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Dead slow after clean install.

Q: Dead slow after clean install.

during the past 2 weeks my computer was infected and i've posted requesting help, but after few days i couldn't wait so i reinstalled my system using the recovery CD , i updated the system as supposed and now it is getting very very slow and i have Malwarebytes and some other protections like ESET but they couldn't find any thing ! but i noticed in the registry (MozillaPlugins) string which is every where !! it is all over the registry, the strange thing is that i've never used Mozill or had in my computer !! any way i deleted the strings again and again and again ... it keeps coming back , is it the reason why my system getting slow or is there something els , any help regarding this issue will be appreciated . 
thanks in advance 

Preferred Solution: Dead slow after clean install.

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A: Dead slow after clean install.

Let's take a look at some reports in order to see if we can figure out what's going on:

Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

Next, please read and follow the instructions for these reports (even though you're not reporting BSOD's):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/

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Here's my situation..I have winxp 80gig hard drive and I got an 500gig hard drive with win7 from my bro's computer.. I know I can't use it in my computer because of the licensing issue and because I tried it already and it won't boot up..

Question: If I bought a new win7 installation cd, is there any way to install it on the hard drive that already has it on their?
Keep in mind, my bro's computer died so I can't put it back in there..

Or do I just need to get a new HD?

Thanks for any advice..

A:Solved: How to do a clean install on a hard drive that was taken out of a dead comput

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The following are 2 logs from ESET:
2/9/2013 10:42:40 AM    Real-time file system protection    file    C:\Users\Neo\Downloads\cbsidlm-cbsi5_3_0_93-PhotoScape-ORG-10703122.exe    a variant of Win32/CNETInstaller.A potentially unwanted application    unable to clean    NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM    Event occurred during an attempt to run the file by the application: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe.
2/10/2013 11:50:08 AM    Operating memory;C:\Boot sector;D:\Boot sector;F:\Boot sector;C:\;D:\;F:\    330452    1    0    Completed
2/9/2013 2:16:50 PM    G:\    616    0    0    Completed
2/8/2013 9:48:58 AM    Operating memory;Boot sector;C:\Boot sector;C:\    130468    1    0    Completed
2/7/2013 9:40:55 PM    D:\Data\Microsoft Office Xp Pro (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access, Frontpage, Publisher 2003).zip    52124    0    0    Completed
2/7/2013 5:21:19 PM    Operating memory;C:\Boot sector;D:\Boot sector;F:\Boot sector;C:\;D:\;F:\    417315    1    0    Completed
2/7/2013 5:13:39 PM ... Read more

A:Mozilla freezed, PC dead slow and freezed, ESET can not clean it

Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/farbar/MiniToolBox.exe
Checkmark following boxes:
Flush DNS
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
Reset Ie proxy Settins
Reset FF proxy settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)
Click Go and post the result. 
Download Adware Cleaner run it Click the delete button allow it to run and post the log it creates.http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner
Download the junkware removal tool save it to your desktop run it in safe mode post the log.http://thisisudax.org/downloads/JRT.exe
Download Emsisoft Emergency Kit and save it to your desktop. Right-click on EmsisoftEmergencyKit.zip and select Extract All.... Leave all settings as they are and click Extract. You will now have a folder named EmsisoftEmergencyKit on your desktop.
Open the EmsisoftEmergencyKithttp://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/download/
folder and double-click Start.exe.
A new window will open. Under "Run Directly:" click Emergency Kit Scanner.
When asked to run an online update, click Yes.
When the update is finished, click the Back to Security Status link in the left corner. On the main screen click the Scan Now button.
Select the Deep Scan option and click the SCAN button.
When the scan is finished click the Quarantine select... Read more

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I am currently installing windows and my installation is going extremely slow, I have no idea why. This usb key worked perfectly on my laptop and yet on my new computer it takes forever to reach the "starting windows" logo screen.

Current Operating System, pre-install
? No Current OS running

Current Hardware
? 1 Hard Drive
? Sata
? 1 Dvd Drive
? Sata
Athlon II X4 3.0 Ghz
1TB Samsung Spinpoint
4GB of DDR3
Gigabyte 890UA motherboard

? Clean HD out of the box
? Have not preformatted the hard drive
Windows 7 installation details
? Windows 7 professional
? 64 bit
? I forgot where I got the install file from

Installation Media
? Using a memory stick, memory stick has worked before on my laptop
? No overclocking, everything is running on stock

A:Clean install is going really slow

Quote: Originally Posted by sleepykidX

Windows 7 installation details
? Windows 7 professional
? 64 bit
? I forgot where I got the install file from


Unless you clarify this part of your post, you may not receive the assistance that you are after.


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A clean install seems to take hours, the first of which is just getting the software to load up.

Once it DOES finally finish installing, windows runs slow, very slow. Applications take two minutes to load. Once explorer loads, it takes two minutes to switch tabs.

Installing firefox takes forever, and IT runs slow.

Getting Ubuntu 9.10 loaded and working took 25 minutes. Works liquid smooth.

windows 7 home premium.

I'm running:

9850 AMD quad-core processer.
Biostar tf560 a2+ motherboard.
4 GB ram. Not sure on the vendor.
9800 gt video card. not sure on the vendor.

A:Clean install, way too slow.

Quote: Originally Posted by Morichalion

A clean install seems to take hours, the first of which is just getting the software to load up.

Once it DOES finally finish installing, windows runs slow, very slow. Applications take two minutes to load. Once explorer loads, it takes two minutes to switch tabs.

Installing firefox takes forever, and IT runs slow.

Getting Ubuntu 9.10 loaded and working took 25 minutes. Works liquid smooth.

windows 7 home premium.

I'm running:

9850 AMD quad-core processer.
Biostar tf560 a2+ motherboard.
4 GB ram. Not sure on the vendor.
9800 gt video card. not sure on the vendor.

Welcome to the forums Morichalion!

That's a nice rig... shouldn't take more than an hour. What HDD do you have (size, model, etc), and if SATA... how do you have SATA setup on BIOS?

Please complete your system specs in CP when you get a chance.

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Recently did a Clean Install after experiencing problems loading programs and browsers in the above system.

