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Hangs and hiccups, generally slow brand new laptop


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#1 geno93n0

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 12:44 PM

Hi, I just got a brand new Asus K42JR laptop, running a trial version of Windows 7 Ultimate, and I have an as of yet unopened OEM System Builder Pack for Windows 7 Home Basic. I first installed a bunch of basic software, TuneUp Utilities 2010 and Daemon Tools. Then, when I got to installing AutoCAD 2011 I made the fatal mistake (at least that's what I think it is) of closing the laptop cover while the install was still running.

When I opened it again, the setup program was asking me for the install disk (it was an ISO image mounted in Daemon Tools) and I decided to cancel the setup and start from scratch again. First I clicked the cancel button and waited for around 3mins doing nothing, then I decided to try fiddling around, task switching and opening the start menu and the like, which I could do.

I finally got to close the setup with Task Manager, but the initial lag from the moment I clicked the cancel button never went away. I then tried to uninstall autocad, and I got a message that AutoCADSetup.res couldn't be found or something. Since then I've tried System Restore all the way back to since before I installed TuneUp, but the lag persisted.

A check in my Event Viewer showed me that I was experiencing a lot of iaStor Event ID 9 errors. I also tried booting into safe mode thinking that it would be lagless but it also lagged when I got into safe mode. Why is this happening and what can I do to fix it? A quick check on a forum post I saw said to run Chkdsk, which I'm doing right now. I'll report any results, but feedback regarding this issue is much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

EDIT: The lag is everywhere, from the logon screen where I type in my password to the moment I turn off the computer. What used to be only a few seconds now takes more like 10 minutes or so. Really really need the help.

Edited by geno93n0, 21 May 2010 - 12:48 PM.


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Posted 21 May 2010 - 03:46 PM

Since the laptop is new, I'm assuming, you don't have much data to lose/backup.
I'd restore it to factory settings.

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 07:08 PM

Since the laptop is new, I'm assuming, you don't have much data to lose/backup.
I'd restore it to factory settings.


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Hi, I just got a brand new Asus K42JR laptop, running a trial version of Windows 7 Ultimate


New computers don't come with the trial version of Windows 7 (aka Release Candidate). Where did you get this laptop?
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#4 geno93n0

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 01:25 AM

From a computer store, it has a one-year warranty. As I mentioned, they also gave me a Windows 7 Home Basic OEM System Builder Pack.

@Broni: By restoring to factory settings, do you mean using the recovery partition?

And does nobody know how to deal with the iaStor errors?

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:25 AM

UPDATE: Reinstalled Windows from the OEM pack, no iaStor errors showing up on Event Viewer yet..

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:19 AM

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 11:45 AM

You're welcome XD

Anyway, after a fresh install of Win7 and the necessary stuff for my lappie, I'm getting the iaStor errors again, along with MASSIVE lag. Could this be hardware-related?

EDIT: Now I'm also getting a lot of timeout-related errors from different Microsoft services.

Edited by geno93n0, 22 May 2010 - 11:53 AM.





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