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100% disk usage - slow and lagging computer

Q: 100% disk usage - slow and lagging computer

Hi guys,

I've recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15 (7548) which has i7-5500U, 16gb RAM, AMD Radeon R7 M265 4GB.

Problem I'm having is that the laptop is laggy and sometimes freezes.

I've noticed the disk usage sits at 100% most of the time.

I've just upgraded it to windows 10 in the hope that windows 8 was causing the issue but it has stayed the same.

Any help with this (as it makes the laptop slower than my 5 year old laptop which I replaced) would be greatly receieved!


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A: 100% disk usage - slow and lagging computer

Is it a spinner HD or SSD?

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I have an issue with my laptop which is running windows 8.1. Mostly on restarts it takes a long time then once started you can not do anything for a bit. when I do a CRT ALT DEL the CPU usage is low as memory but the disk usage is at 100% even though I cant see anything using much of it. Also note that when I do the CAD it takes way too long to start. I really don't see anything listed to start that could be causing the problem as I have most programs disabled at start up. Virus scans and malware scans are all clean or mostly clean virus scan is 100% clean. Any ideas or test I should try. ThanksWater

A:Slow computer with 100% disk usage

Hi water101 Can you try disabling the Prefetch and Superfetch services, then restart your computer and let me know if the Disk Usage is still at 100%.http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/disable-superfetch-prefetch-windows-8/

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Hi all,

I got a new computer, nothing fancy, very much a budget HP laptop with an I3, 8GB ram and 1TB HDD. In the last few weeks the computer has become unusable and my 10 year old gateway is running faster. The disk is always at 100% usage even if there's very little data going through it. Constantly clicking away even have being untouched for hours with no programs open.

Copying files from one partition to the other was going at only 700-900 kb/s

This is what I've done so far:
-reset windows twice (fresh install, formatted the hard drive - took 6+ hrs)
-refreshed windows (delete all programs/apps)
-disabled Windows Search
-disabled Superfetch
-passed Windows Disk Check
-passed full system test/diagnostic (3+ hrs) in BIOS
-no viruses found with avast

Anything else I can try?

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Sorry. Looks like I posted in the wrong forum. Not sure how to delete this topic. 

A:My computer is slow; high disk/cpu usage

Not sure how to delete this topic.
Do not bother as a Moderator will move if deemed more suited to another area.
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If you have an old version, please delete it first
Right click on the new Red icon and select Run as Administrator
A black DOS box will appear for a short time and then disappear.
This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
At most the tool will usually run for about 2 minutes
Please Copy and Paste the small log back here.
Do not reboot your computer until you complete the next step.
Now :
Download AdwCleaner by Xplode from Here or Here and save to your Desktop.
Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
 * Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
Click on the Scan button (only once)
AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
After the scan has finished, click on the Report button only once for accuracy.
A report (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for your review.
Check the listed removals and see if you are OK with them.
If you have questions, post the Report log back here.
Click on the Clean button only once for accuracy
Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
Press OK finally to allow AdwCleaner to Restart the computer and complete the removal process.
After rebooting, a log report (AdwCleaner[S0]... Read more

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My Task Manager:
HP Pavilion with Intel Core i3 running on Windows 8 and NVIDIA GEFORE GT 630M 1GB


My relatively new (about 2 months old) laptop running on Windows 8 suddenly became slow. I noticed it starting yesterday when it became really laggy. Just a few days ago it was working just fine.
I tried to look for solutions online and was worried that it might be caused by malware. I did a quick scan with Malwarebytes and it found no infections.
When I boot in safe mode, it seems pretty fine. I tried doing a system restore but I was also informed that it wasn't completely done probably because of an antivirus.
My antivirus is Norton Internet Security and I've read that Norton can be such a hog so I've tried disabling it though not entirely and it hasn't been uninstalled yet. What worries me is that I haven't experienced this problem even with Norton running until just recently.
I've also tried running a chkdsk /r because going to Tools > Check for Errors on my C:\ drive said that there were errors that needed repair.
It has become less laggy but apparently not totally (not to previous state). My task manager however still shows 100% disk usage. Previously Norton would be listed among the top but now it's usually "System" and I don't quite understand why.
Help very much appreciated! Thanks.

A:Windows 8 computer suddenly became slow, 100% disk usage

It might be Windows trying to index the contents of your hard drive which is worth shutting off to test.

Open your start menu and type "indexing options" and choose the first entry in the Settings category. Remove everything from the list and restart. Does it have any effect?

