Solved Windows 10 - Microstutter and/or hanging when opening files

May 7, 2016 at 06:49:24
Specs: Windows 10, 3.2 GHz / 8192 MB
So I bought a HyperX Fury SSD 240GB a while back, decided I would put it into my rig when it was time for a Windows 7 reinstall or fresh install of Windows 10.
Since Windows 7 was starting acting up, Base Filtering Engine wouldnt start inturn Firewall wouldnt start. I then thought now was the good time to go to Windows 10, and use my newly bought SSD.
The install was quick, and boot times are blazingly fast. But whenever I open up a new program, files, or just open up a folder my PC hangs for a few microseconds. This is kinda annoying if I'm listening to music (or have any audio in general playing in the background), because it will loop while the tiny hang is happening.

Anyone have any ideas to what this could be?
Its a fresh install, all I have installed is an antivirus program and Steam.

nuFF3


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May 8, 2016 at 17:25:20
"Computer gods, why have you put these goblins inside my rig?"
Allow at least 3 days for W10 to settle.


#1
May 7, 2016 at 06:53:42
"Its a fresh install, all I have installed is an antivirus program and Steam"
Nothing beats a clean install, which means you Delete all the partitions.

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#2
May 7, 2016 at 12:08:58
Sounds like you're missing drivers. Probably for your SATA controller. Check the motherboard's website for Win10 drivers.

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#3
May 7, 2016 at 12:25:08
@Johnw
I reinstalled Windows 10, nothing changed, I still get microstuttering when I open files or open anything. Heck even browsing the web can cause some mild stuttering as stuff loads in.

What the hell is going on with my rig?

@Razor2.3
Thats not a bad idea, but too bad theres no Sabertooth X58 sata controller driver for Windows 10 nor Windows 8/8.1...

EDIT#01
At the moment it seems to be fine... Hmm, computer moodswings perhaps?

EDIT#02
Nope, its still there...

nuFF3

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#4
May 7, 2016 at 12:47:27
Well, you can go to Marvell's support site and download their Win8 package, found under the platform listing of "Windows driver installer for x86 and x64." Other than that, you might be happier with Win7 until you get new hardware that has working Win10 drivers.

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#5
May 7, 2016 at 14:57:43
I found a reddit page, it describes pretty much how it is for me at the moment
https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/...

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May 7, 2016 at 15:14:45

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#7
May 7, 2016 at 15:36:58
Ok, it seems to have stopped doing iffy things right now.
I went into BIOS and changed the sata connection type from Enhanced IDE to Compatible IDE... It helped, I think.

It might just have been a complete coincidence, but right now its no longer stuttering.

@Johnw
I tried the slimdrivers software out, it only detected the Realtech LAN (which I dont use since I use a wireless card instead), and updating that driver didnt help.
But the thing I did in BIOS did for some reason.

EDIT#03
Nope, its back...

nuFF3

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#8
May 7, 2016 at 15:42:18
"But the thing I did in BIOS did for some reason"
Process of elimination nuFF3, the bios change sounds good.

I can go through these logs & check if there is any other problems.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
If we have to run Farbar more than once, refer this SS.
http://i.imgur.com/yUxNw0j.gif
Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the Desktop.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt)
The logs are large, upload them using Zippy ( No account/registration needed ) or upload to a site of your choosing. Give us the links please.
http://www.zippyshare.com/
Instructions on how to use ZippyShare.
http://i.imgur.com/naG6t2T.gif
http://i.imgur.com/Vi9ZdIh.gif
http://i.imgur.com/1IZu5kP.gif


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#9
May 7, 2016 at 16:01:44
This is very good info for Windows 7 and SSD's, some of it might help also:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/...
The question was raised here about one for Windows 10:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1571591/...

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#10
May 8, 2016 at 03:00:23
I'm going to try having AHCI selected, and reinstall windows again... If this doesnt solve the issue, I guess nothing will with my current hardware.


From the outset, it seems to be fine at the moment. AHCI is selected, windows 10 reinstalled.

nuFF3

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#11
May 8, 2016 at 03:05:17
"I'm going to try having AHCI selected"
That is the way to go.

How to Enable AHCI(Advanced Host Controller Interface) in Windows 10
http://www.pingzic.com/how-to-enabl...


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#12
May 8, 2016 at 07:00:13
Could this be caused by Windows 10 "shutting my SSD down" and "starting it up"? I know it doesnt work like a regular HDD, with spinup time and all that nonsense, but could it be caused by something similar?

I've moved some games over to my SSD, playing Wolfenstein the Old Blood for more than a couple of minutes causes a system crash. No bluescreen, no nothing, just a hard crash and reboot.

It could be my RAM, since they are slightly old... I'll remove the oldest sticks and see if my system runs better without them.

EDIT#whatever
Tried out without the two oldest RAM sticks, but that didnt make a difference, still got stuttering.
Then I put them back in, and unplugged my 2tb hdd, booted up and no stuttering... I am getting frustrated now...
I change the variables and change them back, to only get different results each time I change back.
Computer gods, why have you put these goblins inside my rig?
Its not like my rig is that old either. Yes I'm still rockin an i7 970 and a Sabertooth x58 motherboard, but its not that outdated yet.

nuFF3

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#13
May 8, 2016 at 10:20:26
Better question: Do you experience these issues with Win7? It shouldn't be too hard for you to roll back, since you said you just got Win10 up and running.

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May 8, 2016 at 17:25:20
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"Computer gods, why have you put these goblins inside my rig?"
Allow at least 3 days for W10 to settle.

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#15
September 22, 2016 at 14:14:56
Oh man, forgot about this post I started, but never ended.
Well it fixed itself...

So, thanks for trying to help, but I guess windows 10 was just having its time of the month...

nuFF3


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