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Having Poor Performance on exFAT Formatted External USB HardDisk

Q: Having Poor Performance on exFAT Formatted External USB HardDisk

Hello,

Recently I have formatted my Usb External Harddisk with exFAT, as I heard of the benefits of it over FAT32.

Its an IMATION Drive with 320gb storage.
Device Properties: TOSHIBA MK3252GSX USB Device

The problem is that it takes forever to copy files from the drive as compared to when the format was FAT32.

Currently, Im trying to backup all my files on my PC and I've been trying to copy out 60gb of Data that I started 10+ hours ago.
The wierd thing is the progress bar moves a fraction and then stops for about 5mins before continuing the another fraction.
I have totally no idea how to speed this up!
Anyway, I am going to reformat it into another filesystem. Should I choose NTFS or FAT32?

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A: Having Poor Performance on exFAT Formatted External USB HardDisk

I just found out that the slow copying/moving of Files is not due to formatting. It was due to my computer that switched to Native IDE from AHCI using registry editing and bios just a few days ago.

I'll switch back to AHCI and test tomorrow

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Hey folks,

I just reformatted a 350gig external hard drive as exFat so as to be able to use it with both Windows at home as well as Mac's - but now it seems my laptop does not read the drive ie I can't see it in MyComputer - although I can still safely remove for some reason.

I should possibly add that it seemed to take a seriously long time to format, around 5-6 hours I would say.

Any help at all would be MUCH appreciated! I can't use it for any purpose at the moment...

Many thanks,
Darkhorse Harrison

A:Formatted External HD as exFat - Windows does not read drive...

You did not say whether you formatted it to exFAT on a Mac or Windows machine. From what I have read ( I do not have a Mac) if you had formatted it on your Mac, you should choose MBR as the partition scheme and not UUID. Windows does not like UUID.

Not sure whether this info helps.

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I have multiple external hard drives, mostly full of blu-ray rips, and none of it is backed up. This is the first time I've had a problem with one of the drives.

Windows takes a long time to recognize the drive, but it does eventually appear in Computer. All files open and run slowly, and videos don't play properly. File transfer speeds aren't right either. Transferring files to or from the drive takes a long time, going at less than 1mb/s, while it used to go 20mb/s. This is the only drive experiencing these problems.

I tried error-checking, but it was also slow, and I'm not sure it's working correctly (I don't know how it's supposed to work, but basically it takes a long time and I'm not sure when it's finished; I think it didn't find problems but I'm not sure). IIRC defragmentation analyzation was at 1% for ages so I cancelled it. I'm scared to try stuff because I don't want to destroy the drive for good and lose everything. I did run CMD and used the "dir" command to get a text file list of everything on the drive, in case I lose everything.

I don't know whether it's physical or logical failure. When I discovered the problem this morning, the drive was extremely hot, along with some of the other drives (but like I said this is the only one with any problems). Yesterday, a lot of files were moved from this drive to another and vice versa, but again, the same is true for some of the othe... Read more

A:External HDD poor performance: physical or logical failure?

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Hello everyone, I hope someone can give me some advice, because I have a huge issue. My wife's laptop (Macbook OSX Yosemite) was being upgraded, so she needed to backup a ton of work files and pictures of our newborn son (150 gigs or so of stuff). I, having an external HDD to spare, formatted it as exFat on my Windows 7 machine. She plugged it in and it worked fine; she was able to drag files over, open them, drag them back.

But today, she copied over a few hundred megs of work files. Then she goes to copy more, and is told "this device is incompatible", but can't tell me much more (I wasn't there and she didn't get a screen shot). Now there is nothing on the HDD. Literally nothing; no files, no folders, nothing. She can open the drive on her Macbook, there's just nothing there. I've plugged it into my Windows 7 machine and I'm also seeing nothing. According to my Disk Management, the drive is healthy, with a primary partition, and 100% HD space available for use (although the format field is blank).

Now her work stuff is easily replaced, but the pictures of our baby is something that matters a great deal to both of us. Does anyone know of a way to recover these files, or any idea what may have happened? I don't think the drive is corrupted; it mounts and ejects easily in both OS (Yosemite and Windows 7). I must confess to being an idiot when it comes to Macs, and I just barely get by with Windows, so I'm at a loss here.

Any help is MUCH appreci... Read more

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First off, I didn't know whether to post this in gaming or hardware. Sorry.

My question: If there is dust on the videocard and fans or other poor condtions in my computer, can it affect performance in gaming? FPS wise?

Thanks, Andrew.

A:Poor computer conditions = poor gaming performance?

I think any build-up of dust can lead to poor performance due to heat. And heat can lead to crashes, BSODs, etc.

