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Fresh Install Of Windows Running Slowly!

Q: Fresh Install Of Windows Running Slowly!

Hello all, need a little help here if you can!

Fixing a laptop for a friend. Turns out the hard drive was bad. Got all the information she wanted off the laptop and installed a brand new WD Blue 500GB HDD in the laptop. Install Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OS, and everything runs great. Installed AV, drivers(after all drivers were installed it was still running great), windows updates, the works. Everything was running fantastically. Started moving files that were on her old HDD to the new HDD, and in the middle of the transfer I noticed that everything seemed a bit laggy. Figured maybe it was because I was using the hdd to transfer so I just let it go. Once the transfer was done, I ran defrag and restarted.

The computer is still running very slowly, lagging when I click the start menu, when I go to control panel menu, when I open a web page, or even open a folder. As I said before, brand new HDD, computer was running fine and fast as can be when I first started messing with it. I ran AV scans to see if one of the files brought over from the old computer contained a virus, nothing there, ran spybot and malwarebytes to see if any malware got on the computer somehow, ran defrag again, cleaned up the registry with CCleaner(which I've used on many computers with no issues).

I'm stumped, don't really want to start fresh again, but I can't really send it back to her in this state. Any thoughts on something I can try? I've read a lot of people say it could be bad drivers, but all drivers were installed before the problem started happening. It only started after I transferred all the files over. Could a virus be in one of the files and I'm just not picking it up?

Luckily I have all the files still on an external, so if I have to reformat again, it's no harm, no foul, but really don't want to have to delay the process anymore.

Thanks for any help you can give me!!

A: Fresh Install Of Windows Running Slowly!

Hello and welcome Shadow mate try some of these tips form this tutorial

If I had known you were going to do this I would have recommended this bit more expensive (not much) but well worth it.

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Just wondering if anyone can help.
My PC has been running slowly on and off over the last couple of weeks. It has been ok on start up (perhaps a little slow on occasion) but generally ok. Once running however, it would slow dramatically to the point where nothing responded and I would have to force a shut down. Sometimes this would happen quickly after start up and at other times it seemed to be ok for most (and very rarely all) of the day. It would also on occasion speed up again on its own after running incredibly slow. Basically it could be very random!
I tried all of the basic things like shutting down any unnecessary programs on start-up, running a virus check, de-frag, chkdsk, disconnecting from the network and internet etc, none of which made any difference.
2 days ago it got to the point where I thought a fresh install was my only option. After backing up all my files etc to an external hard-drive, I completed a new install on the original hard drive and proceeded to reload drivers etc.
It was immediately obvious that even with the fresh install things weren't right with the install itself taking forever and then opening explorer or even downloading updates from Windows Update would slow the computer dramatically. At this point after a read through a few threads on this and other forums I though I might have a HD on the way out.
I removed the original primary HD altogether and shifted the secondary one into it's place and re-installed Windows again (all from a genuine... Read more

A:PC running very slowly even after fresh install

i would now think about your processor as the next possible culprit, get up the CPU windows gadget and keep an eye on it for the next little while

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My wifes machine has been running increasingly slowly, and I thought that I would reinstall the OS, and take the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 7 from XP. I carried out the analysis and the results suggested that it would be OK to upgrade.

I have done the upgrade, and in a system that has the bare OS and nothing more, it is running agonisingly slowly - can anyone suggest what I should do to find out why? It could be that the system is not powerful enough to operate - it has the following:
143GB storage (97GB free after the install)
Intel Celeron 2.93 Ghz chip

Any thoughts from anyone?

A:New install of Windows 7 running very slowly

I think if you upgrade the ram to 4GB and a little faster (if you can) should do the trick. 2 GB isnt really adequate for running Windows 7 in my opinion. I had an older computer and I went from XP to WIN7 and it was sluggish. Upgraded to 4GB and it seemed to fix my situation.

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I just installed windows 7 today, after having xp for so long. The reason is because I have it on my dell mini 10v, and I like it a lot, (even better than mac on the 10v). However, even after installing drivers, the computer seems slow. Windows was able to install all of the drivers during the installation of windows, and all I had to do was install my sound driver, wireless network adapter driver, and update some other ones. I used driver detective to determine which drivers were out of date, and I found out the only out of date driver was my display driver. I thought that by updating this, it would fix the speed, but it did not. I got the driver from nvidia, and they had the correct one which corresponded to my integrated graphics. Now driver detective shows that the video driver is up to date. The places I can see that it is slow is when I turn up the volume with my microsoft sidewinder keyboard. it has a little volume indicator which worked very smooth back on xp, but it lags pretty bad on windows 7. I'll have to do some more tests, probably by trying out a game, but is it common for windows 7 to be much slower than xp.

My computer is custom built, and it has 1gig ram (2 x 512), a 2.0ghz dual core processor, and good enough integrated graphics. I built it back in 2005 or 2006. I realize that I need to upgrade, but don't feel like it right now.

A:Windows 7 running slow on fresh install

What version of WIndows 7 did you install?

1GB of RAM is not enough for Windows 7.

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So i was having some computer problems for a few months and i finally throught i had figured out that it was my motherboard that was causing it. I was getting a lot of BSOD and my computer wouldn't even start up and would constantly restart.

I just installed a new motherboard, processor and ram in my computer. I did a fresh install of windows 7 ultimate edition 64 bit on it and its running super almost unusably slow. I've installed windows twice, the first time it was running alright but seemed to slow down with just certain programs. Now after the second instal the system is running even worse. Turn it on and it takes 3 minutes for the system to respond to just open chrome.

I've checked my processes and ram and cpu usage never spikes. I've never seen the cpu get above 15% usage so that doesn't seem to be the issue.

Safe mode is quicker but certain things still seemed to not work right such as uninstalling programs seemed to get caught in a loop.

I'm looking for suggestions on troubleshooting this. I'm not really sure what else to do at this point other than reinsal windows again.

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A:Fresh install of Windows 7 running like molassus

Hi Tofucube,After the Windows installation, did you use the CD that came with your motherboard or did you go to the Asus website and download all the latest drivers?I would recommend downloading all the lastest drivers from the website.Also, Asus Update (included in AI Suite II) is a safe way to update the motherboard BIOS to the latest version.To help us get a better look at your computer's hardware, please download and install Speccy by Piriform. (mirror site)During installation, uncheck "Install the free Google Toolbar along with Speccy."Run Speccy and from the top menu, select File --> Publish Snapshot. Click "Yes" to proceed.Click, Copy to Clipboard and paste this address into your next post.

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I did a clean install of Win7 sp1 and now the pc runs at 100% cpu all the time. For 2days its been running like this. And its extremely slow now. Cant run any 2 programs at the same time. Can Barely run 1.

the pc in question is a

: Intel Pentium(R) 4 cpu 3.00 ghz 2.99ghz
4bg (3gb usable)

I had win xp and it ran great. im really regretting trying to upgrtade to win 7.

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Hi. My computer has been running much slower than normal. When you open a new window or even try to select a user from the first screen, it really takes its time. Even once the window is open, you can still hear the wheels turning inside the box like it is really struggling to run its basic operating system. When you type something into a web page text box, there is a lag from when I press the key to when the letter shows up.

I have Windows XP and an AMD processor (I don't know which one).


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Hey, I'm installing windows XP onto a 500 g SATA hard disk that I just installed into a Dell Dimension 9100.

I have an .iso file that I need to place onto a DVD to serve as the OS boot disc. My DVD-R is in my Mac. So i need to burn this .iso file on the mac but have it boot the PC..

What is the proper file extension for the dvd file? is there anything I need to do that I'm missing?

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I just installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on an HP Envy m6 laptop. I went to check for updates due to the fact that this laptop originally had Windows 8.1. Windows updates just keeping Checking for updates with the green progress bar keeps turning and
turning. I had this problem awhile back and there is an issue with two KB files which are windows update agents but I did not write them down. Does anybody have that information?
Thanking you in advance,
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This has never happened to me before, first of all the computer is a dell dimension 4600 and i have just done a wipe/reinstall of windows xp, and it took almost an entire day?? it only has 256mb ram but it should still be faster than this? the entire pc runs like it is on the slowest dial-up possible, even to just open up the control panel??? i have installed all windows updates?? and no antivirus has been installed yet? any ideas are appreciated!!!

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Hi hopeing someone here can help out.
built a new PC and installed Win 8.1 and updated it all.
had the BSOD clock watchdog time out since system 1st built
here is speccy link
minidump file zip
could only get access to 1/2 of the files ?
also attached is output of last 10 errors from mini tool box.
I am going to run 10 Pass memory test overnight to see if there are any errors with the memory.
Did speak to guy where i bought the components and his idea was to do full wipe and reinstall of windows.
I do try and leave this to last ditch attempt.
Thanks for all and any help or advice.

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A wee update.
ran mem test over night. did 10 passes and no errors with the memory.

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It worked fine - for a while.

Now the computer is exhibiting the same symptoms with the new drive as it did with the old drive. I tried running the Seagate SeaTools to see if I could find any abmormalities and it checked out fine. What is odd is that the computer locks up at no particular place, with no particular interval of time. Quite often I can't even get it past the Windows splash screen.