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Hello & hope you might be able to help.    
I have been trying to figure out what is causing the notebook to several slow down with very slow response to keyboard/mouse or any tasks.  I have a Lenovo Y550 notebook and have been trying to determine if this is a virus or software conflict for several months.  
After using multiple tabs in Firefox or Chrome (ebay, photo's, lots of searches & facebook games), the system will start to slow down, cpu usage then goes to 80-85%, disk activity is completely solid in the Resource Monitor & the fan will run - usually until I shutdown the computer.  
I have read many of your tutorials & removed software, changed anti-virus packages, ran checkdisk, and updated video drivers.  
Running CCleaner about 4-5 times a day.
Malwarebytes, Avast & Defender have not found any problems at all - this is somewhat of a concern also.
Receiving no errors at all.
Even upgraded internet to Uverse 18Mbps - which has not helped.
I am not very technical - enough to be dangerous.  I have spent sooo much time trying to figure this out and realized I need help.   Thanks so much in advance !! :-)
FYI...This is what the resource monitor typically looks like:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
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A:Slow computer, cpu usage & disk high, 10-20 sec. lag for keystroke

**In any case where you happen to be busy or unable to give us a reply, we would be grateful if you keep us informed in advance and we will be more than happy to wait. Failure to do so we will have your thread closed in THREE(3) days. Hello there, pinkmonkey I'm Conspire, I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.Please observe these rules while we work:Read the entire procedureIt is important to perform ALL actions in sequence.If you don't know, stop and ask! Don't keep going on.Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.Stick with me till you're given the all clear.Remember, absence of symptoms does not mean the infection is all gone.Don't attempt to clean your computer with any tools other than the ones I ask you to use during the cleanup process.IMPORTANT NOTE : Please do not delete anything unless instructed to. Remember to backup all your important data(if possible) before moving on. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please download aswMBR.exe and save it to your desktop.Double click aswMBR.exe to start the tool. (Vista/Windows 7 users - right click to run as administrator)Allow it to update where necessaryClick ScanUpon completion of the scan, click Save log and save it to your desktop, and post that log in your next reply for review. Note - do NOT attempt any Fix yet. You will also notice another file created on the desktop named MBR.dat. Right click that file and select Send To>... Read more

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For the past few months i have noticed that my Vista HP Pavilion dvd6565us has been running really slow.  Typically to open an internet browser it takes a minute and then everything seems to happen in slow motion once it gets online.  Also the fan always seems to be running and the bottom of the laptop gets really hot.  Finally I have the free comcast version of Norton 365 and it is always telling me that I have high disk usage host process for windows services. Anyone know if there is something wrong with the computer.  I have run Comodo Dragon, Norton Anti Virus and Malware bytes with nothing being detected.  Also when I run a full scan on Comodo or Norton it can take over 24 hrs to run a full scan. 

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This computer has been set up new about a week ago.
All drivers (including NVidia, which sits at 368.39) are brand new (downloaded from the ASUS support page... besides NVidia), according to Windows Update, there's nothing left to do (means, Win 7 is on SP1).

Nevertheless, once I start _some_ games, dwm.exe spikes up to 20-25% CPU usage (overall usage is usually about 5-6% higher) and everything starts lagging. Typing isn't instant, Youtube is laggy, moving windows is laggy, etc...

Funny enough, this doesn't even need a game _running_. For example, I just had "enough" of this crap when I started Stellaris. Similar to other Paradox-games (Europa Universalis 4, CK2, etc), the game has a launcher (which is used to activate mods). The game itself isn't even running... Still, as I'm typing this, everything is laggy.
And the CPU sits at something around 23-27%.

Please, this can't be right... :/

Edit: Windows just gave me the "windows is slow, disable aero?"-window... Thought "sure, can't hurt."
Now nothing lags... But again, this can't be right/the solution.
I mean, this computer is powered by a (very slightly) OC'ed i5-6600K and a ASUS STRIX GTX 970... Aero isn't that demanding o.O

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My laptop is constantly lagging and CPU Usage is constantly 100%. I have tried to run Adware and Norton but I'm afraid it's gonna over heat the computer. The fan is constantly running, and the only time it will rest is if the computer is not in use. Please help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:04:56 PM, on 11/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Event Service\VESMgr.exe
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A:Lagging computer and CPU Usage 100%

Hi Welcome to TSG!!
Visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix.

Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that, along with a new HijackThis log.

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I read one or two posts from bleeping and download hijack this and run.. But i dont know how to what to fix.. can some one help me.. to help me to select what should be/ should not be there ? 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 2:44:50 AM, on 3/23/2014
Platform: Windows 7  (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.17267)
FIREFOX: 15.0 (en-US)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://search.conduit.com?SearchSource=10&CUI=UN12183107982776584&UM=1&ctid=CT3289075
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = 
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = 
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = 
R3 - URLSearchHook: BitTorrentControl_v12 Toolbar - {b6ac5e3c-5ceb-4e72-b451-... Read more

A:Computer slow.. Browsing pretty slow.. browser loads lagging.. help me pls

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding. Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one. If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem. Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me. Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts. If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed. Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean. My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.    Scan with FRST in normal modePlease download Farbar's Recovery Scan Tool to your desktop: FRST 32bit or FRST 64bit (If not sure: Start --> Computer (right click) --> properties)Run FRST. Don´t change one of the checkboxes and hit Scan. Logfiles are created on you... Read more

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I'm not sure what's been happening lately, but my laptop has been running kind of laggy and slow. My specs are as follows:

Windows XP SP2
Intel Pentium M
1.12GB RAM
30GB HD (19.1GB Free)
Software: Avast! AV, Comodo Firewall

I initially thought that my computer would only slow after I started Trillian, but I tested this (by not starting Trillian), and it seems it will still slow a few minutes after a restart. Restarting my laptop seems to solve this problem temporarily.

