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Laptop works properly only in safe mode

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


    Norton
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    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/
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. I am not sure where it is in the free version, but the boot-time scan is here in the full software. No bios access is required.


    Link to image: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7422/10028274106_c3cbb54de0_o.png
  10. DiaSin said:
    I am not sure where it is in the free version, but the boot-time scan is here in the full software. No bios access is required.


    Link to image: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7422/10028274106_c3cbb54de0_o.png


    Ok thanks, hopefully it will work
  11. Found no viruses...
  12. 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?
  13. 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-iso-image-downloads.12325/
  14. 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-iso-image-downloads.12325/


    The major question will the key on the back of my laptop work as a legitimate key? Since it technically has been already used
  15. 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-iso-image-downloads.12325/


    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.
  16. 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-iso-image-downloads.12325/


    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.
  17. 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?
  18. 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.
  19. 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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