My uneducated opinion is that this has to be a hardware issue, and I'm feeling frustrated by my inability to isolate the problem. If anyone can make suggestions as how I should proceed, I would be very grateful, indeed.

The computer has an AMD Athlon processor with 512 MB of RAM installed on an Azza 366X AS motherboard by the manufacturer, CyberPower Inc... It clocks around 1.4 ghz... The computer has a CD-R/RW, a Toshiba DVD-ROM, a 1.44 floppy drive, a Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live 5.1, GeForce 64 meg video adaptor, a 56k modem, a Turbolink switching power supply (375atx) and extra cooling fans. The original drive is an IBM Des... Read more

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Hi folks,

I'm just hoping to get a bit of advice here. I have a friend's laptop (Acer Aspire 1640Z) that I said I'd sort out for him - it's around 3 or 4 years old, and he'd been complaining that things were starting to become very sluggish, even after defrags, tune-ups etc. So I said I'd reinstall XP for him, and he was happy enough for me to do this.

On the first install attempt, the keyboard was working - I was able to hit 'Enter' etc whilst going through the set-up menu - but when Windows asks for a username, the keyboard wouldn't work. This was something which he said happened every now and again (whilst in Windows). I restarted, let the set-up process restart itself, and then the keyboard worked fine. Even after an apparently successful install, there were again times when the laptop would seem to decide on its own whether the keyboard would work or not! Other odd problems were not being able to view Device Manger by right clicking on my computer, properties and so on - I had to go into control panel. It would also hang just after choosing shutdown from the start menu, and would often require a hard power-down. Also, driver installation would apparently not complete, and would hang during the process.

I knew it was nothing I had done with the machine, yet I felt bad as I'd told him all would be well after reinstalling... So, I decided to run a few checks. After running Memtest for about 7 or so hours, it returned no errors... Read more

A:Laptop Running Strangely After Fresh XP Install

Hmm, with some failed hdd tests even though they are "repaired" I thinks it is the hard drive failing. Maybe worth attempting a new one with another fresh install. Run the HDD utilities again and see if it doesn't fail some of the long tests?


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Hi guys, wondered if I could borrow some knowledge.

Today a customer asked me to look at a laptop for them. Apparently she dropped it the night before, and since, was running very slow, and would not load up past the windows logo screen.

After going into safe mode etc, I finally got it to boot up normally, but it ran very slow. Opening folders etc would crash the computer for a few minutes before it would respond. At this point I decided the only action would be to format the hard drive and give it a clean install.

I've been trying all night, it gets to the point where it is setting up registry files, then reloops to the installation screen of windows, at the completing installation stage.

This obviously points to it being a hardware problem, but do you guys have any idea or suggestions.
I'd consider it to be hard drive, but as it loaded up her profile, albeit, very slowly, and would let me install windows back on it, I just don't think it would be that, but I could be wrong.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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hi some help lol desperately tryin to stop my system randomly crashing with bsod main code seems to be 109 i will attach the two memory dumps in system as i did a fresh install yesterday and havent put my own software on yet as wanted to see if by replacing my dodgy 1gb cruial ram with a 2gb corsair stick whether that would solve the problems i have had since buyin my zoostorm desktop, i will also include as much info as i can but just to mention since replacin ram stick memtest is passin with flyin colours, anymore info needed plz just ask....

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name LEE-PC
System Manufacturer OEM
System Model OEM
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz, 3000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 03/08/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Lee-PC\Lee
Time Zone GMT Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.08 GB
Total Virtual Memory 5.99 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.99 GB
Page File Space 3.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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A:BSOD code 109 on fresh install no running software

Nothing definitive was cited however in light of your symptoms and the fact that the error code 0x109 can be caused by faulty RAM we want you to run Memtest on your RAM.

1. Go to and download the latest ISO version which is 4.20. It is free and perfectly safe.

2. Burn ISO to a CD.

3. Place CD in your drive and reboot with CD in drive. (You might have to place your drive as first bootable in your BIOS) The test will take over.

There is a Tutorial: How to use Memtest in our Guides and Tutorials forum; follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

Step1 - Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes (not hours; this test is not measured by hours); the more Passes after 7 so much the better. The only exception is if you start getting errors before 7 Passes then you can skip to Step 2.

There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

Step 2 ? Because of errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don?t need to run the test any further on... Read more

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Please help, my computer isn't very useful right now. Here's the deal:

1. My computer keeps on freezing up on me, and I don't even have many programs running. When my computer finally starts up, I log onto windows, and it takes seriously two or three minutes for windows to load; two weeks ago it took 20-30 seconds for windows to load. When windows finally loads, and I click on a program (ie. Internet Explorer or Opera Web Browser), it takes another five to seven minutes for one the programs to appear on the screen, then another minute or two for the program to load. When I close a program, it does one of two things; my computer will freeze, and I'll have to restart it; or, it will take a couple of minutes to close the program. And I'm just working with the basics; Internet explorer, opera, open office, and windows media. I'm trying to add music to my newly added iTunes library, but that's almost impossible.

2. My computer won't shut down. This computer is only seven months old, it's too young for such problems. When I go to shut my computer down, I select the shut down icon from the start menu, and expect my computer to shut down. Rather than shutting down, windows pop up telling me that the programs that I had been running are not responding, and I have the option to wait or end the program. I end the program, and the window comes up again, it's almost like my computer isn't properly responding to its commands. Again ... Read more

A:Computer repeatedly freezing; running slowly; shuts down and starts up very slowly

Try posting a hiJack this log here and I'm sure the good people will take a look for you

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Recently, I received a message from the windows firewall about a wuaudit.exe and I blocked it. Now, I can barely go to websites or download anything, much less post in this forum. I have used spyware search and destroy which did not remedy the problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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My Win 7 64 bit Dell laptop mostly runs slowly.  I did the reformat adn reinstall thing and it was ok but  and have lots of programs on board and it progressively gets slower but consider it shoudl be smoother and more reponsive than it is.
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A:Windows Running Really Slowly

Here are some recommendations & in no particular order:
** 1. Get rid of any unneeded/unwanted programs; would love to see a list of what you do have.
    2. Run CCleaner (daily)
    3. Internet Options > Delete > Delete
    4. Do an Extended Cleanup
       Here is how:
> cmd, Run as admin.
Type   cleanmgr sageset:01  Hit Enter
Window appears... check almost all the boxes.  Highlighting each gives a blurb to aid selecting or not, read them & chose.  There's only 1 or 2 stay unchecked. Hit OK
Now in cmd type  cleanmgr sagerun:01  Hit Enter
Can close cmd
It is wise to set this up as a Scheduled Daily Task.  Enough for now, can tell you how anon.
    5. Defrag
Maybe report back.  Thanks.

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I got a new laptop with 8GB RAM, I usually use Ubuntu but decided to leave Windows on it. It runs extremely slowly and is constantly running out of memory. I never had this issue with my 2GB RAM laptop running Ubuntu. Initially it was constantly freezing up, so I followed this tutorial to speed up the performance:
click here just tells you to reduce the allocated memory to the Recommended number of megabytes:

Since then, I still have the same memory problem, but now instead of freezing, it warns me that I'm running out of memory:

When I check the task manager to see if theres something eating up the memory, I see nothing unusual:

It makes no sense at all. 8GB of RAM and I can barely use the laptop cuz it runs out of memory every 30 minutes. It also takes really long to restart. This is my second attempt at writing this post because the page froze. Sometimes the screen goes black and the only thing I can do is reboot the laptop.
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I've been having a problem with one of my computers. It is running Windows 8.1.
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Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance,

A:Windows 8.1 running very slowly

Hello - A few brief questions.

Earlier today I turned it on and it took almost an hour to start. Then, after it's been on for some time, I tried to log in and it froze. Also, since then, it would keep freezing at the most random times. I'm really unsure what could be causing this. The computer was running just fine until today.

Do you know what was the last thing done or installed on that computer yesterday ??
Were you the last person to use it, and how was it operating prior to today's problem ??
Thanks -

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Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed with logs at times, but we are trying our best to keep up. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you still need help, post a new HijackThis log.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only to have the system re-infect itself. Finally, p... Read more

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Hello and welcome aboard Please run a scan with HijackThis and check the following objects for removal:O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mevegaba] C:\Program Files\Windows NT\mevegaba22011.exeO24 - Desktop Component 0: (no name) - C:\Program Files\ComPlus Applications\rtejexa.htmlNow close ALL other open windows but HijackThis and hit FIX CHECKED. Exit HijackThis.Then, please download Combofix to your desktop:Double-click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply.Note:Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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Well, the title sums it up. My computer is running painfully slow and I think I may have a virus or malware. Shockwave Flash has been crashing often, so I've disabled it. Aside from that, start up takes longer than it should, Google Chrome crashes at least once every time I use it and pop ups have become a pretty common occurrence. Programs like iTunes and Word freeze and crash frequently, too. I've cleared some space on my hard drive and run Windows diagnostics, but not much has helped. Here is my Hijackthis log. Thanks in advance for the help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 4:47:32 PM, on 24-May-13
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16483)
CHROME: 8.0.552.215
FIREFOX: 13.0.1 (en-US)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\AAM Updates Notifier.exe
C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\\ Scrobbler.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe
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Hi there;

I have Asuru laptop, Windows 7 64-bit with 8 GB RAM.

