W7 Unusual loading time for first 10 minutes

December 22, 2010 at 05:36:12
Specs: Windows 7
Hello - I'm running an Acer Aspire 5732 Z.

When I start up my computer, it brings up the Desktop quickly but whenever I'm clicking on anything it takes forever to load them - maybe 5 minutes or more to load up things like My Computer and suchlike.

I've had Task Manager up at the same time as doing this and the CPU Usage is minimal at around 2 - 3% and there are no processes taking up too much memory. I've checked all programs loaded on start up and there are no odd ones, I've checked all of the processes in Task Manager to see if they are legitimate and they appear to be. I've done a full system virus scan and spyware scan and have found nothing.

This has randomly happened; I had installed a couple of simple things (SonicStage and an update to Vuze) but I've removed them and any other things installed at the time. System Restore won't work - it continually comes up with an error message saying it was unable to restore a file or something like that; irrespective of which restore point I attempt to use.

I've run all of the system checks, hard disk checks and memory checks that are built into the system.

HOWEVER - and this it the weird, weird part. When I've left the computer to load for a bit it runs absolutely perfectly. There are no issues with gameplay for any games (I installed some to test this with), everything loads quickly and everything runs as a computer should run. This would suggest - and please correct me if I'm wrong - that it's not a hardware issue. It also suggests that the problem only has an effect when the applications are first loaded, or when the computer is first loading, as after a short while everything runs as normal.

I'd really rather not restore to factory defaults if at all possible.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Drew


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December 22, 2010 at 08:04:48
Problem solved! Page file had a bad day. See here: http://computerhelpforum.org/forum/...

Drew


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December 22, 2010 at 19:09:31
Now that you know what the problem is related to, you can do a disk clean up and defrag manually then try turning the page file/virtual memory back on again and see if it works better. At some point if you handle large files or complex programs you might have need of the page file working correctly.
Thank you for pointing out the fix for others who it may also help.

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