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System is being generally slow.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Cronnix, Mar 12, 2010.

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  1. Cronnix

    Cronnix Thread Starter

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    Hey everyone! I've got a problem and I dont quite know what the cause may be, or how to attempt to locate it. Issue is that system is being generally slow in almost everything.

    Firefox freezes/hangs up(specially when finishing downloading files), file explorer takes up to a min sometimes to open a folder, right click menu takes time to popup, start menu takes several seconds to come up, it takes several minutes to shutdown PC, ect..

    Programs I run, such as audio editing, games, ect often hangs up aswell. I run microsoft antivrius, which is far from best, yet it showed PC as clean.. What may cause this issue?

    I am using Windows7 64bit, Nvidia gtx260 card, 4gb ram, and i5. The hdd the system is on is several years old, about 3-4. Im using Microsoft security essential as antivirus, together with ad-aware.

    Thanks for any tips!
     
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    How many items have you got running on start-up ? Have you changed any files or settings recently or has the system been slow since the start ?
     
  3. Cronnix

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    I've got approx 70 tasks running in the task manager, both system and mine ones. As for changes, no, I cant recall any special change recently that may caused the problem, it kinda appeared without me noticing it at first.
     
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