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Few days back, i upgraded windows 7 to windows 8 with digital download from microsoft website and i loaded that downloaded file into DVD for safety purpose.
Due to mother board failure, i replaced new mother board and the corresponding technician totally formatted my HDD.
Now i want to install windows 8 again, can i use that DVD which i loaded digital download file.
Need your help

A:Harddisk is formatted, can i reinstall windows 8- Needhelp

Hello Shiv, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If that was a Windows 8 ISO file that you burned to the DVD, then yes you will be able to boot from the DVD to do a clean install with it.

Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO
Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

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Hi All,

I used 32 bit win7 on a laptop with 200GB harddisk. As the time went by, it has becoming full. I want to reformat the harddisk but I don't want the hassle to reactivate the windows. I would like to know how to backup the windows system files only but not files that have been installed by other software. It should include the driver files needed by windows to operate.

I am not sure if I can use the recovery disk created by windows it self to copy windows system files to a new formatted harddisk.

Any enlightenment will be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advanced.

Best regards.

A:Copy win7 system files to new formatted harddisk

I recommend that you perform a image backup of your 200gig C drive and then store the image on an external drive. After creating the bootable restore cdrom, you can then replace the 200 gig with a larger one and booting the cdrom, you can restore to a larger drive. Then if you don't want the programs you had installed, you can uninstall them.

Other than that, I do not think that your method on your new hard disk will work, too many interconnected files and entries in your registry which will really barf..

Rich

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Windows recently told me I had less than 200mb free on its partition and it kindly requested that I make more room for it. So I went through my C: partition and cleared out a few hundred megs of stuff. So it went from reporting 194mb to 600ish. Nifty.

Nero informed me that it needed 800mb of free space on it's caching partition before it could burn a data disc for me. So I went sifting and found a folder with 2gigs of rarred stuff that'd been sitting around since last time I backed up all of my important files..moved it to another partition.

..Going to My Computer and right-clicking properties for the C: still only reports about 600mb free on my 15gb partition. Checking the properties for each indivdual folder, it only adds up to less than 3 gigs. Where's the other 12?

I keep everything fully updated, usually.
I've run Xoftspy to check for spyware, found relatively little.
I've run full scan with Norton and found nothing.

Any ideas?
 

A:Ghost Junk (aka A harddisk's poor bookkeeping)

Go to the following link and download and install SpaceMonger, which will tell you exactly what is taking up your HDD space:

http://www.werkema.com/software/spacemonger.html
 

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Hi,
I have a new SSD Drive (128GB) and I was experiencing some poor performance.
I read in another older thread about it and I want to post here my findings.
Windows has a very good utility to check performance of Drives : Elevated Comand Prompt >
Winsat Disk -Drive X (X is Drive is letter you want to test)
There you get all testing results of Read/Write/Rand/Seq and other.
Most significant and important is the Latency : Maximum. There is a huge diference from NTFS and ExFAT (2500 vs. 500)
Also, the Sector size in ExFAT has a significant impact on this Latency. I was testing with 16K, 32K, 64K and 128K.
64K is Good but I thing 128K is a litle better.

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Hello all,

I have a Windows XP 32bit with SP3 with up to date patches. When I try to access data from a Western Digital 250G external USB HD (which is formatted as exFAT) it says that it is not formatted and asks me to format it now. This same drive works fine when I attach it to a Win7 64bit workstation.

On the XP machine, I chose to format the drive using exFAT. I get the message "windows was unable to complete the format".

Now if I format the drive using NTFS I am OK. I even formatted the HD using exFAT on a Win7 64bit machine. When I place the HD back to the XP machine it sees the drive and the drive letter but keeps saying that it needs to be formatted.

In conclusion, the drive works on my Win7 both no matter what filesystem I use but in XP it only works as NTFS. I have no trouble seeing the drive or any drive letters. I even changed around the drive letters around from F to Z and I tried disabling the firewire connection (I read this on another site).

Normally I would just use NTFS and be done with it. However I wanted to use this drive to backup some things on my XBOX360 which does not recognize NTFS. Also (if im not mistaken) I wanted to attach this to a MAC and MAC won't recognize NTFS either but I believe it does recognize exFAT.

The HD is a little old but it does work fine. Any ideas?

A:XP won't recognize exfat external hd

If you don't have any files over 4Gb, I would use FAT32. I've actually had this exact same issue - what I did was partition the drive (160Gb) into 2 FAT32 partitions both formatted at 31Gb, then the rest of the disk space as NTFS. All three drives were recognized by both systems. Of course, the best way would be to purchase separate drives for each different file system you wish to use. Cheers.

