Windows 8 becoming sluggish overnight need help

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by CyleR, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. CyleR

    CyleR MDL Novice

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    As mention in the title, as I start up the computer this morning, the computer was very sluggish and unresponsive and I thought it was doing superfetching so I let it run for awhile and go have my breakfast and stuff, and about 2-3 hours the computer was smooth and stuff, but the rest of the stuff related to windows is not showing up and chrome is not loading. I thought I restart the computer and to my surprise everything got worst, apps not starting up, even if it does it just showing the loading cursor with the mouse showing the loading sign, unable to select any thing. I tried hard reset and it still didn't work. I manage to crawl into the control panel after waiting 5 min for each screen to load and turn off the fast boot feature and it still didn't work. And it took me awhile to also load up taskmanager and sometime it would says tskmng.exe timeout and once im able to load it, the harddisk speed is always at 100% even thou I let it idle for 1 hour to 30 min or so. I'm using my laptop with almost the same software as my desktop but my laptop is able to load up everything except the desktop.
    I googled for some help,
    some say its the graphics card problem, while others says its skype which I don't use and some say its the harddisk dying.

    Hope I can get some advice from the community as I need to access some document on my desktop. which I can't go into.

    Below are my computer specs in general,

    Running Windows 8 Pro + WMC
    16GB RAM
    Intel I7-3770
    2TB HDD 750GB - C drive 10% Used for programs and OS, Remainder - D Driver where all the downloads all goes to.
    Nvidia GTX 660
     
  2. david_xross_2

    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    Have you checked the Event Viewer in the control panel to assess as to what is causing said sluggishness?..Perhaps an incompatible software/update/driver is causing such issues...The only way is to analyze the event logs to check for any inconsistencies
     
  3. CyleR

    CyleR MDL Novice

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    Which part of the event viewer should I look into? Because it takes quite a while to event administrative tools. Thanks

     
  4. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Check the s.m.a.r.t. Status of the disk with crystal diskinfo.