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fredbare50

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My system is getting slow and hangs at times, so I thought maybe a clean reinstall of Win 7 will be the way to go.I have an Acronis Free image on a Seagate ext HD, but I found that I cannot restore from that without using a full paid version of Acronis.
Is this correct, I am thinking of making a new image, using Paragon Backup and Recovery 14 Free?
When restoring from an image, do I reinstall Win 7 then use the image to restore all of the programs and files to the new Win7 install.
Can someone please advise me of the correct procedure to follow.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4087 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953767 MB, Free - 472233 MB; M: Total - 99 MB, Free - 21 MB; N: Total - 476838 MB, Free - 51160 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, H55M-LE
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

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My system is getting slow and hangs at times
The motherboard in your computer supports up to 8 GB of RAM.

You're running Windows 7 64-bit in it with only 4 GB of RAM, so you should max it out with 8 GB.

Adding more RAM is one of the best and most cost-effective ways to improve speed and "snappiness".

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There may be a number of reasons why it's running slow and hanging, such as:

The processor heatsink cooling unit is clogged with dust.

Too many programs are auto-loading and running in the background.

An infestation of malware, spyware, etc..

A large buildup of temp files.

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fredbare50

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Thanks frank, I cleaned everything inside case including heatsink cooling unit recently, it was heavily clogged.
I use Malwarebytes every week to check and also use Bitdefender, so I think malware is not a problem.
What is the best way to fix a build up of Temp files/
How do I check for programs running in background?
I will look into increasing Ram.
 

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I use Malwarebytes every week to check and also use Bitdefender, so I think malware is not a problem.
Go here, then click the large blue "Download Now @ Bleeping Computer" button to download and save AdwCleaner.exe to your desktop.

Close all open windows first, then double-click AdwCleaner.exe to load its main window.

Click the "Scan" button, then allow the scanning process to finish.
(Note: Several seconds may pass before the scanning process starts, so be patient.)

Click the "Cleaning" button, then click "OK".

Allow the cleaning process to finish.

When it's finished, click "OK" in each window that appears.

The computer will restart.

When the log appears during restart, save it.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE log here.

What is the best way to fix a build up of Temp files
Go here, then click the large blue "Download Now @ Author's Site" button to download and save TFC.exe (Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer) to your desktop.

After it's downloaded and saved, close all open windows.

Double-click it to load its main window.

Click the "Start" button.

If there are a large number of temp files or if there are multiple user accounts, the temp file deletion process may appear to freeze and may take a few minutes, so don't interfere with or abort it.

After it's finished, restart the computer.

Note: Advise how many temp files in MB's or GB's were found and deleted.

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How do I check for programs running in background?
Click Start, then type MSCONFIG in the search or run box, then press the Enter key.

When the small "System Configuration" window appears, click the "Startup" tab.

All entries in the "Startup Item" column that have a checkmark next to them are auto-loading and running in the background.

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Click Start, then type SERVICES.MSC in the search or run box, then press the Enter key.

When the "Services" window appears, expand it so you can see the list more clearly.

All entries in the "Name" column that are set on Automatic and Automatic(Delayed Start) are auto-loading and running in the background.

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Some of the startup entries don't need to auto-load and run and can be unchecked.

Some of the service entries don't need to auto-load and run and can be changed to Manual.

If you decide you want to reduce the startup load in your computer, I can give you complete instructions for doing it.

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# AdwCleaner v4.200 - Logfile created 02/04/2015 at 20:21:43
# Updated 29/03/2015 by Xplode
# Database : 2015-03-29.1 [Server]
# Operating system : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (x64)
# Username : Greame - GRAEME-PC
# Running from : C:\Users\Greame\Downloads\adwcleaner_4.200.exe
# Option : Cleaning

***** [ Services ] *****


***** [ Files / Folders ] *****

Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\PC Drivers HeadQuarters
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\BearShare Applications
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\DownLite
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\WeatherBlinkEI
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\Toolbar
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\hosts
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files\Uninstaller
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Greame\AppData\Local\Innovative Solutions
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Greame\AppData\LocalLow\WeatherBlinkEI
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Greame\AppData\Roaming\0D0S1L2Z1P1B
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Greame\AppData\Roaming\DigitalSites
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Greame\AppData\Roaming\DriverFinder
[x] Not Deleted : C:\Users\Greame\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_ndibdjnfmopecpmkdieinmbadjfpblof_0.localstorage

***** [ Scheduled tasks ] *****

Task Deleted : BrowserSafeguard Update Task
Task Deleted : SomotoUpdateCheckerAutoStart
Task Deleted : SpeedMaxPc Registration3

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****


***** [ Registry ] *****

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications\Torch.exe
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6E993643-8FBC-44FE-BC85-D318495C4D96}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A43DE495-3D00-47D4-9D2C-303115707939}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{813A22E0-3E2B-4188-9BDA-ECA9878B8D48}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{BCFF5F55-6F44-11D2-86F8-00104B265ED5}
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{813A22E0-3E2B-4188-9BDA-ECA9878B8D48}
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{BCFF5F55-6F44-11D2-86F8-00104B265ED5}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Webplayer
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\DownLite
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\WeatherBlinkEI
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Trymedia Systems
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Codec Package Packages
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\DivX\Install\Setup\WizardLayout\ConduitToolbar
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\A81E737A17150D040843D72D34240018
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\A81E737A17150D040843D72D34240018
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\00E944CB89111313EAF35A0553F547F9
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\53F55AF3F4049ED3FA6EA6F88E414E24
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\68E4BF4B11615E03C97732FD581AB607
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\8CE3DDAB2D152683FBCEB4866BCD2B0F
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\AF6CE16AFEA5C9A39B766468A8B35C21
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\FB1E44269B58F433A8C8E671E37CFDCF
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\A81E737A17150D040843D72D34240018

