computer suddenly slow but normal CPU and mem

November 23, 2011 at 12:30:28
Specs: Windows 7 ultimate service pack 1, Intel Core i3-2310M CPU 2.10GHz / 4 BG
my computer turned very slow two days ago. I've been trying everything i know to try to fix it but to no avail. I've defragmented and used the error-checking on my two hard drives, done a full scan with avast - antivirus, downloaded malwarebytes and scanned, used the disk cleanup, downloaded HD Tune and run a test, i've increased the virtual memory above recommended levels, but still only helped to some degree. and CPU usage is normal and, even though it's using a lot more ram memory than my previous notebook on win XP, it is still using the same amount as before the computer got slow. I don't know what else i can do so i'm turning to others for assistance.
first i thought it had something to do with google chrome, and i actually found out that i had two flash plugins installed but after disabling the standalone chrome flash the computer was still slow.
I consider it fairly new since i bought it about 5 months ago.

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#1
November 23, 2011 at 13:13:26
There is a performance monitor the may work but you would have to construct the exact metrics. Sysinternals has some tools also for more detailed info.

I'd run memory diagnostic and hard drive diags. I'd first start with a live cd.

Guess booting to safe mode may be worth a try.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
November 23, 2011 at 14:25:52
I don't know how to do that, it's a bit too advanced for me. could you be more specific how to do a memory diagnostic and hard drive diagnostic?
I've tried to run in safe mode but the problem still remain..:(

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#3
November 23, 2011 at 16:53:33
To run memory diagnostics you need to use the built in help and support. It tells how to run it.

5 months old ought to have OEM support also.

I'd consider a clean reload of the OS too.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#4
November 24, 2011 at 02:52:34
ok, thanks, i will try a memory diagnostics and see what it says.

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#5
November 24, 2011 at 05:34:13
Also install Process Explorer from Microsoft to see better what processes are running now in the background, I know that your CPU usage is not high, but it still may be related and cannot hurt.

You might want to reset your BIOS to defaults to make sure that your settings weren't somehow knocked off and you are underclocked right now.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
November 24, 2011 at 08:18:04
Check your startup apps. Install CCleaner-Slim & run the cleaner. Then click on Tools > Startup -- what's listed?

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November 24, 2011 at 08:18:40

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#8
November 24, 2011 at 15:13:47
I did a memory diagnostics and it showed up fine. i will download and try the CCleaner

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#9
November 25, 2011 at 14:02:45
i've run CCleaner but no success. these are the programs listed in the startup, i don't know what most of them are and i don't want to delete anything important:
IDMan (not enabled)
TWebCamera
avast
SwitchBoard
AdobeCS5.5ServiceManager
ITSecMng
APSDaemon
SunJavaUpdateSched
SynTPEnh
AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0
QuickTime Task (not enabled)

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#10
November 25, 2011 at 14:26:46
Then reload it is way past time to try a clean install from OEM sources.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#11
November 26, 2011 at 14:38:25
omg Dude!! its not hard! if u want your computer restored and fast then Install windows again.. then delete the old windows file.

if u dont wanna do that? then adjust your memory space

1. open contol panal
2. click Performance Information and Tools
3.click adjust visual effect
4. check continue
5. advance tab
6.change
7. custom size
8. plug in 1138 max 1048 min

if you still dont wanna do that then turn off your restore check points .
if you still dont wanna do that .. then delete programs that you dont use at all
like PC games that comes with you computer
if you still dont wanna do that .. then downgrade to windows xp


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