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Irregular slowdown symptoms during gaming/under load.


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#1 UnoriginalUsername

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:53 PM

I really was hoping I wouldn't have to bring my problems to a personal thread asking for help, but I figure there's something to learn here instead of taking the expected route of reformatting my system.

To the point, my computer is a compilation of somewhat older generation hardware, built as a general use and steam source era gaming machine. Since having had it and installing Windows 7, there's always been a couple of quirks that'd be expected from old hardware, mixing an AMD CPU with an NVIDIA GPU and the like. I'd like to think I have had enough computer experience to diagnose and resolve driver conflict issues, or pinpoint malware symptoms (Which thankfully I've not had the misfortune of having to deal with.)

This situation's certainly new to me. Lately doing things like playing games that usually don't give my system any stress or limit multitasking, as well as just browsing on firefox have turned into a task of patience and hang times, even typing this post has occasional stalls where the text will catch up with me after the process recovers from a hang. I've gone through what I'd consider the usual list of diagnosing a system by checking over any new installs creating a fuss, windows updates, monitoring activity with process explorer and running malware tests (Many of which I've learned from here)

I'm totally stumped, I've even gone as far to try and spot irregular DPC activity, but no matter where I have turned down the rabbit hole of fixing this issue, I've come up to what would be considered normal computer behavior. So much so that the problem will outright stop for no apparent reason.

I'd really appreciate any help I can get in finding out what the culprit for this behavior is, before I'd have to take steps in throwing a fresh windows installation into the equation.

EDIT: Seems there's more to the problem now as well, I can't seem to update to the latest GPU driver for my card.


Edited by UnoriginalUsername, 09 September 2017 - 08:50 AM.


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 11:09 AM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
 
post-33068-0-86653600-1480692866_thumb.j

     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 11:20 AM

  Alright, here's the contents of the MTB scan:

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Coda (administrator) on 09-09-2017 at 09:13:53
Running from "C:\Users\Coda\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: GA-MA785GM-US2H Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.

Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************

========================= Event log errors: ===============================

Application errors:
==================
Error: (09/09/2017 06:51:30 AM) (Source: SideBySide) (User: )
Description: Activation context generation failed for "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.23403_none_e36ad4593102f066.manifest1".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.23403_none_e36ad45 93102f066 .manifest2" on line C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.76 01.23 403_none_e36ad4593102f066.manifest3.  A component version required by the application conflicts with another component version already active.  Conflicting components are:.
Component 1: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.2340 3_none_e36ad4593102f066.manifest.
Component 2: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601 .23403_none_2b180b30457f196c.manifest.

Error: (09/09/2017 06:45:33 AM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (09/08/2017 03:48:17 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (09/08/2017 11:52:00 AM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (09/08/2017 11:26:29 AM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (09/08/2017 06:23:53 AM) (Source: SideBySide) (User: )
Description: Activation context generation failed for "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6 5 95b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.23403_none_e36ad4593102f066.manifest1".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Windows\WinSxS \mani fests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.23403_none_e36ad4593102f066.manifest2 " on line C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.23403_ none_ e36ad4593102f066.manifest3.  A component version required by the application conflicts with another component version already active.  Conflicting components are:.
Component 1: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.76 01.23403 _none_e36ad4593102f066.manifest.
Component 2: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.23403 _none_2b180b30457f196c.manifest.

Error: (09/08/2017 06:17:27 AM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (09/07/2017 08:40:07 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (09/07/2017 06:32:18 AM) (Source: SideBySide) (User: )
Description: Activation context generation failed for "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.23403_none_e36ad4593102f066.manifest1".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.23403_none_e36ad459 3102f06 6.man ifest2" on  line C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601. 23403_none_e36ad4593102f066.manifest3.  A component version required by the application conflicts with another component version already active.  Conflicting components are:.
Component 1: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601. 23403_none_e36ad4593102f066.manifest.
Component 2: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.234 03_none_2b180b30457f196c.manifest.