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I have a Lacie 1tb external hard drive. I have a lot of media on it and suddenly in use it stopped working. I then plugged it into my computer and it said that I had to reformat the hard drive. My other hard drive which had a backup of everything dropped and stopped working. However I really need this one to work and since it can still show up on the computer I was wondering if there was a way I could save it.
Thanks
 

A:Formatted External hard drive needs to be formatted again?

Anyone?
 

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Basically im trying to use my hdd on my mac which wont show up in disk utility, desktop or finder.
but on my windows pc it shows so when I try to format it from NTFS to exFAT the message: unable to format comes up what do I do
 

A:External HDD is not formatting from NTFS to exFAT

Delete the partition and start over.
 

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I got an external HDD, Seagate Backup Plus 4Tb.
Can turn on Bitlocker if the drive is formatted with FAT.
Once I reformat the drive with exFAT, it returns the error:

Can't enumerate any more, because the associated data is missing.

Any suggestions how to enable Bitlocker on my exFAT drive?

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hiya all im new to this forum and i need a little help about 3 months ago i built my own pc and the spec is
proceesor:AMD FX(tm)-4130 quad core 3.80GHz
ram: kingston 8gb
64 bit
windows 7 serivce pack 1

copying over files is slow and i thought with it having 8gb ram would help it run smooth but dosent also struggles to play games ect:ts2014 and ship simulator both of the settings for the game is at its minimum and still struggles any help would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance

A:need help poor performance

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Let's take a look at your full system hardware specifications. Please follow this guide on how to get those specifications:

How to find your system specifications | Tech Support Forum

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Hello.
I have noticed that recently my computer has slowed down considerably. I first noticed it when it stutters to play the opening .wav sounds on startup, continued by a very slow load time when opening Firefox or even the start menu once windows is booted. On top of that, game performance has also taken a hit (longer load times, slower FPS). I have ran Adware, Spybot, and Spyware blaster. Adware didnt find anyting, Spyware blaster found a few things, but I removed them. Also ran an anti-virus scan and defrag with the Windows defragger, with no results. The Panda spyware/malware detector can not complete either because it freezes while scanning C:/ndtlr or something of the like. Here's my Hijack This log. I cant think of anything that I may have changed or installed that could have induced this.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:59:02 PM, on 3/13/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Sys... Read more

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Hi,

I am having severe performance issues on a Vista SP2 machine, whereby it can take several minutes to start Internet Explorer and then 5 - 10 minutes to load a web page and sometime the page does not even load.

I have run a Virus Scan from McAfee Internet Security and a Malwarebytes Scan, both come up clean. Running the task manager both CPU and memory usage are relatively flat.

I have attached some basic info about the computer / OS. I am not sure what other info to include or where to start looking for the root cause of the issue and am happy to provide additional info if requested.

Kind regards
TIm

A:Poor performance

Run chkdsk, on the hard drive.
Open a command prompt, with elevated privileges, then type chkdsk /r

To get to the command prompt, go to Start > Search > type cmd.exe then right click on the cmd.exe, then choose "Run as Administrator" in the command prompt, type chkdsk /r

let it run, going to take some time to complete, then restart the computer.

If no improvement, go here: SeaTools for DOS | Seagate burn seatools to a CD, boot from the CD run the short, and long tests, look for errors.

If all checks out good, next will be to check your RAM, go here Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool and get the .iso file, you will need to use a image burning software like The Official ImgBurn Website or some other image burning software.

You will want to test each stick of RAM individualy, if any errors are found you will need to replace the RAM.

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This is my mums Laptop and not the one i have stated in my profile.

Its an Acer Travelmate 2000, on Windows XP. Here is the HijackThisLog.

Cheers

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:22:08, on 31/07/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LaunchAp.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\PowerKey.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\HotkeyApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\CtrlVol.exe
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A:Poor Performance

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I recently bought a second EVGA 2GB GTX 770 SC and have SLI set up, but the performance increase I got was a lot less than expected. I ran my own little benchmark with the first mission of the BF3 campaign on Ultra settings and my average frames per second only increased about 20 from about 90 to about 110. I decided to run the 3DMark Fire Strike Benchmark to check if I am really getting the performance I should and it turns out I'm not. I compared my results to Legit Review's results and my GPU score of barely over 11000 is over 3000 less than theirs on the normal test. On the extreme test, my result of just over 5200 is significantly less than the site's result of 6700. What is going on here? I'm very frustrated. I already tried reinstalling the latest 337.88 driver and chose to clean install but the benchmarks are still yielding the same results.

A:Poor GTX 770 SLI Performance

How much of an overclock are you using, on core and memory? Are you changing the NVIDIA Control panel setting for performance rather than quality?