I have run the following programs to test out any problems, but they all come back clean:

Avast virus scan
Spybot S&D
Lavasoft Ad-Aware

Keeping it in safe mode (I'm posting in Safe Mode w/ Networking right now) seems to also keep the problem at bay.



A:Lagging/Slow Computer

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:06:01 PM, on 9/23/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ATKKBService.exeC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exeC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exeC:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\LaunchApplication.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\ServiceLayer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Documents and Settings\nathaniel\Desktop\Software\installers\HiJackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://yahoo.com/R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\In... Read more

A:Slow Or Lagging Computer

to BleepingComputer.comI want to apologise that it has taken so long to get back to you. We on the HJT Team are working as fast as possible to get your log answered.If you do not still need help, please let me know, so that I can move on to other users who still need help.Please take note of the following:While a HJT Team member is working with you, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .If you would still like help, please follow the instructions below:We need to create an OTViewIt ReportPlease download OTViewIt by OldTimer.Save it to your d... Read more

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My computer is running slow and freezes a lot. I have to restart often and is getting very annoying. I use Avira Antivir and I run it everyday and it has not find anything. Thank you for your help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:59:20 AM, on 3/2/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16981)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
I:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
I:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
I:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
I:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
I:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
I:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
I:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
I:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
I:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
I:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
I:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpohmr08.exe
I:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
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A:Computer very slow and lagging.

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When ever im looking or scrolling down the computer is going so slow and it takes ages for anything to come up.
here is the log could someone help please.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:45:49 PM, on 9/30/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Firebird\bin\ibguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Firebird\bin\ibserver.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced WindowsCare V2 Pro\Awc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgamsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Prog... Read more

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Hello im having problems making my computer run at normal speed. It has been running slow for awhile now but recently VERY SLOW. It takes forever to boot up and any program I open also takes an eternity. Once the program is running it works fine.
I have scanned the computer w/ norton, malwarebytes anti-malware and spybot.
I removed all the harmful files. Spybot seemed to make it run slower.
In the task manager the CPU usage is at 100%. There are about 80 processes when I boot up the system.(seems like a lot)
I uninstalled a bunch of programs I never use to free up some more space and I also tried restoring it to an earlier date.
I gave it the newest updates for windows.
I deleted all the programs I dont need from the start up.
Today I tried running Malwarebytes' anti-malware today and it TIMED OUT!! taskmanager said program was unresponsive.
I'm not sure where to go from here. Do I have to wipe my hard drive??? Please help!!! It is a Sony VAIO laptop.

A:My slow lagging computer

<<I removed all the harmful files.>>

That seems to always be a presumption...by those who get infected. Of course, it's not necessarily true but users seem to like to say/believe it.

I guess that I have to ask...was your system infected?

Any error messages during this troubled period?


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My computer seems to be running slow! So annoying, especially lagging when i'm watching clips or editing. I actually have 1GB of RAM so i'm just wondering if i'm running too many programs because surely that should be sufficient for what i do. I usually fill up my HD actually, but even after getting the space back it still seems slower then it should be. I do a lot of movie editorial work so i need the space!

My Computer Specs:

AMD Athlon XP
950 Mhz, 1.00 GB of RAM
(Partitioned HDs)
Z:/ 120GB
C:/ 40GB

In my HiJack log i see a lot of Panda Antivirus stuff, but i don't use this program anymore and i've uninstalled it, yet there are still bits of it on my computer it seems...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:26:34, on 21/03/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
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A:Slow Lagging Computer

Let's remove Panda completely first to see if it alleviates the problem. Make sure you install another antivirus program back though because as of now, you have no antivirus program running...

Download this file and save it on your desktop. Double click on it to run it and follow the directions...that should uninstall Panda completely.

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I have been having issues with lagging keystrokes and slow operation. I have Windows 7 (64bit). I mostly experience the lag when online. I will attach the HJT and dds logs. Any help is much appreciated. THanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:33:12 PM, on 11/5/2012
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16450)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\LENOVO\HOTKEY\tposdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPONSCR.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\LENOVO\Message Center Plus\MCPLaunch.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IELowutil.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://lenovo.msn.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.google.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Inter... Read more

A:Computer Lagging/Slow Keystroke

Run tdss killer from http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684
let it cure anything it fnds ( except SPTD.SYS or anything detected as UnsignedFile.Multi.Generic, which should be ignored) & then reboot
post back with its log
By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder.
Logs have names like: UtilityName.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.
E.g. C:\TDSSKiller.2.4.7_23.07.2010_15.31.43_log.txt

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I just recently started having trouble with computer moving slow. When i boot up it seems fine. I have cable connection. When i go into websites like msn it takes forever for me to get into anything. I ran spybot and removed a BUNCH of stuff. But it is still happening. Do I need to stop stuff at start up? If so how do I know what to stop? How can I find out what's running in the background? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know nothing about computers other than mines slow all of a sudden

A:Solved: Slow, lagging computer

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I am trying to help out my mother on her computer and considering you guys helped me out on mine, I figured I should come back.

