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System gets choppy and slow within 24 hours

  1. #11


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
    How's disk usage? 30% CPU is a lot of activity already (1 full core loaded or load is spread on multiple cores) so Windows might take a higher priority on those tasks resulting to lag even if there are more cores available for use
    disk usage is low around 0%

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  2. #12


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by corbintech View Post
    Try:

    run-msconfig-services-hide all microsoft services-see what is running with the system
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by toastytofu View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by corbintech View Post
    Try:

    run-msconfig-services-hide all microsoft services-see what is running with the system
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    Wow.

    Uncheck a majority (all maybe) of those and apply restart and try it out.

    I had a problem with the AMD Catalyst service. It took trial and error but I found the issue.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by corbintech View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by toastytofu View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by corbintech View Post
    Try:

    run-msconfig-services-hide all microsoft services-see what is running with the system
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    Wow.

    Uncheck a majority (all maybe) of those and apply restart and try it out.

    I had a problem with the AMD Catalyst service. It took trial and error but I found the issue.
    Ok, I'll try it out. I don't need any of these running?
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by toastytofu View Post
    Ok, I'll try it out. I don't need any of these running?
    The drivers should all load. If they don't just check if need be. I would try with all disabled and trial and error from there.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 179
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    To me Google/Adobe/steam/skype stuff can be manually updated so it's okay to manual start those services. keep the apple services running or you'll have synchronization problems. Also keep the NVIDIA and Atheros NIC services running to ensure proper functionality of the graphics and Ethernet.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
    To me Google/Adobe/steam/skype stuff can be manually updated so it's okay to manual start those services. keep the apple services running or you'll have synchronization problems. Also keep the NVIDIA and Atheros NIC services running to ensure proper functionality of the graphics and Ethernet.
    The whole goal of this is not to try and cause problems, it is to find a possible program that is slowing down the machine. IMHO with all disabled, he stands a better chance. Then, he can go back and enable services one by one and make sure he is golden.

    This is a basic test of trial and error, not a permanent solution.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by corbintech View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
    To me Google/Adobe/steam/skype stuff can be manually updated so it's okay to manual start those services. keep the apple services running or you'll have synchronization problems. Also keep the NVIDIA and Atheros NIC services running to ensure proper functionality of the graphics and Ethernet.
    The whole goal of this is not to try and cause problems, it is to find a possible program that is slowing down the machine. IMHO with all disabled, he stands a better chance. Then, he can go back and enable services one by one and make sure he is golden.

    This is a basic test of trial and error, not a permanent solution.
    Okay so after a few days with all those things disabled, my system still slowed to a crawl every day, needing a reboot. This morning the system seemed so slow that even my wallpapers went blank and things were loading very chunkily. Then I guess windows crashed itself and did the whole refreshing thing on its own and everything is smooth right now after that crash...(without a reboot)

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    Also I'm getting these errors when I looked in the event viewer:

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    What is going on?
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by toastytofu View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by corbintech View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
    To me Google/Adobe/steam/skype stuff can be manually updated so it's okay to manual start those services. keep the apple services running or you'll have synchronization problems. Also keep the NVIDIA and Atheros NIC services running to ensure proper functionality of the graphics and Ethernet.
    The whole goal of this is not to try and cause problems, it is to find a possible program that is slowing down the machine. IMHO with all disabled, he stands a better chance. Then, he can go back and enable services one by one and make sure he is golden.

    This is a basic test of trial and error, not a permanent solution.
    Okay so after a few days with all those things disabled, my system still slowed to a crawl every day, needing a reboot. This morning the system seemed so slow that even my wallpapers went blank and things were loading very chunkily. Then I guess windows crashed itself and did the whole refreshing thing on its own and everything is smooth right now after that crash...(without a reboot)

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    Also I'm getting these errors when I looked in the event viewer:

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    What is going on?
    Hmmm.

    I wonder if perhaps something is wrong with your Windows profile? Perhaps the systems is stressing trying to stay in contact with the app services correctly.

    Try creating a new account and use the new account for a day. See if the system bogs down. Try linking that account to another MS account so the online apps work, if that works, switch that account to yourself and delete your current user account.

    Make sure and make the new account an administrator account.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 209
    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit


    you better start backing up any files/pictures/data you wanted and transfer to a usb or external hard drive..

    that looks like a reinstall situation man.. you can troubleshoot all you want for weeks.. or just reinstall in 30 minutes? and then if you system is slow and buggy you got real problems..

    you probably have malware.. are you connected to the internet during these slow downs? disconnect the internet.. and see if it still slows down..

    if you seriously want to start wasting time trying to figure that out - start with process explorer and autoruns and hitmanpro and lookup sysinternals (website with tools) and google "whats running system slow" which may get you more utilities to start troubleshooting..

    all which isn't worth it at all..

    i'd personally "clean" reinstall windows.. it's not a big deal.. downloading all your programs again isn't fun of course.. but what can you do..
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