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Windows 7: So Slow

05 May 2010   #11
brona68

MS Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Windows 7 was installed clean - it's a new machine, it came with it.


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05 May 2010   #12
Snakeyeskm

Win 7 64 bit professional
 
 

Can you post an image of the performance tab in your task manager when you attempting any of the activities that are slowing your system down.
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05 May 2010   #13
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

was it always this slow? how was it when u first started it? also did u buy a custom made pc with pre installed 7. because u have a 9600 graphics card those dont come packaged with retail computers. if u bought the pc from a computer store that they build it may be faulty hardware. also maby u should try a system restore.

the problem is not windows 7 its something else.
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05 May 2010   #14
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brona68 View Post
Windows 7 was installed clean - it's a new machine, it came with it.
This is a puzzle, your computer should be very quick.

One other thing to look at. Go to Control Panel, open the "System" icon then select "Device Manager" from the list.

This is a listing of your hardware and related software drivers.

Are there any ? question marks or ! exclamation points by any of the devices, anything look suspicious?

My only other thought is a hard drive problem. Thuumbnail pictures should open instantly, most functions should be very fast.

Ap
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05 May 2010   #15
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

well the pc has a geforce 9600gt which is an aftermarket card and computers u buy from retailers wont have it. so either u bought the pc from a shop that custom builds them or your husband had put the card in after he bought it. there may be some thing wrong with the driver for that card which is conflicting with windows. i suggest u try taking the card out and see how it runs or get the most up to date drivers for it.
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05 May 2010   #16
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Get this http://www.passmark.com/ftp/petst.exe. It's a called a benchmark test after the fact that many computer technicians call their workspace a "workbench". You will need to install and run this file and see a screen that looks like this
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Click Run Benchmark and post the results back here. This will isolate the root cause of the performance problem. Thank you for your patience.


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06 May 2010   #17
brona68

MS Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Thanks so much for recommending PassMark - it's great. I've run the test and attached it as a GIF file. The PC was custom built, including the graphics card.

My husband suggested I clarify that the problem with slow speeds occurs when accessing photos, files & folders from a NAS drive (wireless connection). The computer is super quick processing photos and files on C: drive.

I've updated my PC specs with modem, router and NAS drive info. The PCs running XP (and which are much older) access the photos without a problem. My husband is going to install PassMark on another PC so we can run the Networking test as well.


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06 May 2010   #18
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brona68 View Post
Thanks so much for recommending PassMark - it's great. I've run the test and attached it as a GIF file. The PC was custom built, including the graphics card.

My husband suggested I clarify that the problem with slow speeds occurs when accessing photos, files & folders from a NAS drive (wireless connection). The computer is super quick processing photos and files on C: drive.

I've updated my PC specs with modem, router and NAS drive info. The PCs running XP (and which are much older) access the photos without a problem. My husband is going to install PassMark on another PC so we can run the Networking test as well.

Are you using "homegroup" for networking? One some systems it can have the problems you describe. One way to find out would be to set up a new network connection using "workgroup" Home group is for win 7 systems only and runs IPv6. Workgroup uses IPv4 and work well in mixed OS environments.
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06 May 2010   #19
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brona68 View Post
Thanks so much for recommending PassMark - it's great. I've run the test and attached it as a GIF file. The PC was custom built, including the graphics card.

My husband suggested I clarify that the problem with slow speeds occurs when accessing photos, files & folders from a NAS drive (wireless connection). The computer is super quick processing photos and files on C: drive.

I've updated my PC specs with modem, router and NAS drive info. The PCs running XP (and which are much older) access the photos without a problem. My husband is going to install PassMark on another PC so we can run the Networking test as well.
What is the make and model of your NAS?
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06 May 2010   #20
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brona68 View Post
My husband suggested I clarify that the problem with slow speeds occurs when accessing photos, files & folders from a NAS drive (wireless connection). The computer is super quick processing photos and files on C: drive.
This is most likely your problem. Accessing large data files over wireless is normally a very bad idea. I have never seen it work well enough for my liking. If you are just accessing word documents and small files wireless NAS is great. Connect the NAS via a wired network and I believe you will have much better experience.
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