Anyways, the problem with this computer is it has a lot of junk files, folders and things on it, yet I am not sure which files and folders are needed and which are not. Along with that problem, we have the bad lag. Sometimes it takes quite a few minutes to load Windows itself as well as programs.

My mother runs a eBay business and enjoys downloading games and music, so I know that is some cause of the slowing down of her computer.

Attatched is a Hijack This log.

Thank you in advance.

A:Help Needed - Lagging And Slow Computer!

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Hi all,  As of the past few days my laptop (Dell XPS 13) has suddenly become slow.  For example, when I minimize or restore a browser tab it "hangs" or lags for a little bit before opening or closing.  It's nothing serious but since it wasn't doing this a few days ago I thought I'd check it out. Thanks! Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:05-06-2016 02Ran by Jeff (administrator) on JEFF-PC (05-06-2016 14:22:31)Running from C:\Users\Jeff\DownloadsLoaded Profiles: Jeff (Available Profiles: Jeff)Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)Boot Mode: NormalTutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/ ==================== Processes (Whitelisted) ================= (If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.) (Waves Audio Ltd.) C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\AP\WavesSysSvc64.exe(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe(Broadcom Corporation.) C:\Windows\System32\BtwRSupportService.exe(Intel) C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Wake on Voice Setup\Intel®WakeonVoiceService.exe(Nero AG) C:\Program Files (x86)\HTC\HTC Sync Manager\HSMServiceEntry.exe(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\esif_uf.exe(Br... Read more

A:Computer suddenly slow, lagging

Greetings bwee and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met.Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems si... Read more

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Just today I got rid of avast because it had expired.

Here's main.txt:
Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by User on 2008-08-08 23:09:11
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
98: 2008-08-09 03:09:44 UTC - RP435 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
97: 2008-08-08 22:34:20 UTC - RP434 - Installed Windows Internet Explorer 7.
96: 2008-08-08 22:33:39 UTC - RP433 - Installed Windows IDNMitigationAPIs.
95: 2008-08-08 22:33:00 UTC - RP432 - Installed Windows NLSDownlevelMapping.
94: 2008-08-08 22:31:58 UTC - RP431 - Installed Windows XP KB915865.

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-05-12 11:07:32 UTC - RP338 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis (run as User.exe) ------------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:13:48 PM, on 8/8/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

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A:Computer Running Slow and Lagging! Help Needed!

BUMP, please.

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Below is the HJT Log, could someone please review this. Most of the downloaded programs (O16) on my log are not showing up on my add/remove list. The only program that I still use is Ofoto. If they are not showing up on my add/remove list, then how can I remove these from my computer?

Also, on my add/remove list there is a "BUM" ... I'm not sure what this is and have not seen it on there before. Could someone tell me what this is and if I should remove it?

My computer runs extreme slow and I end up rebooting two/three times an hour. Sometimes there is a lag every few minutes. Most of the time when I reboot my computer I lose my internet connection and need to unplug my cable modem and if that doesn't work, then I reboot again till I get my connection back.

If there is additional information needed, please let me know.

Thank you for your help.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:45:55 AM, on 11/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\G001-\gnotify.exe
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My computer has been running very slow lately and lagging when i I am watching videos on youtube. I looked at the programs I'm running in task manager and saw that something called svchost.exe has been taking up the most memory (40000 or so) when everyhting else is around 20000. Anyways, I ran a DDS scan and a GMER scan. But while running the GMER scan, I got a BSOD saying that a file "pxpdakod.sys" was the problem. Here is my DDS scan:

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by RAHUL at 10:31:28.46 on Mon 04/12/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.511.185 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sync Manager Unicode\CTSyncU.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource5\MtdAcqu.exe
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A:My computer is lagging randomly and running slow!

Bump, Please!

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First of all I'm blaming it all on ram since this computer only has 256mb. But anyways it used to be a lot faster (by a lot faster I mean it didn't take 10 minutes to boot up and load everything). I would understand it if I installed a lot of things, but the thing is I barely installed anything and even at that, I didn't install any high memory consuming programs, all I have is basically a kodak program, avast and some hp software. So out of the 40gb I still have like 33 free.

I have scanned with every program I thought off and find no adware/virus/trojans etc. But I still feel there's something not right.

Can anyone tell me if this Hijack log has anything strange. On other news the comp doesn't have the dvd rom installed either. It's not installed in the hardware manager and it obviously doesn't show on the "My computer" tab. It was working when the comp. came out the package, so that's another reason i'm suspecting something gone wrong. Tried deleteling the upper and lower filters and still no dvd rom recognition. I'm going to run a Registry cleaning tool... any recommendations on this?.