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Hi everyone, this is my first post and I'm desperate, here. I think I'm infected with Malware and I can't find it or get it out! I have screen shotes of the two "ads" that are showing up, if someone wants to see them. Clearly they are designed to get you to try and click on them. They are both showing up all across the web when I visit other pages, too.
 
Here is what I've done, scans I've run:
CCleaner
Advance System Care
Spybot Search and Destroy
Super Antispyware
MalwareBytes
AVG Virus Scan
And maybe one or two more (I can't remember)
None of these are picking up anything.

I've done a system restore to the earliest point I could, and that didn't remove it.

I have a couple of programs that I tried to uninstall, but are still showing up in my programs too. I suspect they are malicious. I think I got them when I was streaming videos from a site I thought was safe.

Also, when I log in through my son's desktop and use either Firefox or IE, they don't show up. When I log in through my desktop and use IE they don't show up, but when I use Firefox, they do. I also created another user desktop and they tried through there and they don't show up on that new desktop, either.
 
I have also noticed that there are two files showing up on C: that seem strange.
 
Computer>OS (C:)>Program Files -- (which I've always noticed) and
Computer>OS (C:)>Program Files (x86) -- (which struck me as odd)
 
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A:"Your PC Performance is Poor" and other "Ads"

Welcome aboard  If Firefox is the only program affected the fastest way to fix the issue would be to uninstall Firefox completely using this guide: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstalling_Firefox and install fresh copy. Also, uninstall Advance System Care.Registry cleaners/optimizers are not recommended for several reasons: Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "ba... Read more

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My stepdaughter has a one-year-old Toshiba laptop running Windows Vista and the thing is painfully slow.
I did a little research before posting this. Her computer sat for several months with a discharged battery. I bought a new charger, got the thing running, loaded the 52 upgrades. I did what I could to reduce the processes in the tray so that the system is not being asked to do any more than reasonable, menial tasks.
Granted, it only has 512 meg RAM, but this is the minimum requirement. It's the "Basic User" version of Vista, the machine was bought a couple of years ago and I was a little surprised it didn't have one gig. But I'm sure that Toshiba didn't intend for the machine to be this slow.
Let's say Internet Explorer version 8 is running, and you click on anything else, it just sits there for several minutes before displaying a hollow screen, which takes more minutes to fill in. It says this is a dual core Pentium running at a little under 2 MHz. I ran the "System Resources", or something, utility that's available from the task monitor (something new, not in XP) which shows the system RAM to be around 80% utilized. It seems like it's thrashing, but why?
I am new with Vista, but comparing this system to my wife's five or six-year-old Compaq, running XP with a similar clock speed, the same amount of RAM, and a single core processor, she can run circles around her daughter. Is this typical? I feel like the answer's going to be a resounding, "put so... Read more

A:Poor Performance

Vista works better with more then 2Gigs of RAM, so I would upgrade. 512Megs was fine a decade ago, but not any more.

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Hi, my superantispyware picks up on a 2o7 cookie and it keeps coming back after deletion.
The computer is slower these days too. Heres a HJT log....
Can someone please help me please?
Thanks,
madpanfan

[email protected]: It also has a cookie [email protected][2].txt.
I have also seen one here before that was something like paypal2o7.txt or similiar....sorry can't remember it exactly

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:04:55, on 10/03/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC\LogWatNT.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Tre... Read more

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The device has been generally underwhelming since day 1. I was hesitant to submit a Premiere support ticket at first because I was in the middle of a very important project that I didn't want to be interrupted by servicing. But it became so unpredictable that I was using my 5 year old Ideapad instead (the one I had hoped to replace with the P1). So I submitted a ticket. Lenovo support replaced the motherboard and fan assembly promptly with great service, but the problems never really went away. The machine preformed for almost a day without a glitch, but all it once, every symptom came back.I am fairly certain that a machine with this hardware isn't supposed to be acting this way. I've tried submitting another support ticket, but I get an email saying there was a processing error, and I need to request a callback. The link to request a callback doen't take me anywhere that I can request a callback. So I tried calling in, but I do not have a lot of time to sit on hold (I eventually had to hangup). I often do not have time for this kind of thing until the end of a day or the weekend, and eveybody is closed. Last time I was able to do everything over email, and it was great. I'm not sure what to do... The machine works, and it's probably faster than a lot of other computers... Maybe I'm crazy, but my question is; Should my 5 year old Ideapad Y510p out-preform this device which has a i7 8850H CPU, and Quadro P2000 graphics card? Things... Read more