Error: (09/07/2017 06:25:51 AM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003.

System errors:
=============
Error: (09/09/2017 06:49:57 AM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Windows Update service hung on starting.

Error: (09/08/2017 11:49:13 AM) (Source: DCOM) (User: )
Description: {F9717507-6651-4EDB-BFF7-AE615179BCCF}

Error: (09/08/2017 06:19:37 AM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Steam Client Service service failed to start due to the following error:  %%1053 = The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

Error: (09/08/2017 06:19:37 AM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Steam Client Service service to connect.

Error: (09/07/2017 08:47:01 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Windows Update service hung on starting.

Error: (09/07/2017 08:39:00 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The TeamViewer 12 service failed to start due to the following error: %%1053 = The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

Error: (09/07/2017 08:38:58 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the TeamViewer 12 service to connect.

Error: (09/07/2017 06:37:30 AM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-WindowsUpdateClient) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070643: Definition Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - KB2310138 (Definition 1.251.618.0).

Error: (09/07/2017 06:36:56 AM) (Source: Microsoft Antimalware) (User: )
Description: %%8604 = Writeable NCs prevent this DC from demoting. .10.209.01.251.555.07%%859 = Writeable NCs prevent this DC from demoting. NT AUTHORITYSYSTEMS-1-5-181%%8001 = Writeable NCs prevent this DC from demoting. %%8031 =  Writeable NCs prevent this DC from demoting.  .1.14104.00x80070643Fatal error during installation. 3%%854 = Writeable NCs prevent this DC from demoting.  http://www.microsoft.com

Error: (09/06/2017 10:29:26 PM) (Source: DCOM) (User: )
Description: {F9717507-6651-4EDB-BFF7-AE615179BCCF}

Microsoft Office Sessions:
=========================
Error: (09/09/2017 06:51:30 AM) (Source: SideBySide)(User: )
Description: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.2340 3_none _e36ad4593102f066.manifestC:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b6414 4ccf1df_6.0.7601.23403_none_2b180b30457f196c.manifestC:\Program Files (x86)\Audacity\audacity.exe

Error: (09/09/2017 06:45:33 AM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Proc  essor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (09/08/2017 03:48:17 PM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Proces sor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (09/08/2017 11:52:00 AM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Process or " AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (09/08/2017 11:26:29 AM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (09/08/2017 06:23:53 AM) (Source: SideBySide)(User: )
Description: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.2340 3_non e _e36ad4593102f066.manifestC:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144c cf1df_6 .0.7 6 0 1 .2 3 403_none_2b180b30457f196c.manifestC:\Program Files (x86)\Audacity\audacity.exe

Error: (09/08/2017 06:17:27 AM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (09/07/2017 08:40:07 PM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (09/07/2017 06:32:18 AM) (Source: SideBySide)(User: )
Description: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.23403_none_e36ad4593102f066.manifestC:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.win dows .common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.23403_none_2b180b30457f196c.manifestC:\Program Files (x86)\Audacity\audacity.exe

Error: (09/07/2017 06:25:51 AM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

CodeIntegrity Errors:
===================================
  Date: 2017-08-25 02:35:00.083
  Description: Windows is unable to verify the image integrity of the file \Device\HarddiskVolume2\ComboFix\catchme.sys because file hash could not be found on the system. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source.

  Date: 2017-08-25 02:35:00.020
  Description: Windows is unable to verify the image integrity of the file \Device\HarddiskVolume2\ComboFix\catchme.sys because file hash could not be found on the system. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source.

