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Windows 7 runs slow

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  • Slow Startup
Last response: in Windows 7
July 23, 2011 5:03:40 PM

Slow boot up (10 min) slow programs. Any thing I try to run is slow slow it stops responding and some times shuts off. Need advice on should I get a new motherboard or what. This is a used computer which I am trying to get running. Win 7 installed after two tries. Boots up slow , when you click on program to start it takes a long time to start. Seems like it can not figure what to do. Tried all diag. in system shows nothing wrong. It was a clean install on a tetra bit drive. Nothing is running except basic programs.
Just need advice on what to do next. It has been a month of trial and lots of errors.

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a c 225 $ Windows 7
July 23, 2011 5:09:29 PM

Post the system's specs and we'll see if something stands out...
July 24, 2011 6:38:36 PM

The_Prophecy said:
Post the system's specs and we'll see if something stands out...

motherboard: Intel D915pbl
Processer: Intel (R) Pentium 4 CPU 3.20 ghz
Video: Ati Radeon HD2600XT
OS: Windows7 32bit
Memory: 3gig

By everything I have tried and tested on the machine it should run faster.
10 min to boot and all programs (scans, performance tests, problem checks)
run slow very slow and sometimes stop responding. I can not get it to keep running long enough to check updates online. It stops responding when I tried to use Driver check utility on Intels site. Been working on this beast for a month now. I have taken the memory out and replaced all checks fine. It just is a puzzlement to me. But I am just a common user and not a pro and really do not know the best way to test or repair what I am doing.
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a b $ Windows 7
July 24, 2011 10:19:02 PM

Is it any quicker in safe mode? If so the fault can be narrowed down.from there. It is usually a driver or software problem. so these can be disabled on startup with MSCONFIG and restarted one at a time until the problem reoccurs
a c 225 $ Windows 7
July 24, 2011 11:22:02 PM

Actually, Soluto works great for narrowing down issues with programs causing slow boot times. It will clock each process and show you how much time each one is adding to your bootup. I've already used it on a few systems with good results. Unfortunately it won't check drivers, but lets take this one step at a time...
July 25, 2011 12:03:03 AM

try system mechanic 10.5 or advanced system cleaner 3 they work really great for me
July 25, 2011 5:26:24 AM

Specifically, what diagnostics have you run?
July 25, 2011 6:49:41 PM

Alaskan_IT said:
Specifically, what diagnostics have you run?

I have run AVG pc analyzer
Tuneup Utilities
Reg Mech.
All win 7 program
I have tried to download Intel driver utilities program but the system slows down and stops responding and I can not get it to load. I have found with these programs I need some updates on my Display driver,network connection. Chipset device driver and some others. But this was I think the Reg Mech. that refers you to a "Join now and for a small fee we will download those drivers." Been burned by that crap before pay and still get nothing. I think if I could get the Intel program to load I could get a update on my drivers from them if I really do need them. If this makes sense let me know any info would help I am stumped.

Thanks all for the help.
July 25, 2011 7:10:05 PM

So, you need to run some hardware diagnostics. Since this is a fresh install of windows and it is having issues booting, I would suspect a defective hard drive. What is the manufacturer of the hard drive? I will link you to the diagnostic download.
July 25, 2011 7:17:11 PM

Its is a new tetra bit drive
July 25, 2011 9:46:04 PM

Ok, so it is new. And do you me 'terabyte"? Still, even new out of the box drives can be defective. 7% of all electronics are defective in some way right out of the box.