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My computer reacts slowly.When I click shut down it shows a windows what do you want the computer to do after 5 minutes. When I start the computer it takes about 20 minutes before any program works. When I click on my computer it again takes 5 minutes or more to load. Also when I try to go to a disk drive using start-my computer- files i want to go the whole computer freezes, and response again after few minutes. I want to know why is it happening? Thanks

A:Poor PC performance

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Lets rule out malware first

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Here is the Hijackthis log for my previous posr sorry i am a newbie to this Scan saved at 7:42:43 PM, on 4/14/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\avp.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\klwtblfs.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.comR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.comR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaul...rch/search.htmlR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search... Read more

A:poor pc performance

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions... Read more

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Hi,

I'm using Team Xtreem S3 120 GB SSD with Win7. The intallation was performed on AHCI mode and drivers and BIOS settings seem to be ok. However I get a poor perfomance. With SATA2 connection, I believe I should get seq speeds around 200-250 MB/s. Here is what I get:

Crystal Disk Info

AS SSD

A:Poor SSD performance

I think I have found the reason. My SSD seems to run as SATA 1 altough my other HDDs are on SATA 2 mode. Any idea how to fix It?

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Here are my logs as requested (I hope I have these correctly formatted for you)
DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Steve at 19:53:02.35 on 28/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.511.110 [GMT 1:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}
FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung Media Studio\SamsungMediaStudioAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SnoopFreeUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\vpt... Read more

A:Poor Performance

Bump Please. If I have any detail wrong, please let me know and I will re-submit.
Thanks
Steve

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Hello,

I'm new to the Win 7 community and i already have a problem. I just installed Win 7 x64 4 days ago because everyone was telling me how well it runs but i had a big surprise.
The instalation was fast , after that i installed the sound driver ( because i needed the control pannel to configure my surround system ) and the video drivers ( for the control center ). After that all the other programs i usually use.
The problem is that everything i do it runs very slow. If for example i install a game and try doing something at the same time...
And also games/programs take very long to launch. This didn't happen in vista.
I really could use some help to identify the problem...

BTW my specs are:
q6600
4gb ddr2 800 cl4
hd4850
seagate 250gb sata2
mobo gigabyte p45-ds3r

A:Win 7 poor performance.

what build are you using?

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Hi,

Recently I've been having some problems with my laptop. I've had it for five months now. Basically performance is at quite a poor level, it's very noisy, very hot, and running around 70 processes generally. CPU usage is high and so doing basic things such as browsing the internet is really stressing the laptop out and I'm getting lag. I don't know if this is related to some malware or something else.

I'm on Windows Vista so I have run DSS to get a log. The extra log is attached.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Oli on 2008-05-26 13:51:11
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
12: 2008-05-26 10:47:14 UTC - RP113 - Removed Napster Burn Engine
11: 2008-05-26 10:46:50 UTC - RP112 - Removed Napster
10: 2008-05-23 0829 UTC - RP110 - Windows Update
9: 2008-05-21 08:18:26 UTC - RP109 - Windows Update
8: 2008-05-17 00:24:00 UTC - RP108 - Windows Update


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-04-28 20:50:30 UTC - RP101 - Device Driver Package Install: Sony Ericsson Modems


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-05-26 13:54:28
Platform: Windows Vista (6.00.6000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16386)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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A:Poor PC performance

I've run a few programs such as Ad-Aware and nothing's really showing except a few tracking cookies.

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I have check my startup programs and remove all the ones that are not necessary. Here is my HJT Log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 12:00:59 PM, on 4/28/2010Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AIM\aim.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Amazon\Amazon Unbox Video\ADVWindowsClientSystemTray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exeC:\Users\khoa\Desktop\HijackThis.exeC:\Users\khoa\Downloads\HiJackThis.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exeR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blankR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = R3 - URLSearchHook: McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar - {... Read more

A:Poor performance

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you let... Read more

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Hijack this suggested I post this, any help would be appreceated.

Thank you

Casey Jones
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by jonesr1 at 10:40:01.45 on 2009-04-03
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1022.422 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Microsoft Forefront Client Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront\Client Security\Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\AeXNSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\IBM\icc\cimom\bin\cimlistener.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront\Client Security\Client\SSA\FcsSas.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\IBM\icc\slp\bin\IBMSA.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\IBM\icc\slp\bin\slp_srvreg.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

A:Poor performance

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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Thanks for your help.