So anyway:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 02:10:39 p.m., on 12/08/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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A:Laptop Computer Slow/lagging... bad HJ log included.

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So, a few days ago my c drive got corrupted apparently, then it asked to repair a few times. The repairing happened very slowly, after which I noticed my disk usage kept spiking to 100%.
In order to fix it, I Googled a few solutions. This is what I've done to try to solve this problem:
1. Closed superfetch, windows search and disabled it.
2. Ran chkdsk.exe several times to try to fix my c drive. According to my laptop the drive's fine.
3. Tried sfc /scannow, after 15 or so hours it got stuck at 100%
4. Made a virtual memory for my c drive, double that of my RAM
My OS is Windows 8.1.
The main problem is that the hard disk usage is fine for a few minutes after I start the laptop, but then it gets stuck at 100% and things stop responding.
What do I do? Thanks for your help in advance.

A:100% Disk Usage + Slow Laptop

Hello JohnnyZ...I notice that nobody has responded yet, so I am just checking to see if you are still interested in pursuing this topic.

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Hi I have http://support.hp.com/hk-en/document/c04739031 this touchscreen HP Pavilion laptop...Quick stats 4gb ram, 1tb harddrive, originally windows 8 but now windows 10.I've had it around about a year (probably just longer) and it has been very lightly used - maybe once a week or less, on average. It's been getting steadily slower and now it's just taking the biscuit really... I googled around a bit and found how to check the task manager, which mostly shows 98 or 99% usage, when the biggest apps are using 3-7mb of disk. The memory is always around 40-80%, just from using firefox on the internet... This morning I did some more googling and found how to stop windows search and supersearch, which means that the memory is now showing either 0% or still 99% every couple of minutes. Fragmentation is normally really low, as is storage used. I only have a select few pieces of software on here (the most 'heavy' photoshop cs2, anaconda ipython notebook, netbeans ide), other than the norm (browsers, microsoft office, netflix,etc) It struggles to run a browser and microsoft word at the same time and this is a huge (very irritating) problem as I need to do research for my lab reports as I write them... and I need several of the python notebook things open for my coursework too. Does anyone have any ideas how I can spruce up my laptop to make it run faster? Is this disk usage likely to be a physical fault (that needs fixing)? Is it worth making it do a... Read more

A:Laptop really slow/99% disk usage

mraynor778 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!When MS did the Win10 Upgrade, it overwrote your prior HP drivers with generic ones, and that can result in reduced performance, especially in video-intensive tasks.  One minor thing that might help a bit is checking the drivers you have installed against the ones for Win10 for your laptop on this page: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-15-ab000-Notebook-PC-series-(Touch)/7777... I have an old HP DV6 and what improved its performance under Win10 the most was replacing the hard drive with an SSD, which gave me improvement in boot speed and application launch time. SSD price are coming down all the time and you can get a 500GB SSD today for what you would have paid for a 120GB model a year ago. Other than that, there's really not much you can do as you already have 4GB of system memory and adding more will not yield any noticeable performance improvement.

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Very slow booting.
Sometimes it freezes.

What is going on?

A:100% disk usage, super slow PC.

if you can get in run a scan with your anti virus, also check your task manager to see what is using the most memory

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Very slow booting.
Sometimes it freezes.

What is going on?


A:100% disk usage, super slow PC.

Short answer: Disable superfetch.
More details - see my megathead here: http://www.techspot.com/community/t...-disk-usage-performance-lag-windows-8.190289/

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Whenever I connect external monitor or TV via HDMI the computer is slow/lagging (even moving windows or doing a right click is slow).I tried to isolate the problem and it seems to happen only when I use "Second screen only" or when the laptop lid is closes, if the lid is open and I use "Extend" or "Duplicate" everything's fine. Also, if I do reset while the monitor is still connected, it's working ok (but this is not a good solution for me as I want to keep the work evniornment).I tried playing with Display settings but nothing seems to help, maybe the community can please help me?

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:56:22 PM, on 5/10/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exec:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exeC:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmo... Read more

A:Computer Running Slow..lagging Alot Check My Log Plz

..........................bump....anyone help lol ?

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I'm not sure what's wrong but my computer is suddenly alot slower than usual. It freezes often when shutting down and sometimes takes a while to bring up pages. The keyboard lags also. I keep getting a pop up from Norton saying something about excessive CPU too. Please help!!

A:Computer slow, lagging keystrokes, freezing when shut down

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# rhino.acme.com # source server
# x.acme.com # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# localhost
# ::1 localhost
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:17:39 PM, on 8/1/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\hp\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Odometer\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Remote Solution\HP_Remote_Solution.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Norton Online Backup\NOBuClient.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
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My computer is a Vista Home Premium from 2007 with service pack 2 and the latest java. It consistently has this "not responding" problem. This happens on all the programs I'm running, including the notepad, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, individual web pages, things in the computer like the system tray...it affects everything with a window. It will say at the top of the window the name of the program, and in parentheses, it will say (Not Responding). I'm getting warnings from Norton that say High Disk Usage from one thing or another. I looked at the Windows Task Manager and it said iexplore.exe was running and it also had several entries.

