Windows 7 (Practically new) turns VERY slow over night!

September 24, 2012 at 18:24:21
Specs: Windows 7, 6GB
I have a LATE 2011 Windows 7 Acer Aspire computer with 6GB of RAM on it. I was programming up until around 12:00, with a tutorial site I have always been on open, and nothing else except for Skype. So, I start getting tired, so I close all my programs and close the lid, not forcefully or anything. So, I wake up around 7:30 in the morning, open the computer up, log-in... And it takes at least 10 minutes to load the icons. I try and open up Google Chrome, and it takes at least 10 minutes to open. Also with that, the Internet bars are stuck with a frozen spinning circle. I can connect to the internet, though. So, I restart the computer and open up in Safe-Mode. Completely fine. Also, when I do Ctrl + Alt + delete, it says something like, "User has insufficient permissions to use Ctrl + Alt + delete". On all accounts. So, I format the hard drive, and it still happens. I do not know what to do. I had Kaspersky and a few other anti-Virus programs. The computer wasn't able to run a scan because the icons wouldn't show up. Start menu wouldn't come up even with shortcuts. The only major programs I had installed were:
ROBLOX, Minecraft, Eclipse, Paint.net, and Skype. If anyone can help me, I am all-ears.

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#1
September 24, 2012 at 18:49:46
You may have a boot sector virus... you could try using a anti-virus boot CD and then try to scan from that.

You've been helped by a 14 year old.


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#2
September 24, 2012 at 19:02:58
I have tried to run an anti-virus CD, Windows just fails to paint the window. Also, I just looked "Boot Sector Virus" in Google, and to respond to it, I don't have a floppy disc port.

PS. Just saw your "Been helped by a 14 year old", I am 13. :P


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#3
September 24, 2012 at 20:52:41
What do you mean by "Windows just fails to paint the window"?

Hehe we are youngsters working together :).

You've been helped by a 14 year old.


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#4
September 25, 2012 at 04:33:12
Well, it fails to update the screen to most of the stuff I command it to. Like, my computer, when inserted a disc, it shows a loading screen then plays the disc. It fails to do both. In programming terms, painting is just updating the screen.

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#5
September 25, 2012 at 05:20:29
"So, I format the hard drive, and it still happens"

Make sure when you reinstall, you delete ALL partitions & format to NTFS.

W7 - Click on > Drive options (advanced) Then highlight each partition & hit > Delete.
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...
Here are some examples of why you delete all partitions.
http://forums.spybot.info/showthrea...
http://forums.whatthetech.com/index...
http://blog.eset.com/2011/10/18/tdl...
World's stealthiest rootkit gets a makeover
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/1...


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#6
September 25, 2012 at 14:52:52
Any chance of overheating?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
October 12, 2012 at 04:34:18
I will suggest you to download an antivirus live CD which can be found at http://www.livecdlist.com/purpose/w... where they provides some of the antivirus live CD. After download an antivirus live CD, burn it to a CD and then restart your computer. Boot the CD first before windows start and run a virus scan. If there are no viruses detected, try doing a disk defragment.

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