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Windows 8.1 super slow after windows update
Zoditu posted a topic in Windows Client OS SupportHello there. First of all, here are the specs of my computer: Product Name g4-2205la Product Number B8T44LA Microprocessor 2.7GHz up to 3.2GHz Next Gen AMD A6-4400M Accelerated Processor Microprocessor Cache 1MB L2 Cache Memory 6GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM) Memory Slots 2 user accessible Video Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7520G Discrete-Class graphics and up to 3060MB total graphics memory Display 14.0-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display (1366 x 768) Hard Drive 640GB 5400RPM hard drive Multimedia Drive SuperMulti DVD burner Network Card 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector) Wireless Connectivity 802.11b/g/n WLAN Bluetooth Sound Altec Lansing speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio v2 Keyboard Full-size island-style keyboard Pointing Device Touchpad with on/off button and precision multi-touch gesture support. External Ports Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards and Multimedia cards 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 1 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 1 HDMI 1 VGA (15-pin) 1 RJ-45 (LAN) 1 Headphone 1 Microphone in Dimensions 34.7cm (L) x 23.04cm (W) x 3.0cm (min H)/3.59cm (max H) Weight 2.19 kg Power 65W AC adapter 6-cell 47WHr 2.2 Ah lithium-ion battery ID Mech Description HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone 4 months ago I made a clean installation of windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bits (Annoying update messages) and have been using it since. The problem came last week. I always leave windows update activated and to automatically download and install updates, the thing is that las tweek I was in my pc and it became to lagg A LOT. So i was like... Mmm let me restart it... And in the restart button it said: "Update and restart" so well, I left the computer install ONE update that took about 1 hour to install. After finishing my computer was slow as hell for loading at startup (Never had this problem before). So I was mad and I made all these st*pid stuff of cleanning my temporary files, etc. etc. and for the last thing I made an optimization of the HDD with Raxco Perfect Disc. It was "better", but after using my pc for a couple of hours (I always close it when I don't use it and wake it up when I use it again) it extremely laggs as hell, even if I press Ctrl + L Shift + esc it takes like 40 seconds to load the Task Manager (It opens but freezes for like 40 seconds). This happened just after windows update. Whats wrong!? Since that day I have never: *Never installed a program *There are no new tasks or programs at startup *I don't use an antivirus that laggs my computer (just W Defender), but please, don't comment it's a virus because it's not *Never updated a driver or software. I haven't install anything since that day. *Don't tell me I have to make some maintenance because I already did it. *Leave windows update waiting for a patch: My computer installed again another ONE update that took about 30 minutes. Didn't fix anything. I disabled Windows update and I gained a lot of "performance" since that. The problem is very annoying. If I'm in the facebook app of W8.1 it crashes and freezes. It really takes a long time to try to get back to the Start Menu. If I'm in youtube (Using any browser. I use IE, Comodo or Firefox) a message appears every time and crashes my video. The reason of message: "Shockwave Player crashed" and any of the browsers craches too. When I play Minecraft or Lord Of Shadows 2 it laggs, making like pauses in the game movements, It just freezes, JUST FREEZES! The music player of W8.1 app crashes and can't close it. It keeps playing music :/ Windows explorer sometimes takes like 30 secons to open a FOLDER. Why is this happening? I don't want to spend hours reverting in System Restore Point or make again a Clean installaton of Windows. I have a lot of programms and stuff to backup. :(
Strange External HDD Issue
finakechi posted a topic in Hardware Support and DiscussionHeya folks! First time on this forum, hope you all can help me out here. I recently upgraded both my PC to Windows 8 Pro (64bit). Now before I did this I copied a lot of files to an external HDD. It is a 1TB disk in a Rocketfish USB 3.0 enclosure. Now before I did this upgrade this drive was working fine. After the installations were done I noticed that my main PC was freezing up alot. At first I thought I had done something by updating the BIOS, but I noticed I started having the same issues when I connected the drive to my laptop as well. Here is the issue, basically the drive will mount and I can oped the root of it. I can see all the files, but if I try to open and files/folders it freezes up Windows Explorer and I usually have to reboot the PC as nothing will respond. I tried connecting it to my iMac with similar results. I ran a Check Disk on it and it found no errors. I am at a loss, I would really like to recover this drive as it is almost entirely filled with data (930GB out of 1TB). Any help is appreciated! And thanks in advance.