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NVIDIA PhysX System Software 9.16.0318 (HKLM\...\{B2FE1952-0186-46C3-BAEC-A80AA35AC5B8}_Display.PhysX) (Version: 9.16.0318 - NVIDIA Corporation)
OpenAL (HKLM-x32\...\OpenAL) (Version:  - )
OpenOffice 4.1.3 (HKLM-x32\...\{EEA30AEB-8BA7-465B-85D4-098BB99733E7}) (Version: 4.13.9783 - Apache Software Foundation)
Oxygen Not Included (HKLM\...\Steam App 457140) (Version:  - Klei Entertainment)
paint.net (HKLM\...\{02D89175-E08F-401B-BA30-8B7512B57724}) (Version: 4.0.17 - dotPDN LLC)
Path of Exile (HKLM\...\Steam App 238960) (Version:  - Grinding Gear Games)
PunkBuster Services (HKLM-x32\...\PunkBusterSvc) (Version: 0.994 - Even Balance, Inc.)
qBittorrent 3.3.11 (HKLM-x32\...\qBittorrent) (Version: 3.3.11 - The qBittorrent project)
Rapture3D 2.4.11 Game (HKLM-x32\...\{D2FCA41E-AC01-4DCD-B3A7-DC9E32363065}}_is1) (Version:  - Blue Ripple Sound)
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver (HKLM-x32\...\{F132AF7F-7BCA-4EDE-8A7C-958108FE7DBC}) (Version: 6.0.1.6767 - Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)
Rebel Galaxy (HKLM-x32\...\1435582019_is1) (Version: 2.6.0.11 - GOG.com)
Recuva (HKLM\...\Recuva) (Version: 1.53 - Piriform)
Rise to Ruins (HKLM\...\Steam App 328080) (Version:  - Raymond Doerr)
ROBLOX Player for Coda (HKCU\...\{373B1718-8CC5-4567-8EE2-9033AD08A680}) (Version:  - ROBLOX Corporation)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat (HKLM-x32\...\1207660583_is1) (Version: 2.1.0.17 - GOG.com)
SimTheme Park (HKLM-x32\...\Theme Park World) (Version:  - )
Singularity  (64 bit) Viewer (HKLM\...\Singularity) (Version: 1.8.7.6861 - Singularity Viewer Project)
SkyDrift (HKLM\...\Steam App 91100) (Version:  - Digital Reality)
Skype™ 7.39 (HKLM-x32\...\{3B7E914A-93D5-4A29-92BB-AF8C3F66C431}) (Version: 7.39.102 - Skype Technologies S.A.)
Source SDK Base 2006 (HKLM\...\Steam App 215) (Version:  - Valve)
Spintires (HKLM\...\Steam App 263280) (Version:  - Oovee® Game Studios)
Steam (HKLM-x32\...\Steam) (Version: 2.10.91.91 - Valve Corporation)
Team Fortress 2 (HKLM\...\Steam App 440) (Version:  - Valve)
TeamSpeak 3 Client (HKLM\...\TeamSpeak 3 Client) (Version: 3.0.19 - TeamSpeak Systems GmbH)
Telegram Desktop version 1.1.23 (HKCU\...\{53F49750-6209-4FBF-9CA8-7A333C87D1ED}_is1) (Version: 1.1.23 - Telegram Messenger LLP)
TerraTech (HKLM\...\Steam App 285920) (Version:  - Payload Studios)
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (HKLM\...\Steam App 250900) (Version:  - Nicalis, Inc.)
The Stanley Parable (HKLM\...\Steam App 221910) (Version:  - Galactic Cafe)
Theme Park World Fix (HKLM-x32\...\{42082D6A-7C60-4CD9-B6FC-81E6F1FA96EF}) (Version: 1.0.0 - Adam Hearn)
Unturned (HKLM\...\Steam App 304930) (Version:  - Smartly Dressed Games)
VirtualCloneDrive (HKLM-x32\...\VirtualCloneDrive) (Version: 5.5.0.0 - Elaborate Bytes)
VLC media player (HKLM\...\VLC media player) (Version: 2.2.6 - VideoLAN)
Vulkan Run Time Libraries 1.0.42.1 (HKLM\...\VulkanRT1.0.42.1) (Version: 1.0.42.1 - LunarG, Inc.)
Wacom Tablet (HKLM\...\Wacom Tablet Driver) (Version: 6.3.22-6 - Wacom Technology Corp.)
WebTablet FB Plugin 32 bit (HKLM-x32\...\Wacom WebTabletPlugin for Internet Explorer and Netscape) (Version: 2.1.0.7 - Wacom Technology Corp.)
WebTablet FB Plugin 64 bit (HKLM\...\Wacom WebTabletPlugin for Internet Explorer and Netscape) (Version: 2.1.0.7 - Wacom Technology Corp.)
WinDirStat 1.1.2 (HKCU\...\WinDirStat) (Version:  - )
Windows Software Development Kit for Windows 8.1 (HKLM-x32\...\{ed3a6e6d-9661-4357-abe4-fcc03dc57a07}) (Version: 8.100.26936 - Microsoft Corporation)
WinPcap 4.1.3 (HKLM-x32\...\WinPcapInst) (Version: 4.1.0.2980 - Riverbed Technology, Inc.)
Wireshark 2.4.0 64-bit (HKLM-x32\...\Wireshark) (Version: 2.4.0 - The Wireshark developer community, https://www.wireshark.org)
WPT Redistributables (HKLM-x32\...\{64F3FB9A-9250-B2D6-00B4-50BE0358AEE8}) (Version: 8.100.26936 - Microsoft) Hidden
WPTx64 (HKLM-x32\...\{BFF81CB5-E8C7-4184-FBB4-74ADFBC6CCCB}) (Version: 8.100.26936 - Microsoft) Hidden
YGOPro DevPro Launcher (HKLM-x32\...\{4766C51E-01BC-42A5-A874-0AFE8A329BF5}) (Version: 5.2.0 - DevPro, LLC)
ZTE Handset USB Driver (HKLM\...\{01D42BF0-ED08-463f-8A28-99EB6FEE962B}) (Version:  - ZTE Corporation)
ZTE Handset USB Driver (HKLM\...\{D2D77DC2-8299-11D1-8949-444553540000}_is1) (Version: 5.2104.1.02B08 - ZTE Corporation)

