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There are a slew of other sysinternals tools as well, many of them would probably be perfect for troubleshooting system bottlenecks. Windows 10 Very Slow And Unresponsive Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Check the HDD (Score:5, Funny) by Bobfrankly1 ( 1043848 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @07:49PM (#26568777) But the best way is still to download Hope some of that is helpful...a lot of the other comments I see here are great things to check as well (right below me I see gad zuki! I've seen plenty of drives that passed diagnostics but were very, very slow.

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Re:1. You shouldn't worry about defragmentation most of the time. Windows 10 Slow Performance Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Firefox (Score:5, Informative) by liquidpele ( 663430 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @05:32PM (#26567037) Journal This is actually good advice. How To Speed Up Computer Windows 7 Indexing plus real time file monitoring equals slowness.

Usually a by-product of being under some external load that you know nothing about (it could be backing up, etc). this contact form Showing results for  Search instead for  Did you mean:  Announcements What's changing in Dropbox? - Learn more Dropbox Community : Find answers : Syncing and uploads : Syncing has slowed almost Similarly, a program that's using the disk heavily (i.e. considering they have sent business to the shop I work at... Computer Running Slow Windows 7

For example, if a sector on a hard disk is going bad, that may first manifest as a slowdown whenever that sector is accessed. It is possible to run the smartctl tool on those directly. There is no one offending, obvious process. have a peek here All rights reserved.

Diagnosing. Slow Computer Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Second on the drive thing (Score:5, Informative) by Klaus_1250 ( 987230 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @05:55PM (#26567403) [] Checks SMART, can perform ksiembNov 24, 2011, 10:41 PM viavia said: I doubt thats the problem.

Get the answer ahnilatedNov 24, 2011, 3:40 AM Are you sure you don't have a CPU heat issue?

On Windows 8, 8.1, and 10, there's now a startup manager in the Task Manager you can use to manage your startup programs. Additionally, if you can pinpoint one or two programs that were installed around the time your computer started having issues, definitely uninstall them and check your performance after (probably run ccleaner Ask Leo! Why Is My Computer So Slow Windows 8 Yes, Windows actually logs stuff!

I noticed this on an offloaded pc I cleaned up to pass on. Defragmenting your hard disk actually shouldn't be necessary on modern versions of Windows. Download CleanMyPC for Free Today Find Resource-Hungry Programs Your PC is running slow because something is using up those resources. Check This Out Share twitter facebook linkedin The Case of the Slow System (Score:5, Informative) by Fast Thick Pants ( 1081517 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @05:23PM

Whenever I try to remove it, I get a message saying that the operation is not valid for this process. Try reinstalling dropbox.exe. 0 Kudos Charles c.33 Level 1 ‎03-03-2015 08:51 PM Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Get direct link Print Email to a Friend Report Store My Library Free Newsletter Making Technology Work For Everyone Loading Why is my machine slowing down? RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search How-To Geek 10 Quick Ways to Speed Up a Slow PC Running Windows 7, 8, or 10 Windows PCs don't have to slow

Re:Check the HDD (Score:5, Funny) by Anonymous Coward writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @09:40PM (#26569659) My computer does this all the time. FOLLOW US Twitter Facebook Google+ RSS Feed Disclaimer: Most of the pages on the internet include affiliate links, including some on this site. I'd also consider a run of the free tool from If the C: drive is full enough, fragmentation can dramatically mess up performance in a very short time.

and  How do I monitor internet activity and see who's using it? Use kernrate to zoom in and see which driver is causing them. In one case the heatsink got unglued off of the northbridge. It's commonly understood that systems only tend to get bigger over time. That's more-or-less the nature of software evolution and the expectations that we have of increasing functionality and support.

Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Sorry (Score:5, Informative) by Yvan256 ( 722131 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:10PM (#26567595) Homepage Journal Congratulations, you just invented a new word []! The latter is really useful to test the surface and speed of a USB-HD. Lighten Your Web Browser RELATED ARTICLEHow to Enable Click-to-Play Plugins in Every Web Browser There's a good chance you use your web browser a lot, so your web browser may just Solid-state drives don't really need traditional defragmentation, although modern versions of Windows will "optimize" them -- and that's fine.

Individual processes will still run with only 4GB memory spaces. Patreon FAQ Ask Leo! The difference (as you've demonstrated) is that when Linux slows to a crawl, you've got at least some chance at finding and fixing the cause of the slowdown.

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