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My computer (Windows 7) Is suddenly running slow.


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#1 Hakuryx

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 10:06 PM

Just today, my computer has been running extremely slow. It was fine yesterday and all week, before that etc... etc..

It runs totally fine is Safe Mode (I'm currently in Safe Mode with networking support) but it's not working at all in Normal Settings. It has only a few second boot time, but once I hit the desktop, Any attempt to open the Start Menu, Start any Application, or even right-click the desktop results in nothing but freezing and the computer freezing up. even Task Manager doesn't do anything.

 

Please Help! I have no idea why this is happening, I'm usually pretty computer savvy and I can fix my own computer problems, but this one is beyond my scope.



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 07:35 AM

Does it freeze forever, or is it just super slow (after it freezes, leave it alone for 30 minutes to see if it unfreezes)?

 

If you're able:

Open up Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) and select the option to view process' for all users (the long button in the lower left of the processes tab)
Then click on the VIew...Select Columns entry - and select I/O Reads and I/O Other

Then sort by the CPU, Memory, I/O Reads, and I/O Other columns - look for the process name of the highest couple in each category.

Let us know them and we'll move on from there.

 

Another thing to try is this free program:  http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

Use it to disable all non-Windows shell extensions.  Reboot to see if it helps.

If it does, then re-enable ½ at a time and see if you can find the problem one in that way (by ½'s)

 

Post back with the results and we'll see what else we can do.


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 12:14 PM

Ok so I was able to get into TaskManager. I had to move fast because I get a few seconds of time before it freezes up for about 30-40 minutes.
In order:

CPU:
System Idle Process
taskmgr.exe
the the third one switches between svchost.exe and wmpshare.exe
Everything else below 03


Memory(Working Set):
svchost.exe |101,000K~
explorer.exe|42,500K~
dwm.exe|30,000K~
nvvsc.exe|30,000K~
svchost.exe|30,000K~
Everything else below 30,000K


I/O Reads:
csrss.exe |13,704
svchost.exe(system)|836
taskhost.exe|733
lsass.exe|591
svchost.exe (local service)|577
svchost.exe (network service)|508
explorer.exe|436
System|400~
everything else below 400


I/O other:
svchost.exe (network service)| 58553~
nvstreamsvc.exe (system)|40,500~
nvstreamsvc.exe (system)|28,500~ (There were 2)
NvStreamNetworkService.exe|28,500~
RAVCpl64.exe| 21,200~
svchost.exe (local service)|18,200~
explorer.exe|11,400~
nvSCPAPISvr.exe|10,200~
everything else below 10,000

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 12:36 PM

Ok I found out something that strikes me as odd... If I try to open up Google Chrome(I don't use IE) then it takes like 10-15 minutes to start up.

However:

I can open new tabs within the window with no problem

internet speed is fine (speedest.net shows 10ms ping, 125.89mbps Download, and 12.13mbps Upload.)

I can use the browser with almost no problems at all. Youtube videos, Slacker Radio, and Audio Files play just fine.

I'm typing this with my computer in normal settings.

 

11:33AM (MT)   =======================================================

Windows Update Prompted me to update some stuff (Microsoft Security Essentials)

the MS Sec Essentials booted up and installed (which I'm fine with because I was having problems with my Avast! Installation and had to get rid of it)

Everything there worked fine.

It's currently scanning my computer

 

11:35AM (MT)=======================================================

 Windows Explorer is working now.

Everything seems to be fine...

I'm confused as to why though because I haven't done anything.

Will reboot again to see if the computer freezes again on boot.



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 01:43 PM

12:41AM (MT) I waited for Windows Security Essentials to finish the scan, then Shutdown for a few minutes. When I restarted, It took approx. 1:30 for everything to start up.

 

A bit of a long boot time, but it's definitely working now. I changed the Windows Aero Theme to Windows 7 Basic, it seems to have helped. For some reason my computer works perfectly fine now. o.o

 

I don't know what happened or why, but I'm not sure if I want to question it too much XD

The computer seems fine now.



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Posted 27 May 2015 - 05:51 AM

If you have more than one antivirus running, that can cause problems. This incluedes Microsoft Security Essentials

Also, if you have more than one firewall (to include Internet Security applications), that can also cause problems

Uninstall all but one.

 

If you don't need it, here's an article that tells how to disable the wmpshare.exe service:  http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/wmpshareexe32-slows-my-system-down-how-do-i-keep/dd5a33d5-7b59-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5

 

The Task Manager data doesn't show anything unusual IMO.

I see that sort of pattern at work when Windows Updates are running

There is more nVidia stuff running than I'm used to seeing - but I mostly work on laptops without the other graphics card being enabled at work.

Try updating your nVidia video drivers - from http://www.nvidia.com if it's a Desktop, and from the PC manufacturer's site if it's a laptop.

 

Beyond that, post back if it starts happening again.  I'll get an email each time that you reply to this topic.
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