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Windows 7: Laptop has become very slow

16 Nov 2017   #11
daniellouwrens

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi

all startups and non MS services other than my AV were disabled and it made no difference.

Garmin was running previously because I had just updated my GPS and forgot to
disable it.

Cheers

Daniel


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17 Nov 2017   #12
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daniellouwrens View Post
My Laptop is getting slower and slower, it used to be great but has been very slow for a couple of weeks while I try to fix it
In this scenario usually computer technicians who run a shop they just reinstall the operative system or if you're lucky you might have an hidden copy of it so you can restore to factory.
And in my experience after you tried all your tricks and followed the suggestions of other people, it's time to clean install Windows, unless you got plenty spare time and doing this for learning purpose.
You might find the problem but the laptop most probably is messed.
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17 Nov 2017   #13
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by looked View Post
In this scenario usually computer technicians who run a shop they just reinstall the operative system or if you're lucky you might have an hidden copy of it so you can restore to factory.
And in my experience after you tried all your tricks and followed the suggestions of other people, it's time to clean install Windows, unless you got plenty spare time and doing this for learning purpose.
You might find the problem but the laptop most probably is messed.


You have already spent a lot of time trying to fix it.
My suggestion:
- Backup your data on an external disk.
- From BIOS, launch the Factory Recover. It will format the C: partition and load an image from the recovery partition.
- When restoration is done, don't run Windows update. Use the offline updates. MS releases SP2 for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
- Install all programs. Use Firefox instead of Chrome, Nitro Reader instead of Acrobat.
- Restore your data.
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17 Nov 2017   #14
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Use Firefox instead of Chrome
I was an obsessed and fanatic of Firefox until I had problems and decided to do my research and found SRWare Browser (Chrome engine), they state that they do not do the dirty Google tricks like spying and collecting data.
But maybe the latest Firefox has better options....
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17 Nov 2017   #15
daniellouwrens

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post


You have already spent a lot of time trying to fix it.
My suggestion:
- Backup your data on an external disk.
- From BIOS, launch the Factory Recover. It will format the C: partition and load an image from the recovery partition.
- When restoration is done, don't run Windows update. Use the offline updates. MS releases SP2 for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
- Install all programs. Use Firefox instead of Chrome, Nitro Reader instead of Acrobat.
- Restore your data.
Hi

I agree with you, but I clean installed W7 four months ago and wonder why it got stuffed up
so soon.

Also, do you know how or where in the BIOS can I start the recovery, I have had a look but
cannot find anything, what should I look for?

I appreciate your help.

cheers

Daniel
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17 Nov 2017   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Lets see if you do have a recovery partition.
Open disk management (C:\Windows\System32\diskmgmt.msc), expand the columns so we can read them. With the snipping tool take a snapshot and post here as an attachment. Use the paper clip - browse to the image file - upload.
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17 Nov 2017   #17
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daniellouwrens View Post
I clean installed W7 four months ago and wonder why it got stuffed up
so soon.
That is a problem so once everything is ok you should think of installing Rollback RX Home which is free or if you want go for the paid version.

Quote:
Also, do you know how or where in the BIOS can I start the recovery, I have had a look but
cannot find anything, what should I look for?
I wish when you clean installed W7 you didn't delete the hidden partition.
These are the official Toshiba instructions: https://support.toshiba.com/support/...tentId=2737864
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18 Nov 2017   #18
daniellouwrens

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi

the "Recovery" partition is still intact, I guess that is not what is used in the "Factory Recovery"

File attached

Cheers

Daniel


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18 Nov 2017   #19
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

The Recovery Partition was where is now D:
There is no way to do a Factory recover.
You will have to install it from a DVD using the COA key on the COA stick that should be attached on the side of the desktop case.
- Backup your data.
- Do a clean install (delete ALL partitions - create new) Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
- For the updates MS releases SP2 for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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18 Nov 2017   #20
daniellouwrens

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi

Will do. I have my updates downloaded already and my iso image burned to disk.
Cheers
Daniel
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