Just bought it 5 days ago. However, recently the booting up process has been horrendously slow, taking ten minutes for even the screen to refresh.

I loaded up the laptop in Safe Mode; this seemed to help somewhat. In an attempt to fix the issues, I went to Event Viewer. Was not able to access Event viewer or the information contained within it, was presented with the following message:

"Event Log Service is unavailable".

Please help! I have ran CHKDSK to little avail.

A:Windows 7 running VERY slowly


* It would be helpful if you would fill in your System Specs.
Refer snip.

Attachment 198974

* There are many reasons why a PC " behaves" this way.

These annoying " gliches" may be caused by an overloaded hard drive, overworked CPU,
running 2 AV 's,
unnecessary data,
Browser addons or you may have unnecessary programs running in the background etc....

* Did your computer come preloaded with Anti Virus Software?
If so what was it & how did you remove it?

* Please list ALL of your Current Security software.

* Have you used a Registry Cleaner/optimizer?

* Run SFC Option 2.
Let us know the results at the end.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hope I'm in the right place but I'm looking for help with finding out why my computer is running so slowly - I use Mozilla Firefox as my main browser and this seems to be affected more than when I occasionally use Internet Explorer for uploading photos to specific sites.
I often have to wait ages for things to load and get a message on the browser saying Mozilla not responding.
Hoping I don't need to do anything too drastic ......

A:Windows XP running slowly after using AVG Tune UP

Hi again Lottie
Let's take a look at your issue.MiniToolBoxDownload MiniToolBox and move the executable file to your Desktop;Execute MiniToolBox and check the following options:Flush DNS;Report IE Proxy Settings;Reset IE Proxy Settings;Report FF Proxy Settings;Reset FF Proxy Settings;List content of Hosts;List Installed Programs;List Last 10 Event Viewer Errors;List Devices - Only Problems;List Users, Partitions and Memory size;Once this is done, click on Go and wait for the scan to complete;Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

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My windows 7 installation has been running very slowly as of late. I run Kaspersky anti virus, which detects nothing but my hijack this log is very bloated. Does anything in here look suspicious or unnecessary?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:37:12 PM, on 11/11/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16869)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPMSGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\avp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Media\Webcam\YCMMirage.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshibad... Read more

A:Windows 7 Running Very Slowly, HijackThis Log

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HiI need some help with this problem i am having which was first posted here:My linkFirstly i noticed certain icons had changed on programs; then some fonts sizes had changed; then i noticed that system restore was not automatically creating restore points and was actually empty.Then after running Super anti-spyware i found a Trojan, which is noted in my original post.Then the PC started running incredibly slow and Windows was taking around 20-30 minutes to load.Since then things seemed to have gradually got worse and worse. System restore will not load at all anymore, either in normal or safe mode; defrag will only load in safe mode; Kaspersky will not load on initial boot up; and other programs are behaving in a strange fashion (they will either not load or if they do load take an age to respond)I have followed what Boopme advised on the previous post.I managed to disable CD emulation with DeFogger.Then i was able to run DDS and save the logs.But i could not run Gmer. It got to a certain point (Documents and settings/application data/kaspersky lab) and went into the blue screen of death stating: Driver_irql_not_less_or_equal, with the technical information of: Stop: 0x000000d1 (0x000001b0, 0x00000005, 0x00000000, 0xb7f3a88d)atapi.sys - address b7f3a88d base at b7f31000, datestamp 4802539dAnd then it started a physical memory dump.Any help from someone would be gratefully appreciated..DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 10... Read more

A:Windows XP running very slowly-Trojans?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! I am HelpBot: an automated program designed to help the Bleeping Computer Staff better assist you! This message contains very important information, so please read through all of it before doing anything. We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. To help Bleeping Computer better assist you please perform the following steps:*************************************************** In order to continue receiving help at, YOU MUST tell me if you still need help or if your issue has already been resolved on your own or through another resource! To tell me this, please click on the following link and follow the instructions there.CLICK THIS LINK >>> <<< CLICK THIS LINK If you no longer need help, then all you needed to do was the previous instructions of telling me so. You can skip the rest of this post. If you do need help please continue with Step 2 below.*************************************************** If you still need help, I would like you to post a Reply to this topic (click the "Add Reply" button in the lo... Read more

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Hello! My Windows 7 computer is running a bit slow, and I was wondering if anyone is willing to help me try and figure out if it has anything due to malware or corrupted files. Thanks!

A:Windows 7 Computer Running a little slowly

Run CCleaner through it - Free Version.
Just Run the Cleaner Tab after install. 
And Malwarebytes - Free version.
Remove what it finds.
And see if that iproves anything.
If you think it may have malware still installed - Post within

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So I ran Avira and it found some infections, but my laptop is still really really sluggish. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Windows home Xp running very slowly

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Every time I restart my computer "Host Process for Windows stopped working and was closed" error occurs within a few minutes. After that, my computer usually freezes and windows explorer restarts. I've tried many things to stop this, but that has become difficult. Many times, when i try to open a program I'll get an error saying "cannot receive control messages at this time" or "pipe state invalid".

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:00:17 PM, on 5/15/2014
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O2 - BH... Read more

A:Windows running slowly and crashing often

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Hi all!

I've been having trouble with my Windows 7 Acer Aspire 5738Z running incredibly slowly for the past few weeks. It's a constant problem and CPU usage is ridiculous. Right now I have a Youtube video running in one window of my browser, and I'm typing this in another, and CPU is between 92 and 100%. The only other programs running are Sticky Notes and Microsoft Security Essentials.

I've run a full Security Essentials scan and a Malwarebytes scan recently to see if it might have been some malware causing the problem, but it's done no good. Could anyone possibly advise on what I might try? If you need any info on specs/processes running and so on, please do ask.

Many thanks in advance for your help!


A:Windows 7 laptop running VERY slowly

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Hi everyone,

I'm relatively new here, but have browsed the forums before and think this is the right place to post (sorry if it's not!). I have a relatively new HP dvt6 pavilion laptop (quad core intel i7, 8gb of ram), and I've noticed that in the past few months it's gradually gotten slower. Granted, it's still way faster than my old laptop, but I know I likely have more things running than I should. In fact, my process explorer shows no less than 104 processes running, and I would really like to trim this down to about 40 or so. I looked through the msconfig services, but not too much jumped out at me that should be disabled, so I was hoping the wonderful people in these forums could help me out. I've run HijackThis and my log is as follows. I welcome any and all advice about what I should disable or remove with HijackThis or with msconfig.

Thanks so much for your help!

<HJT log removed>

A:New(-ish) Windows 7 HP laptop running slowly

I've noticed that in the past few months it's gradually gotten slowerHi and Welcome -Just a few quick questions -Has your Antivirus (I hope only 1 is installed) or Antimalware programs (you can have several free scanners) reported anything recently ? ?Did this occur slowly, or has the problem just happened and built up worse over the last few months ?Do you have a lot of programs set to open at startup ?Thank You -

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I've had this Windows 7 Pro system for a few years and it's been thru many upgrades & revisions. Last week, internet browsing and applications started getting slower. I have tried to clean up unwanted programs & the hard drives but it still seems slower than I seem to remember.

Here's the system info (W7 on C: and most apps/data on D: );

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9650 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3850, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 16627 MB; D: Total - 400620 MB, Free - 255617 MB;
Motherboard: BIOSTAR Group, TA770 A2+
Antivirus: Immunet 3, Updated and Enabled

I have some external drives, it also runs Serviio service as my media streaming server and I have Comodo Firewall, Immunet 3 AV.

Any thoughts or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: Windows 7 PC running very slowly...

OK, so I may have found (one of) the reasons for the system running slowly. I had somehow managed to activate a second AV app. (Avira OE) which seemed to be spending all the time thrashing the system. I've just re-booted and it seems to be running far better than before.

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Here's a challenge for all of you that I hope you can solve!

Basically, I have some new hardware after my system wouldn't POST, send video, or anything else. I recently replaced CPU, hard drive (upgraded), and CD drive.

While re-installing windows xp, I noticed first signs of trouble: formatting takes so incredibly long (about 1% every half hour) that I did the quick format. I let it install over night (yes, it took that long), and even after windows installed, it takes on average about 1/2 hour to boot. Point is: my computer runs far too slow for its specs:

Athlon XP 2200+
Asus A7V333 (768 MB PC2700, in 512 MB and 256 MB DIMMs) w/ latest BIOS (just updated)
WD Caviar WD1200JB (new)
NVIDIA Quadro 4 900
Sundry other usual devices (CD, network, sound)

First.. how can I troubleshoot this problem if I can't even get into an OS? Second, obviously the big thing seems to be a hardware issue. I'm thinking mobo. but before I rush out and buy a new mobo, I wanted to ask you all what you think.

Let's discuss!!!!

A:bizarre: windows xp running *extremely* slowly

Well the first thing I would do would be to clear the cmos.

Then I'd be checking to see what the temp of the CPU is running at in the bios, if indeed it has that option.

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Does anyone have, or have a link to, a definitive guide to troubleshooting speed issues with Windows XP?