This I thought was due to a corrupt registry by using Errortek Reg Cleaner, now I've learned my lesson (finally) -

Checked Device drivers all okay, ran Scannow - no errors, ran Chkdsk - no errors, ran Tdsskiller - no errors,
all MS Updates are up to date

Primary indicator is the "Revolving Circle" that regularly appears when loading anything, including at boot time when loading Windows

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A4-3300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3575 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6410D, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466936 MB, Free - 350533 MB; D: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1704695 MB;
Motherboard: Foxconn, A75M
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
7-ziped DDS Txt file attached, I hope

Your assistance is earnestly sought,


A:x64 Slow after Clean Install Win 7

Hi there. Have you installed the chipset drivers and updated to the latest srevice packs? Also please copy and paste the DDS log DONT ATTACH IT

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Hi there

I am very new to this forum so I do not know If this thread has been opened before.

Recently, I did a clean install because my laptop started playing up (tried to download windows updates over and over again and it got very slow) and whenever I start my laptop it takes 15-30 40 minutes to see the windows screen and I can hardly open any programs or even device manager. it is soooo slow. Ive always had an updated antivirus program on my laptop. So I do not think it is a virus issue.

So If anyone knows what the problem would be please help me.

Thank you in advance.

A:Windows 7 very slow after a clean install

Welcome to the Forums.

Do you have a Restore Point from before the updates? If so I would try reverting to that and turn updates off until you find out why it loops.

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I recently did a clean install of windows 7 64-bit and also upgraded from 4GB to 8GB RAM. For the first few days my computer ran fine. It opened up programs very quickly and was very responsive. As a few weeks have gone by it has slowed dramatically (the reason why I did a clean install). Does this sound like a hardware issue (HDD?) or could it simply be a software issue?

A:Windows 7 slow after clean install

Free space? run->Cleanmgr

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I did a Win10 clean install and updated all my drivers. Now, my download speed is extremely low. I was getting 15 down, but now it's like 2.

A:Internet is slow after clean install

Does your system support Windows 10 drivers? You need to make sure that the Ethernet/Wireless drivers are fully up-to-date.

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I was having all sorts of issues with a P4 1.8, 1.25RAM so I did an XP Pro SP2 clean install. Everything worked for the first day or 2 but now it is back to being very slow and hanging on websites in both Firefox 3 and IE 6. Deleted all temp files, cleared cache, cant be any viruses from clean install etc... any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Clean Install and Internet Still Slow

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first i would like to say hello to everyone and anyone who sees this as i am new but i seem to be having a major problem

okay ill start from the beginning
i had built a computer from scratch out of old used parts
i no they are not the best but they work
most of all the hard drive i had used had vista preinstalled
i installed vista on it and every thing was working perfect
no problems with old parts on vista wierd no??
amd athlon 2000+
1gb ram
80gb hdd
okay so after about a month of vista i didnt like it anymore the special features were more annoying than useful and not worth the allocated ram use so i installed a copy of xp
it is a good copy used it many time worked every time
and my big problem is that when i installed xp from the beginning i can use it to browse the web email etc but nothing that uses any kind of graphics even moving windows lags
all updates except sp3
all of this i was able to do with vista
i know windows xp inside and out and i cant figure this out
also im not sure but i dont think it is graphics card related

thank you

sorry for the super long post

A:windows xp slow after clean install

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I'm running Windows 8.1 (64 bit) on my Lenovo G500 laptop. It has AMD Radeon*HD 8570 (2GB) graphics card, Intel integrated HD graphics, i5 processor, 500 GB SATA Hard disk *and 8GB DDR3 RAM.

I'm having slowdown issues, slow startup, slow shutdown issues in this laptop.

I have scanned it throughly once with Kaspersky and second time with Avira to find any malware but found nothing.*
I have also disabled some non Microsoft services during startup ( I didn?t fiddle with my graphics card Driver startup at all) *so that I don't face issues of slowdowns. But the trouble wasn't fixed at all.*
I ran sfc/scannow command using admin privileges in command prompt and found nothing, I also ran it in safe mode just to double check and found no errors.

I didn?t install any new software before I started facing this issue of slowdowns.*
I have 500 GB SATA hard drive with 2 partitions.
C drive is of 180 GB and D drive was allocated the remaining space that Windows allowed me in the beginning.*
C drive has 64 GB vcant space and D drive has 40 GB vacant space. All my drivers are upto date. My Windows is also updated.*
Therefore, out of sheer frustration *I've decided to perform a clean install of Windows 8.1.*


To get a second opinion, I've posted here.*
Shall I go ahead with my clean install or is there something I can do?
I won't update to Windows 10 as my laptop doesn't have support for it.

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I am at a loss - I had one computer (p4 1.8, 1.25 RAM, XP Pro Sp2) that was hanging on hotmail for a very long time, but other computers on the network had no issues. The computer was scanned for viruses, adware etc... but no luck. It happens on the main browser firefox 3 as well as IE 6. I decided to start from scratch and do a clean install. Everything worked for a couple of days and now I am back to the same situation. I cannot find any info on someone else having this issue so I am forever grateful for any ideas.


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Hi all

I recently did a clean install of 7 64bit. Easy enough, no problems.

It is terrible. It frequently lags severely just while having multiple tabs open in Firefox. Could this possibly be a driver issue, and if so, what drivers?

Also, my computer frequently operates in the 90 degree Celsius range even when idle due to a horrible design decision by Toshiba to put a cloth over the fan inlet. Probably to keep dust out, but it just gets blocked with dust waaaay too easily, which is ironic. To remove dust from this material adequately I need to use a compressor. And to not burn out the fan motor from the rapid spinning of the fan otherwise induced by the extreme air current, i need to lock the fan in place by means of physically stopping the fan, which I can only access by removing the keyboard. I.e. It is a very tedious process! Something I shouldn't have to do.

So, is it possible my processor has gone to shit due to being subjected to sustained periods of high temperature? And this is causing my computer to lag?

And back to drivers. I easily installed my wireless driver. I went to the intel site, and downloaded the chipset drivers from there. I also installed my NVIDIA driver which was working perfectly. Heck, i got appropriate wireless and graphics drivers even for XP.

