Win7 problems: slowdown for few seconds every couple minutes

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mcbyte, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. mcbyte

    mcbyte MDL Junior Member

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    I installed Windows 7 Ultimate since sunday, with WoW7.0.1, and it was all fine till this morning, i used it normally, then shut down as normal, came back from work an hour ago, start checking my gmail, this forum, and i saw that Firefox every 1-2 minutes will pause for 4-5 seconds, mouse will keep moving but cursor turns into the waiting circle, the same to IE8 and the same for Chrome. seems to happen also for other apps. anybody encountered this issue?

    I have the 8 updates installed since monday, and now i also tried windows update with all available updates and restarted, but the sudden hangs are still there....
     
  2. ammarman

    ammarman MDL Member

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    Are you sure nobody used your computer when you were at work ?
     
  3. mcbyte

    mcbyte MDL Junior Member

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    i am sure than nobody used it... :s

    and windows update till an hour ago was off, so no ms updates that block the oem key.

    i am asking because now it has been 3-4 days since installing, and from what i read is that win7 for the first 3 days will not alert about activation, then starts once a day....
     
  4. crocexx

    crocexx MDL Novice

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    I am also having slowdowns for some reason on ultimate x64. Usually when i'm using installshield everything starts to hang for a few seconds or moving large files to the disk windows is on :(
     
  5. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    it is either incompatible software or drivers.
     
  6. stimey

    stimey MDL Member

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    Kill it with fire !
     
  7. crocexx

    crocexx MDL Novice

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    Why would it hang only when it's installing applications? It boggles my mind with this one. Sorry if I sound a n00b here
     
  8. sangalaviral

    sangalaviral MDL Senior Member

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    I agree i am also facing the exact problem with ultimate x64...
     
  9. GMLP

    GMLP MDL Novice

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    I have the same problem with x64 Win7 Ultimate. It even crashes my audio driver. I'm pretty sure my driver is the latest one and compatible with Win7 (IDT Audio driver 6.10.6209). Pls help!
     
  10. hdaboliv

    hdaboliv MDL Novice

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    I have the same problem, crocexx

    hi crocexx, I have the exact same problem, here's my hardware config (please describe yours also):

    Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe (Nforce 590 SLI Chipset)
    Sound blaster X-Fi Platinum
    Primary hard disk: WD Raptor 150GB
    ATI Radeon 4850 + ATI Radeon 4550
     
  11. mcbyte

    mcbyte MDL Junior Member

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    Maybe i found the problem it's my harddisk failing !!!!
     
  12. Jorgo

    Jorgo MDL Novice

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    I've observed on all my Windows 7 x64 installations that the harddisk at some point will start working like crazy for no apparent reason and not stop. I now attribute it to Windows Defender.
     
  13. TVTVTV

    TVTVTV MDL Novice

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    Either that or the indexing service. ;)
     
  14. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    I have not had any problems on my win 7 x64 then again i don't use Windows Defender either. ;)
     
  15. crocexx

    crocexx MDL Novice

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    I'm running:

    Asus P5k SE mobo
    Samsung Spinpoint F1 650GB Primary HDD
    Nvidia GTX 295 Gfx card
    Intel E8500 Cpu

    Still can't figure out why the slowdown. The HDD is absolutely fine and it's only when installing programs that I get the crazy lag
     
  16. yngdiego

    yngdiego MDL Member

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  17. mengchanchai

    mengchanchai MDL Junior Member

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    dear all
    it may me due to background softwares,especially from superfetch.
    try this if you bored it
    goto start => run

    type
    services.msc

    find superfetch and disable it.
    restart your lovely computer.
    done!

    hope it can help you.

    btw if you have 4 GB of RAM[at minimum] this problem can be solved to.:D
     
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  18. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    Nice find yngdiego that should help out a few people.
     
  19. crocexx

    crocexx MDL Novice

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    #19 crocexx, Aug 9, 2009
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2009
    I'm getting the computer doesn't meet minimum requirements from the matrix driver setup :( I'm not running raid so does it still apply? (I'm also running with 4GB of ram for the record :))
     
  20. yngdiego

    yngdiego MDL Member

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    I don't use RAID, but the Intel Matrix drivers just installed fine for me... Asus P6T Deluxe v2.