========================= Memory info: ===================================
Percentage of memory in use: 35%
Total physical RAM: 8190.49 MB
Available physical RAM: 5310.89 MB
Total Virtual: 16379.17 MB
Available Virtual: 13106.68 MB

========================= Partitions: =====================================
1 Drive c: () (Fixed) (Total:232.79 GB) (Free:49.64 GB) NTFS

========================= Users: ========================================
User accounts for \\CODACUBE-PC

Administrator            Coda                     Guest                    


**** End of log ****

And here's the Link to the Speccy screenshot, and thanks to the link for the portable, I keep forgetting to use them instead of the standard install version.  http://speccy.piriform.com/results/nuAWCBp13bj85ypztyoZsc3


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:27 PM

qBittorrent 3.3.11 (HKLM-x32\...\qBittorrent) (Version: 3.3.11 - The qBittorrent project)
 

To explain that, I'm not a pirate, Torrent was the preferred download style of the group behind Project Reality, a battlefield 2 overhaul.

I totally forgot I still had it installed, and haven't used it since I got my GPU up and running, because it was on my "Must play with the new rig" list at the time.

If it's any indication, apparently there's a new update available now given the version number. Neat. I tried to double click the torrent file to see if I could get the exact date of when I downloaded it, but all it managed to do was begin re-downloading the file.

http://prntscr.com/gj3whz

After the initial download I was sure I disabled everything after seeding the game to be courteous, and the application's been left alone until, well, now.
 



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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:51 PM

firefox.exe    Process ID: 4424    User: Coda    Domain: CodaCube-PC    Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
Memory Usage: 788 MB         Peak Memory Usage: 949 MB
 
Above reflects sole service/process which appears to be out of line with others re peak RAM usage.  944MB is approx 3 times what I would expect for any browser.
 
After backing up all valued files, I would download/run SeaTools For Windows (Maxtor, Seagate, Samsung only) Download - http://www.seagate.com/files/www-content/support-content/downloads/seatools/en-us/seatools-for-windows-en-us.pdf , following the directions provided.  IMO, the Speccy scan reflects possible problems with a couple of SMART values.  I would run the long generic test.  Test will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete.
 
