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Windows 7: window 7 so slow even with good PC

21 Jun 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Does your HD light come on and stay on every time during these freezes?

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21 Jun 2010   #12

7 Ultimate x64

I would have to agree about Spybot S&D. You should set that to scan on-demand and not have it load at start up.

Another thing is all those partitions you have; 8 on 1 drive. Since this is a new install, Windows is indexing them, and it's not like you have the spindles and heads of 8 drives, you only have the spindles and heads of 1... so it's going to take time, a lot more time.
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21 Jun 2010   #13

Win7 7600 x64

You have utorrent, it does not need start up with your system, does the system only slow when it's running? Simply leave it alone whilst downloading, it will slow everything else down. Turn off seeding after you get a good share ratio. Only have one torrent running at a time, stop utorrent when you want to use your PC.

Turn off Spybot tea timer, run Spybot manually when you want to scan items/ system. Better still replace it with Malwarebytes.

Not sure what PC tools is but stop it running at start up and see if it helps.

As the slow downs are intermittent I guess it's down to utorrent running all the time.
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21 Jun 2010   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I too agree, remove spybot.
All your really need is a decent AV and Malwarebytes for periodic on-demand scans IMHO. This will help some also with disk performance.

As mentioned, you have a lot of partitions for a single drive.

--> Is your C (Win7) partition at the very beggining of the disk?

Granted WEI scores are to be taken with a grain of salt, however, 4.6 HD score is quite low for your drive I would think.
It should be scoring around 5.9 ((someone please correct me if Im wrong here or missing something))

It almost seems to me as if the OS is installed in the middle or near the end of your 1TB drive to score so low.
Just a thought, but that would impact performance.
Win7 should be at the very front of the drive, where performance is at its peak.

Also, partitions that follow should be in order as of how often its accessed as well ...

Meaning Anything that gets accessed fairly often, such as Documents,Pictures,Music etc, should be as close to the OS partition as possible. Storage that youll seldom access should be at the end of the drive (or last partitions)

This may help a bit. Also, you may consider disabling indexing on partitions where its not really needed.

IMO, you have too many partitons for a single drive. If I were you I would try to reduce the number of partitions to 4 or less. But thats just me.
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21 Jun 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sikorumbe View Post
Hi guys,
I just formatted my PC today and it still really slow. I'm using window 7 64bit. The symptom are its every now and then everything slow down for like 15 minutes. Even if I'm not doing anything it's still so slow. I run CCleaner, spyware search & bot, Avast and it seemed clean.

It's very confusing since X4 equivalent like Quad Core but its seems very slow, even my Core 2 Duo with 2gb is faster than this I even updated the driver and everything. I'm not sure whether this is a virus or hardware problem? I was wondering if someone could help me fix this problem. Thank you very much :)

Here's my specs:
Phenom X4 955
4Gb Ram DD3
Asus M4A785TD V EVO
Zotac GTX9800+
1TB Seagate HDSEA-st31000528as-3[IMG]file:///C:/Users/hellrage/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]
I agree with Fumz. You basically have way too many partitions on that drive. You would be better off getting more harddrives instead of creating all those partitions. You also do not want to start Utorrent on start up, it's famous for slowing systems down because of ongoing uploads, that isn't a program you want running all the time. And also disable the real time spybot programs like SDhelper and tea timer. :)
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21 Jun 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The OP stated that it is a new install and "installed driver," but which driver(s)? The motherboard chipset drivers should have been top of the list of driver installations after installing Windows -- have they been installed?

(As far as Spybot, have it set to not load at startup and use it on-demand. Spybot does not bog my system down in the least-- besides, there are good uses for it: added protection for Internet Explorer and the ability to add host files being especially important for me.)
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
And also disable the real time spybot programs like SDhelper and tea timer. :)
+1 for this statement.
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21 Jun 2010   #17

7 Ultimate x64

Another thing I forgot to mention is that your primary partition seems too small: only ~ 20GB free. I've seen the winsxs folder swell to 17GB's on occaision. I have no idea just how large it can get, but I like to have plenty of space just in case. Assuming you've left the swap file on C, you basically have little to no room left. It's less than an ideal situation.
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