You Tube buffering problem.
MrBrave posted a topic in Internet HelpHey, just want to ask. I was doubt on fixing my You Tube buffering that always makes me pissed off everytime i wanted to watch online video. So heres the problem. I was watching one of You tube video and the buffering indicator are not moving. Even i had my internet speed flows really well (2 MBPS, so there gonna be unbuffering video i guess). Anyway, the wifi are only i use for my selft. The weird part of the video is, when i resume the video again, the grey buffering indicator are also run. But when i pause it, the gey indicator also being pause. Sometimes it just stuck somewhere in there. I just try to 'Ping Of Death' the server, to make sure the data pass without stuck, but the problem seems still. I also clear the cache like you tube help refer, but stull have the same problem. So, anybody?
A couple of weeks ago I installed Windows 8 (fresh install from scratch, not an update) on my computer. I do a lot of web browsing and over the last couple of weeks I've been using Windows 8, I could swear the web browsing wasn't as fast at it used to be on Windows 7. I then noticed I was having major issues bringing up my router's control panel (ASUS RT-N56U) so thinking it was my router I upgraded the firmware. Turned out, the Avast Anti-Virus I was running has issues with Windows 8. I removed AVAST and turned on Windows Defender (which in Windows 8 is also an anti-virus program now referred to MSE - Miscrosoft Security Essentials). MSE has gotten fairly good reviews so I decided to use it, for maximum compatibility with Windows 8. However, although the router control panel would now come up okay, browsing still seemed to not be quite as fast as it used to be. I sat down at the old 5-year old Dell Desktop next to me that is running Windows 7, both computers were connected to the router via Gigabit Ethernet. I tested network speeds with Speedtest.net to make sure they were both getting the same Internet speeds (which they were.) I found a couple 'heavy' web pages to test: www.epicurious.com (home page) sports.yahoo.com (home page) The browsing was MUCH faster on the Windows 7 machine!! So I decided to do more of a controlled test. The Samsung Notebook is a Series 6 Core i5 with 6GB RAM and 64GB SSD running Win 8 Pro 64-bit. Windows Experience score of 5.9. Windows Defender (MSE) Anti-Virus. Windows Firewall Turned OFF! The Dell Desktop is Intel Q8200 with 6GB RAM and a 5400RPM HD running Win 7 32-bit (not sure why 64-bit didn't install, sort of strange but oh well). It had a Windows Experience score of 3.6. Avast Anti-Virus. Windows Firewall turned OFF. Windows Defender turned OFF. I went into Windows Task Manager on both computers and ended most if not all tasks that were not critical to the system and no other programs except the browsers were running. I removed all plug-ins and add-ons from Chrome except the Page Load Time extension plug-in which can be downloaded here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/page-load-time/fploionmjgeclbkemipmkogoaohcdbig I also tested on FireFox using this add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/apptelemetry/?src=search On the Windows 8 Machine I also tested with Internet Explorer 10 - unfortunately I couldn't find a page load speed monitor for it that would work so I could only do an informal visual+verbal count, stopping when I saw the page stop X in the URL bar change to the reload symbol indicating the page had completed loading. On both test pages I refreshed the pages at least 10 times and averaged the scores. I looked at the page load speed monitor result but I also did a visual+verbal count out loud until I saw the page stopped loading objects. The results were astounding (and very frustrating/disappointing because otherwise I really like Windows 8 as the OS in general seems better/faster than Windows 7 for multitasking) Here's the results: Windows 8 + Fast Machine + Chrome 23.0.1271.95 m on epicurious.com: ~ 3.5 sec load counter / ~ 5.5 sec visual/verbal count Windows 7 + Slow