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Momentary freezing/hanging, slow performance, not my fault

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    Momentary freezing/hanging, slow performance, not my fault


    hi, i have updated to windows 8.1 and recently i have having a lot of problems with how slowly my computer is running. May i say I have spent a lot and I mean a lot of time trying to fix this problem and I know it has nothing to do with disk space, viruses or drivers. this is has been messing with my network adapter and has been giving me gateway accessibility problems even though there is nothing wrong with my connection proof being that if i diagnose the problem in my adapter it resets the adapter just to have the same problem later until reset it again and the connection and all my devices is fine. this problem includes a momentary cursor pause at random times that only effects my trackpad if i plug a mouse in it works while my track pad is non functional, this can last from anywhere from usually 2-10 minutes until my trackpad becomes functional again. im not even getting "not responding" messages when it when it freezes at random times, i just have to wait until i hear that chime that sound like it comes from an information box then everything goes back to slow again and barely functional. this problem includes playing media, being that when i play media it takes anywhere from 2-15 minutes before it starts playing, this media can be from playing music and videos on my hard drive to videos on youtube. when i start up my computer it works fine for a bit like 5-10 minutes then starts being slow again with sending information to execute actions (mainly media actions), i even get a lot of loading issues on skype. even more to my conviction that its the operating system causing the problem is the fact i had my computer working normally for a week at random just with the gateway connectivity but all files i excuted in the times quickly like they were supposed then with another boot sometime later it went back to being slow again.


    theres a lot of grammar problems/errors whatever i know bare with me i wrote this at 3am in the morning its now 5 and im too lazy to go through but you can get the idea of what im saying, please help, thank you.

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    Bump, please help
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    bump guys please help
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    Knowing you computer make and model would help also modem or router.
    It would appear that you may have problems with your modem or router, have you done a hard reset.
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    Without knowing any of your specifics, I have to respond in the most general of terms. Sorry!

    But generally, when a PC freezes it's because it's being called on to do more than the hardware is capable of.
    A slow hard drive, or lack of sufficient RAM for the OS being run, are two possible causes. Then you have programs that are trying to gobble up RAM and not leaving enough for the other Services, TSR's and programs to run in.

    For instance, Windows installs Many Services that almost NO-One would ever need, but there they are, running merrily in the background. I run a script, to shut down over 25 totally redundant Services.
    Then if you look in the task manager, you'll find a lot of junk running that you don't need.....Schedulers, reminders, updaters, and the like. Those must all be shut off, and I normally do that when I'm setting up a new PC.

    It takes a while, to properly set up a new PC. For instance, you might have a CPU with 6 cores, but by default, Windows will use just one. There is a setting in MSCONFIG > Boot ini > Advanced where you can tell Windows how many cores you have that you want it to use. No-one ever does that!

    Then there is a registry tweak, that installs the OS's Kernel into ram memory during boot up. With the Kernel running from RAM, instead of the much slower HD, overall system performance gets a real kick in the pants. No-One ever does that either. But I've been doing it for years and it does work.

    Some AV scanners can be so demanding on a system, that it can seriously slow it down. Combine that with too much stuff running in the background and you have a real doggy system. I see that even on my own (9 yr old PC) system if I'm doing several scans at the same time. Normally I don't have anything running that's not absolutely, positively, 100% needed to run my PC.

    I hope I've given you some ideas as to where to start troubleshooting your own system.
    If you were close by, I'd just say bring it over here and I'll fix it for you. I've been a computer tech for 34 years.

    good luck!
    TechnoMage
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Knowing you computer make and model would help also modem or router.
    It would appear that you may have problems with your modem or router, have you done a hard reset.
    I have an HP Pavillion G6, amd 10, its not a router problem, trust me, My network adapter is a Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-fi Adapter and thats where the problem is going on connection wise but i feel its more because of the OS more than anything.

    HP Pavilion g6-2288ca Notebook PC Product Specifications | HP® Support

    its not your regular computer freeze, i've been troubleshooting this for a while, ive had this pc for a year, i took most of my files off it and put them on an external hard drive, i only had one anti virus program and it didnt run random scans. it like freezes then snaps back into action full effect for like 1 minutes then back to the bs. i ruled out a lot of stuff after extensive research before i wrote this message and or joined this forum

    i will try what you have suggested though, thanks
    Last edited by unborndad; 17 Jul 2014 at 21:30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Knowing you computer make and model would help also modem or router.
    It would appear that you may have problems with your modem or router, have you done a hard reset.
    what do you mean by hard reset? i dont want to lose any of my data.
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    TechnoMage said: I run a script, to shut down over 25 totally redundant Services.
    Then if you look in the task manager, you'll find a lot of junk running that you don't need.....Schedulers, reminders, updaters, and the like. Those must all be shut off, and I normally do that when I'm setting up a new PC.

    It takes a while, to properly set up a new PC. For instance, you might have a CPU with 6 cores, but by default, Windows will use just one. There is a setting in MSCONFIG > Boot ini > Advanced where you can tell Windows how many cores you have that you want it to use. No-one ever does that!

    Then there is a registry tweak, that installs the OS's Kernel into ram memory during boot up. With the Kernel running from RAM, instead of the much slower HD, overall system performance gets a real kick in the pants. No-One ever does that either. But I've been doing it for years and it does work.
    How about posting the script and reg tweak? I'd like to look at them and perhaps adopt some or all of what they do.
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