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How to determine which program or driver slow my computer?

  1. #1


    Posts : 54
    windows 8 pro 64bit

    How to determine which program or driver slow my computer?


    Recently, my windows 8.1 become extremely slow when booting.
    As soon as my computer shows the desktop, i can move mouse, but the task bar won't response my click, even i can't right click the desktop to refresh it. This situation will last for about 5 minutes.

    normal windows program won't stop my mouse, so i think it should be some driver fault. But how can i determine which one?

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  2. #2


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


    Recently, my windows 8.1 become extremely slow

    so then "recently" what did you install/change?

    if you didn't change anything then that means dust/electrical/ some physical problem has occurred in your system..
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  3. #3


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


    start doing a "clean boot" and look through "msconfig" - type that into a command prompt.

    ask if you dont know how to do this .. it is also posted on this forum..
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    Actually, to disable startup app, which used to be done easily in MSCONFIG, now with win 8.1, you have to use the Task Manager, Startup tab.
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    Posts : 209
    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit


    yeah... hey mark phelps.. don't take this the wrong way.. but.. uh.. i'ts pretty easy.. you press a button which takes you to the task manager startup tab automatically..

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    I mentioned that because not everyone knows about the link you showed.

    Both approaches get you there -- which one you use is a matter of personal preference.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 54
    windows 8 pro 64bit


    Actually, i don't think it's related to startup programs.
    I boot Windows through safe mode, it's OK
    If i boot through safe mode with network, the problem shows up.
    I reinstall my NIC driver, but the problem stands still. I've been driven crazy. maybe the only way is to reinstall OS
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  8. #8


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


    think about what you installed when it started to boot slow..

    for example i recently installed .Net Framework 4.5 and guess what.. you will find all throughout google it causes a wait time during boot now .. so now all the sudden if i was a standard user, i would think all the sudden my computer is now slow..

    perhaps you installed something especially related to your network that is causing conflict..
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