Sometimes I don't get the (Not Responding), IE will just slow down and go white and it can take up to 5 minutes for it to pull up a web page or respond. I've run the latest Malwarbyte's Antimalware, I've run CCCleaner, I've removed a number of unnecessary programs (although I have plenty of space on the hard drive), I've set a number of programs for delayed startup (and my computer does start up very quickly now).

The fan is running a lot sometimes. I can't really clean it out myself because it is a laptop. I do use compressed air in the vents. Is there an inexpensive way to clean it out, since I can't afford to pay someone to take it apart and clean it? I suspect this is part of the problem, but would dust be causing this much slowdown?

A:Slow /Not Responding/ High Disk Usage

Can you check safemode if it stops to a halt also? What laptop model is it? Regarding your current Norton antivirus, what software package is it? Another thing to try is to start a Vista clean boot http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796 . By enabling half then one item on every reboot would see if any of the item is the culprit.

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ok so I may have picked up a CICERO virus a few weeks as and now my computer is running like total *&^%$#@. I'm having script errors popping up (internet explorer script error, CCSvcHst and ccApp errors), when I shut down it seems like so many things are running and "end program" prompts show, my flash player .exe wont allow me to view content. it takes like 2 minutes to even open a new internet window, programs take forever to open and the entire system is sooOOO slow and skipping, and lagging like its just bogged down (not to mention that I just got a new itouch and I cant even get to itunes to sync it because it thinks the itouch is a flipp'n camera???...in my ineffective attempt to fix any of the problems I've run cleaners, malware scans etc but nothing seems to do anything.Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:cicero, script errors, lagging, slow, skipping computer

Hi and welcome to BleepingComputer The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Result... Read more

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For the last week or so my system has been very slow to startup, and during this time the disk shows at 100% usage.
It takes at least 5-10 minutes until everything has loaded and disk usage returns to normal and the system is usable.

I have checked the resource monitor and there is nothing specific that is thrashing the disk, the top apps consuming most I/O changes as the system starts.
I have uninstalled McAfee to rule that out.
If I start in safe mode, then everything is fine.
I have tried stopping certain services which I have read are common culprits, such as superfetch and shadow copy, but it had no effect.

A:100% DISK usage causing slow system startup

if you start in safe mode and everything is fine, then please try this. Open msconfig– click on the services tab– check the box hide all Microsoft services– note which services are checked and then uncheck them all – restart your PC and if everything runs fine do the following steps.
Open msconfig – go to the services tab – check the box hide all Microsoft services – check half of the services you had unchecked – restart. By doing this process a few times you will identify the offending service.

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Of late, my system is quite unresponsive showed my Disk Usage is always high with System at 0.1 MB/s.

Any ideas?

I have no idea what troubleshooting to perform. Please help.

A:High disk usage leading to slow responsiveness

Check your Resource Monitor (disk tab) to see if you can identify the source of your issue:

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This is my first time to this site, and I'll appreciate any help! A couple of weeks ago my laptop was bogging more every day. Looking at Windows Task Manager, I noted that AVG was taking a large percentage of CPU time. At the same time, I had trouble opening Internet Explorer. I live and die by my computer and the internet, so I really needed to get this fixed!

A computer-savvy friend, as well as our ISP support guy thought I had a virus that had corrupted. So I uninstalled AVG (which really helped the computer run better, albiet hazardously), then downloaded and reinstalled it. I ran a virus scan, which detected and deleted a serious virus. All was well with the world. Until the next day.

The same symptoms recurred. So after searching the internet for a solution, I again uninstalled AVG and installed MS Security Essentials. I also uninstalled a malaware program. The computer ran well, but the same symptoms arose the next day. When the computer slows and hits the disk frequently, MsMpEng.exe is taking quite a bit of CPU time: anywhere from 15% to over 50%. This morning after starting the computer, it ran at reasonable speeds for a few minutes, then MsMpEng began taking over and the symptoms recurred: high CPU usage, heavy disk usage, and trouble using Internet Explorer. However, after running for a couple of hours, it is back to reasonable run times.

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A:Slow operation, heavy CPU and disk usage, MsMpEng

Go in to safe mode (F8 at startup) press windows+R (or go in to run) type msconfig. go to the startup tab and disable all startup programs. Right click "my computer" properties > system restore tab. TURN OFF SYSTEM RESTORE files hide there. Clear all temp files. Ditch AVG and get avast it's free too but it more powerful. download crap cleaner once your in windows normally, get hijackthis too and use that to eliminate any unwanted registry entries, but do crap cleaner and hijack this in safe mode. Run avast in safe mode before those 2 though. Do a scan with adaware too if needs be.

