15 months ago I built my first computer. Now it is running mighty slow. I have defragged my HDD's, stopped many startup programs and limited my services.
Why is it slow? I'll give you all the information I can and thanks for he help.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 CPU 920 @2.67GHz (8 logical processes)
RAM: 6 GB DDR3
Motherboard: Asus P6T
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5770 (HIS)
PSU: 720W Gigabyte
Case: Thermaltake M9D gaming case
HDD C: 283GB free of 931GB
HDD N: 503 GB free of 931GB
START UP TIME
'til black screen with windows icon --> 30 seconds
'til I see the control bar --> 1:54
'til can get to a webpage -->2:57
after startup 68 processes
So is my problem with my HDD's possibly bad speed? It should be possible for me to scrape together enough for an SSD which I can re-install the OS on.
Will this solve my problem? Is it necessary? Thanks for your help!
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Thanks for the speedy reply and great advice. I now only have my antivirus as a start up program but I still have 55 processes. I I think a lot of them are crap, like 'PnkBstrA.exe*32' and maybe 'AppleMobileDeviceService.exe*32'. My understanding is that end process will not fix the start up problem. and shouldn't they be 64? How do I stop them? How can I give you a list of them so I don't delete something important? Thanks again!
No solution from you guys. If anyone reads this, I'm going to try re-installing windows onto an SSD which is going to fix the problem. If anyone else has this issue but doesn't want to do that maybe reinstall OS onto any drive. If anybody knows a better solution please post.