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Windows 7: computer slowly slowing down (and shutdown hangs)

04 Mar 2010   #1
Gw2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
computer slowly slowing down (and shutdown hangs)

My computer in the last week has started to slow down significantly. and i cannot for the life of me determinre the source of the issue. only difference i can see is upon shutdown it says its waiting for programs to close, but nothing is in the list of programs. I am confuse! all help greatly appreciated.


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04 Mar 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

trying to disk clean up and defrag...and see how that change..
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04 Mar 2010   #3
Gw2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

every time i disk defrag it says 0% fragmented. ive done it anyways before but im pretty sure it doesnt do much. ill run cleanup for now. also i just went through the speedup guide on this site hopefully that helps.
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07 Mar 2010   #4
BuzzCola

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gw2 View Post
every time i disk defrag it says 0% fragmented. ive done it anyways before but im pretty sure it doesnt do much. ill run cleanup for now. also i just went through the speedup guide on this site hopefully that helps.
I had a problem with shutting down on Windows 7, Infact I got so lazy I just put it into "Sleep" mode now, but that comes with other problems such as my computer randomly turning on at night.
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07 Mar 2010   #5
Gw2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ive been using hibernate but i turned that off to try to fix my damn event id 41 freezes. i posted a minidump in my thread about said freezing, if someone could take a look at that here https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...lots-info.html
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07 Mar 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

GW,
WIN key (that's the one with funny-looking wavy flag on it)
type MSCONFIG
hit Enter

Go to the Startup tab
Uncheck everything that's not from Microsoft or Intel
Reboot your computer

Is problem gone?

Oh yes, don't worry. You can go back to that StartUp tab and recheck to slowly locate the offender.
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07 Mar 2010   #7
Gw2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

lol dont worry i know what msconfig is. an is this to fix crashing or slowdown? most of it is off already anyway.
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07 Mar 2010   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

GW2,
Purpose is to fault-isolate.

If after, and only after, disabling the unneeded startup programs, the problem still exists, then run in Safe Mode. If safe mode takes the problem away, then you've got a driver problem.
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07 Mar 2010   #9
Gw2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

the slowdown is gone now. my only issue now is the crashing. and i cant reproduce the circumstances for that in safe mode.
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07 Mar 2010   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

OK. That's good because if you can't reproduce the crash in safe mode, then most probobly causes are: one or more of your drivers needs to be updated or you have a piece of hardware that it not Win7 compatible.

WIN key | DEVMGMT.MSC | Enter key
Do you see any yellow question marks or red Xs?
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