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Performance plummeted after manual shutdown

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  1. Pais

    Pais Thread Starter

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    I have a brand new PC. By brand new I mean I just got it yesterday! Today I've been playing around with WoW quite a bit and have been delighted with my new PC's performance (steady 60 FPS everywhere). However this evening I accidentally sent my PC into sleep mode and could not wake it back up. I was forced to shut it down manually by turning off the power switch. When I rebooted it took about three times longer to boot and when I tried playing WoW my FPS plummeted to under 10. There is a significant decrease in performance in other applications as well. The sound is also now garbled and has static. Any ideas on what I may have broken? I have tried system restore and rebooting several times.
     
  2. cybersloth

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    have you run a scan of your HDD? although the problem sounds more serious it's a good place to start
     
  3. Rollin' Rog

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    System restore was the first thing I tried. I just finished checking the hdd and it's fine. Going to run memtest next. Is there a way to find out if the issue is software or hardware related? Thanks!
     
  5. Rollin' Rog

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    Only by a process of elimination. See the "clean boot" instructions.

    I would expect System Restore to resolve this, but you might try resetting the IDE controllers using the VBS script available through the link below (step 1).

    You must download it to the desktop (right click, save content as, is the best method). You must see a VBS script icon not a Text file. Once downloaded, in Win7 you will probably need to right click on it and select "properties" and run it with Administrative rights.

    If it resets anything, reboot afterwards.

    http://winhlp.com/node/10


    You should also try a clean boot test >>

    First, restart in Safe Mode if necessary -- (tap the f8 key promptly on startup and choose the Safe Mode option from the boot menu) or Normal mode

    Then:

    Run msconfig and select the "Services" tab. Check "Hide Microsoft Services" and then disable the rest. Also uncheck "load startup items" on the general page.


    Now restart and test the issue at hand

    If no problems, run msconfig and recheck half the disabled items on the Services tab. Test again. If the problem recurs, UNcheck half the items you just checked to narrow down the culprit.

    If the problem didn't occur, check the other half, so all the Services are enabled -- proceed to do this on the startup tab as well.

    Get the idea? You want to isolate the problem to a specific startup if possible.

    Note: if you already have items unchecked under msconfig > startups and are in “selective” startup mode – you should note what these are before beginning. They will need to be de-selected again.


    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135/en-us

    If it occurs in a "clean boot", it is probably hardware.

    If you cannot readily fix this, warranty support should be your next option.
     
  6. antech

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    Warranty should be your First Priority since you are under it
     
  7. cybersloth

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    @ antech

    Disturbed Fan?

    me too
     
  8. antech

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    A great Disturbed Fan.
    My day starts with a "Shout 2000" or "Stricken" and orten End's with "Indestructible or Ten thousand Fists".
    cybersloth,you a "Heavy Metal Fan"?
    Godsmack ,Slayer,Slipknot Are my FAVOURITES.
    Here,in a country like India,
    you will find 5 Heavy metal Fans out of 500 Asked about.....
     
  9. cybersloth

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    Indian metal fan?

    well i know a few Indians and you are the first one i met who is into metal, Rock On Baji...
     
  10. Pais

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    So weird. Thanks for the tips Rollin but my machine mysteriously fixed itself. One thing I noticed that I didn't notice before is that on bootup it was flashing my RAM as 1066 when it should have been 1600. It says 1600 now.
     
  11. Rollin' Rog

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    Well that's always good to hear -- either the BIOS reset itself to defaults or the system file checker automatically replaced something or both :)
     
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