I am frequently called out to troubleshoot Windows XP computers, but find it so incredibly difficult with the clock ticking and the customer paying by the hour. I don't enjoy the stress one bit. All totally different to doing in-house IT support where I would simply have a ghost image at the ready and wouldn't spend any time (or very little time) troubleshooting a speed issue.

Basically what I would ask is - if you only had 1 hour to make a slow computer faster, what troubleshooting process would you use??

A:Windows XP running slowly - Troubleshooting guide

Here's a link on how:,115630-c,xp/article.html

It includes lot of good information.

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I was directed to move this discussion, below, from the Hijackthis-log forum to this forum.

The basic issue is that my system is running excruciatingly slowly. In safe mode, though, it runs fine. I have tried the suggestions that I have received in the hijackthis forum over the last three weeks, but to no avail.

I can copy content from the hijackthis forum here, if necessary.

Any idea as how to proceed from here?


A:Windows XP SP2 system running extremely slowly

Please give the details of your system . . How much RAM in particular

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I have an HP Probook 4545S laptop running Windows 7 Pro.
Programs run slowly. It has 4 gb of memory.

It was running well until about 2 weeks ago. I have not added any new software, only Microsoft patches.
It is running VirtualBox but I have not changed any memory allocations in Virtualbox.

I have a limited budget. Before I buy more memory I want to determine if additional memory will speed up the computer or is there some other problem.

In the event viewer, the only errors which seem to be performance related is Ntfs. It says
?the file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run chkdsk utility on the volume

The laptop only has one drive. I ran chkdsk c:/f on the drive, no errors reported.

Q1.) How do I run chkdsk on a shadow copy?

Q2.) What steps would you perform to determine what is slowing down the laptop?

A:HP 4545S laptop Windows 7 Pro running slowly

1. open a elevated command prompt(click start, programs, accessories, system tools, then right click on command prompt and select run as administrator)

2. type sfc /scannow

3. Also try scanning for Adware, Malware, and Spyware by downloading, installing and running the following 3 programs:

Malwarebytes : Thank you for download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Downloading AdwCleaner

Also, after download, installing, and running the 3 programs above; run the built in windows defrag program: click start, programs, accessories, system tools, then disk defragmenter and let it do a full scan and defrag overnight or whenever you wont be using the laptop for awhile. Hope this helps ya


SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloading File

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I have a slightly outdated computer running Windows XP Home Edition. This computer is nothing special, nor was it ever. I have run numerous scans and found little, but the computer is just functioning really slowly. Is there any scan or suggestions for just speeding up the computers functionality? Thanks!

A:Computer with Windows XP Home Running Slowly

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The... Read more

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I have a duo centrino PC running windows vista. My laptop was working well up until last week when I shut down the computer without any problems. The next time I started it, I noticed it was running EXTREMELY slowly and It was taking 10 to 15 minutes to start basic programs such as internet explorer or word. I tried running McAfee figuring the computer may have acquired a virus. When I would try to run a full scan, it would give me an error saying that a file was missing and the scan could not be run. So I figured the computer had a virus. I went to safemode and the computer runs with good speed in safemode. I tried to reinstall McAfee but it can not be installed in safemode. I tried installing it in regular mode but when I click on setup file, nothing happens. Could it be that a virus is preventing me from installing McAfee? The fact that the operating speed is good in safe mode but extremely slow in regular mode be related to a virus? Would really appreciate your input on how I can get my computer back. Please see the DDs.txt log as well the zip file that was rquested from me. Really appreciate your help.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by sarmin at 19:28:50.88 on Thu 02/04/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18865
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3545.2848 [GMT -8:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *enabled* (Updated) {222A897C-5018-402e-943F-7E... Read more

A:Windows Vista running EXTREMELY slowly suddenly

Hi cavemansurgeon
Sorry for the late reply
Have you made any progress ?

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Hi helpers,

Relatively new to forums. Just having massive issues with XP and iTunes etc. running really slowly of late. I think it may have something to do with the new iTunes update but obviously i'm not sure, that's why i've come here.
What do I need to do to start off?

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model MM061
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~1828 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A12, 12/18/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 399.43 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.40 GB

Hope you can help,


A:Windows XP and Programs Running Extremely Slowly - especially iTunes

I've never had any problems with iTunes, but have had machines slow down when they've become cluttered with superfluous junk: remnants of "uninstalled" apps, internet temp files, cache, history, too many background apps running, and the like.

iTunes may be your problem, but I'd bet on a machine that that just needs to be cleaned up a bit. CCleaner might make the job easier for you.

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I have had this new laptop for about a month. It's a gaming laptop and I've had no problems until today. Startup which usually takes about 20 seconds from power on to all startup programs functional, now takes 3 minutes with desktop items taking a long time to display.

Upon completion of startup, chrome browser still takes several seconds to open when previously it was instantaneous. New webpages take 20-30 seconds to open when shows a download speed of 31mbps.

Simply opening a program or an Adobe document takes way too long, with the blue spinning circle icon all too present in the simplest of tasks.

I downloaded AVG Free and ran a full scan which reported clean bill of health. I then bought AVG PC Tune Up. I have cleaned the registry, defraged the registry, optimized start up and shutdown, and defraged the hard drive.

I know this is a common problem but with many different causes, which is why I thought to start a new thread. When I ran an Event Log it came up with a lot of Warnings and Critical which I know nothing about. Thanks very much, if someone could please let me know what I should do next. Really don't want to do a clean install if possible.

I attached a .txt of the event log if this helps.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium Suddenly Running Very Slowly

Scan for both malware and spyware. For spyware use a program called superantispyware; download, install and run the program at the following link:

SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloading File

also; scan for malware using malwarebytes:
Malwarebytes : Thank you for download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Also; you might want to defrag the hard drive if it has not been done in awhile: start, programs, accessories, system tools, defragmenter

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Startup takes forever and the overall running of applications is like watching paint dry.  I know it's an old computer/OS but I'm just curious if there is anything I might want to do to see if I can get it running a bit better.  Appreciate any assistance on this.

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I have a duo centrino PC running windows vista. My laptop was working well up until last week when I shut down the computer without any problems. The next time I started it, I noticed it was running EXTREMELY slowly and It was taking 10 to 15 minutes to start basic programs such as internet explorer or word. I tried running McAfee figuring the computer may have acquired a virus. When I would try to run a full scan, it would give me an error saying that a file was missing and the scan could not be run. So I figured the computer had a virus. I went to safemode and the computer runs with good speed in safemode. I tried to reinstall McAfee but it can not be installed in safemode. I tried installing it in regular mode but when I click on setup file, nothing happens. Could it be that a virus is preventing me from installing McAfee? The fact that the operating speed is good in safe mode but extremely slow in regular mode be related to a virus? Would really appreciate your input on how I can get my computer back.

A:Windows Vista running EXTREMELY slowly suddenly

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I need help with my windows vista home premium. It runs terribly.
Its slow. When I click on a program it whirrrs and whirrs.

I can't uninstall anything, it says its either already been deleted or is missing (it's not, it works, I just don't need some of these programs anymore) This happens also if I try to uninstall from Safe Mode.

It says I'm not the administrator when I try to do almost anything but I sign in as administrator. I went to a site that told me I could fix this by going to Computer/Manage/Tools/Local Groups and Users... but Local Groups and Users doesn't exist.

When I go to control panel and try to change any thing under User, nothing will open for me.
I'm not real computer saavy and every site I go to tells me to try something different and I don't know half of what they're talking about.

Is there a downloadable program that can fix these issues?


A:windows vista home premium running slowly

Welcome to the forum can you run all our scans and post results PCHF System Scans these will give us info, remove malware and reset things

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PC automatically updated with major Windows 10 updates a few days ago (end August/1 September). Updates include Cortana & search on logon screen that I have no desire to use. Since then has been running like a dog. Websites are hanging - timing out as taking too long to respond. Pictures are not always displayed. This is a relatively new PC that has always run well and very fast with Windows 10. Tearing my hair out as to what can be done as really can't use the PC in this state. Any ideas?

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Hi everyone,

I'm posting here today in hopes that someone will kindly assist me in tackling a number of performance issues that have come to fruition over the last two weeks or so. These issues have gradually grown to become more and more of a hindrance in my daily computer usage, and I alone have found myself to be stumped in resolving them over the past few days.

To describe the issues I'm currently facing with my desktop PC: I am noticing a dramatic decline in overall processing speed; programs and folders are taking far longer than usual to load up (sometimes up to 10 minutes before I even get a Windows 7 UAC prompt to permit the program to run); running programs will regularly go into a state of 'Not Responding', usually freezing up afterwards; 'explorer.exe' will regularly crash; browser plug-ins will regularly crash; mouse movements are noticeably jerky and keyboard input is also very laggy; CPU usage shoots up to 100% very often, with few programs running; operating system functionality is generally very sluggish, and the computer will generally lock-up after freezing up, forcing me to turn it off manually.