Regards,
HHirani

A:Poor Performance

Hello and welcome to BCWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. We aim to provide the valuable service known to come from BC to every member we can, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay. Please see here for instructionshow to install HijackThis and make a logfile. Save it into convenient location and include it to your next reply, please.NextPlease do a scan with Kaspersky Online ScannerNote: If you are using Windows Vista, open your browser by right-clicking on its icon and select 'Run as administrator' to perform this scan.Click on the Accept button and install any components it needs.The program will install and then begin downloading the latest definition files.After the files have been downloaded on the left side of the page in the Scan section select My ComputerThis will start the program and scan your system.The scan will take a while, so b... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

Recently purchased a larger capacity computer. I wanted the contents of the new system to be exactly the same as my old one. Much to my disappointment the newer, faster, larger capacity computer performs slower than the old system. This is a comparison of both systems:

OLD--------------------------NEW

Intel Pentium MMX-------Intel Pentium III
200 MHz-------------------800 MHz
3.25 GB hard drive------20 GB hard drive
192 MB RAM--------------512 MB RAM

Both systems are mirror images of each other. Win98SE with IE6.0 and exactly the same programs installed. The biggest differences are with the CPU Load and uncached speed. The uncached speed is around 2 and a half times slower and the CPU Load about 25% slower.

I run all maintenance programs daily (disk cleanup, scan disk, disk defrag, etc). At startup there are only four basic programs running. The background programs are only what is required. No firewalls are installed or virus scans. Spybot, Ad-Aware and a virus scan are run at least twice weekly. The system is clean. I will gladly try any recommended suggestion. Thanks for reading.
 

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After having rather high hopes for SSD Performance...I'm disappointed.
I'm glad I got a test unit, because if I would've shelled out the cabbage for this, I'd be a little PO'd.

I have an 8300 Quad Core 2.5 Intel with 4GB of RAM running W7 Pro 64 Bit.
Instead of trying to clone the old drive, I did what I thought was right and did a fresh install.

I loaded up MSE, Office 2010 and all Windows Updates.
Did a couple of tweaks (made sure defrag was off, DMA mode on instead of PIO, disabled indexing)

I have all the latest chipset, mobo, video, etc., drivers.

Yes, it boots into Windows to the desktop faster. No doubt.
Yes, it opens up windows faster and programs SOMETIMES as well.

But it multitasks terrible. If I'm download, installing, etc., anything...and try to move program to program, it's slow. To the point I think it's freezing up.

I've read a few of the tweaks here...and I'm missing something I think.

It's an Imation 2.5" M series 64GB drive. I know it's not the Vertex 2...but it has pretty decent specs behind it. Not the best, but it should do everything my SATA platter drive does better...period.

It doesn't.

What should I be looking for? (It shipped with the latest firmware, and trim is turned on...not like that matters since I only installed Win7Pro fresh a few hours ago...)

A:Poor SSD Performance

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

This is the one I was actually looking for.
SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

Hope they help.

Mike

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I have followed the preparation thread; hopefully things will be faster that way.FYI: I encountered an error using the second program (GMER, was it?). It says the system could not find the file specified and when the application loaded, I could not configure it correctly. Most check boxes were grayed-out with no check in them except Services, Registry, and Files.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64 Run by Spectro at 11:19:34.26 on Sat 07/24/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.4094.2384 [GMT -4:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\avp.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchos... Read more

A:Poor performance

I'm pretty sure my post was overlooked. I know I'm not supposed to bump, but I'm seeing threads that were made just a day or so ago and already have posts from the malware team.

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Hello,
I need your help.
Issue description:
Low FPS in games; Witcher 3 went from 50-60fps on high to 10-20fps on ANY setting; same with Rainbow Six Siege and GTA 5.
High GPU Load (90%+) and temperature (53°C) when idle.
Things I tried:
Clean install of nvidia drivers with DDU
Driver rollback from the latest to 358.91
I would get normal performance after restart but the issue would come back within 5-10mins.
I ran the Rkill and it killed 3 processes; this temporarily solved the issue until a restart.
Scanned with Malwarebytes for rootkits, found 1 but it is quarantined and the issue still persisits
What do I do?
 
System Info:
BIOS Date: 04/10/15 10:16:37 Ver: V12.8B0
Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 10586) (10586.th2_release_sec.160223-1728)
Intel Core i5-4460  CPU 3.20GHz
MSI B85-G43 GAMING (MS-7816)
GIGABYTE GTX970 G1 Gaming
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 CL9

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I have a MSI Z77A GD65 mobo, and in Windows 7 USB 3 is running very well with up to 120kb/sec on my USB 3 hdd.

Same hdd, same USB 3 port, but in windows 8 only 40-65kb/sec. I have tried to install the Intel USB 3 driver from MSI, but I get a warning, that the Win7 x64 driver has some compatibel-problems, and there is no solution yet.

Anybody know of a beta USB 3 driver for Windows 8? Right now I am using this version 6.2.9200.16420.

Allso my USB 3 HUB is only running USB2 speed in Windows 8, so something is not right.

