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Computer lagging on startup

  1. #1

    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Computer lagging on startup

    Most of the times when I start up the computer and desktop shows up I'm having great lags that only goes away after waiting about 5-15 minutes sometimes even more. Lags relate to both performance and sound. If I don't wait long enough, performance might get better but it only takes a process be it game or even a browser that increases hardware usage and its back. I've taken the basic steps and thoroughly cleaned the computer with Ccleaner, defragmented and then scanned with Eset Smart Security (no viruses found). I've also managed with good amount of luck to get into task manager couple of times when the problem was still ongoing and found out that "Service host: Network service (5)" takes crazy amount of CPU (about 80-90%) and after some time it goes down to 0%. All other processes were below 2% CPU usage (except "Nvidia streamer service" that took 7,4%). I suspect the network service to be the cause of this issue but I'd rather ask here before taking any further steps.

    My specs:

    Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    AMD FX-8350
    Vishera 32nm Technology
    4,00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 803MHz (4-5-5-15)
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 970A-DS3P (CPU 1)
    SyncMaster (1680x1050@59Hz)
    2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (ASUStek Computer Inc)
    465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAJS-22A8B0 ATA Device (SATA)
    Optical Drives
    Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200S ATA Device
    DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
    Zvukové zařízení High Definition Audio

    I'm aware that my english is bad so I'm sorry if I didn't make anything clear. In this case let me know and I'll explain it as best as I can.

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  2. #2

    New Zealand
    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1 (6.3) 64-bit

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    Something like this?

    I get the same thing, and I had no active programs running at the time. Some help would be appreciated, preferably something I can do manually.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 179
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center

    @ Navcore

    It might be just Windows performing automatic maintenance.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Something like this?

    I get the same thing, and I had no active programs running at the time. Some help would be appreciated, preferably something I can do manually.
    Indeed. Just that its Network Service and takes CPU rather than disc.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64

    Here are some things I would do for starters:

    Run Sfc /scannow with Adm Command Prompt (it may take a while)

    If it finishes with no corruptions then I would run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth with Adm Command Prompt regardless.

    If Sfc /scannow finishes with some but not all corruptions repaired you will need to run the Dism command anyway. If Sfc / scannow finishes with errors I would run it again after Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    If you can get through these steps without issues that will be a good start and I would proceed with checking the Component Store by running Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore at Adm Command Prompt.

    This will tell you if the Component Store needs to be cleaned up. If it recommends Component Store Clean-up I would do so via Disk Clean-up or by running Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup with Adm Command Prompt.

    All of this may or may not solve you problems but at the very least it will rule out possibilities.

    Additional observations:

    4 Gb does not seem like a lot of RAM for your system.
    How much free space is left on your Primary Drive?

    I agree with one of the replies above regarding System Maintenance Tasks. Your system might be having difficulties completing routine maintenance.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Done. Sfc came with some corruptions it couldn't solve but it didn't return any fatal error and completed successfully.
    All other commands went fine except dism analyzing found some problems so the clean was necessary.

    I have 54,5gb left.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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