I can't recall anything that might have caused these issues in performance to arise. I don't run many programs at the same time, nor do I have many background programs running. I initially suspected it may be malware-related, but neither Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D, nor Comodo Internet Security were able to identify any potential threats after running ful... Read more

A:Windows 7 Desktop PC Running Painfully Slowly/Freezing Often

Go to the hard drive manufacturers website and download the diagnostics software, and run it on your windows drive. Also open a command prompt and type chkdsk /f you will have to reboot your computer in order to have it run.

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HI, I just installed windows 2000 professional onto my computer. Everything works fine except that the resolution is really grainy. On some web sites I cannot even make out what the words are. I found out that when I go into my monitor settings in display properties I am unable to install the drivers for my monitor. Does anybody know a way in which I can get around this.

A:monitor drivers unable to install on fresh windows 2000 install

Are you really referring to the monitor drivers or the Dispay Adapter drivers?The symptoms you describe sound like the latter issue.

Monitor drivers are no big deal to install, and even if you don't, Windows should use compatible plug and play drivers. Still it's a good idea to install them -- but you get them from the Monitor vendor site. You get the Display Adapter drivers from the Display Adaptor vendor's site.

What Display Adapter model do you have? And are they properly installed?

To install a Monitor driver, you download and unzip the .inf file from the Vendor. Then you select "update driver" and browse to the location of the file you unzipped. Once installed your Monitor should be recognized by model number.

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Hi ,
After running a registrey cleaner programme im suddenly unable to boot as normal . Its stuck in a safe mode and now running very very slow . And when starting a game i play BF 2 Its saying that it cant find the initiaslising file ? Although all files appear to be present . Iv run virus checks with AVG , Run Ewido Ani mali spywear remover and defraged it , But still it runs realy slowly . Please can you help me ? thank you in advance for your time and help.
Here is a log report from Hijackthis. Carl.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:47:05, on 06/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2006\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
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A:Windows Xp . Stuck in safe mode . Running realy slowly.

Reg Cleaners will easily hose a system...if you have an XP Cd you can run XP repair to restore your system and fix the registry:

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I have an HP Pavilion dv4, 500gb memory, about 5 years old.  It was working fine up til about a week ago when everything started running very slowly, at least ten times slower than the day before.  Firefox kept randomly pausing every five seconds or so, programs take a long time to open, etc.  I reset the system to a save point from earlier in the week.  That took about 12 hours for the computer to complete, and it didn't help.   I thought maybe I picked up a virus, so I tried to run a scan.  Malwarebytes didn't find anything and Microsoft Security Essentials has, as of this morning, been running for about 56 hours and has scanned about 300,000 files.  I don't think that should take this long.   I am not computer savvy, so I looked around on the internet and some pages suggest that my hard drive needs replacing.  Is there anything else it could be?   I have no idea how to port my operating system and everything over onto a new hard drive and would like to avoid screwing up my computer even more.

A:Windows 7, HP Pavilion dv4, computer suddenly started running very slowly

 It sounds like a hard drive problem, but before replacing it, I'd want to do a few things.  First I'd back up any data I didn't want to lose while I still could.  Next I'd run chkdsk and let it check for and attempt repair of any bad sectors.  This will probably run another 2-3 hours - sorry 'bout that.  Finally I'd download disk diagnostics from Seagate or Western Digital and run them.  That will give you a lot of good info including the SMART data which predicts when the drive will fail.
Good luck.

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Soyo mobo; SY-P4VGA with 1.6GHz, Pentium 4
BRAND NEW 1GB of DDR-266 Ram
BRAND NEW 80GB Western Dig
BRAND NEW Windows XP (upgrade, but I did a clean install)
Mitsumi CD-burner (can't remember the model number)
DSL; Westell modem feeding WRT-54G with 10/100 to this computer
HP-5470c flatbed scanner
HP-6L printer

Saturday morning, I formatted the drive and installed XP, then verified that all the components work well; this is GREAT. I successfully connected to the internet, and installed Thunderbird and Firefox. Transfered all my old mail and bookmarks from the old harddrive (now in a USB external enclosure).

So far so good, so I continue to load all my old software:
MS Office 97,
Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest edition whatever that is; 9-something?),
AutoCAD LT 2000,
Google Earth,
Garmin Trip and Waypoint Manager,
HP Precisionscan 3.1 and scanner drivers

So far, everything's going well and the machine is faster than ever. By now it's Sunday afternoon and I'm almost done transferring and re-loading old software. I have an unused Norton Internet Security (2006) that would never run on my W98se machine so I load that. Still OK for now. I go through three different sessions of live-update before it gets everything. I even purchased a one-year subscription for virus list updates. I've been playing spider solitaire while all this loads and during the live update, I notice that the cards and animation would stop, then start back up. The mouse would also ... Read more

A:Fresh-Built system is dragging slowly.

BTW, just after I loaded XP, I did a Windows Update and loaded all of SP3.

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I've been running Windows 7 for a year now with no problems, but a few days ago my laptop froze and the only way to turn it off was to hold down the power button. When I turned it back on, it began to run extremely slowly.

The Windows logo appears as normal, but hangs around for a long time before it cuts to a black screen with nothing but the cursor. Then if I wait about half an hour, the login screen appears, but again it takes a long time for the computer to process me typing in my password and pressing enter. The screen then goes black for a second time (again with the movable cursor) for another half hour or so before arriving at my desktop.

Everything seems to be there (Microsoft Office, etc), but it takes 15 minutes for the laptop to process anything I do, or open anything I click on. The only notable difference to the desktop is the outdated looking Start button.

I understand this may be a hardware problem, but the one thing that makes me think it is something to do with Windows is when it gets to the desktop, a message appears in the bottom-right corner saying 'failed to connect to a Windows service'.

I have started it in safe mode and that made no difference. I've had a look on the internet for solutions but can't find anything that is exactly the same problem as mine. And as you can probably tell, I am not very computer savvy and don't know what to do next.

If anybody knows what the problem might be, then any help would be appreciated. If y... Read more

A:Windows 7 running extremely slowly/Black screen with movable cursor

Does anything show up in Event Viewer?
Have you been able to run a virus scan?

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I plan on reformatting Windows 7 x64 due to some hardware issues. Basically, I would like to be able to have things like Windows 7 settings, themes, ect imported. Any tips on how to do this?

edit: I do have separate partitions/harddrives to backup files, program data, ect.

A:Tips for importing my Windows 7 install to a fresh install?

Windows Easy Transfer
Ill get the link

When I went from Vista to 7, I used it. Tranfer everything to a finger drive and then transfer to the new OS.

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I'm unable to get windows to install properly properly and have spent the around 20 hours in total trying to troubleshoot it the last 2 days.

It started with a failed overclock attempt, and reseting uefi to default settings.
When I booted up again the start menu didn't work. I attempted to arc /scannow among some other fixes to no avail and therefore opted to reset windows 10.
This resulted in an error message (unable to configure windows 10 for this hardware or something along that line.

I Then I made a usb with windows media creation tool on another computer, and attempted a clean format and fresh install of the drive, with no success. This time it left me stuck in a reboot loop at the oobe phase (use express settings.. blue screen, please wait. ) with no error.

After another format, I tried to install windows 7 and upgrade from there. I had some success, but the windows 10 would log in with a black screen and working mouse and keyboard shortcuts. After 5-10 minutes the Rest of the interface loaded, the start menu however did not work, nor did windows update or the search bar.
I've tried various fixes, but nothing seems to help, or introduces another issue.

I'm running out of ideas, and cant seem to track down the root issue. Could a component be broken?

I have gone through several attempts to reinstall, but every method results in one issue or the other.

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-Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Service Pack 1

Hello there, I've just built a new computer and am having trouble installing Windows updates on my fresh install.

When I go to Windows Update, I get the following message:

Install new Windows Update software

To check for updates, you must first install an update for Windows Update. Your automatic updating settings will not change

To install the update, Windows update will automatically close and re-open.

When I click 'Install now', the window disappears and I am then confronted with the following message:

Windows could not search for new updates

An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.

Error(s) found:
Code 800F081F Windows Update encountered an unknown error.

Does anyone know how I can get updates to work? Is there some way that I can manually download and install this update for Windows Update?

Thank you.

A:Unable to install updates on fresh Windows 7 SP1 install

I'm guessing that your installation media already contained SP1, is that correct? Since this is a clean install my first thought is something happened during the installation process to damage or corrupt some system files. I'd try the Microsoft troubleshooter first.

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - WindowsUpdate_dt000

If that doesn't work I'd try running the System Update Readiness Tool.

What is the System Update Readiness Tool?

If still no joy, and only because this is a very recent clean install, I'd just reinstall Windows 7 again. If the problem persists I'd start looking into the possibility of a bad installation disk, hardware issues, etc. Please post back if any of this helps or not.

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I am new to this forum and I have a problem regarding my Dell Vostro 1014.
I had Windows 7 installed i it with laptop specs. as Core2Duo, 2GBRam. I had my windows working really slow recently and I tried everything from system restore to system image to startup repair. I noticed that windows would start really slow and whenever i try to run applications it would hang and eventually I had to restart the laptop. It went slow even in the safe mode. So I decided to format it and install a fresh version which I did. BUt still it is running very slow. I again went for a format and tried Vista and found it slow as well. What's might be the reason. I want it to be working properly because my all works are hampered.

