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#1 JamieO

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 07:33 PM

I have a Dell Latitude E74440 that I upgraded to 10 last year. Recently, performance has gotten pretty sluggish. It's especially noticeable when typing or scrolling- both exhibit a delay of a few seconds to respond. The HDD light is also blinking fairly regularly (using an SSD) yet task manager shows pretty low disk %.

 

What I have tried so far:

- updating chipset and other drivers

- disabling unnecessary startup programs

- using cclenaer

- malwayrebytes scan

- avg online scan

 

When starting in safe mode, it runs normally. Any suggestions on something to try short of reformatting?



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#2 Condobloke

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 08:08 PM

G'day JamieO, and Welcome to BC

 

The fact that everything is normal in safe mode probably indicates that a driver is involved....

 

The fun part is discovering which driver.

 

Do you have either a restore point to go back to....or a backup on an external hard drive...?

 

Can you guesstimate when this sluggishness started....maybe in relation to any particular windows update...?

 

Hve you installed any programs that perhaps coincide with the slow down or maybe a new mouse/keyboard/other item that plugs into a usb port...??


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#3 JamieO

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 08:13 PM

Thanks for the reply. I can't pinpiont an exact time that it started, but it seems it has gotten progressively worse as opposed to going from fine to slow overnight.

 

I did install a remote access program (NoMachine) recently. I will try uninstalling that to see if that improves things at all.



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 08:19 PM

I doubt that is the culprit.


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 08:25 PM

Is system restore enabled ?

 

reenable it HERE

 

It wont help now...but it could save your hide in the future


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#6 JamieO

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 08:27 PM

Yes, System Restore is enabled. I can't really remember when the issues started, but think it's still worth a shot?



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 08:36 PM

Yes....definitely worth a shot

 

If the restore is sucessful, have a slow read of THIS POST   

 

It details the steps to stop windows updating drivers that already work properly    .....(if it isn't broken, don't fix it )


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 08:37 PM

Please follow my instructions at below tutorial link to boost speed of Windows OS.
 
Tweaking & Optimizing Windows
 
 
 
If my suggestions at my tutorial thread wont help then try below steps.
 
Step 1:
 
 
 
Open Command Prompt as a administrator by pressing  Win + X, and then press A letter key.
 
Run below command from Command Prompt that is open as administrator.
 
Sfc  /Scannow
 
You would use DISM to fix Windows component store corruption when a sfc /scannow command is unable to repair corrupted or modified system files because the component store (source) is corrupted.
 
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
 
 SFC should be able to repair the files afterwards. Execute below command to make sure corrupted system files repaired.
 
Sfc  /Scannow
 
 
 
Step 2:
 
Uninstall all third party installed antivirus and firewall programs to see if issue resolves.
 
 
 
Step 3:
 
 
Clean Boot
If the  error is caused by a current running process, restart your Windows system using the clean boot method will allow you to troubleshoot if a current service or process is causing the error to appear.
With a clean boot only the necessary services and process that are required to operate Windows are started when you boot your computer.
Follow these steps:
  • Start Windows

  • Open Run dialog box by pressing  7W6b39o.png   keys.
     
     

  • Type msconfig and press Enter key
     
     

  • Go to General tab > check Selective Startup option
     
     

  • Uncheck the Load startup items check box
     
     

  • Go to Services tab
     
     

  • Check Hide all Microsoft services check box from the bottom left corner of the window
     
     

  • Click Disable all
     

  • Click OK
     
     

  • Restart Windows
     
     

To reset these changes and start your Windows normally, follow the same steps:
  • Go to the General tab
  • Check the Normal Startup option
  • Click OK
  • Restart

Edited by FreeBooter, 10 August 2016 - 08:42 PM.


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#9 JamieO

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 10:06 AM

It actually appears that the remote access software may have been the culprit. I uninstalled it (along with a few other programs I no longer use) and the computer is running MUCH better today. I'm going to keep an eye on things but hoping that may be the issue. Guess I need to find a new remote access solution though!



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 03:53 PM

If in fact the remote access program was responsible...that is worrying. It should not have that effect on your PC.

 

I usually use Team Viewer   when I need remote access to anything.

 

If the installation opf a program causes that sort of behavior, then it is more likely than not that the 'program' came bundled with spyware/malware of some sort.

 

If this issue persists, we can run some scans and try to sort the sheep from the goats.


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fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

 

Microsoft gives you Windows, Linux gives you the whole house...

 

 

 

 

 





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