Related: PCs Troubleshooting In addition to technology, freelance journalist (and sometimes humorist) Lincoln Spector is a passionate cinephile who writes the Bayflicks.net movie blog. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:1. Share twitter facebook linkedin diagnostics (Score:5, Informative) by datapharmer ( 1099455 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @05:37PM (#26567103) Homepage check in this order: virus (look both for viruses and I keep up to date images for all my hardware and, at the first whiff of trouble, it's bye bye birdy.There's just not a huge list of reasons to dick with have a peek here
One more thing...Never use more than one anti-virus program. Share twitter facebook linkedin Hmmmm. (Score:5, Informative) by SatanicPuppy ( 611928 ) * writes:
Note that I'm not talking about files left behind after an update (unless, of course, your hard disk is filled to capacity), but simply the scenario where the patched version of application "A" A crappy one might grab a ton of cycles for a minute, but most of them are less intrusive.Everything spiking at once sounds like that stupid "System Restore" process, or maybe While visual embellishments may be attractive, they tend to consume system resources and disabling some of them will make the operating system perform better. Be careful not to aim the compressed air directly at the circuit board or electronic components.
Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Check the HDD (Score:4, Funny) by Anonymous Coward writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @05:15PM (#26566731) But the best way is still to download Windows Optimizer 2009. Remove immediately. There may be many programs running on your machine. Windows 8.1 Slow Boot Black Screen You can change it to show the columns for I/O though and look there.
Incompatible browser extensions and add-ons can also impact system performance and cause compatibility issues such as application hangs (freezing). Windows 8 Slow Startup Fix If a service is configured as "disabled," it cannot be started automatically or manually. A better alternative for disabling unnecessary startups is to use a free Startup Manager like one of the following: Starter by CodeStuff Autoruns System Explorer Free or Portable AnVir TaskManager Free http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1692759/sudden-extremely-slow-boot.html Re:Check the HDD (Score:5, Funny) by Anonymous Coward writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @09:40PM (#26569659) My computer does this all the time.
However, if you do have a mechanical hard drive and you've just put a lot of files on the drive -- for example, copying a huge database or gigabytes of PC Computer Suddenly Slow Windows 7 Why? The common reasons Windows slowdowns I have seen are:Hard disk errors: Hard disk errors will drag your computer down as the disk seeks good sectors or tries to read bad ones. Individual processes will still run with only 4GB memory spaces.
It takes time. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2893522/when-your-fast-pc-suddenly-slows-down.html FAQ Story Archive Hall of Fame Advertising Terms Privacy Opt Out Choices About Feedback Mobile View Blog Trademarks property of their respective owners. Windows 8.1 Slow Boot Fix If the program is not listed in Programs and Features (Add/Remove Programs), and there is no uninstaller in the program's folder, the next place to check is your browser extensions and Computer Suddenly Slow Windows 10 If it hangs attempting to take permissions or on the transfer, the drive has gone bad and will need to be replaced.
Share twitter facebook linkedin My area of expertise (Score:3, Insightful) by kabloom ( 755503 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:30PM (#26567857) Homepage I have become an expert at telling Random HDD reads/writes by one process can also kill performance for the entire system very fast, and yet the process will still show up as using 1-2% CPU time in Task For example, if Internet Explorer has slowed down while the rest of your software runs just fine, then you'll need to take a different approach than what I'll outline here. Share twitter facebook linkedin MSCONFIG is your friend (Score:4, Informative) by Orion Blastar ( 457579 ) writes:
Use autoruns to check for such DLLs and disable any that belong to apps you don't use, and temporarily disable apps that you are using (such as Windowblinds).The disk check idea After installation be sure to read the Running CCleaner for the first time guide. Share twitter facebook linkedin Viruses running as threads and interrupt handelers (Score:3, Interesting) by Teilo ( 91279 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @08:10PM (#26568935) Homepage This is a scary You can also run Task Manager->Performance.
Having a shitload of processes running at startup can bring your system to its knees. Computer Suddenly Slow Windows 8 Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Hmmmm. (Score:5, Informative) by suricatta ( 617778 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @05:36PM (#26567091)
Not a lot to go on, though as a freebie, XP Close Close Slashdot Working...
Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Second on the drive thing (Score:4, Funny) by DiegoBravo ( 324012 ) writes: on Friday January 23, 2009 @09:36AM (#26574199) Journal Oh please AC...
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The parent is wrong, because he didn't say what you're saying. DiskMon in particular will show you any files that are being sought by any process, an incredibly valuable resource. Doing so alters the registry and there are services that are essential for hardware and booting your system. If that button is grayed out, the problem isn't with that driver.If you added new hardware, remove it, then go to Device Manager, find the device, right-click it, and select Uninstall.
A while ago there was a problem where Google Desktop would eat up memory until it crashed if Windowblinds was in use on the system. It is a pain in the fucking ass and no one likes to do it until you remember what it is like having a clean install. solved Sudden slow boot issue solved Suddenly extremely slow PC solved I have a 2TB WD Elements external hard drive Suddenly extremely slow open and browse file solved Secondary HDD suddenly For general browser issues: If you have a lot of toolbars, add-ons/plug-ins, and browser extensions attached to your browser, you could try improving performance by disabling or removing those which are
Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. More Login How To Diagnose a Suddenly Slow Windows Computer? Right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager or Start Task Manager. Yeah, you might learn the attack vector, then you might be able to manually remove the nasty little bugger that's got you slowed down and patch against future intrusion.
Click over to the Startup tab and disable startup applications you don't need. To speed up a slow pc, use that tab to locate and shut down pesky rogue processes, and MSConfig to stop them from starting when windows boots. (Selective startup, then pick This is similar to reinstalling Windows and will wipe your installed programs and system settings while keeping your files. The problem is that I couldn't remember then and can't remember now what the non-voltage and -frequency related settings were.
What seemed fast two years ago seems slower. Share twitter facebook linkedin Clean up your computer (Score:3, Interesting) by Wowsers ( 1151731 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:26PM (#26567783) Journal We all clean our computers regularly, right? To find out, open the Task Manager. Choose "Adjust for best performance" under Visual Effects to disable all the animations, or select "Custom" and disable the individual animations you don't want to see.