Windows 7 system works fine for a few minutes, then crawls

April 18, 2013 at 23:27:21
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Athlon II X4 630 2.8 Ghz 4 Gb RAM
After a reboot, Windows 7 seems to work, then it slows to a crawl, and eventually locks up to the point where I have to do a hard reset. Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit SP1. 4 Gb Ram. 1 Tb internal Hard drive, 256 Gb free space, not fragmented. Ran both MS Security essentials and Malwarebytes Pro, and not finding any viruses or malware. Getting very frustrated. What could be causing this???

See More: Windows 7 system works fine for a few minutes, then crawls

Report •

#1
April 18, 2013 at 23:57:01
Start by testing the hard drive, but you can't test it properly in Windows so you'll need to make a bootable CD containing the testing utility.

One of the easiest to use (and it runs without complications) is "Hitachi Drive Fitness Test" and you don't need to have an Hitachi drive to use it. Download the CD Image ISO file from here: http://www.hgst.com/support/index-f...

You can use IMGBurn to create the CD from the ISO file: http://www.filehippo.com/download_i...

Boot your PC from that CD and the test program will open. Use the long test for a thorough check of the hard drive.


Report •
Related Solutions


Ask Question