You appear to have no AV installed, yet...until recently. you were receiving critical updates for MSE.  Speccy reflects AV as "disabled".
 
Using torrent program for program/game installs...increases system vulnerability to malware.  To get a malware check, you should post a new topic in the Am I Infected forum here at BC.
 
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Posted 09 September 2017 - 01:18 PM

Thank you very much for the input, I was running Firefox during the scan, and the ram peak could be from my lack of cleaning Cache and history. I think I've got like a year of history sitting across 3 separate computers that I've rolled along with me.

I'll go over it with seatools as well as consider wiping out my ancient archive of browser history. Not to mention I have some... 120 bookmarks across a series of organized files, I get around.

As for the lack of AV, that's been since Yesterday. I uninstalled MSE manually and just haven't reinstalled it since making the original post after testing a game to see if the issue had persisted. The microsoft anti-malware service had been running constantly, which I had read could have been the result of Microsoft failing to update MSE definitions. Since then I've relied on MSE, Malwarebytes, and I have a list of manual cleanup applications on reserve from here at BC that I have occasionally run with general use. I've never found anything out of the ordinary from anything across adwcleaner to tdsskiller, but at your recommendation, I'll get a thread going there too and get a more official look into things.

And I had originally downloaded that game back in January, and haven't torrented anything else since. I've seen the damage of unsafe and less than legal download practices on a computer and in someone's life. Since the torrent was from the source of the game itself, and had no malicious history when I thoroughly googled previous versions, I figured that one download was clean.

Anything I should bring back to this thread to consider if everything else turns out fine and well?



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Posted 09 September 2017 - 02:00 PM

Please visit below link to boost speed of Windows OS.

 

"Tweaking & Optimizing Windows"

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/617106/tweaking-optimizing-windows/


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 03:52 PM

 

After backing up all valued files, I would download/run SeaTools For Windows (Maxtor, Seagate, Samsung only) Download - http://www.seagate.com/files/www-content/support-content/downloads/seatools/en-us/seatools-for-windows-en-us.pdf , following the directions provided.  IMO, the Speccy scan reflects possible problems with a couple of SMART values.  I would run the long generic test.  Test will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete.

 

Long generic scan passed without issue, so fortunately the drive seems to be fine.

Taking some optimization steps. I will say that just before the Seagate scan, I noticed Windows Update had an available update for my CPU, as it seemed, I assume it installed over the restart I did after the scan, because it had vanished from Windows update just afterward.

I've also reinstalled and updated MSE.

 



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Posted 09 September 2017 - 03:58 PM

Well...I believe that I had the same CPU several years ago.  Dependent on what games you are playing...I would not expect optimal gaming performance if you are playing games designed for faster, more recent CPUs and graphics processors.

 

GPU review.

 

I'm not a gamer so I don't really know much about the finer details...but I do know that gaming is the target money-making market, with many newer games designed for optimal satisfaction with newer GPUs.

 

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 04:13 PM

I understand, and it's not solely the game issue, it's just the easiest to spot the problem with. To say, I've been able to play source games at my optimal settings at well over 30 frames per second without much fluctuation in what I'd consider intensive situations, and over 100 in idle circumstances. I like to monitor my temperatures and CPU levels so I know how my machine handles certain circumstances.

Now though, the game fluctuates from 20 to 130 rapidly in idle circumstances, and will hang the game occasionally. Under any amount of stress, the game will drop to 2-5 fps, if it doesn't outright freeze, and it's no change on the game's part, it doesn't even push the CPU to 60% during busy times. It's almost like it's refusing to use the CPU properly.

And outside of gaming, online browsing, video playback, and sometimes general use of the computer will become bogged down and sluggish without any reason that I can find. Yet even with active monitoring of user and kernal CPU behavior, there's only occasional jarring kernal spikes, and I can't seem to source them to anything.

