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I have an i5 Pavilion DV6 running win7
Its was taking 3 mins to start, I got it down to 90seconds (only win services and Av running).
But I am still experiencing lag, especially when typing a word document. I type and the words
sometimes take 5 -6 seconds to appear. Also when I click the start button the menu doesn't appear straight away. This happens when I haven't opened any other programs.

I have run the HP diagnostics, everything comes up fine.

Not sure if its the HDD (no unusual noises).
Its a Toshiba MK6465GSX, I cant find any diagnostic tools to run test apart from the one in the HP Bios. The diag. tool on the Toshiba site doesn't work.

I ran the Windows Chkdsk, everything ok there too.

I ran the Hot CPU and everything appeared to be fine, there was one read error but that appeared to be associated with permissions.


Any help would be appreciated.
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by:John Hurst
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Run Resource Manager (Windows tool) and allow it to run. What is taking up resource (Disk, CPU)?   It may be trying to scan, index or other such maintenance, but that should subside after a while.

3 minutes to start is entirely normal.

Scan for viruses and malware (use Malwarebytes after your own scan) as viruses cause this.

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Run Resource Manager (Windows tool) and allow it to run. What is taking up resource (Disk, CPU)?

avguard.exe seems to be the hungry suspect. Do you know much about this?

The systems uses Avira.
I scanned with Malwarebytes & Hitman pro (no issues).
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Looking at this Avira Support forum below:

http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=108945

It is free antivirus.  The article says to uninstall avguard, restart and reinstall it. That may help.

You may be better off with paid Antivirus instead.

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@citrine - Thank you and I was happy to help.

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