A:Windows 7 running slow even after fresh installaion


Here's how to fluff out those system specs for us:

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (3rd item in the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec (left-hand column)

To gather info, use SIW or Speccy or System Info

Add the word laptop or desktop or netbook to the
?system manufacturer? block, for example,
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the ?Other Info? block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on the SAVE CHANGES button.

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Many thanks in advance for your assistance! Through some inadvertent clicking I was attacked by "Antispyware Master" a rogue antispyware program. I have deleted all the files I could find, as well as some registry entries associated with the program as suggested by another website, before I found you guys. Additionally I have ended the associated process to it and it is no longer bothering. It has not shown up after several restarts. However, I am still receiving numerous malicious popups in IE. Firefox is also not running well. I am able to click through to maybe two websites before it will completely hang up and say "waiting for xyz website". Furthermore, I am sporadically getting a windows explorer buffer underrun error that informs me that it is no longer able to continue executing and must close. It will do this periodically and the machine usually continues to operate relatively normally. Occasionally however, it will actually shut down explorer and the taskbar and desktop icons will all disappear. I am able to continue working in the windows that remain open however, but a restart is required to get explorer back.

Also, I have run scans with adaware, and spybot several times to clean the system, and have not had any new significant results recently to show improvement. I have run a couple of scans with Norton and it also comes back clean. However, sometimes after a popup window opens Norton will open an alert saying it found a virus in ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Continuous popups in IE, Firefox running slowly, Windows explorer errors

Welcome to TSF.

Please print the below instructions or copy them to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the order mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.

Download ATF Cleaner at
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program. Under Main choose Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use the Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

If you use the Opera browser click 'Opera' at the top and choose 'Select All'
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

Uninstall SpyZooka and AntiSpywareMaster via your Add/Remove Programs panel.

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following if they still exist and hit 'Fix Checked' after you checked the last one:

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {312B5090-DAD7-4073-B74C-9008D2EECAE5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nnnOGxYs.dll
O2 - BHO: {fb5f4012-ddd9-e288-77e4-4909a7e14dd8} - {8dd41e7a-9094-4e77-882e-9ddd2104f5bf} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvqgotrr.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {F50B3F5E-856E-4757-9BB1-B35D46CA7719} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\yaywxXno.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AntiSpywareMaster] C:\Program Files\AntiSpywareMaster\asm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [c0... Read more

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when i close out of firefox the cpu for the process firefox.exe goes immediately to 99% and will usually cause my computer to freeze unless i end the process instead of closing firefox normally.
when i close out of steam games, my computer will run slower than usual, even if i end all processes related to steam. my computer will stay at this slowed speed untill i restart my computer.

here is my HJT log, if any other information is needed please tell me.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:10:54 PM, on 6/14/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16850)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\Program Files\Silicon Image\3114-W-I32-R SATARAID5\SATARaid5ConfigService.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Ser... Read more

A:computer running slowly and freezing after running firefox and steam games

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I swapped out the HDD on my wife's laptop with a new SSD, and did a fresh install of Windows 7.

My wife liked the live mail, and the photo viewer, and had the 2009 version on the old system, I think. can only install the new Windows Essentials 2012, or it's individual components....or so I thought.

I tried doing that, and first it hung on the "install", until I got fed up and cancelled. A couple more attempts, and it said it couldn't install mail, movie maker and photo viewer. I tried the offline installer, tried finding an older version....with no luck.

It would keep installing OneDrive though, if I tried to install the entire suite.

One thing I found out is, that if there are any components/program files from previous versions, it won't install, or so I read. If I go to C:\Program files, and/or C:\Program files(x86), there are folders for Live essentials components. Obviously it came with the fresh Windows 7. I'm pretty sure that is the reason, but if I simply try to right click and delete those folders, it tells me I need permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to the folders.

It's ridiculous.

Any help/feedback GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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Just wondering what everyone rushes to install on a fresh install of Windows. If this type of thread has been done already, sorry feel free to merge.

I tend to format and reinstall so often that I keep all my apps on a USB stick install them all then use File Hippo's update checker to update anything that's been updated since I put the installers on my stick, I also copy the new installers over to my stick for the next time I reinstall.

My first install is Anti-virus, which used to be Avast but i'm now using MS security essentials. I let it update and scan then reboot install any available Windows updates.

Second install is Firefox which is my favorite browser and I use to surf around while windows update is running.

After closing Firefox my third set of installs are plugins: Java, Flash Plugins (IE & non-IE), Shockwave, Adobe Air, and Python.

The rest are:

7-zip: Great utility for handling all kinds of archives (doesn't integrate into the shell well on Windows 7 yet)

Abiword: Light weight word processor. For the most I use this to compose longer blog posts and replies to private messages. It beats launching Open Office.

Audacity: Program for manipulating audio files. Mostly use this to cleanup intro and outro gaps on rips.

Any Video Converter: Pretty simple and easy to use video converter so I can play them on my Zen.

Ccleaner: An awesome temp/internet files cleaner.

Google Chrome: I use this as my secondary browser.

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A:Fresh Install of Windows -- What apps do you install?

Don't forget to install Malwarebytes:


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Can not install full fresh Windows 7 it says cannot install windows 7 it says hard disk in gpt style.

The hard drive in this HP p2-1343w Desktop PC
HITACHI HDS721010CLA632 JPT41A SATA 6.0 1TB hard drive
Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA632
P/N 0F15013 MLC JPT41A
I am trying to help a lady friend from Church.
She has a HP p2-1343w Desktop PC with Windows 8, "Which I hate".
Can not install full fresh Windows 7 it says cannot install windows 7 it says hard disk is in gpt style. I tried some steps to covert gpt to mbr so I can install fresh full Windows 7 but don't know what to do from here.
Please help thank you.
N4TUX Boyd

A:Can not install full fresh Windows 7 it says cannot install because...

Hi N4TUX is there currently an operating system on the pc?

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Using the DISM, restorehealth, etc.. all do not seems to work. Advise. Spend 3 days doing it... even reformatting and reinstall OS.

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Hi there, thanks for viewing this.

Recently, my internet explorer 7 and firefox has been running quite slowly. After googling a bit, I found out that this problem could be caused by the iexplore.exe virus.

Many iexplore.exe was running in the processes tab of the Windows task manager when my internet browsers were not in use. This may have caused the slowness.

I have a logfile of TrendMicro's Hijackthis v2.0.2:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:11:52 PM, on 1/25/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter3\brccMCtl.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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Hi. I have installed a whole new windows 7 pro x64. My new mobo an ASus p5e3 pro along with new ram pc12800 gskill 2x2 ddr3 (running in 1066mhz due to my q6600)

Everythingi s running perfectly...except some random BSOD. 4 total this week.

I have posted a pack of dump file in here, the last 4 ones are the ones that represent the 4 BSOD I had and that I cannot explain.

the others ones are for various reasons, crashes who happenned during installation but that I was able to resolve.

What is weird is that my BSOD only happenned when I was surfing explorer on when the CPU was idle at night, with utorrent running.
today mc pc got BSOD at 11:54 AM after 1 night or running perfectly. it is open since then and running perfectly again.

All the afternoon for 4 hours it loaded utorrent, I cam back from the university and started to play empire total war and lot of MW2 multiplayer.

Everything is working perfectly, no BSOD !! But I'm afraid to leave my pc open this night...when the BSOD happen I usually have to reboot manually because if it reboot by itself it lead to a DOS screen saying to select a boot device.
Help me someone... I cannot believe me G-skill memory are faulty, otherwise they would have failed in-game.

I suspect nvidia drivers 195.62 can be responsible for thoses bluescreen. The power management tool is not working properly and whatever the option I choose in the nvidia panel it will sometimes lower my frequencies and sometimes it will keep the stock one.

A st... Read more

A:Random BSOD - Fresh install, fresh system

I think I must also mention that BSOD didnt always give the same message, wich lead me to confusion in my troubleshooting research.

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Im attempting to install a LEGAL VERSION OF WINDOWS 7 BETA. They are offering a trial until August.

I have a new PC but no OS besides win98(new pc is not even booted yet) and would like to try usign the new windows 7 beta, LEGAL VERSION.

I dont have a CD burner so... I was hoping theres a way to put in my spare HD which has the Windows 7 Beta ISO on it.

Then boot/load that through the boot screen and install it onto my new computers HD.

Then use windows 7 beta LEGAL VERSION as my OS.

thank you in advance

A:Fresh windows install - from ISO

In a nutshell ... No ....

You'll need to burn the ISO to cd/dvd and boot to that.

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OK, PC I'm working on is a HP m8200n with integrated video card.The PSU fan was inop causing over heat condition,case fan was noisy and the HD had corrupt files for boot up Bsod. I replaced the PSU from a 300 watt to a 430 watt,new case fan and new HD WD from a Seagate 500g. Now at the very end of installation completing, the screen went to a smaller size as though it was adjusting from video driver,then again adjusting to a screen that could not see (all lines ). I left it alone but it did not reboot,cold boot just made me have to reinstall OS. I have never seen this before and assumed it was due to the windows 7 drivers it was installing.I ended up reinstalling Vista.Any thoughts or has anyone run into this before?

A:Fresh install Windows 7

Did you try updating your chip/set, video, drivers from your models # support page?

