Slow Windows 7 laptop, perfmon questions
Posted on 2014-03-01
Running Windows 7 pro on HP 4545s laptop.
The computer runs slowly. It boots in a resonable amount of time (40 seconds) . After that, it starts to run slowly. I suspect the operating system is swapping because of insufficient memory but that's only a guess. The laptop has 4 gigs installed.
What I have done so far:
- The event viewer does not show any subtantial problem like disk errors or services which do not start.
- I ran Malwarbytes, no infections
- I ran Ccleaner
- I ran SFC /scannow : no problems detected.
- I ran perfmon /report
Q1.) How do I interpret the resource and performance monitor report? For example, in the physical disk counters section, there is a red line highligting “Avg disk queue length”. The mean is 2. Is this good or bad?
Q2.) In resource Overview there is a column called “status” . All the circles are green except Memory, that circle is yellowish. The report says 73% utilization. 951 MB available. How would you interpret this?