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Windows 7: Starts normally & as fast as always but after 10 mins gets very slow

01 Feb 2017   #1

Starts normally & as fast as always but after 10 mins gets very slow

My system starts normally and fast all around but after about 10 minutes or so it gets very slow and freezes. This profound slowdown involves everything from my keyboard to video's to internet surfing and playing chess etc... I can restart and it will run fine for about 10 minutes then start to quickly deteriorate again. When I shutdown it hangs for a very long time at several points but it starts normal speed. I can run in safe mode and not have that problem. I'm in safe mode now and everything is great besides the weird way everything appears on the screen and there's no sound. I have a huge amount of free space left on my hard drive and I have tested my system in every way imaginable X 10. I have plenty of RAM (tested by several different applications), no overheating problems (I have a monitoring system), no disc damage (I have scanned my HD numerous different times with several different programs), no viruses (scanned numerous times with very respected programs), although I did find several virus issues after I started having the problem and I removed them. I assume since I dont have the slowdown issues in safe mode that it's some corrupted file from something I installed or uninstalled fairly recently that I can not find. It must be eating up all my resources after I start up and it takes about 10 minutes for me to notice it. Oh, and I restored my system back to the oldest point it had listed which was about a week ago and it still had the slowdown issue. I have a resource monitoring program but I haven't been able to associate any spike in usage to the slowdown thing.
I have Windows 7 home edition,
a 3 year old HP Pavilion slimline,
I've never upgraded any hardware, video, sound cards or memory.

Any ideas would be very much appreciated. thanks

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01 Feb 2017   #2

win 8 32 bit

It will be a starup program or a service so first disable all none ms things in startup see if that fixes it.
If not from a cmd prompt type
net start >norm.txt
start in safe mode from cmd prompt type
net start >safe.txt
now check the two file norm.txt against safe.txt there will be things in norm that arnt in safe its one of them giving the problem

If its time specific ie it happens after x mins it could be a sheduled task from a cmd prompt type
schtasks /query

it will show tasks which may cause it
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02 Feb 2017   #3


Thanks Samuria, I'm working on the good ideas you gave me even though I haven't found the problem yet...I think I'm on the right track. Thanks again.
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02 Feb 2017   #4

Windows 7 HP 64

There was a Win update that screwed Windows Updates.
Try to set Windows update to disabled.
Reboot and see if it works normally.
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02 Feb 2017   #5


Okay, I think I've fixed my problem. My system has been running for about 30+ minutes and hasn't slowed down at all. What a hassle though, damn. What I ended up doing was a clean boot. There's plenty of information about how to perform a clean boot if anyone suspects this might be their problem. Just google how to do a clean boot. Anyway, I did the clean boot then after I restarted my system, I changed the system configuration back to the way it was originally and restarted again and voila. I suppose there was a Microsoft service program that had become corrupted and when it was forced to reload and reconfigure, it repaired itself...Anyway, it's fixed so far.
Thanks for the help. Seriously, I wouldn't have been able to narrow the problem down to find and fix it without the input.
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03 Feb 2017   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

I think junk file is filling up the system. You need to try downloading Baidu PC faster. You can remove all the junk running in the background and keep the computer running in tip top condition. I'm using the program on an old XP mini and this is as fast as my windows XP without any clutter. Speed Kills!
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04 Feb 2017   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I would suggest not using Baidu PC Faster or any other (make my system faster) (Tuneup My Computer) or any such program of any kind.

To me and my humble opinion they are all Snakeware.
Once again IMHO these types of programs will do more harm than good.

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04 Feb 2017   #8

Windows 7 HP 64

I agree with Jack.
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04 Feb 2017   #9


My problem is completely fixed anyway so I dont need anything else.. It's also faster than it's been since it was new. I'm going to start doing a clean boot after I do all the other typical stuff I do whenever my computer starts getting sluggish in the future. Not being an expert I guess a clean boot can fix some conflicts and maybe it replaces some corrupted files or something. It worked great for my problem.
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