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Slow Win 7 and freezing issues

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#1 auntna


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:49 AM

Hello. I have a Win 7 Professional SP1 OS on a Dell AMD Athlon™ II X2 240 Processor 2.80 Ghz machine. I have 2.0 GBs Ram with 1.75 GB free. It's a 64 bit.


I have been having a lot of trouble with it running slowly and freezing. Especially if I have been to FB or Google Earth but this does not have to be a prerequisite. It just is not as fast or responsive on or off internet in many cases. I recently ran a defrag after deleting some unnecessary files and am about to go ahead and run a check disk and repair which I had been lax in doing.


I also ran some virus scanners but nothing major popped up. So I thought I would ask for some help and advice from you guys on what to do after the Check Disk to help make sure there is not some hidden virus. Or maybe some other clean up I can do. One other thing I did was I noticed that Firefox was running 5 - 7 instances of itself so I modified it to only run one of itself. I do not think it really helped if at all.


Thanks and I will check back later after the Check Disk is run.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 12:41 PM

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):

     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.


#3 mightywiz


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:39 PM

also run adwcleaner from the download section on this site, it's a malware/adware scanner.


also only having 2GB Ram can be an issue also if your doing more then basic stuff like email general browsing.  I would consider seeing if your system can handle 4GB or even more and you'll notice a big improvement with your overall system performance.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:04 AM

Thanks for your help with this. I will get to this as soon as there is time.


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