you don't use Hibernate, you can disable it and you won't have the 'hiberfil.sys' (and gain 2G disk space)
Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.
When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
At the command prompt, type powercfg -h off , and then press Enter.
Type exit, and then press Enter to close the Command Prompt window.
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20 Dec 2016   #5
bluezz

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@Megahertz07 ...

no hiberfil.sys ... created a new pagefile.sys (6 gb) ... bt still the same ... should i disable power service ...
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20 Dec 2016   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Schedule a check disk: type chkdsk c: /f
Run System File check: sfc /scannow

You have no idea how a SSD drive can improve your system.
My recommendation:
- Buy a 120G SSD (Cost only $40) PNY CS1311 2.5" 480GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD7CS1311-480-RB - Newegg.com
- You don't need Win7 64 bits with 4G of memory. Do a clean install of Win7 32. Clean Install Windows 7
- For the updates - MS releases SP2 for Windows 7
- If you don't have a graphics card, 0.8 G will be used by the on board card (even if you do have)
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21 Dec 2016   #7
bluezz

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@Megahertz07 ... thanx

problem solved ... seems was with some services i had disabled ... changed them to auto ... now its working fine ...

will def get ssd drive ...

thanx for your valuable replies ... appreciate it ... thanx again ...
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21 Dec 2016   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Glad you did it.

Please mark this treat as solved.
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21 Dec 2016   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

@ bluezz

When you do get a ssd, I would suggest a 120 to 250 gb in size.
This will give you enough room to do things and room to grow.

Jack
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22 Dec 2016   #10
bluezz

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@Megahertz07 & @Layback Bear ... thanx ...

found out today ... main culprit was ccleaner software ... removed it ... now back to normal ...

thanx for all your feedback ... appreciate it ... thanx
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