Yet for some reason Windows 7 insists it has better drivers for my video, and prioritises its own generic drivers which has a maximum resolution of 1280x720. Which is not terribly smaller than the HD s... Read more

A:Clean Install - slow, driver issues

the multiple tabs open in firefox should be theoretically a video driver issue, but firefox is basically a giant memory leak disguised as a browser so I cannot really tell. I use firemin with the setting bar all towards the ram to plug the Firefox's leaks.

About your Win7 constantly reinstalling its generic drivers when it shouldn't, try this or this.

Also, my computer frequently operates in the 90 degree Celsius range even when idle due to a horrible design decision by Toshiba to put a cloth over the fan inlet.

I'd do my best to remove such cloth, because hey, 90 ?C is pretty friggin extreme. Get a laptop cooling pad asap. (the bigger the fan, the less the noise it does)

Why does Windows suck so bad for hardware support?

They have to pay their programmers. If you had to pay all people that worked for free for the average linux distro... you got the idea.

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First part of boot up is taking more than a mintues to get to login screen.
Any idea? Thanks in advance.

A:Win7 Boot up is slow after clean install

Disable everything in msconfig/startup except your firewall and a/v and see what kind of difference you see....

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So I formatted my hard drive and reinstalled win7 ultimate 64bit.  I reinstalled chipset drivers from motherboard disc, and got computer up and running.  Seems like everything was ok, until I attempt to launch any program or change websites etc.  For instance, when I attempted to post this request for help after searching through the forums, chrome attempted to crash and asked me if I wanted to kill the page due to it being unresponsive.  If there is a test or something I should run, I am willing to try.  I just know that this PC is making me think of words you wouldnt say in church at the present time. 

A:Disk format, clean install, everything is slow.

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 14-04-2015
Ran by Adam (administrator) on 22-04-2015 at 22:33:15
Running from "C:\Users\Adam\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: System Product Name Manufacturer: System manufacturer
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
========================= IE Proxy Settings: ============================== 
Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.
"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.
========================= Hosts content: =================================
========================= IP Configuration: ================================
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller = Local Area Connection (Connected)
# ----------------------------------
# IPv4 Configuration
# ----------------------------------
pushd interface ipv4
set global icmpredirects=enabled
# End of IPv4 configuration
Windows IP Configuration
   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Adam-PC
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : 
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Ar... Read more

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On Thursday I decided I was going to do a clean install of windows 7. I initially had windows home, but installed windows 7 pro this time.
I created a backup on my external and proceeded to do a clean install.
When the install was finished. I installed the motherboard drivers, then the video card drivers.

The motherboard drivers had a disk to install a few things on the disk including:
intel chipset driver
realtek audio
management engine interface
jmicron jmb36x controll driver
marvell sata 6G ahci Driver
Intel LAN driver
Asus Bluetooth driver

I went down the list and installed each of the items.
When this was all down, windows update started to update... at an extremely slow rate.
Before the clean install my internet was working fine but not its beyond slow. It took over an hour to download 153mb of updates. It takes minutes to load a page (such as this one).
I should mention that I am using a hard-wire connection, not a wireless one.

My specs are
Board - asus P8z68V pro
Processor - intel core i7-2600k
the network adapter is a intel 82579V gigabit network connection (on the board).

I tried to un-install the network adapter and re-install to no avail.

Has anyone experienced slow internet after a clean install?
Any ideas what I should do? I figured it was just being slow internet that happens once in a blue moon, but 2 days with the same connection is getting frustrating.

A:After a clean install.. my internet is extremely slow.

Not sure if this is relevent but...
In the computer management section, under device manage -- > network adapters there is:
Bluetooth device (personal area network) #2
Bluetooth device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI) #2
intel 82579V gigabit network connection

Is it possible that they are conflicting with each other?

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Hi there-
I just recently did a reformat and clean install of windows (to get rid of all the dell bloatware that came with my laptop, clean the registry, etc). Problem is, now programs are opening really really slowly. For example, photoshop is taking a super long time to open, it used to be much faster.

Internet/Firefox seems to work fine, but in general I can tell something isn't right. I'm pretty confident it's not a virus/malware problem, as I just reformatted, did a new install of windows, and have had zonealarm running from the start (and yes, zonealarm was running all the time previous to the reformat).

Other than the slow opening programs, other things I've noticed:
fan comes on and off more often than it used to
if playing a song in media player, and then trying to open an application, it makes media player skip....it never used to do that (it makes every song sound like "the remix") .

Any help would be great! Thanks!
Some System Information:

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron 9300
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~1995 Mhz
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 534.62 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.40 GB
Page File C:\pa... Read more

A:Laptop Slow to Open Everything after Clean Install. Please please help!

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Hey guys, I'm new here, and I really need yours help. Two months ago my computer started crashing on startup, BSOD, and after first crash, I boot it up again, and than works normally, like nothing happend. But I wanted to fix that, and I shut down all services on startup, that aren't related to Windows and I used used three antivirus programs, all showing no virusis in system. Than I updated all drivers, as BSOD code was some kind of problem with video graphics, even used some registry cleaners and Windows didn't crash any more. But than real problem showed up. Windows started to be very slow, and unresponsive, to open page in browser, it needs like 5 minutes, simplest task became too hard to do with my computer. I don't use it for gaming, just simpel stuff. I cleaned all the dust inside computer, but all the same. I couldn't deal with that any more, so I decided that it's time for fresh start.

That's why, I decided to do a clean install of Windows. On my great surprise, it's still slow as it was before clean install! Usage of CPU is never above 50%, and RAM also. I really don't know what to do next. Any help is welcomed! Thanks!

System spec: CPU - Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6500 @ 2.93GHz
Motherboard - ASRock G31M-VS2
Graphics card - AMD Radeon HD5450
OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

A:Win 7 extremly slow, even after clean install. CPU running low, RAM ok

Did you install 3 antivirus apps just like before the re-install?

