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windows 7 PC running rediculously slow


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#1 nflguy

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:06 PM

Hi guys
I have a problem hoping someone here can help me with. I have a PC running windows 7 ultimate edition. 4.0 GB RAM, AMD Athlon2 X2 processor at 2.9GHz.
This PC was always lightning fast with everything, and now its slower than dirt with everything from opening files to opening pages on the web. I don't know whats happened to it. I update and use Malwarebytes on a daily basis with never an infection, and use AVG antivirus with no instances of virus.
I'm hoping someone can get me on the right track here. I was having issues a year ago and you guys nailed the problem, so I'm back hoping for more of the same. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:17 AM

Hi,

Do you remember when it first started to act slow? Did you notice the slowness after you installed any programs?
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:20 PM

Hi
Nope. I havent installed anything new and it didnt gradually slow down. It was just like one day its normal, and then the next day its like it is now. One thing I DO recall though...this started soon after we had a series of power blips (we would lose electric for maybe a few seconds and then it would come back), and this happened about 3 times one day. I wonder if that did something to my C drive or maybe I should try re-installing Win7 ?

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 12:44 PM

Have you tried system file checker? http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:23 PM

Thanks Jacee for the response. I just ran the system file checker you suggested.

"Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations"

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 02:56 PM

Try running from a "Clean boot"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 04:43 PM

if you go to start run command and type in %temp% you will get a ton of files u dont need. select all of them and delete them.

hope this helps

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 01:21 PM

Thanks for the replies Jacee and Daniel. I tried the clean boot with no improvement, then I did as Daniel suggested and again no improvement in performance




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