To make the point short, this has been a very sudden turn of events over the matter of a week.



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Posted 09 September 2017 - 04:56 PM

You NVIDIA driver version is 384.94 and NVIDIA says the current driver for your GTX 660 is:

 

[attachment=197771:Untitled.jpg]

 

In the beginning you said:

 

I can't seem to update to the latest GPU driver for my card.

 

What does "can't" mean?


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 06:56 PM

In the beginning you said:

 

I can't seem to update to the latest GPU driver for my card.

 

What does "can't" mean?

Well, by "can't" I mean that the software for the GPU will sit and attempt to install the driver update for about an hour before failing. I haven't tried to download it off of the site directly yet aside from trying to update the "Geforce Experience" software. I'll go ahead and give the direct site download a try here shortly.


I'm beginning to feel like the need to reinstall windows may be inevitable.

 


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 05:52 PM

Alright, so I've since updated the graphics card driver with an installer from EVGA, and everything is up to date, but something new has happened.

Windows is attempting to update "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc driver for  AMD SMBus" as well as my monitor driver. What's weird is, during the Seatools install, these updates showed up before, but vanished quickly.

This happened about 4 minutes from writing this, and here's the failure to install. Error code 80070103

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Now, I know I'm the one coming here for help, but I've spotted something in original MTB scan I was asked about, almost all of the windows errors are referencing both 32 and 64 bit processor .sys files. I was looking around on my own without making any computer changes to see if I could find if anything pointed out an obvious issue coming from these errors, but if I were to guess, I'm going to assume there's some issue revolving around the processor, be it general files, driver, or hardware.

I do really hope I'm not alone on this, and that someone has an idea of a course of action from here. The thread I've opened up on the "Am I infected" subforum here at BC has only managed to delete the file that lets Process explorer replace taskmanager, and some temporary files, so thankfully this doesn't look to be the result of Malware either (so far).

 



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Posted 10 September 2017 - 05:59 PM

If your system is working and you want it to keep working never accept hardware driver (video, audio, network, printer, etc.) updates from Windows Update.

 

Here's why:

 

If you mean you are seeing something like this:

 

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That message is telling you that the driver update offered from Windows Update is an older or lesser version than the currently installed driver or has a lower compatibility rating than the installed driver.  That means you probably don't want that update and you should be glad the installation is failing.

 

It is generally not a good idea to accept hardware driver updates (video, audio, network, printer) offered by Windows Update and if you ever see them it is best to hide them so you never see them again.  Only get hardware driver updates from your hardware manufacturers WWW site.

 

Just because Microsoft offers you a driver update does not mean you have an out of date or afflicted driver and it certainly doesn't mean you have to install the driver updates MS offers - it is generally best NOT to install hardware driver updates offered by Microsoft.

 

Accepting hardware driver updates from Microsoft is one reason there are so many topics in the community that start with "Windows update broke my computer...".

 

One rule of thumb is "if it ain't broke don't fix it" so if you are not having a problem with hardware devices (video, audio, network, printer) don't accept or install those driver updates offered from Microsoft.  If you are having a problem like that you should only get driver updates from the hardware manufacturer.

 

If you see and can recognize those hardware driver updates offered you should right click and hide them:

 

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Pretty soon you might have quite a few hidden hardware updates:

 

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Windows has a way built in to not allow these kinds of updates and I'm not 100% sure it works as advertised but this is a safe adjustment that may prevent a whoops event in the future and how you might undo them if they happen:

 

Windows 7 has built in ways to disable driver updates from Windows Update that you can read about here:

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2500967


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 06:40 PM

Alright, well I'm not usually one to allow Windows to do it's own, I have made a habit of using Manufacturer sites as it is. I know windows has a fun track record.

Right now there's just the matter of why Windows is only showing that upgrade occasionally, and why I'm getting processor errors. Maybe I should consider doing a fresh reinstall of the processor's latest driver?






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