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Windows 7: Glitchy OS

24 Jul 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP


Try reseating your RAM, swapping sticks. Then test your RAM again.

Uncheck all startup freeloaders besides AV and gadgets in msconfig>Startup. Restart.

Check system file integrity by running from elevated CMD: sfc /scannow

Consider a Repair Install which reinstalls the OS while keeping all files, programs and settings in place.

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25 Jul 2010   #12

Windows 7 x64

Are there any risks involved with a Repair Installation? Should I create a shadow copy before doing it?
/sfc scannow came back with corrupt files found and successfully repaired. There is a log, that is massive, so I've had to zip it get it on here. Hope that's ok.
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25 Jul 2010   #13

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

If you are still having problems, then a repair install would be your next step... It is perfectly safe to do this, and is recommended when you are having problems that you cant nail down...

Repair Install

This will show you how to do a repair upgrade install to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, and system drivers.
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25 Jul 2010   #14
Microsoft MVP


Run sfc again to make sure, uncheck all startup items besides AV and gadgets, replace any bloated AV with MS Security Essentials, then clean and order the HD using CCLeaner "Run Cleaner" and REgistry tab followed by Auslogics Defraggers.

Then if the problems persist after testing performance for awhile, check the Event Viewer>Admin View to google repeat errors to solution. Generate a System Health Report, looking for any cued problems on the Advanced Tool page there. Consider the Repair Install. Back up your files first to be extra safe.
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25 Jul 2010   #15

Windows 7 x64

Ok, sorry to have led you guys round in circles, but I think I've found the problem.
I was also having problems with my network which I thought was unrelated; desktop internet was ridiculously slow, but laptop was lightning fast. Desktop was running with a wireless-N card, laptop only G. I decided I'd run ICS from laptop to desktop to see if it was the wireless card causing the internet problems. Turns out it was, so that's one less thing to have to investigate.
The additional bonus I've found is that my computer hasn't glitched once since I've stopped using the wireless card. I tested it, and reconnected to the wireless and low and behold the glitching recommenced. So now, I guess the question is why was the card doing that, and how on earth to fix it? Obviously ideal solution is NOT to buy a new wireless card.

Thanks for all your help so far guys(and girls?).
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25 Jul 2010   #16

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

It sounds like the wireless card either has old drivers installed, or is faulty. If it is the drivers, look on the manufactures website to find new ones. If the wireless card is faulty, it will need to be replaced. Sorry.
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25 Jul 2010   #17

Windows 7 x64

Hey, I'm trying to look for drivers, but I'm not sure of the model number of my wireless card. Device manager just skips over it, calling it a "802.11n Wireless LAN Card" There something that can tell me a little more specifically?
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25 Jul 2010   #18

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

A lot of times it will be somewhere on the card itself. Turn off the power to the computer, unplug it, and touch something metal to avoid shocking the card, then remove it. It might take some time before you see where the name actually is on it.
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22 Aug 2010   #19

Windows 7/Vista

So. I have been reading and reading and reading and reading etc. My issue I found on my own. I have a Dell Studio 1735 Laptop. It has a IDT Audio "Card". I dual boot into windows vista and 7. 7 Never has issues. But vista does and I didn't know what it was until today. A well timed pop sounds like a sine wave issue from raw power ie the power supplier. I run through an APC backup power supply and then the dell adapter then the laptop... Doesn't seem likely it is a power issue although I have had this issue in the past with desktops. Living in a remote area caused all sorts of issues. BUT never the less I had popping happening. How did I fix it? I removed the battery from the laptop. GONE. Listening as I type and no more glitchyness with the mouse or sound... or at all.

I attempted the following.
Removing drivers - For just about everything
Rolling back
System Restores
Reinstalling Windows fresh
Uninstalling programs
Disabling startup items
Safe Modes
Updated drivers
Monitored the "Reliability and Performance Monitor" for glitchy threads
I EVEN HAD the motherboard replaced by Dell

I have read that with this model with sound and wireless card it has can cause audio issues. Which it does in a NON timed manor. The glichyness is random and can be stopped but turning of the wireless so it isn't in use. I notice it mostly in movies.

Hope this helps the next guy.

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06 Oct 2011   #20

Win 7 x64

Hi guys. I registered just to say thanks. I have spent the greater part of today trying to solve this problem with my "glitchy mouse" or "lagging sound." This is genius! Thanks for everyone's input on this thread. I simply removed the battery on my laptop (which was already dead) and updated my wireless internet's card. I believe that the main issue was the PS though because I am up and running with no problem! If you can edit the title to solved I'm sure many people would appreciate. Cheers!
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