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Windows 7: Computer Slows then Freezes, Have to Restart

16 Jan 2019   #11
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You wrote you've done many disk checks and it usually runs better after.
How did you call it, by disk properties or by CMD line (chkdsk c: /f)
Did it find any bad clusters or bad blocks?

You have plenty free space, so it's not the problem.
Don't worry about the Never under WU. The log file could have been cleaned.
Install the important updates only. The optional updates normally you will never use.

I suggest you to install IE 11 as it is part of the OS.

I don't like Chrome as it's loaded on windows start, is memory resident and it spy's everything you do, even if you're not using it. (nothing is for free).


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20 Jan 2019   #12
thinkbig

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for responding.

To do the disk checks I go to my computer, right click on the C drive then properties, tools, check for errors. I check both boxes, repair errors and bad sectors. Then the box pops up to schedule the check. Then I restart and it takes several hours.

After I do this it works for a while then gradually starts slowing again. Sometimes it rund fine for a while and sometimes it will slow a lot faster.

How would I install IE11?

Would a SSD fix this? If so, I would get one and transfer everything over.

Thanks again!
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21 Jan 2019   #13
thinkbig

Windows 7
 
 

Also, if I go to IE11 is there a way to transfer everything from Chrome like bookmarks and passwords?
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21 Jan 2019   #14
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I would like to see the check disk log. I suspect that you have a dying disk.
If you do have a backup disk, back up your data NOW.
Step 1. Open Event Viewer by typing eventvwr.msc in the Start Menu search bar and pressing the Enter key.
Step 2. Navigate to Windows Logs ->Application in the left sidebar:
Step 3. Click the 'Filter current log' button on the right side
Step 4. Select 'Wininit' in the Event sources drop down list. Now you should see only log files from the Wininit even source displayed, which is where you'll find your CHKDSK logs.

Do you have the SP1 installed?
If your Win 7 isn't SP1 download it from here Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) from Official Microsoft Download Center. After installation reboot.

Download and install IE 11 - IE 11
Reboot after installation

SSDs are the biggest upgrade you can give to your computer. I'll give some suggestions afterwords.
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22 Jan 2019   #15
thinkbig

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,

I'm following your directions to get the log you requested but am
not seeing "filter current log" as in step 3. I've attached a screen shot.

I'm pretty sure I have SP2?? I remember getting the disks years ago,
is there a way to tell what I have on here?

I remember several years ago you helped me with an issue and recommended
a SSD. I ordered it, then you helped me fix the issue so the drive was returned to Amazon.
It has been working fine for many years. If I need to get it again I will. I remember
the issue I had with the SSD was getting everything on there.

I will proceed with IE11.

Thank you!


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23 Jan 2019   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Below Windows Logs (right panel) you have Application.

Step 1. Open Event Viewer by typing eventvwr.msc in the Start Menu search bar and pressing the Enter key.
Step 2. Navigate to Windows Logs ->Application in the left panel:
Step 3. Click the 'Filter current log' button on the right side panel
Step 4. Select 'Wininit' in the Event sources drop down list. Now you should see only log files from the Wininit even source displayed, which is where you'll find your CHKDSK logs.
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23 Jan 2019   #17
thinkbig

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,

I think I got it... screen shot attached.

I've copied the text from the first 3 logs and pasted into notepad (attached).

Is this what you needed to see?

Thank you.


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File Type: txt Chkdsk logs.txt (18.0 KB, 2 views)
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23 Jan 2019   #18
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Shut down, unplug your external H disk, then turn on machine again and see if symptoms are better. Even though its not your boot drive your H drive is so full that any need to access it will be a bottleneck, so my money is on it being the reason for your slowdown.
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24 Jan 2019   #19
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

On the check disk log you attached it found 12 KB in bad sectors.
Your disk is dying. Backup your data ASAP.

My suggestion is to buy a small SSD (128G - ~US$30) for windows and programs and a HDD for data
or a 480G SSD (~US$70)
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24 Jan 2019   #20
thinkbig

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you all!

Sorry for taking so long to respond back, just found out that all of the response notifications from sevenforums have been going into spam, not sure why??

Anyway, I've disconnected the H Disk yesterday and have not had any issues since??
I don't know how that got full, it has 1T of space, I thought that disk was huge when I purchased it. I use it for backup.
I have a regular backup set for a system image and also have some files I manually put on there.

If I have to keep that H Disk disconnected I am nut sure what to use for backup, or I need to figure out what I can delete on there??

I will get the SSD, just want to make sure I understand... What is the difference between a SSD and an HDD and why would I need both? If I purchase a larger SSD would that take care of it?

Thanks again, really appreciate the help!!
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