Just recently my main machine has become very slow. Even creating a new folder on my desktop takes time, so does renaming and deleting it, needs about 5 seconds at times to do the above mentioned tasks. Also booting up AND turning it off takes more than 5 minutes. My main work is in Photoshop and you can imagine what it would be like, specially working with large files and saving them.
I have not done a virus scan recently and I Have not installed the latest upgrade after the recent Chips issue surfaced.
I am running the windows assessment and deployment kit and it takes for ever and I will include the results when I get them.
I get no error messages what so ever, runs ok on the internet and I suspected something to do with the main processor and its heat sink, because a few months back I run into overheating issues and had to re-apply the paste between the heat sink and the CPU but today I run a core temp test and it was ok both idling and under load, I could be wrong, All I did to put it under load was to open a large file in PS and started retouching it, I could not sense any lag and the CPU temps stayed around 43 degrees, that is all.
At the other hand I run a User bench mark and it tells me that all three hard drives are under performing, one of which is an external, I unplugged that one and still same issues continue. I am still waiting for the windows assessment and deployment kit to finish.
Thank you in advance