Uninstall any programs you don't need, do a defrag after the virus is gone.

If you find no virus for some odd reason then try opening up the pc, reseat the ram and the processor with a little more thermal paste if needed.

Alternatively try using a partition manager to make a clean partition, move all files across, and isolate as much of windows on one partition before wiping that partition clean. and reinstalling windows.

Let me know how you get on.


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I've been having this problem for a long time, I've tried resetting my pc to factory settings, didn't work. I tried windows trouble-shooter, didn't work. When I boot I am greeted with a zoostorm logo for about 50 seconds followed by a black screen for 1 minute, and then a windows screen for about 30 seconds. Booting takes about 2-3 mins and even when I'm finally in, my programs load extremely slow and I can only open chrome after a minute otherwise it lags. Remember I have reset my pc so nothing runs on startup apart from steam. I have a gtx 970 and the latest drivers for it. Also I get 100% disk usage when performing certain tasks. my cpu,gpu and memory never go to such percentage and if they do its because I'm running a very cpu,gpu or ram intensive game. I have not changed anything in my bios since I got my pc and have never done anything to the disk drive (all I know is my HDD is 3tb and has a speed of around 120mb/s) The only thing I have changed on my pc since I got it was an upgrade to windows 10 from 8.1, gtx 970 from a 750ti and a 750w power supply by corsair. I do not know if this problem happened when I had windows 8.1 but even if windows 10 is the problem there must be a way to fix it as I despise using windows 8.1 anymore. Another thing to note is that loading times for games take a little longer than my friends and my pc is slow at downloading games, my disk usage when installing games is usually 13mb/s and I get 100% disk usage from using 13mb/s, As shown in th... Read more

A:Very painful and slow boot time and 100% disk usage

Wait for fallout 4 to finish downloading.Keep in mind that mechanical hard drives have much smaller performance numbers when disk reads/writes are NOT sequential.What hd tune does in order to achieve such high speeds inside benchmarking is a linear read/write,that is reading/writing data to/from adjacent sectors making the actuator and the read/write head move very little.During random reads/writes performance drops dramatically due to the fact that the actuator has to move the reading head all over the platter which induces a speed and latency penalty.There are some tricks in order to achieve higher throughput such as short stroking but you lose capacity.In the end my recomandation is still to wait for fallout to finish downloading/installing and then see if it still performs slow,or,if you have the money,buy a mediocre SSD just to keep windows on it,you will experience a gargantuan performance leap when it comes to aplication responsiveness/loading time.
As for the slow boot,I recommend a diagnostic boot,(run msconfig and select diagnostic startup).Windows will start in a fail-safe mode so don't panic if you see peropherals/software not working.If under a diagnostic boot you have normal performance,then most likely a program running at boot(either a driver or updater or something) is chocking your system.

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Computer will shut off with no warning, Disk usage will jump to 100%. Webpages will not load even though all internet bars are full. Webroot and Malwarebytes do not pick up any problems. The system is Windows 10 and I have run disk cleaner, defrag and deleted cookies, cache and history to see if clearing up space helps the problem but it hasn't. Not sure if it's something with the system or some malware I can't find..... Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you!!!!

A:Random Disk usage and CPU spikes, running slow,

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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I bought a x360 pavilion awhile ago, and I even spent extra money to get more ram (6GB)It was pretty fast when I first got it, but now it's super slow. I just use it for writing word documents and internet browsing.The disk usage is always 100%, even when it it just sitting there with nothing open.I've tried all kinds of things to fix this, like defragging, updating all dirvers, etc...Nothing has worked. I'm wondering if someone here can help me get this resolved, as it slows my productivity. Details:Model: 13t-u000P/N: T5M33AV Thank you for your time.

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Hello,I recently installed software that apparently contains malware. My computer's symptoms include a little slow on startup, after use of more than 30 minutes the computer becomes extremely slow at doing anything (looking at My Computer in Windows Explorer takes 5 minutes), it freezes (especially Firefox and Windows Explorer) and, in one incident, the computer failed to wake up from sleep mode (lights reactivated but screen was "off" [not black, "off"], no response, repeated attempts to wake it up failed). I have since uninstalled the software to see if it would make a difference, and it has gotten better, but I'd like to make sure that there is no residual malware left over - or if I have spoken too soon.Attached is the Attach.txt and Ark.txt that is required by the preparational page. Also, here is the contents of DDS.txt:
DDS (Ver_10-11-03.01) - NTFSx86
Run by ------ at 8:02:52.68 on Wed 11/03/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3003.1901 [GMT -4:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Slow, Lagging, Freezing Computer + Ghost Space in Hard Drive

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It's an Acer Aspire E5-572G. Just got it one week ago.
These are the specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3987 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 840M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 468077 MB, Free - 420918 MB; D: Total - 468077 MB, Free - 467341 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, EA50_HWS
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
Playing Lol in normal settings either has me dropping connection and frames either once every hour or once every minute, download ETAs can vary between seconds and days. Browsing the web gets slow after opening a few tabs.
Ran a speedtest check:

