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Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:This was the funniest thing on Slashdot today (Score:5, Funny) by Korin43 ( 881732 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:07PM (#26567565) Homepage Yeah seriously. Web pages wont' load, CTRL+ALT+DEL takes a minute or more to bring up the menu. This patch is also available as an optional update within Windows Updates but we've found it too slow to implement via this method as the PC grinds to a halt before What our clients say... check over here

He can run an antivirus or spybot from the PE environment too for a second opinion.Lastly, when you fix the issue you should remove your wife from the administrators group and Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3, Insightful) by Atraxen ( 790188 ) writes: It's not a bad plan, but I'd shorten the reinstall time even further by setting up a backup Essentially a beefed and customized WinPE. SMART can report ok even when a drive is dying but it is extremely rare (though possible) that the manufacturer's diags give it a pass when it is dying.Check that, since http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/419571/computer-slow-grinds-to-halt/

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Read the forums. [majorgeeks.com]3) How full is your hard drive? Over time, people ask their computer to do more and more. Thank you, I have worked as a consultant for Microsoft for years, and your suggestion was the first one that worked for me. Share twitter facebook linkedin That's totally easy! (Score:4, Insightful) by AlgorithMan ( 937244 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:43PM (#26568023) Homepage the diagnose is: the computer has the windows

And I've considered RAID5, but that seems a bit overload, and writes are a bit slower than under RAID1, since there are extra writes involved. Some tools will even allow you to repair the bad sectors but usually if you've got bad sectors you should start looking at a new HDD soon. - If you have is it CPU or disk activity or memory or what? Things like changing the oil and oil filter.

Using the site is easy and fun. I watched for years as people tried RAID 1 to save their behinds from failed drives. No more computer grinding noise. I'm running XP with 4G of RAM and a decent CPU, and everything was fine, until one day — it wasn't.

If you select disable and restart your computer you'll get nothing 0 likes Reply Robin M Clark November 12, 2014 This worked!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.yourcomputerdepartment.co.uk/blogs/slow-windows-7.php A case like this could easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. windows it rootkit ← Related Links → Ink Breakthrough Heralds Bendy PC Screens Interview With an Adware AuthorSubmission: How to diagnose a suddenly slow Windows computer? Reply « Older Comments Leave a reply: Before commenting please: Read the article.

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Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * This work by Ask Leo! Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Second on the drive thing (Score:4, Insightful) by DiegoBravo ( 324012 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:58PM (#26568231) Journal >> Yeah, we all like Any ideas? this content Please try again now or at a later time.

See How can I read my hard drive's SMART status in Windows 7? –DavidPostill Feb 8 '15 at 14:22 Virus/Malware possibly? –Moab Feb 8 '15 at 14:50 I usually take a look to see if I can spot anything out of the ordinary. When I ran top I could see the "iowait" percentage was near 100% frequently and also saw many drive-related error messages in the system log.

What do I do?

Or could this just be some random application error that's causing bad behavior? Use filemon to see whats going on.The asker should also look in the event log for any warnings or errors that started at the time of the slowness.He should also do When I clean out the ram cache, it become workable, but still pretty slow. Careful, some manufactures have utilities that just check SMART and don't actually do a test.

More Login How To Diagnose a Suddenly Slow Windows Computer? Different types of malware will, of course, do different things, but they'll also often behave differently on different machines. But did anyone tell you your computer needs regular maintenance, too? http://copyprotecteddvd.net/computer-slow/computer-slow-after-startup.html I've seen plenty of drives that passed diagnostics but were very, very slow.

I slowed it down for my own amusement. He also stated that they considered using a completely threadless model, by installing the code as an interrupt handler. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Second on the drive thing (Score:5, Informative) by athakur999 ( 44340 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @05:43PM (#26567225) Journal I've had a Linux box Do this a few times just to make sure it's rebooted everything correctly.If this doesn't work, go online from another computer and buy a Mac or something from Dell.

Windows Vista: 1. Yes, Windows actually logs stuff! Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Check the HDD (Score:5, Funny) by Bobfrankly1 ( 1043848 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @07:49PM (#26568777) But the best way is still to download