Open Resource Monitor and switch to CPU tab and sort Processes and Services by CPU and take a screenshot. Also switch to Memory tab and sort by Working Set and take another screenshot. Post both here. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Also try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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I have a Pavilion dv7 with Windows 10 on it.
It is Sooooooooo slow to fully boot (182 seconds according to Trend Micro).
System specs:
Win 10 Home v1511 
OS Build 10586.104
Processor: Intel i7 Q720 @ 1.6Ghz
64-bit on x64-based processor
2xWDC WD7500KPVT 750Gb HDDs
Startup is showing:
Adobe Gamma Loader
Catalyst Control Center Launcher (x3)
Microsoft OneDrive
Platinum user session agent (Trend Micro)
Synaptics Touchpad Enhancements (x4)
Trend Micro Client Session Agent Monitor.
Everything just takes heaps of time to open up.
For instance: In task manager, I just tried to "Open Resource Monitor" and it took about a minute to open with nothing but one spike about 25% CPU. Opening it again and it takes less than a second.
Please help

A:Windows 10 clean install very slow boot

Actual timings (after disabling Catalyst CC, OneDrive and Touchpad):
48 seconds to the windows 10 "picture" that I need to click on to login
35 seconds until desktop appears (blank taskbar)
14 seconds until taskbar populated with calc and chrome (I click on calc and then chrome)
9 seconds until calc appears but is just a black box
5 seconds buttons appear on calc
36 seconds until blank chrome windows appears
8 seconds until homepage (google) appears
02:35.50 total

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Did a clean install of Win 8.1 Pro x64 on a desktop i7-2660K machine a week ago. Since then, there's been a problem that didn't exist before the clean install, namely web page loading is very slow while downloading large files, a few hundred mb to a few gb. Pause the downloads and pages load normally. Before the install, the page file was set to system managed size. System drive is fast Plextor SSD and RAM is 16gb. I've now tried 32gb max and still slowness. Not sure where to turn on this. This is a relatively fast cable system (Charter), with line to the computer through an Linksys E1200 router (for wireless laptop). Any ideas? One thing I hadn't done yet is reinstall the router on the desktop, but I just did that and it makes no difference. Is that necessary? Thanks,

A:Slow web when downloading large files after clean install

I'm interested in any responses to this as well, because in my opinion Microsoft screwed it up.

I'm not sure when they changed it, but I noticed they changed this quite a while back. The change they made seems to give full bandwidth to the first thing you start downloading, but as you've discovered it's a nightmare like this because it means you can't do anything internet related until the download has finished. In the case of a large download, that's frustratingly limiting.

How it was before, Windows seemed to balance the load so you could have something downloading in the background, but still carry on with other things on the internet. How it is now, the second thing you try to access on the internet will usually result in a timed out error and if doesn't it's so incredibly slow that it's unusable.

It's not just with file downloads either, if you've got a heavy loading webpage, you can't just leave it loading that page and go view another webpage, because the first webpage sucks all the bandwidth to itself . Also, if you click a link on a heavy loading webpage, it won't do anything due to the webpage sucking all the bandwidth. So you either have to wait for the whole page to load first, or you have to open the link in a new tab, then close the heavy loading webpage tab.

I don't know what they were thinking to be honest because it's pretty bad as it is now. Maybe on a super-fast Microsoft LAN they don't notice how bad it is, but in the real world the changes t... Read more

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I have one system. system working slow.i checked that there is sound coming from HDD and also ran Diagnostics utility its said HDD failed. then i bought another HDD,reinstalled Windows xp.as soon as after installation completed i rebooted an it got freezed,very slow, HDD light is also not blinking continiously.it blinks after specific period(e.g. -when clicking on start it freezes after that HDD light blinks.and then u can see start menu then again freezes.)this HDD also making litle bit noise.
what could be the couse ? should i reinstalled OS again with diffrent media ?
is there problem with RAM?or with MOBO? or CABLE ?or SMPS ?or again with newly bought HDD ?
let me know any other utility to diognose HDD?
Newly bought HDD is samsung 160 GB.

Please Help

A:Solved: System working slow after Clean install

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Last night i installed a new Solid state drive and was pleased, until i shut down the shut down time was horrible. Is this due to something happening with my secondary HDD drive? I did some tweaks to the SSD such as superfetch, paging files, drive indexing, disabled pagefile and prefetch and write catch. I also disabled ClearPageFileAtShutdown and LargeSystemCache. I did not format my old drive as i wanted to just save the OS in case of a crash. Does this have anything to do with my shutdown? is there anything i can do to solve this or should i use registry to change my shutdown times? maybe even just format the second drive? I am stumped and would really appreciate any information that can be given and thanks to all you techies and brilliant individuals ahead of time!

A:Installed new SSD clean install of windows7 and now experiencing slow

What make and model SSD?

Why did you do all that tweaking?

I'd have let Windows tweak in whatever way it wants during the install and otherwise leave it alone other than checking alignment after the install.

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FIXED UPDATE!! Reset the bios and that fixed everything. Apparently "I didn't do anything except run F9 diagnostics" (said the culprit friend) meant they went in the bios and fiddled around but failed to mention it or they had no idea what they did. That'll teach me not to trust that statement...
Slow to a crawl to start up, 20 minutes later when finally at desktop the CPU is running at 100%. The ONLY way to get it to desktop without problems is to put in a copy of Hirens boot disk and choose the first option which is "boot from hard drive". This goes right to desktop as if nothing is wrong, perfect CPU, everything in startup is on including services, NOT one problem!
HP Pavilion Media Center m8400f
- This computer originally came with Vista but had been upgraded to Win 7 ultimate with no issues.
- Has Trend titanium maximum security installed on it, seemed to be working fine also before issues started.
Friend claims they opened it up to vacuum it, did nothing wrong. Closed it up turned it on, had an error. They then panicked and shut it off (without writing down or taking a pic of error) turned it back on and it ran slow, claimed they ran "F9 diagnostics",  then brought it to me. Now I am trying to figure out what the hell happened. Here is what has been done.
As I stated you have to use Hirens boot disk to get to desktop to do anything, once there you can remove it and go about your business. If you restart it with the disk out it all goes to crap... Read more

A:Win 7 Ultimate, Boots slowly, CPU 100%, Still slow on clean install

With all due respect...I suggest that you take this system to a reliable computer shop .
A system where an O/S cannot be installed...and which dates to 2008...could have many contributors to problems, all of which would (obviously) be of hardware origin.
What is the source of your Win 7 Ultimate...on a system designed for Vista?  Do you have a valid license to install Win 7 Ultimate?

