Ran windows memory diagnostic, ran fairly quick. Detected no problems it said.
Sounds like you ran the basic memory scan. Try running the extended scan just to be sure. Make sure your updates are installed, and maybe let the PC run for a day or two to see how it performs before you start reloading programs.
One question: Do you leave the PC running for days, or do you shut it down when you aren't using it? Running a computer for extensively long periods can eat up memory and cause the system to become sluggish.
How is it running now?
Oh I think I ran a standard scan. Doing an extended scan now. Will update with new post. Typing this now with my phone.
Well currently the state of my PC is in is like this.
I reinstalled OS (2nd third time maybe?)
All windows updates installed (checked twice, three times)
All programs I wanted (except steam was going to do that later) installed.
A day later decided I would like vlc player.
Sluggish after reboot.
System restored multiple times because some had failed. But I basically setlled on a system restore in between my program installs. Had to uninstall mbam tho bec its notification was off even tho it was on so that was acting weird. Didn't reinstall it cuz I know its gonna be slow afterwards as I've done this multiple times now.
So in the current state its running smoothly and everything is great but I would at least like mbam on it. So do you think I should do another reinstall of my OS and run it a few days without any programs? What about an AV and mbam at least tho? I'll stay away from unknown sites but still.
Yeah... Sometimes I do leave it running all day actually. Not on purpose exactly though. Sometimes im downloading something so I'll leave it be and forget to come back to it, sometimes until the next day. Also its a laptop so most of the time instead of shutting it down I just close it putting it to sleep.
Memory test is at 10% completion so far.