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September 29, 2013 4:59:42 PM

So recently my computer started freezing randomly and being very slow, It takes about 5 minutes for it to start up and I have never had an issue with that, usually takes about 30 seconds or less for it to start up and load. For some reason when I tried running sfc /scannow it stops at 17% and says that it was unable to continue, I ran the Memory Diagnostic, everything seemed to be fine. Ran a full system scan for malware, everything seemed to be clean as well. What can I possibly do? Laptop has been running perfectly for almost 3 years now and I do not feel like buying a new Windows 8 laptop. Any ideas?
September 29, 2013 5:04:23 PM

What anti-virus software are you running?
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September 29, 2013 5:40:18 PM

DiaSin said:
What anti-virus software are you running?


Norton
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September 29, 2013 6:43:29 PM

alexnovicov said:
DiaSin said:
What anti-virus software are you running?


Norton


Download Malwarebytes, run a full system scan. Speaking from experience, Norton is about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/
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September 29, 2013 6:57:07 PM

DiaSin said:
alexnovicov said:
DiaSin said:
What anti-virus software are you running?


Norton


Download Malwarebytes, run a full system scan. Speaking from experience, Norton is about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

I actually have the pro version on my dekstop; do you think its a virus or a malware?
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September 29, 2013 7:07:18 PM

alexnovicov said:
DiaSin said:
alexnovicov said:
DiaSin said:
What anti-virus software are you running?


Norton


Download Malwarebytes, run a full system scan. Speaking from experience, Norton is about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

I actually have the pro version on my dekstop; do you think its a virus or a malware?


Thats the only thing I can think of that would cause that massive of a slow-down.
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September 30, 2013 2:30:35 PM

what can I do if I can't even run the malwarebytes? Whenever I try to run it, it always detects one infected object and then after a couple of hours it just stops working, and it happened like 3 times already, the scan just does not finish and it is because of the virus, how can i get rid of that virus?
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September 30, 2013 3:18:00 PM

See if it will let you download and install Avast, that has a boot-time scan option, which will let it do a deep scan before the computer fully boots up. I use the paid version of Avast Internet Security as my primary security and have never had a virus get through.
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September 30, 2013 4:02:00 PM

DiaSin said:
See if it will let you download and install Avast, that has a boot-time scan option, which will let it do a deep scan before the computer fully boots up. I use the paid version of Avast Internet Security as my primary security and have never had a virus get through.


How do I do that? Do I have to load BIOS for that?

Another problem is probably that I cannot start my laptop in BIOS. I kept pressing Insert/Delete/F12 but windows just started loading. I have a Sony laptop
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October 1, 2013 12:11:34 PM

Found no viruses...
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October 1, 2013 1:27:14 PM

So I am thinking of reinstalling W7, I have my activation key on the back of my laptop, but where can i get a legit copy of W7? Without the activation code?
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October 1, 2013 1:50:44 PM

alexnovicov said:
So I am thinking of reinstalling W7, I have my activation key on the back of my laptop, but where can i get a legit copy of W7? Without the activation code?


Download the iso that matches your current version from this page, burn it to a disc and activate with your key after it is installed. This is NOT an illegal method btw.

http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-...
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October 1, 2013 2:09:12 PM

DiaSin said:
alexnovicov said:
So I am thinking of reinstalling W7, I have my activation key on the back of my laptop, but where can i get a legit copy of W7? Without the activation code?


Download the iso that matches your current version from this page, burn it to a disc and activate with your key after it is installed. This is NOT an illegal method btw.

http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-...


The major question will the key on the back of my laptop work as a legitimate key? Since it technically has been already used
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October 1, 2013 4:26:46 PM

alexnovicov said:
DiaSin said:
alexnovicov said:
So I am thinking of reinstalling W7, I have my activation key on the back of my laptop, but where can i get a legit copy of W7? Without the activation code?


Download the iso that matches your current version from this page, burn it to a disc and activate with your key after it is installed. This is NOT an illegal method btw.

http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-...


The major question will the key on the back of my laptop work as a legitimate key? Since it technically has been already used


Yes it will, as long as you use the same version of 7 you have now, and the motherboard in the laptop has not changed.
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October 1, 2013 8:32:37 PM

DiaSin said:
alexnovicov said:
DiaSin said:
alexnovicov said:
So I am thinking of reinstalling W7, I have my activation key on the back of my laptop, but where can i get a legit copy of W7? Without the activation code?


Download the iso that matches your current version from this page, burn it to a disc and activate with your key after it is installed. This is NOT an illegal method btw.

http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-...


The major question will the key on the back of my laptop work as a legitimate key? Since it technically has been already used


Yes it will, as long as you use the same version of 7 you have now, and the motherboard in the laptop has not changed.


Ok thanks a lot, hopefully this will solve the problem.
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October 2, 2013 12:52:24 PM

So, I have successfully reinstalled windows 7 but the problem is that there are absolutely no drivers, where can I get all the drivers? When I try to connect my laptop through cable, there is still no internet connection, or is there a download version of Windows 7 that has drivers included?
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October 2, 2013 1:08:07 PM

Best bet is to download the drivers you need to a thumb drive with the computer you are posting here from and install them on the laptop.
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October 2, 2013 1:15:24 PM

DiaSin said:
Best bet is to download the drivers you need to a thumb drive with the computer you are posting here from and install them on the laptop.


Yeah, didn't think of that before posting... I just went on the Sony website and they have all the drivers and apps and I need.
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