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I recently did a clean install from Windows Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Each time I try to restart or turn on my computer, it takes about 15 minutes to boot. It gets stuck at the starting Windows screen for the majority of that time and it looks like the hard drive does not show any action. After about 15 minutes it eventually boots up.I am also having issues with my sound not working so I am wondering if its an issue with those drivers or if it is something else. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Manufacturer/Model Number Acer Aspire M5100
OS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600
CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400
Memory 4GB
Graphics Card(s) ATI Radeon X1200 Series
Sound Card Integrated Realtek ALC888-GR, colayered with ALC883 Realtek

A:Extremely slow startup after Windows 7 clean install

Quote: Originally Posted by cheffrey428

I recently did a clean install from Windows Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Each time I try to restart or turn on my computer, it takes about 15 minutes to boot. It gets stuck at the starting Windows screen for the majority of that time and it looks like the hard drive does not show any action. After about 15 minutes it eventually boots up.I am also having issues with my sound not working so I am wondering if its an issue with those drivers or if it is something else. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Manufacturer/Model Number Acer Aspire M5100
OS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600
CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400
Memory 4GB
Graphics Card(s) ATI Radeon X1200 Series
Sound Card Integrated Realtek ALC888-GR, colayered with ALC883 Realtek

I just responded to yor other post regarding sound issue... so you have more than one problem... Hmmmm.

A few questions to help us help you...Where did you get your copy of 7 Ultimate?
Was Win7 performing updates? (Usually after a new install Win7 will DL and install all updates... most often takes 2-4 updates to catch all of them... this can cause the slow startup you are speaking of... the system may still be installing updates.)
Can you post a screenshot of Device Manager please?

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My internet speed has really decreased since I installed windows 7 I have realised that my internet is so much more slow than usual. I'm prepared to upload screen shots of anything required I have tried doing a search for an update for my ATHEROS PCI-E ethernet device and it came back as sayin it was up to date.

Thanks in advance,

A:Internet Speed slow after clean install windows 7 connected with LAN

Well this is the basic problem, you should delete all the history, because in history you never realized that some defected files are there...and other thing is try to check, through change your internet connection.

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I have an LG WH16NS40, SATA, in my rig. I've just performed a clean Win10 install. The drive (Bluray) is VERRRRY slow. I've got the latest firmware (released almost a year ago, v1.02). Device manager shows Win10 using driver version 10.0.10586.0 from June 21, 2006.

I've got to think that there's newer/better driver software available. (My understanding is that any DVD/BR drive uses Windows drivers and only firmware can be updated from the manufacturer.)

Is there a standard benchmark to run which would quantify the speed?

Is there a better/newer driver I could use?

Manufacturer's product link: LG Internal Blu Ray DVD Drive WH16NS40 | LG Electronics US


A:LG Bluray Player, WH16NS40, very slow on a clean Win10 install

As 10586 is the latest released build of Windows 10, I think you have the latest driver. (The same shows in my system.)

I have never used a benchmarking program. I burn most optical disks with Nero, which reports the instantaneous burning data rate.

I haven't noticed any slowdowns under Windows 10 with my drive, which is exactly the same model as yours. I may have never updated the firmware on it, though. I'm at 1.00.

(Edit: ) I lied. Nero does not report the actual burn rate. (Nero reports the read rate during the optional data verification. Useful mainly for entertainment, I suppose.)

I update the firmware to 1.02. It took about a minute to burn 300 MB to a CD at a nominal 48X. (That's exclusive of the lead in and out.) An actual 48X data rate would require 40 seconds, and the maximum data rate is usually achieved only near the outer edge of the CD, so I think that all is well. Haven't tested any DVDs or BDs today.

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Well, I guess I'll just jump right into this. As the title says, I recently did a clean install of Windows 7 (deleted all my hard drive partitions, including the system reserved one, reformatted and then installed Win7) and since then I've been noticing some strange issues that I did not experience before.

The first issue I noticed is that my performance is slightly slower than it was before. Programs take much longer to load, almost a minute just for Google Chrome or Skype (version 4, not 5.5 which has a giant memory leak), which before would load in the blink of an eye. Even opening My Documents (which is practically empty right now save for a few small .txt files) or My Computer takes the same amount of time. When I'm using Paint Tool SAI, a small and compact art program, my strokes will sometimes take almost 30 seconds to appear. Needless to say, as an artist, this is extremely inconvenient and annoying, even though it's only a couple seconds. Even with Adobe Photoshop CS5, Skype, Google Chrome, DAZ Studio 4, and Paint Tool SAI running all at once, with my virus protection on in the background, my physical memory usage tops out at only about 70% and my CPU stays pretty low, and I don't get any increased slow-down. It just runs the same as before, with the occasional halt in the middle of doing something, or my words having to "catch up" as I type them.

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A:Extremely slow boot+log-on, poor performance after clean install

You're pretty thorough, but here's more troubleshooting steps to comb the logs for repeat errors, use System Resources and test the hardware.

If you're steps varied much from these steps to get a perfect reinstall, based on thousands done here, I'd consider trying again after wiping both HD's and unplugging all but the target for install to check against boot sector corruption from failed prior attempt: Reinstalling Windows 7

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A:Win 7 clean install on new computer, extremely slow loading apps

Make sure you followed the Best Practices to get a perfect Clean Reinstall especially how drivers are handled in Win7 which is different than in previous Windows.

How are you using Enterprise which is volume licensed for organizations and universities? How exactly is it activated?

Additional steps to go over it thoroughly are here in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Work through these steps for

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Hey, i recently reinstalled windows just for a general clean up of the system, and since then my internet has been extremely slow (paticuarly youtube and utorrent). Iv spoken to my isp (DODO) and its nothing on their end. Before the clean install my torrents were downloading up to 2.5mb/s and now they sit at around 20kb/s no matter how many seeds. i did a speedtest and am getting under 1mb download speed and even less for upload. iv tried all different drivers and have searched the internet repitively to find a solution but still cant. What was it about the clean install that changed my speeds? Also im running adsl+2 through a wired connection strsight from modem.