Machine + Chrome 23.0.1271.95 m on epicurious.com: ~ 2 sec avg / ~ 3.5 sec avg visual/verbal count Windows 8 Fast machine + Chrome on sports.yahoo.com: 5 sec avg / 5 sec avg Windows 7 Slow machine + Chrome on sports.yahoo.com: 2.5 sec / 3 sec Windows 8 Fast machine + FireFox on epicurious com: 4.5 sec / 4.5 sec Windows 7 Slow machine + Firefox on epicurious.com: 2.5 sec / 3 sec Windows 8 Fast machine + FireFox on sports.yahoo com: 5.25 sec / 5 sec Windows 7 Slow machine + Firefox on sports.yahoo.com: 2.5 sec / 3 sec Windows 8 Fast machine + Internet Explorer 10 on epicurious.com: ~ 5 sec visual/verbal count Windows 8 Fast machine + Internet Explorer 10 on sports.yahoo.com: ~ 6 sec visual/verbal count (I didn't bother testing IE 10 on the Win 7 machine) It is clear, that something in Windows 8 is causing the browsers to load web pages 30-50% slower. If you have a very fast Internet connection (like me - 35 mbit/s download and 6 mbit/s upload) in regular use, the difference may not be that noticeable to the "casual user" as the difference between as a 3 sec and a 5 sec page load speed are both fairly fast for these two sites. But it you have many sites open at once and are multi-tasking and clicking lots of links hours at a time, it IS noticeable. Downright depressing when you compare it to a Windows 7 machine especially considering the specs on the Win 8 machine are much better hardware wise! If anything the Windows 8 machines should be faster. Now I know a some people are going to be skeptical about my findings or give suggestions as to something that may be wrong with my particular PC. Obviously every PC is different, having different configurations, apps loaded, processes running, etc. But in my 25+ years in the Tech Industry my gut is telling me there's something not right with Windows 8 and it is just a matter of time until enough people complain to Microsoft about it to get their attention to find the cause of the issue and fix it. HERE'S A COUPLE IMPORTANT POINTS WHY MY GUT IS TELLING ME IT IS A WINDOWS 8 ISSUE: * I tried the tests on Windows 8 with Windows Defender (MSE) turned OFF, Firewall turned OFF. No anti-virus programs running. IT MADE NO DIFFERENCE. ** I made sure the drivers for both my Ethernet and Wi-Fi Networking were the latest drivers. They are the on-board Intel 82579M Gigabit Ethernet and Centrino 6230 Wireless. *** Running the tests on Wifi instead of Ethernet ALSO MADE NO DIFFERENCE. The facts seem to point to something in the Windows 8 Operating System is slowing things down. I wish I knew what it was as I feel so frustrated that this new powerful Samsung Core i5 notebook running Windows 8 has slower web browsing than than 5-year old Windows 7 Dell Desktop sitting across from me. I have seen many other posts about Chrome running slowly on Windows 8. It isn't just Chrome! *** I would encourage others to run these tests as I would at least like to be 99% confident that I don't have some hardware or driver issue. *** Other's having same issues: />https://productforums.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/chrome/KV_TPd6Ehdg />http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-networking/internet-hangs-unavailable-slow-since-upgrading-to/3406a398-eb16-40aa-b9ee-9ce5ea95f406 />http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2006876 />http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/941163
Windows 7 Extremly slow after BSOD
dmod09 posted a topic in Windows Client OS SupportHello everyone, I recently experience a problem with my Windows 7 Ultimate. While playing Dota 2, my computer encountered a BSOD. after waiting for at least 15-20 Minus the computer did not restart on its own, so I manually hit the restart switch. Upon restarting and after booting it became clear that my computer was not the same. It took 20 minutes to reach the welcome to screen and logging in takes twice as long as it usually is. I cannot access my Win7, it is way to slow, I don't think I can collect data for you guys as it would take way too long. Can anybody help me please? :)