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Hi guys,
I've been wanting to ask this for a few weeks but felt I needed to search properly before creating a new post, but after not being able to find one, i have decided to ask....
I am looking to perform a clean install of Windows 7 on my desktop. (wipe the hard drive clean). Now the PC is a custom built one, IE not a specific model.
I have had problems before when reformatting my laptop by wiping the hard drive with drivers for everything (wireless being the worst!) and only managed to get around it by googleing the laptops make and model and downloading the drivers off the manufactures website.
Since my desktop  is a custom built one (Build by overclockers), is there any 3rd party software, or even better, Windows software, which will allow me to extract all the drivers installed on the PC and burn them onto a disk so I can just install them off that once I have formatted the hard drive?
I hope I have explained this properly and that someone can help. It would be greatly apprciated.
Kind regards,

A:Fresh install of windows 7

You can try some of these freeware programs
Or you can backup them manually from windows

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Hi guys
After a fresh install of windows 7 should I do windows update first or install my drivers?
I7 920
6Gb ram
Ati 5970

A:Windows 7 fresh install

Windows 7 installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates.

Only provide your own drivers if any are missing in Device Manager, or performance dictates.

This is not XP or even Vista. MS spent a fortune getting Win7 drivers in the installer and via Updates.

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i used my maxblast disc to clean my hard drive now that i try 2 reinstall windows back everything i try fail i changed the bios to boot from cd rom and floppy [i have the 6 disks of xp bootables what do i do now i cant get anything to work thnxxxxxxxxxx

A:fresh install of windows xp

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I'm just wondering how to do a fresh install of windows 7, as it keeps freezing lately, ive tried system restore but keeps coming up that it hasn't done id rather re-install from scratch again so ive got nothing on my system...Any help would be appreciated

A:How to do a fresh install of windows 7

Hello rbcuk
Have a look here -
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Clean Install Windows 7


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Hello I just went out and purchased a OEM copy of MS XP Pro and after I activated the OS. I was wondering since I like to format and reinstall the OS at least twice a year. how am i going to get around having to activeate it over and over because i know you can only use it once.


A:Windows XP fresh install

This article may help you

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is there a way to install a upgrade version of windows 7 to a fresh new hard drive? or is there a way to make dvd boot at post and start the install?

A:help! windows 7 fresh install

Hi ms say this is not allowed and breaks the rules from what i read
this is some info re upgrade;col1

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The old hard drive on my computer crapped out so I just bought a new one and I am trying to install windows on it and I have gotten lost.

The drive I am using is

I have a dell windows cd that came with the computer, I also have the windows cd key that was used on the computer.

I put in the dell cd it went through all the steps. Everything seemed to be going fine. It never asked me for my CD key, it also never asked me if this computer would be connected to the internet.

The computer boots but the only thing on the desktop is the recycling bin. I look into the display settings and I can only get 2 screen size resolutions. I can not connect to the internet. I am confused about what I am supposted to do next.

I have been using the guides...

I would appreciate any help,

A:Fresh Windows XP Install Help

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Hello. Is there a way to install fresh windows 10 without .ISO, usb and dvd? I updated my windows 7 to windows 10, but now I want fresh install, is it possible to do it? Like just to start setup.exe and install it ... I've seen some yt video here: so I was wondering is this even legit, will it work like that?

A:Windows 10 fresh install?

Hello Squickly,

First, I will call false on the description for that video since Microsoft will always provide free Windows 10 ISO files to directly download from Microsoft. That alone makes me question anything the video says.

Windows 10 ISO Download
You can refresh or reset Windows 10 without an ISO, DVD, or USB since Windows 10 is installed with an image. You would only be prompted for installation media if there was an issue with the built-in image.

Reset Windows 10

Refresh Windows 10

If you wanted to do a clean install of Windows 10, then you will need either an ISO or USB to do so though.

Windows 10 - Clean Install

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A couple months ago i bought my computer, it came with no windows 7 discs. How would i go about putting a fresh install of windows 7 on it?


A:How do i do a fresh install of windows 7?

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Hi guys,

Has been a while since I posted here so please bear with me...

I currently am working on a Lenovo b570 laptop spec is:

Windows 7 ultimate x64
Intel i5 2nd generation
8gb RAM
320gb hdd
On board graphics driver.

So I've been having problems with this laptop for a month or so now. In which it would not let me view a .h264 format file in a web browser, download the video, displays fine. Any other video format will play through my browser.
After a particularly long day of messing around trying all sorts of things such as completely removing and reinstalling the activeX, making sure the graphics driver is up to date etc. I decided that enough was enough and took the drastic measure of reinstalling windows (as the computer was filling up with useless junk anyway). Now my problem has arisen that after reinstalling windows, reinstalling my drivers and testing the video playback (it now works, fantastic!) I have come across the problem of not being able to use my product key to validate windows.

I get the error message along the lines of "this is a windows anytime upgrade key and cannot be used for a fresh install"

My computer originally came with win7 home premium (32 bit with 8gb of ram but that's another story) and I upgraded it to ultimate through anytime upgrade.

I have both my home premium and ultimate license keys handy and would prefer not to have to reinstall from my backup I made prior to reinstalling windows.

Could somebody please tell me there i... Read more

A:Windows 7 fresh install

See this article: Windows 7 activation error: invalid product key

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Ok ive done this before 100 times.  But this is different for some reason.  I believe on the hard drive the motherboard drivers for the SATA drives are gone.  I think this is due to a virus or something.  This is on a Acer Aspire 3450-UR30P. When I try to install windows it does not find the disk drives.  I have 2 Sata Western Digital Drives connected correctly.  I have checked the cables and replaced them and still does not see them.  Also trying to boot from the drive with windows still on it I get BootMGR is missing. I been trying to find all the drivers I would need (not in a .exe file) and throw them on my flash drive or even a disk and have the windows installation program grab the drivers from there.  This computer did not come with a Acer Windows 7 Recovery disk.  And for some stupid reason they want 20 bucks for it which I tried to do but their site is messed up and would not put the payment through.  Im starting to lose hair now......

A:Trying to install fresh windows 7

Are the drives detected in the BIOS?

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Hello, I have Acer E1-470-6806 from BestBuy Montreal, Canada in 2013/14. It came with preinstalled Windows 8. I want to reinstall Windows 8 as Linux was installed on it and it does not have any recovery partion as well. I don't see any product key sticker on the laptop, wondering how could use an Windows 8 ISO to install it and then download all acer drivers manually to have my Windows 8 machine ready. Please advice. 

A:Fresh install Windows 8

acerck, Your Windows product key is stored on a chip on the mainboard.  When you install Windows 8, the Windows 8 installer automatically retrieves it.  Windows will automatically activate when you connect to the internet.  There's no need to enter a product key. Here's vanilla Windows 8.1: You can also purchase your eRecovery media from Acer: There's lots of posts on this forum that give step-by-step instructions on how to install vanilla Windows 8.1 or Acer erecovery media.  

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I have been trying to install Windows XP Professional on my brothers laptop. Everything has gone smoothly, to the stage that, after the first GUI setup, the computer boots up, and the 3 blue blocks move across the screen. It goes across twice, and then the screen just goes blank.



A:Fresh Windows XP Install

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My problem is that I am unable to do a fresh install of Windows 7 over and existing installation.

I've been working on this problem for over 2 weeks and can't make any progress. I won't bore you with all the details but here's a brief summary of the background:

-I'm working on an older computer that was being used as a back up.
-It had Win 7 Ultimate and Win XP installed in a dual boot arrangement
-After a Win 7 crash, the system wouldn't boot past the Boot Manger screen (it froze)
-After a lot of different attempts, It finally would boot to Win 7 but the Boot Manager screen was still frozen. (It timed out to Win 7)
-Win 7 operated like it was stuck in molasses (CPU usage at 100%)
-I removed Win XP and formatted that partition and using tutorials from this forum and changed the bootmgr to remove XP as a choice
-Win 7 boots but still runs like molasses.

I decided to give up and reinstall Windows.
-I have the BIOS set to boot first from the DVD drive, 2nd from the HDD
-When I try to boot from the Windows DVD, I get the message "Searching for boot record from CD"
-Then I get the message, "Press any key to boot from CD". I do this but the system still boots from the HDD to Win 7

I have attempted F11 & F12 from the POST screen but the system seems to ignore this and still boots to Win 7.

I have searched for suggestions but most recommend booting from a system restore disk or the Win 7 disk which doesn't work.

I suspect that my pro... Read more

A:Can't do a fresh install of Windows 7.

Can you get to a working PC with a cd burner ?

Make and use a Partition Wizard boot cd.

Boot from the cd.

Delete the entire drive down to unallocated space.

Then create a Primary Partition, then align, format and mark it active ( all done with PW cd)

Click apply in the top left corner.

Remove the cd, put your install disc in and restart the PC.

Use the 1 time boot menu key to bring up the boot menu and choose your cd/dvd drive.

Post your results.

Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition

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Hey i'm new here but i'm severly needing help, i just moved to my grandmothers after my dads divorce and I brought my kick-*** computer with me. but.... THE INTERNET WONT WORK!!! Also i have installed my drivers, and its a windows xp fresh install.