Digby Rotten

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16366 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560, 1023 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1897537 MB, Free - 1627224 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M5A88-M
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium, now internet is extremely slow!

Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.

After W7 was completely installed, in which order did you install the drives and other software?

At which point did you notice computer slowness?

When did you download the W7 updates? With a slow download speed, I would think that such a large file download would be time consuming.

Internet speed depends upon not only your system but the server load of your ISP [ excelelnt that you checked with them ] and the servers you are trying to access.

Test your up & down speed at a 3rd party site such as www.dslreports.com/speedtest. There are multiple other sites.

No offense intended: I've read that a significant %age of shared files are infected. Which anti malware scans have you performed. I am not authorized by Tech Guy Forum to advise any; the forum has specially trained members for that.

Thanks for posting the system info.

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helloi had some rootkit a few days ago....he block me almost every antivirus site....updates....also yours forum........sorry but i use comboFix (btw i was must to change name comboFix.exe to something else because kit block the installation process.now every thing is ok but i want to be surebtw. i have combofix log.respectfullypeterRSIT log:Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)Run by uzytkownik at 2008-11-30 11:18:55Microsoft Windows XP Professional Dodatek Service Pack 3System drive C: has 12 GB (33%) free of 37 GBTotal RAM: 765 MB (45% free)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:19:13, on 2008-11-30Platform: Windows XP Dodatek SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk2008\PD... Read more

A:i had a rootkit, is he dead? am i clean now?

Hello Peter,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Thanks,tea

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After running a program named Registry Easy on my HP m9150f and allowing it to fix errors it found, I rebooted my Vista Home Premium and found it unable to do so! All normal efforts to boot failed. Choosing the regular Vista from the menu that appears brings up the option to run the Startup Repair. After doing so, it informs me that "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically" and recomends sending information about this problem to Microsoft. It is unable to do so as it is not connected to the network. If I click on the View problem details button, I see 10 Problem Signature items listed. As no other options are available I click on "Finish" and it shuts the computer off. I then obtained a CD tittled "Active boot disk"and powered the computer with it in the CD\DVD drive. It brings up the Active boot disk console. When I click on the Utilities icon it shows a Explore like program and allows me to view the hard drive folder and file contents. When I click on the program folder and scroll down to the RegistryEasy folder, I am able to see it's subfolders. They are FullBackup and RepairBackup. The FullBackup folder has a Reg file that is labeled Backup+many numbers dot reg. It is 268Mb and has the date of the crash. The RepairBackup folder has five files of which two are Reg files. They corespond to the crash date and are listed as being five minutes apart in time. That coresponds to the two activities I allowed to take place
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A:Dead Vista After RegistryEasy Program Clean

Hi -

Yes... you now know that registry cleaners are a waste of money and can cause irrepriable damage to your OS.

Please see this for fiture - those are not "errors" that you came upon -



If at the cmd/DOS prompt, try a Vista System Restore -

Regards. . .



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Hi BC,
Couple months ago I spent some time in your malware forums trying to resolve issues with a constantly running Windows 7 media center which I noticed was running - not my - porn and bitcoins through. The issue progressed, solutions did not, files got locked, online access became scarce, and as I couldnt keep in timely contact with your well-intentioned helpers here, my thread was closed. To not be a burden on volunteer time, I left the idea of one on one help behind and sought additional insight on my own.
4 months after first noticing an issue, I have my same refurbished HP notebook with no accessible OS, no way to install one from disk, no income, and no hope.
I do have 12 weeks of notes from the most tenacious remote hack I believe exists. It has swallowed my entire home network and every machine in it, even those not configured for online access.
To start, I just want to get an OS on my laptop. I've long since kissed my data goodbye. I ran killdisk multiple times - the last time took 6 days - but I still have an X drive with a registry, command prompt, notepad, you name it, on my machine. I just dont have normal access to "windows"... all these individual programs I can access through command prompt.
Today I'm looking at a new security log called "backup" that starts, "administrative privileged user logged on. Parsing template defltwk.inf. Configuration engine was initialized successfully..."
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A:Can't clean install Win 7: Can't create partitions or clean disk. Remote hacked.

Hard drive manufacturer?
Can you enter the BIOS?
System manufacturer and model?
In spite of your assertions...the original topic reflects no evidence of malware found, IMO.

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Due to some corruptions in files system that can't be repair. I decide to do a clean install of vista from recovery partition preinstalled in D drive.

My question is does the clean install also clean out any hidden/unactive virus/rootkit if i format the laptop to its factory condition?

I have tried various AV software on this old laptop but the results come out clean but I still suspect there're some remain hidden as the system is slowly corrupted.

A:Clean install vista from recovery partition in D drive also clean virus?


The answer is yes it will, if you do a destructive install (Format "C") & it has not infected any other drives.

So, what drives do you have on your system? "C" (System) & "D" (Recovery) plus DVD/CD drives.

Do you have anything else? USB plug in hard drives or USB memory sticks etc. etc.

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Hi Guys
BACKGROUND: Im relatively experienced technical windows guy but I wanted some top tips please rebuilding my XPS17 (L702X tag D6F23S1) after my HDD started corrupting files & registry after 5 years use.
I swapped it for an SSD, now I have some challenges which I'd love some help / wise advice with.
I WOULD LIKE TO: Either recover the image from data (need help) or do a full format of the Windows partitiion (ensuring I have all the right drivers) and begin the painful task of a rebuild. 
1. Imaged the original HDD and applied the image to the SSD. 
2. I have tried a new install of windows which has installed to the original drive but leaving only 10% space free.
3. When I break out of the boot sequence I dont get the Dell Recovery option but i can see the Recovery partition in 'Disk Management'.
4. I cant find the recovery discs easily (think house move and everything in the attic situation) made originally but I do have the data on my network NAS and can copy over to a USB stick - I have tried to boot to the USB but I cant make that happen.
A. Is there a good guide that allows me to download and boot to a recovery environment, format the C: drive and reinstall windows?
B. Is there anyway I can download software which can utilise existing data I have to recover the original windows state please?
I'd be grateful for any advice you can give!
Many thanks

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Hi Folks,

I just did a clean install of Win7 and must have done something wrong. I found a file called Windows.old.

