Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: System Slowing Down

15 Jan 2018   #1
miken707

Windows 7 SP1
 
 
System Slowing Down

My (old) Dell Inspiron is slowing down in the last month or 2. I am running Win-7 Home premium 64 bit
I have checked for viruses and checked the startups, nothing new. I thought it might be internet related, but tasks that do not use the internet have also slowed down noticeably. I did have problems with updates, but following a thread here I fixed that and now am current on updates.

Any suggestions?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
15 Jan 2018   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Hi miken707, welcome to the Forum.

How full is your Hard Drive?. Windows needs at least 10% free space. Once the drive gets less than this the computer slows down as Windows takes extra time loading & unloading files as they are opened & closed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2018   #3
miken707

Windows 7 SP1
 
 

Thanks for your reply. I should have included more information in my initial post. The OS is on a SSD and there is 48GB of 145 free. The Data is on a separate drive and I've only used 64 GB of 823.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 Jan 2018   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Thanks for getting back. Do you open a lot of programs when you start the computer?.

Right click on the Task Bar & select Task Manager, when that opens click on the Processes tab & see what you have running on the computer. This will give you an indication of how many programs are running & if there are a lot, particularly ones you don't need, you can close them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2018   #5
miken707

Windows 7 SP1
 
 

I usually have Chrome and Firefox open and Windows Explorer. Sometimes I'll have Excel or another Office app open, but not a large numbers. I usually have 2 or 3 tabs open on the browsers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2018   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Having 2 browser open at the same time will slow things down, particularly if your internet speed is slow. Try running on one browser for a while & see if the computer runs faster.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2018   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You have 4G of memory. Is your Win 7 32 or 64 bits?
Open device manager to see if you have any yellow alert of missing driver.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2018   #8
miken707

Windows 7 SP1
 
 

I have 64-bit with 4GB memory. I checked Device Mgr and saw a warning about the printer driver so I downloaded the latest from HP but in fact I already had the latest.

Concerning the 2 browsers: I have running 2 open for several years because I have 2 Gmail accounts and don't like to log in and out all the time to check mail. The slowdown is recent. However, right now I only have Chrome open. I'll see if there is any difference.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2018   #9
JoWazzoo

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Why not 2 tabs in one browser and Bookmark? For Gmail - you can easily switch accounts so even 2 tabs are not needed. Running two browsers just to check Gmail accounts is a bit much. There are also a number of apps than can be arn independent opf browsers to check Gmail accounts. Just a thought...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2018   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Open Win update and run Check for update. If it runs forever it has a problem and can explain the computer slow down.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 System Slowing Down




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win7 Pro x64 system painfully slowing down while idle
Hi, I got a peculiar problem with my system. It works perfectly fine until I let the periferies go and leave for 3 minutes. Overall computations fall down at least by a factor of 10. After i get back and pinch the mouse everything gets instantly back to normal. Tried to play around with...
Performance & Maintenance
Win 7 slowing down on fast system
I have 7 Ultimate on a quadcore i750 (at 2.7 clock rate), asus p755d mb, with four WD enterprise class 1tb drives in raid 10 configuration (using Intel Matrix Manager), 4gb Corsair memory (that passes Memtest). Data transfer rates were originally 244MBs per second and boot times very fast. Disks...
Performance & Maintenance
cpu usage stock at 100% system slowing HELP!!!
what should i do???
Performance & Maintenance
Hey guys, my internet connection seems to be slowing down my system
Hello all, i run windows 7 HP on a i5 750 system with 4gigs of DDR3 ram. Usually during the 1st hour after booting, the computer runs smoothly. Then sometime during the 2nd hour, my computer would get "mini freezes" in all kinds of programs such as chrome and MSN. During a mini freeze, my...
Performance & Maintenance
SysMain service slowing down the system
Hello, I've discovered my system is slowing down and with a bit of googling I've managed to narrow the problem down the SysMain service. http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/3285/sys1.jpg http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2708/sys2i.jpg As you can see, when its off everything seems to be...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:28.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App