A:Poor USB 3 performance

You must have meant mb/sec, not in/sec...as kb/sec would be terrible.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54.8

Almost a year ago i built a pretty good gaming system. I am fairly good with computers and i keep it clean and simple. I find that once per year i usually need to backup and do a re-format to speed up the system.I noticed that over time the graphics in Battlefield 2142 were getting laggier, as they also were in Oblivion. It suddenly went way downhill, so i figured it was time for a format.I reformatted and updated windows (as much as it would let me without having a genuine copy) and then tried installing my games.I found that oblivion was stalling right at the end of the installation, but after the game WAS installed, it just wouldent make the finishing touches (maybe installing direct X)Then oblivion gave me an error message for not being able to find "d3dx9_27.dll"i searched google and came up with THIS PAGESo it seems a few people were having my problem. I installed the dll, and the game worked.BUT it worked horribly, the graphics looked pretty, but my framerate was unplayable.My system specs are better than the "reccommended specs" for the game. Plus, the game worked great before.Anyways, same sort of problems with BAttlefield 2142.The graphics card is a "NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS"Maybe i am missing some sort of DirectX stuff? i tried downloading direct X and it didnt seem to make it much better.Also tried re-installing drivers, and rolling back the system to the state it was in RIGHT after the format. Still no luckAny Ideas???Thanks fol... Read more

A:Re-formatted---horrible Graphics Performance

Did you read thisand this?Further I would uninstall Dirext and re-install latest version

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My games are ok such as warcraft
BUt the windows overall interface isnt snappy like i open a program it takes a min to load or i open a internet browser or like if i open file explorer
Any help is appreciated
 

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I'm working on a dell studio laptop.
The original symptom was 30 minute+ boot up and it would eventually start Vista (Home Premium 32-bit).
Malwarebytes came up with a few minor tracking cookies, removed them. Anti-virus came up clean.
Reboot still takes over 30 minutes.
Installed SP2 (took over 5 hours). Reboots.
Now stuck in reboot loop.
I ran dell diagnostics and everything passed, and I mean everything. I ran SATA long test, full memory test, everything passed.
Now we move into the mystery.
UBCD4Win hangs with a black screen (Waited over 1 hour)
XP based ERD hangs with a black screen (Waited over 1 hour)
Vista based ERD starts after a decent 20 minute wait. Backed everything up.
Reinstalled Vista from DVD.
Still slow boot. Driver installs taking hours.

Any idea what's going on? Any help greatly appreciated.
 

A:Unexplained poor performance

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54.4

My laptop computer says i have poor performance.i already defrag,run ccleaner,superantispyware,chkdsk.I already go to msconfig on startup and i only check antivirus and malwarebytes but still my laptop wont fix.my taskbar also not responding maybe 15 sec on startup.i go to event viewer and had this warning "The speed of processor 1 in group 0 is being limited by system firmware. The processor has been in this reduced performance state for 71 seconds since the last report".
My computer specs is this:
Processor: Intel®Pentium®Dual CPU T2390 @ 1.86GHz1.87GHz

RAM: 2gb

System type: 32-bit OS

PLS HELP...

A:laptop poor performance

Hi -You could list the Make and Model of computer and post a snapshot with Speccy as this may give us a bit more to look at -Publish a Snapshot using Speccy =<<Follow These DirectionsPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:?Flush DNS?Report IE Proxy Settings?Reset IE Proxy Settings?Report FF Proxy Settings?Reset FF Proxy Settings?List content of Hosts?List IP configuration?List last 10 Event Viewer log?List Installed Programs?List Users, Partitions and Memory size.?List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

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Hello,

I can't get DMA mode enabled on my slave drive. It's a Hitachi Deskstar 120GB IC35L120AVV207. It is connected with a 80 pin cable along with a Western Digital 80GB master HDD. The WD drive is DMA enabled no problem but the Hitachi is stuck in PIO mode.


I ran the HDTach test and the results sucked

HDTach results

Is there something I'm missing somewhere?

System specs:

P4 2.53GHz 533FSB
Asus P4T533-C
512MB Samsung PC800 RDRAM
Gainward GF4 Ti4600 Ultra/750XP GS
80GB WD HDD - master
120GB Hitachi HDD - slave
Verbatim 40x12x48 CD-RW
Sony DVD+RW DRU-120A
Hercules Game TheaterXP sound card
Antec TrueControl 550watt ps
WinXP Pro w/SP2
DX9c

Any help/advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
 

A:Poor performance with Hitachi HDD

Make sure the drives are jumpered correctly. One as master and the other as Slave OR try Cable Select on both drives OR set the WD to the "Master with Slave" jumper setting. Check the BIOS settings to make sure the drive is detected and DMA is enabled there.