I would like to wipe my hard drive completely clean and then install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium.

How do I accomplish this task? It's a good time to start over because I'm just at the stage of adding the security software. Already did the drivers but don't mind doing those over again.

I have a Dell 5150, Pentium D820, Dual Core 2.8 GHz with 3 GBs memory.

Many thanks,


A:Clean Install of Win7 - Wipe Hard Drive Clean

Do you a regular Windows 7 installation disk, with Product Key?

If so, boot from that disk by setting your DVD drive as the first boot device in the BIOS or by choosing the DVD drive from a menu. Do you know how to do that?

Midway in the installation process you will come to a screen that asks where you want to install Windows. Look for "drive options, advanced" or something very close to that. Take that choice.

At the next screen, all of your partitions will be shown. Delete them all.

That will leave you with nothing but "unallocated space".

When you install to the unallocated space, it will be automatically formatted by Windows and you should end up with a very small "System Reserved" partition and a large C partition covering the rest of the drive.

Back up your data before beginning.

Windows.old is your old installation. If you proceed as above, you won't get it.

With 3 GB of RAM, you should probably go with 32-bit.

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After checking multiple times a day for weeks, and bumping, I still have NO response from my severely crippled computer's cry for help - it is now completely nonfunctional and I have hooked up an old backup. Of course the first thing I did was to update Windows and all security measures. All 5 steps have been completed and my BACKUP machine is also severely infected.

I support myself with my home office computer and will be homeless if this one goes down - not to mention that some of my backups failed. I would appreciate your reviewing the logs posted on that machine so that I might be able to get it back again, in the meantime my present computer is also infected, the logs are below.


1) After no response to my last post I decided to PAY for Panda's security software - and days later I still haven't received the information in order to download. Has anybody else had problems with receiving what they paid for with Panda?

2) I have read all supporting information regarding IE-SPYAD and am not clear whether that supports IE7 - all documentation, even recently updated, does not go above IE6 except reports of some bugs with IE7-SP1. EVERYTHING ELSE regarding the 5 steps prior to asking for help here has been done, including DAILY updates and scans with all of the suggested programs as well as Norton Internet Security 2007.

3) The below logs are from my recent scans of my BACKUP computer that I'm now using. It does operate slow which I suspect mig... Read more

A:1st machine now dead after no response, PLEASE help me clean my backup! 5 steps done!


Apologies for any delay in replying, but we have been rather busy lately, and, of course, all our helpers are volunteers.

Nothing immediately jumps out at me, but we'll run a scan with this programme.

Please download combofix.exe to your desktop.
Alternate link.

IMPORTANT - You must place combofix on your desktop!!

Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

When finished, the tool will produce a log for you at c:\combofix.txt. Post that log in your next reply.

Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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Finally decided to wipe my drive and reinstall windows.   PC has been working good but lately started acting strange with intermittent connectivity and the just yesterday all connected wifi devices lost their log info so that was odd.  Today when I rebooted this PC, I saw the original windows start up screen you'd see if during a fresh install or a restore and that's not right.  Finally I took at look at event viewer and saw a new NT user was added and I didn't do that so here we go again.   This time I suspect the vectors is a compromised Gateway which I have reset but will need to replace with better quality equipment than the junk Comcast is renting me.  This prompted me to run Farbar and come back to the forum for help.
2nd issue-  I need help with my Norton firewall settings.   I want to lock this pc down except for approved programs.
​Here is the log and thanks in advance again.  Farbar and addition below
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 26-12-2017
Ran by Ronin Asus (administrator) on DESKTOP-O7VPJFK (26-12-2017 17:33:55)
Running from C:\Users\Ronin Asus\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Ronin Asus (Available Profiles: Ronin Asus)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1709 16299.125 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-... Read more

A:Clean Windows Install on Wiped Drive- Am I still Clean?

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Hi folks,

I upgraded my Toshiba Satellite P850 laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 as the windows was showing me the icon that the update is available. Within or after the installation process, I saw a blue screen error message that 'Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We'll restart for you'. It was restarting itself, coming to the same blue screen and restarting time and again so I forced shut down it but after restarting after forced shut down, I have black screen, no display no BIOS function, F12, F10, F8, F2 none functional.

Does not do anything. Tried removing battery, pressing power button for some time and restarting but to no avail. Fan runs and I can see the power on light in the button and on the front but black screen.

Please help!

A:Satellite P850 dead after Windows 10 clean installation, black screen.

This happened to me, your computer isn't dead. (probably) The black screen is because of dual display. Hit tab and then enter your password when you see the mouse cursor. (or hit enter if you haven't set a password ) windows 10 is outputting to a display that doesn't exist because it can't get it's code around the idea of having 2 video cards. Sigh. Looking for the fix. At the moment this is the workaround.
Good luck!

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I think I have a virus or malware and have been unable to get rid of it after many tries, and I am having multiple problems with this home built computer running Windows 7Pro 64bit. I installed a retail version of Windows 7Pro 64bit and I have my original installation disk. I want to do a clean erase of my 480GB SSD and then a clean install of the same Windows 7Pro 64bit. Can you tell me how and provide any cautions etc. Thanks.

A:How can I do a clean erase of my SSD to clean install Windows 7?

Hello Joseph,

If you like, a normal clean install will also wipe the drive before installing.

Clean Install Windows 7

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I had many problems with BSOD crashes, and decided to make a new clean install (SSD or harddisk).
If I make a new clean install (no upgrade) is it enough to create 1 continuous unallocated disk and then it will make a clean install
Or do I have to "clean up" my old disk first before making a clean install?

A:Clean disk before clean install?

You can delete all of the partitions on the disk that you're installing Windows to. The installer will automatically create the partitions that it needs (2 for an MBR disk, 3 for GPT), and format them. It takes very little time, at least on an SSD.

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I had my cpu crash: of which two other threads give a background:

I ended up just re-loading vista, losing all of my c: data. I re-loaded all my other programs, my backup data, and it seemed fine. My installation of MS Office went poorly, as I forgot to first remove the "trial" edition, and overlapped installed the Licensed edition..I was unable to remove the trial edition after this, and tried a few manual removes to free up some space.

