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December 8, 2013 12:03:53 PM

Ok so my PC has suddenly started running extremely slow this past week. Here is what happen:

My wife was playing Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn when the game crashed saying "Graphics Card drive has crashed, but it had repaired itself. She then decided to restart the computer (prior to her restarting the PC she said it was running just fine as it always has). When I returned from work and started it up it ran normally for about 5 - 10 minutes. Then everything bogged down to beyond slow.

I have ran sfc /scannow and chkdsk with nothing returned (both scans took overnight). I ran scans with Kaspersky and Malwarebytes (some detection of malware so I deleted).

Still running beyond slow, I started running in safemode with all the same results. So I did a factory restore of the PC. Now it is running just as slow as before.

I ran a diagnostic from bootup and everything passed. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the graphics driver. Nothing works, it always runs at normal speed for about 5 - 10 minutes at start up then instantly slows down.

Here is what I'm currently running in my PC:

HP Pavilion Elite (HPE-500y)

Motherboard - N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (Alvorix)
Processor - AMD Phenom II X6 1045T
Memory - 8 GB DDR3
Video graphics - AMD Radeon HD 7750
Sound/Audio - Integrated ALC888S-VD audio
Hard drive - 1.5 TB
Power Supply - Diablotek 675W

Everything is stock/standard for the HPE-500y with the exception of the Video Card and Power Supply

Any help or tips of what to try next would be a great help, thank you!

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December 8, 2013 12:06:50 PM

Sounds like a bad PSU honestly diablotek doesn't make reliable psu's
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December 8, 2013 12:23:49 PM

How did she shut it down? The normal way with Start - Shutdown, or holding the power button in?
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December 8, 2013 12:26:37 PM

I agree. With that PSU, it may say 675w, but there is no guarantee that is what you are actually getting.
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December 8, 2013 12:30:17 PM

firo40 said:
Sounds like a bad PSU honestly diablotek doesn't make reliable psu's


Hmm, I did not think about the PSU. I still have the old one, so I will give that a try.
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December 8, 2013 12:30:51 PM

AxlMyk said:
How did she shut it down? The normal way with Start - Shutdown, or holding the power button in?


She said that she shut it down through the start menu.
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December 10, 2013 7:32:53 AM

Glenda Peter said:
It seems that your OS has registry problems or it has missed some files, so I would suggest you to fix it properly with the help of any reliable program, like I always recommend to friends RegInOut. Its provides various features that make your PC maintenance job easier.

Thank you.


Hi. Those registry tools can do more harm than good and I don't recommend them. If running Windows 7, you can do a repair from the installation disk.
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December 10, 2013 7:34:44 AM

I would also try running www.malwarebytes.org ( the FREE version ) and see what if anything comes up. She was playing an online game and may have picked up some malware.
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