Then there's these steps to follow: http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=6645

You should also install the latest Intel Chipset INF and Application Accelerator for best performance: http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scr...SFullName=Windows*+XP+Professional&submit=Go!

Once you install the Application Accelerator you can check drive settings with it, it'll be under your Programs in the Styart Menu.
 

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I have a this ZBook and The performance on 2.4G network is really poor. I am able to download with speed test on this computer with 3Mbps, while on another older computer on the same network at the same time I can pull off over 30Mbps. I have all the latest Wifi drivers from Intel and from HP installed (19.50.1.5 rom Intel, and tested also with 19.20 from HP).Wifi card is Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 I am now using 5G that works better, but I also need the 2.4G. how can I solve this? BR Tomaz

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I just discovered that my Samsung SSD (830 series, MZ-7PC064D/EU) shows a very poor write performance (161 MB) though my read performance is pretty fair (448 MB).
[IMG]http://s11.**************/qkuuvairn/05_11_2012_20_59_46.png[/IMG]

I searched the web for a while now and tried every suggestion anyone wrote - nothing worked, my speed stays low (in comparison to values other users of this SSD get: ~500MB read ~300MB write - without RAID!)

Here are my system specifications:
Mainboard: M4A87TD EVO
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
RAM: 8GB 1333 MHz
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, up to date

My SSD is plugged into the first SATA connector. All my drivers, my BIOS and the SSD's firmware are the latest ones, TRIM and AHCI are activated, all the usual SSD tweaks have been made (no defragmentation, no search indexing etc.).
I tried:
using the Microsoft AHCI driver instead of the AMD SATA one
disabling the write cache
installing the latest chipset drivers provided on AMD's website
installing the latest chipset drivers provided on ASUS' website
forcing SATA 6gb/s support in the BIOS
I really don't know what I should try next - any suggestions?

A:poor SSD write performance

The write number of 161 is considerably faster than many SSDs.

Are you disappointed only because of the benchmark?

The most important factor is access time and that looks fine.

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I've noticed that in recent times, watching streaming videos (already loaded and buffered) has been suffering from random stuttering. I've also noticed that gaming stuttered quite often, with high settings stuttering as much as low settings.

It's not overheating, I've defragged multiple times in the last week, and the computer was bought in February - not even a year old (although used heavily). I've run virus scans, malware, etc. and they've come up either clean, or I've fixed them. I've run PC optimization software and close most unnecessary processes before gaming.

I was wondering, could it be possible that a part has deteriorated to the point of not performing so well? Or in the video case, perhaps I've got an issue with Flash?
 

A:Poor Performance, but not overheating?

It is possible that a piece of hardware (whether it be your video card, processor, etc) has been heated to an extent where efficiency is diminished, and that's my guess as to what your problem is. I would recommend running a program telling you the temperature. My personal preference is HD Health, but I'm sure there are plenty more to choose from.

If the temperature is high, then purchase a new fan, or move the computer to a location where better ventilation can be achieved.

If the temperature seems normal, then I apologize, but I am out of ideas. I hope I was able to help you in some way, and good luck.
 

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I have a home LAN, server running Mandrake 9.2 with Samba as a file server (3.0.2) for three PCs. Had a virus on PC running WinME, so cleared it out then applied a load of Microsoft patches. Copying files from Samba server now runs very slow. 2nd PC has XP on it, had a purge of malware then applied patches to it and now that transfers data from Samba slow.

Finally, had a new Laptop (for work), in process moved from Win2k to WinXP and although it took about 20 mins to copy all my files across to samba before the change, I now come to copy them back and after 10hrs I've done less than 10%.

Internet access via the server, still performs fine, it seems to be related to something that changed on the three Windows PCs. AVG, Adaware and Spybot all run clean.

Is it just the LAN, or Samba/Linux, I think not as I have 3 Slimp3s (www.slimdevices.com if you've not seen them before) on the LAN that play mp3s thru my hifi and they are fine still.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
 

A:Poor performance on LAN with windowsXP & ME

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Can someone tell me what programs need to run at start up. I am trying to help my mother get her computer running better. Here is the Hyjack log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:15:27 AM, on 12/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ACS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\OasClnt.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\SPAMKI~1\MSKSrvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\00THotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\SigmaTel AC97 Audio Drivers\stacmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TFNF5.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TPSMain.exe
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A:Poor performance. CPU maxed out

below are 2 websites to help you trim the startup menu. this will speed up your startup.

http://www.netsquirrel.com/msconfig/index.html

http://www.castlecops.com/StartupList.html
 

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