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Win8 running slow

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    windows 8

    Win8 running slow


    Yesterday I was having issues trying to get my headset to work so I decided just to restart my laptop and try again. When trying to turn it back on I was confronted with a black screen, I let it set for about 1 hour before doing a hard restart. Again the same black screen. I restarted again this time being confronted by the bios where I then decided just to reformat. After finally finishing I went about installing some extra drivers for my Msi GX60, I downloaded them from a disk, after they installed it restarted my computer, I then went to the desktop where my computer began to run painfully slow, atleast a 10 minute delay from from when I hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete to when It finally went to the screen where you choose your next action. After that it froze. Today I tried turning it back on, and was confronted with thee same slow unresponsiveness. I am reformatting again. Does anyone know what's going on with my laptop???

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    By this "I am reformatting again" do you mean re-installing Windows or Factory reset from the recovery partition or recovery disks?
    After 10 minute delay it is stuck on what screen?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    windows 8


    Factory reset, and stuck on a screen asking if I want to go to task manager or a couple different choices
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  4. #4


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Do your factory restore and do not use the Ctrl+Alt+Del which has nothing to do with the reinstall. Where is it stuck now for does everything install properly, did you follow the manufacturers instruction on how to perform the reset.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 9
    windows 8


    Yes, finished the reinstall and now I can see the my disk is at 100%??? On my task manager
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  6. #6


    Posts : 9
    windows 8


    Downloaded avg and optimized all my setting, my laptop is running like a dream.
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  7. #7


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Good to hear all OK. Disk at 100% normal at the beginning due to maintenance tasks and returns to normal when completed.
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