(Testing a different PC on the same connection gives me an 85 Mbps Download speed)
Some pictures of the task manager I took while performing mundane tasks:
http://i.imgur.com/BclTXF0.png?1 http://i.imgur.com/LK419Iw.png?1 http://i.imgur.com/cnnKm3r.png?1
Disk usage goes up to 100% and back down to 0 even when I'm barely running any programs, here is the performance tab after doing nothing for a minute:
As I said, the laptop is new. I haven't done anything out of the ordinary (Removed some bloatware). I only started noticing there was something wrong with the laptop a few days after buying it (Though I hadn't exactly been paying much attention). My first couple intense gaming sessions presen... Read more

A:Help me identify what is wrong with my new laptop (Slow internet, Disk usage 100%)

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit...... Norton 360
Computer started running real slow about a week ago and then my Norton 360 started popping up with High Disk Usage: Host Process for Windows Services, High CPU Usage by: Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service, High Disk Write Usage by: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer, High Disk Write Usage by: Windows Explorer.
I did a system restore to a week before all this happened and it didnt work, also did Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan and fix and SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition scan and fix and still no help..... Someone Please Help before I break this thing....

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:13:37 PM, on 4/13/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16476)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Motorola Mobility\Motorola Device Manager\MotoHelperAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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my pc is so slow in internet browsing and gaming because of high disk usage.

i tried everything disabling show me tips about windows and superfetch, changing virtual memory, scanning for virus.

and then i found out page file caused the high disk usage so i disable it, then my pc became so fast and no high disk usage but i keep getting low memory error and crashes even though i'm only using 60%-70% of my ram.

so i checked resource monitor and found out more than half of my ram goes to standby and only 1 mb in free

so is there anyway to disable standby memory?

cpu: i5 4440
ram: 8gb 1600 ddr3
gpu: gtx 950 2gb

A:page file causes high disk usage and making my pc slow

I would let windows manage your physical memory and page file it's very good at that and put the page file back it can be important for physical memory allocation sometimes .

Windows 10 page file to ram compression allocated size is insignificant anyway .

You didn't mention if all this web browser drama was during multitasking ,what browser and how many tabs open or what other conditions are present like GTA 5 which can use up a decent Core X or AMD FX CPU on high settings ? all these variables can even stall (nearly so ) my Haswell core i5 @ 8 GB ram on an SDD if taken to an extreme .

OTOH an SSD with a windows boot drive would be a stonking good upgrade on a core i3,i5,i7 ,AMD FX or any PC (even on an old PC with only 300 GB/s SATA II maximums and move things along considerably faster with less stalling and hanging , rember also that SSD will speed up any data written to or cached to the SDD or fetched off a metal HDD like this Haswell Core i5 Sata III 6GB/s dual boot PC in my specs ,yours is ofc SATA III 6 GB/s potential also but not anthing close to half of that on metal here is my SDD I/O :

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Hi everyone,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to start the thread, but I didn't know where else I should post it, so.

My laptop has become extremely slow during booting and regular use. I can easily get a cup of coffee across the street during booting time and by the time I come back, my laptop might still not be ready...

The booting itself is not the problem; the login screen shows up in about 40 seconds (in comparison to everything else, this is really fast). After logging in, actually, it takes almost 10 minutes before I can normally use the laptop. I tried opening programs earlier than the 10-min wait, but the laptop simply doesn't respond or opens the program 2 mins later (which immediately says 'doesn't respond').

Some specs:
Dell Inspiron 15 N5050
bought July 2012 (Windows 7), upgraded to Windows 10 in 2015
Processor: Intel (R) Celeron(R) CPU B815 @ 1.60 GHz
Hard Disk: 320 GB
64-bit Operating System

I ranAdwCleaner which had no result. I have AVG Free 2017 installed as AntiVirus program and ZoneAlarm as Firewall. I also ran Malwarebytes and the Sophos Virus Removal Tool; No threats were found.

Maybe the laptop is just getting old and I simply need to buy a new one? I hope someone can help me get the old thing back on track again, 'cause it still looks decent and other than the speed/performance issue, it always has worked fine!

Thanks in advance.

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Hi all,

it is been about a month that my laptop started showing blue screen errors (memory management, data page error and others). After I checked several times the health of HD and RAM, I reset the windows, made the updates, installed all the drivers, optimized windows search and superfetch along with start up optimization.

Since I use the PC only after work (periodically) there have been days within the past month that the laptop was working fine. Blue screen error disappear but during the past week, the windows explorer started to be extremely slow. Shut down and sleep needed 5<minutes to reboot from, and after trying safe mode the windows started with some programs and files missing (5min< reboot time remains). 100% disk usage is appearing every 2-3 minutes without apparent task in background.
Trying to reset the windows failed as the process cannot associate the reset with the recovery.

Any help?

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