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System is extremely slow. Taskbar screenshot attached.

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    System is extremely slow. Taskbar screenshot attached.


    Hi,

    I got my dad a Samsung NP355E5C-A01IN couple of years ago. I noticed it was a little slow but then I left for holidays and he managed with it. Recently it got so bad again that I did a factory reset on it (he had less than 400MB of files) & surprise surprise... The problem still persists. I took a closer look at the taskbar and it showed some alarming numbers!

    Attaching screenshot here. (Note: I only had a bluetooth speaker connected, chrome with two tabs running, the 8.1 update getting downloaded in the background.)
    Click image for larger version
    No idea what is happening here.

    Thanks,
    Joel

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  2. #2


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    Windows Update is a frequent resource hog. Let it install the updates and then restart PC.

    Good luck, werty
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Thanks. Will post the attachment post that.

    But the number were the same before the upload as well.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 179
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    You have your RAM almost maxed out and your Disk usage maxed and certainly will slow your system to a crawl. How much RAM does your laptop have and as for the disk usage, you can sort the tab to find the process with highest disk usage.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Hey there... Thanks for replying.

    This is the systems specs.
    AMD E2 1800 APU 1.70GHz
    2.00 GB RAM (1.59 usable)

    And I took screenshots of the disk and RAM as asked.
    Click image for larger versionClick image for larger version

    Any idea how to resolve this. The system is very difficult to handle when it is acting so slow.
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  6. #6



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    You have the bare minimum for RAM:
    Windows 8.1 If you want to run Windows 8.1 on your PC, here's what it takes:

    • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)
    • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

    If you want to do anything constructive you'll have to get more. As soon as you're on a network(internet) that eats up your RAM. I took a look and you can expand up to more:
    Memory
    Expandable Memory Upto 8 GB
    System Memory 2 GB DDR3
    Memory Slots 2 (Unused Slot - 1)
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Thanks! But the system is running Win 8. That is just as bad eh?

    I guess I'll visit the service center for putting i an additional 2gb or something...
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by joelelias333 View Post
    Thanks! But the system is running Win 8. That is just as bad eh?

    I guess I'll visit the service center for putting i an additional 2gb or something...
    RAM isn't that expensive you can put up to 6GB more in. A total of 4GB is OK but 8GB is the "Sweet Spot" where when multitasking(playing music, surfing and using an office program has no freezes or memory bottlenecks. On my windows 7 laptop that came with 4GB I was getting a lot of freezing because windows had to use it's virtual memory(page file), and after I took out the Hard Disk and installed a SSD I never had any problems after. But one step at a time first.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Thanks! Appreciate the input... Just one last question. In the screenshot, the usage of disk is shown as 99% & 100% even thought the usage shown is only at 2.6 MB/s... Should I be worried?
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  10. #10



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    It could be because you have so little ram, the the page file(virtual memory) is being used heavily, and that causes a lot of writes. To see what is being done check out Resource Monitor under the Disk tab and click both the Write fields(top & bottom).
    Attachment 55861
    But no I do not believe it's a problem. Till you get more ram you could use a USB pendrive readyboost in windows. Just plug in a flashdrive with at least 4GB Format it.

    Right click on the pen drive icon.

    Select ‘properties’.

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