I noticed that in "My Connections" theres only verizon wireless connection (i have a travel card) but thats it o.o. I have comcast right now. Right now i'm on my grandmothers snail pc, with my computer hooked up and right next to me. PLEASE HELP. (I use a modem not a router).

Please help,

A:Windows Xp fresh install

i have installed my driversClick to expand...

Please confirm that there are no warnings or errors or Unknown or Other devices in Device Manager.

What are listed under Network Adapters?

I use a modemClick to expand...

Dial-up? Internal or external?

Broadband? If so, what kind? Connect to it by ethernet or USB?

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I want to fresh install Windows 7 on my new SSD. My Windows is OEM version with product key on the laptop. Can I download Windows 7 ISO and enter my product key for Windows 7 OEM? Thanks in advance.

A:Fresh install of Windows 7

thunderstorm773 Basically -- no.  Most likely, since the HP OEM versions are not available for download, then any version you do download is likely to be Retail, and those will not activate using the HP OEM key that came with your laptop. What will work is restoring your machine to its original factory condition using HP Recovery Media. This is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks.  You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update".  If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entty and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: After you ge... Read more

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I am trying to reinstall windows on another computer of mine. The boot priority is CD-ROM first, and when it loads the XP install cd, and I try to install windows, it simply tells me that it cannot detect the hard drive, which does not make sense because I run windows from the hard drive everytime I use the computer. Someone please help.

A:Trying To Fresh Install Windows

go into the bios and change the boot order

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I am looking for some help with a windows xp fresh install. It's been 2 days of unsuccessful attempts for me.

I changed mobo and processors in my computer as well as update ram. When I went to install windows xp, it would get to 8% of the install and then tell me that an error has occured and windows will shut down. I tried several times over and got the same error. My hard drive was formatted for the fresh install so there was no windows program running on the harddrive. I search the net and found a thread that said to check the memory. I removed one of the modules from the mobo and low and behold, I installed windows.
After installation completed, I installed the drivers for the mobo, video card and other things. I started to install some software and when I did a restart on the computer, the system just started constantly rebooting after it was running fine. Threads indicated a possible memory prob. Changed the memory stick and still nothing. I was able to go into safe mode and turn off the constant reboot to get and error message and then searched that error message. I checked for more threads and found that there may be a Netgear wireless problem with the driver and sp2. They suggested removing the wireless card and then restarting the computer. I did that and nothing. I changed power supplies thinking that maybe power was not getting to all of the hardware for some reason. Now when I started my computer, it would show the mem size and video card in... Read more

A:Help! Can Not Install Fresh Windows XP

Sounds to me like you have eliminated almost every possible problem except 1 the actual cd itself. Are there any scratches or is it dirty????

are you overclocking this mobo/processor at all?
another thing... what is the
drive cable settings... ex.... is hdd on Primary Master, what is primary slave???? One other possibility is the IDE cable as well.

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After fresh install of windows 7 on dell inspiron 1750; wireless network visible in list but cannot connect EVEN IN SAFE MODE!?!

Please help I have been stuck for days now. All drivers udated and windows updates installed, (still was'nt working before all the updates)

A:Fresh windows 7 install

ensure you are typing the password properly. ensure that the type of encryption you are choosing is correct. reboot your router. uninstall and reinstall your wireless card drivers. update your drivers. can anything else connect to the internet via your router?

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hey everyone need some help, i had windows 7 installed on my pc and i had a really bad virus, so i did a low level format and reinstalled windows. now as i try to load it after it says windows is starting the screen goes black and nothing happens but it starts in safe mode fine any ideas thanks

A:fresh windows install help...

As there was a virus attack, yo ushould have performed a clean installation formatting the entire C drive, as described in STEP 7 of the tutorial Clean Install Windows 7 .

At first, try Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot , and if failed still, try ... Clean Install Windows 7 .

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I'm sorry but I'm new at this but I'm at a loss at what I'm suppose to do. Just got in the mail 2 ssd's and the HD7870 video card along with a copy of windows 8.1 complete (retail). My boot ssd (one I'm trying to install on) is a 60gb Mushkin and the other is the one I was going to put games on the 240gb Mushkin.

So I hooked the 60gb one up and put in my install disk for the 64bit of windows 8.1. It went through the install fine, then it said it needed to restart to complete and when it restarted it gave me the black screen of death. It sat there for over 30 minutes then the screen turned to a yellowish orange.

So I formatted the ssd, reinstalled fresh again. Same thing.

I then tried the 240gb thinking maybe I had a bad ssd. Same thing.

Then I tried an old 500gb Seagate that I knew worked but I formatted it and installed. Same thing.

So back to the 60gb I went, formatted, reinstalled 8.1 then it did the black screen again. So I tried booting over a couple times till it gave me the option to start in safe mode with networking. It started in a black screen with the blue windows logo... and stayed there for an hour.

I then tried the command prompt methods of BOOTREC/FIXMBR, BOOTREC/FIXBOOT, BOOTREC/REBUILDBCD and restarted with same black screen. *after the rebuildbcd, it said copies of windows = 0???*

So I tried to start using the install CD as a recovery drive, it brought up the option to install windows....

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A:Fresh install on Fresh SSD of 8.1, restarts into BSOD

Hi MitchellTyner,

First, I looked up your motherboard and it does not formally support any OS beyond Windows 7 so that could be an issue right off the bat; however, if you are running the latest BIOS, you could try and set your BIOS to default values and try that clean install without the 7870 first. Then, if it works, you could try installing the 7870 thereafter. BTW, good luck in finding all the correct drivers for your older hardware as well.

Clean Install - Windows 8


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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:53:07 PM, on 9/29/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Virtual Token\vtserver.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\QCONSVC.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cryptainersrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\TpKmpSVC.exeC:\W... Read more

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I had to replace the hard drive on a friend's Thinkpad Z61t. I did a fresh install of Windows XP. I cant get on the internet at all. No wireless, no ethernet. I downloaded drivers from Lenovo Support. Still nothing. All help is appreciated.

A:Z61t fresh Windows install

Welcome to the forum!
After downloading and running the drivers, you must go into C>Drivers>Win subfolder and run the appropariate setup files from there.
Good luck.

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So randomly I went onto my laptop today and I saw an error that said the PC needs repair, something about a UEFI installation or whatever. Basically I need to do a recovery or whatever so I figured **** it, Ill just do a completely fresh install. I have windows 8.1 downloading now and I will throw it on a USB stick and do the fresh install.

Is there anything special I need to do? Ive never reinstalled on a laptop that has both an SSD and a normal HDD. Im assuming I just install windows to the SSD?

Also do I need to do anything to get to the windows install menu once I plug in the USB? I know I need to press ESC to access the UEFI menu or whatever, so I am guessing the USB stick will be there and I just press enter on that correct?

Thanks for your help, sorry if its confusing. Just frustrated that this happened this morning

A:Windows 8.1 needs repair...doing fresh install on SSD need help please

Make sure your USB Flash drive is UEFI: How To Make UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 8 | Next of Windows

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My hard drive crashed and I had to replace with a new one.  I upgraded to Windows 10 and utilized HP website for the drivers.  The problem is that some of my USB ports will not work and I'm getting 3 "Base system devices" 1 "PCI serial Port" and 2 "Unknown Devices" that will not install in my device manager.  I tried all of the drivers on the web site and I cannot find the original discs that came with the machine. The rear USB devices and the hidden wireless keyboard/Mouse port are not working.  

A:Fresh install of Windows 10 on my Z1 Workstation on a new Ha...

Hi: The PCI Serial Port needs this driver...You may have to manually intall this driver if the auto install didn't work for you before, by browsing to the driver folder from the PCI Serial Port>update driver>browse my computer for driver software>browse to C:\SWSetup\sp74499. This package contains the Intel Management Engine Software version 11.0 for the supported Workstation models and operating systems. This package installs the latest Management Engine Interface (MEI) and Serial-Over-LAN (SOL) drivers, as well as Intel Management and Security Status (IMSS), to support Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) versions 8.x and 9.x. The Base system device needs this driver... This package contains the JMicron Smart Card Reader Driver. This driver enables the integrated media card slot on supported models running a supported operating system. Initial Release. For the unknown devices, please post the hardware ID's for those. To find the hardware ID, click on the unknown device.  Then click on the details tab at the top of the unknown device window. Now you will see a Property drop down list, and it will be set to Device Description. Drop down on that list and select the 3rd item (Hardware ID's). Post the top string of characters that you see in the window. W10 is supposed to contain the USB3 drive... Read more

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More lately, you'll see that vendors dont include the windows installation disk anymore. They used to have more of a 'restore disk' but lately I haven't been seeing that anymore. What are users left to do when you need to do a fresh install of Windows? If its for someone else, could I use my windows install disc and use their product key (sticker on bottom)? I've heard that it doesn't always work that way?

Does Microsoft have any official documentation about this and if possible, could you share your experiences?

A:Fresh Install of Windows w/o disk

Hello bjp106.

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below to see a way to create an 'all versions' installer that can be used to install Windows, then you would use the product key on the COA sticker attached to the PC though you may have to make a robo-call to MS to sort the activation batch key.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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