Windows 7 PC slows down to a crawl
Posted on 2013-02-02
Hello, I have been trying for a week to recover full functionality on my friend's computer, I've tried everything that I usually do on customers' computers to no avail.
Here's what happens: after a short while using the pc, it slows down to a crawl. There were no symptoms before last Sunday, it started all of a sudden. The task manager doesn't report high cpu or ram usage. But the computer takes ages to open software and basically do anything. I'm talking about minutes to open a web browser, for instance.
Here's the system specs:
W7 Professional 64bit
Asus P6T Deluxe
Intel Core i7
6GB Ocz DDR3
AMD Radeon HD5970
2xOCZ VERTEX SSD Raid0
Other 3 mechanical drives for data
Now keep in mind this system has worked fine in this configuration for about 4 years, so hardware incompatibilities are out of the question.
Here's what I did up to now:
-Backed up, trimmed SSDs in IDE mode, recreated array, recovered backup
-Checked for viruses with: Kaspersky recovery disk, Bitdefender recovery disk, Combofix, Spybot, Superantispyware, Malwarebytes
-Checked startup items with autoruns, nothing strange
-Startup with msconfig.exe, still happens even with everything unchecked
That's it, and I'm out of ideas. He's doing a repair install right now, but I'm almost sure it won't change anything. I'd like to understand what's happening before resorting to a clean W7 reinstall.
So do you guys have any other suggestions?