***** [ Web browsers ] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.17689


-\\ Mozilla Firefox v36.0.4 (x86 en-GB)


-\\ Google Chrome v41.0.2272.101

[C:\Users\Greame\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data] - Deleted [Search Provider] : hxxp://search.chatzum.com/?q={searchTerms}
[C:\Users\Greame\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data] - Deleted [Search Provider] : hxxp://dts.search-results.com/sr?src=crb&gct=ds&appid=1227&systemid=1&apn_dtid=IME001&apn_ptnrs=AGE&o=APN10653&apn_uid=2730071243434583&q={searchTerms}

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AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [16181 bytes] - [18/11/2013 21:19:23]
AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [4463 bytes] - [02/04/2015 20:17:13]
AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [15813 bytes] - [18/11/2013 21:26:19]
AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [4307 bytes] - [02/04/2015 20:21:43]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [4366 bytes] ##########
 

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I have done as suggested, and would like instructions to reduce load. at startup
 

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I have done as suggested and would like instructions to reduce load at startup
Do the following in the order that they're listed.

Follow the instructions correctly so it gets done right the first time.

If you know how and prefer to submit thumbnail images instead, it'll save you a lot of time.

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Click Start, then type MSCONFIG in the search or run box, then press the Enter key.

When the small "System Configuration" window appears, click the "Startup" tab.

Write down ONLY the names in the "Startup Item" column that have a checkmark next to them.

If the "Startup Item" column isn't wide enough to see the entire name of any of them, widen the column.

Submit those names here in a vertical list.

Make sure to spell them EXACTLY as you see them there.

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Click Start, then type SERVICES.MSC in the search or run box, then press the Enter key.

When the "Services" window appears, expand it so you can see the list more clearly.

Write down ONLY the names in the "Name" column that have their startup type set on Automatic / Automatic(Delayed Start).

If the "Name" column isn't wide enough to see the entire name of any of them, widen the column.

Submit those names here in a vertical list and in alphabetical order.

Make sure to spell them correctly.

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By the way, I've never used a USB external hard drive nor Acronis True Image, so I can't address any issues with them.

The only issue I can address and help you with here is to improve your computer's speed and "snappiness".

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fredbare50

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Startup Tab:

Intel(R) Common user Interface
Intel(R) Common User Interface
Bitdefender 2014
Bitdefender 2014


Services.MSC List:

Atomic Alarm Clock Time
Backup Service
Base Filtering Engine
Bing Bar Service
Bitdefender Desktop Update Service
Bitdfender Virus Shield
Com+ Event System
Cryptographic Services
DCom server Process Launcher
Desktop Window Manager Session Manager
DHCP Client
Diagnostic Policy Service
Distributed Link Trading Service
DNS Client
Function Discovery Resource Publication
Google Update Service (gupdate)
Group Policy Client
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Module
IP Helper
MBAM Scheduler
MBAM Service
Microsoft NGN v4.0.30319-X64
Microsoft.NET Framework v4.0.30319-X86
Microsoft Antimalware service
Multimedia Class Scheduler
Network Location Awareness
Network Store Interface Service
NVIDIA Display Driver Service
NVIDIA GeForce Experience Service
NVIDIA Network Service
NVIDIA Steroscopic 3D Driver Service
NVIDIA Streamer Service
Plug and Play
Power
Print Spooler
Program Compatibility Assistant Service
Remote Desktop Services
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
RPC Endpoint Mapper
Safebox
Security Accounts Manager
Security Center
Server
Shell Hardware Detection
Skype Click To Call PNR Service
Skype Click To Call Updater
Skype Updater
Sofware Protection
Superfetch
System Event Notification Service
TCP/IP NetBios Helper
Themes
UMPFSrv
User Profile Server
Windows Audio
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder
Windows Event Log
Windows Firewall
Windows Font Cache Service
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant
Windows Management Instrumentation
Windows Media Center Receiver Service
Windows Media Center Scheduler Service
Windows Media Center Network Sharing Service
Windows Search
Windows Update
WLAN Auto Config
Workstation
 

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Unless you frequently change display settings, you can uncheck these startup entries:

Intel(R) Common user Interface

Intel(R) Common User Interface


After you're done, click Apply - OK/Close - Exit Without Restart.

You can change "Startup Type" in these service entries to Manual by double-clicking each one to open its properties window, then changing the setting, then clicking Apply:

Bing Bar Service

Distributed Link Tracking Client

Google Update Service

Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN 4.0
(both entries)

NVIDIA Display Driver Service

NVIDIA GeForce Experience Service

NVIDIA Network Service

NVIDIA Steroscopic 3D Driver Service

NVIDIA Streamer Service

Skype Click To Call Updater

Skype Updater

Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant


Note: If you have the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, you can also change "Startup Type" in these service entries to Manual:

MBAM Scheduler

MBAM Service


After you're all done, close the services window and then restart the computer.

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Is that computer running any faster and snappier now?

I'll leave you with Allan to deal with the issues that I can't address.

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Thank you Frank.

Just realised you said you used Acronis free to make the Image, was it the Seagate version I linked to in my previous post ?
 
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