I mention this only because its the only thing I can think of which is slowing down my cpu, to a Crawl. Load / starting up takes ~10 minutes before I can actively search or use a program, sometimes (even now doing the scan's / logs) everything slows to a crawl.

My c: has ~40 gig free out of 110 gig, it is defragged every month.
MOST of my problems also seem to have started when I switched over from Kaspersky (paid), to Comodo (latest). I uninstalled Kaspersky first of course, but maybe Comodo is just a huge resource hog?

Also running spybot (safesurf only, spybot S & D is only used for a scan every now and then, not actively in the background), SAS (scan only, non-real time), CCleaner.

Windows security alerts are always on, saying I don't have user-control activated..though it detects my spyware / Comodo firewall (it didn't for a few weeks).

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A:Scan's / Log's clean..CPU SLOW!! Just re-loaded vista..its slow like a trojan

Hello RedJako,

I'm not seeing any malware here. You'd be better served discussing this with the folks in our Windows XP Support section

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Originally I set it to install and walked away came back hours later so I wasn't at the pc watching things. Anyways I managed to damage some files or something and for whatever reasons i could not figure out how to repair them. The microsoft forum was a bust no even one person tried to help me so I got sick of waiting and deleted the partition on the drive and made a new one and formatted it within the installer loaded from boot of the vista CD. That part went fine and quick. However when arriving at the step where its expanding files it took almost an hour before it spun up the CD and began increasing beyond 0%. From there up to 5% at best increases (avg 3%) then the CD spins down and idles for at least several minutes and then spins up gets a little farther and repeat. Basically the amount of time its just sitting there is probably 20 times or more longer than the time its actually progressing. Why is this? Is it supposed to do that? It seems odd to me that it wouldn't just keep spinning the CD and continuously progressing. Especially on a system with a dual core 3.2 ghz and 2GB of ram installs should zip through no time at all. I'm sure the install will be done before anyone replies but i thought I would check here in case its something I should be concerned about as a possible problem with my system.

A:Clean install of Vista 64bit on brand new pc is this norma install behavior?

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My system setup:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz
GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
XFX PVT71PUDP3 GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported EXTREME Video Card
OCZ S.O.E 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) {TWO OF THESE}
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
SAMSUNG 18X DVD?R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology Black IDE Model SH-S182M
I put up the whole entire name of the parts from Newegg just to make sure I did not foget anything like model # incase you guys need it. Anyways on to the problem. Everything goes good all the way up to the Completing Installation part. It will hang there forever. I've tried a few times, sometimes it would just hang there forever until I reboot it and it gives me the usual error you all are used to hearing about about not being installed properly, or it will randomly restart on its own and give the same error. I have searched and searched and searched but I can't seem to find anything that helps. I've tried messing with the BIOS like instructed from some other help sites but I do not have much experience in the BIOS so maybe I'm missing a setting I need to change? If someone that knows about this motherboard can tell me the steps on what I should change and how to get there I would greatly appreciate it and try it out. My computer has no floppy drive just so you guys know. Also I'm not sure what version of BIO... Read more

A:Vista Home Premium Install Hangs At Completing. (clean Install)

First of all, Did you install the sata drivers?

In the Bios set every thing to default.

Vista asks for a few questions then does the rest its self. give it tops about 2 hours usually takes like 30 min or less.

You say you got an error message? Please post the entire message

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Hello,I'm facing some little problems that a clean install would definately solve them, but I'm afraid that if I install onekey recovery afterwords, it won't be or can't be 100% integrated with the system. There's this novo key on the side that it brings onekey recovery if i shut my laptop and then press it, would it work later after a clean install of windows OS and reinstalling onekey recovery?Is there anything that is really useful by Lenovo that I'm going to miss out on, if i do a clean install? Is there any risks at all?Thank U guys

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I have looked through solutions for this issue, but the suggestions don't seem to fix my issue...

I am running Windows 7 SP1 Pro 64-bit on a Dell Optiplex 760, and try to do a clean install of Windows 10, using the ISO file which I downloaded from Microsoft & burnt on to a DVD, and instructions from the tutorial on here, which are very good. I downloaded the correct 64-bit version.

I boot from the DVD, enter my region (UK), and choose custom install, and then my hard drive does not show up on the list of where you would like to install. I have all my USB's unplugged (except keyboard/mouse).

I tried deleting my partions using MiniTool Partition Wizard (bootable DVD), so that the entire disk is unallocated. That didn't fix it. I also tried creating a new partition (NTFS) of the entire drive (to get one Primary NTFS partition). That didn't work. I also tried setting that partition as 'active'. The same.

Before formatting etc, I tried a boot from the Windows 7 install DVD, and the hard drive does show up, unlike the Windows 10 DVD.

Do you think it's an issue with the Windows 10 installer?

I downloaded another version of Win10 from the MS Tech Bench page, but same issue.

After formatting etc, during the Windows 10 boot, I tried another suggestion to open up Command Prompt (Shift + F10), and ran 'diskpart' - and no drives are found. I checked the Bios, and it was there.

So presumably that is the issue. If i ran 'diskpart' with my prior Windows 7 install, diskpart sh... Read more

A:Windows 10 clean install - hard drive doesn't show up before install

Welcome toTenforums, Simon.

I am a little concerned that the Windows 10 setup program on DVD does not have drivers to properly see and interrogate the system on your PC so that the hard drive is visible. It's the second similar case on this forum that I've seen recently. You also seem to be trying to clean install on an empty PC - is this correct, because if you do so It will not activate.

After much to-ing and fro-ing, it was finally possible to *copy the Sources folder from the setup ISO file onto a partition on the hard drive, and run the setup from there, where it wasn't possible to boot from the DVD, even though it worked elsewhere.

If you still have Windows 7 installed (and you should do for Windows 10 activation purposes - if just to obtain a genuine ticket for digital entitlement), and you have the ISO download available, the solution is fairly simple. If you haven't you will need the Windows 7 key to activate the install.

You seem pretty PC savvy so, I'd ask you to follow the bolded instructions from the * in the 5th para above.

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