PC Performance

jamesmetcalf74
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windows 7 pro
i have admin rights.

I messed with msconfig and shutdown some services that i thought were unnecessary.  
applications that have been open for awhile seem to run fine and are responsive.

when i click on my computer... it takes a long time for it to bring up the resources.
it also takes a long time to initiate applications.  once the my computer interface is established, it browses around the directories at a quick enough pace, but still slower than before.

does anyone know what my effect the inital my computer initialization to become so slow... a setting i might have messed up?
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also, network browsing is slow
NVITEnd-user support

Commented:
Can you turn on the msconfig items you turned off?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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First, can you re-enable services you shut down? and restore things you deleted in MSConfig?

Second, look for orphaned network drives. Run NET USE to see what is there and delete any drives you are not using.

Third, run System File Checker. Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator and run SFC /SCANNOW. Allow to complete, shut down, start up and test.
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Steven CarnahanAssistant Vice President\Network Manager
Commented:
The three that I services I would look at first are:

Computer Browser
Server
Workstation

I have seen similar issues when one or more of these are disabled.

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Commented:
the 3 services mentioned are turned on
ran the sfc check with a restart

no improvement
I have logged into this workstation with a different user, disconnected the workstation from the network,
sill no improvement on initiating the my computer applet, or browsing networks.

while the computer is in a period of time between me initiation the my computer applet and until the time it comes up,  other applications become much less responsive.

any thoughts?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
It is hard to know what exactly has been deleted and the further downstream effects of same.

Try a Windows 7 Repair Install. For this, you need a working recovery partition or the Windows 7 DVD. Here is a Seven Forums Tutorial to assist you.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

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Commented:
last ditch effort.
im installing some windows updates.
has anyone ever heard of windows updates clearing up a problem.
haha
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Windows Updates will not repair deleted services and programs, especially if SFC did not do the repairs.
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Commented:
You might want to take a look at Black Viper's site.

He lists a range of options to tweak Services for peak performance (including resetting them to defaults) - the one below is for w7 Pro 64 bit.
http://www.blackviper.com/custom-services-registry-file-creation-tool/windows-7-custom-services-registry-file-tool/windows-7-professional-service-pack-1-64-bit-custom-services-registry-file-creation-tool/

The site referenced can produce a custom REG file to start/stop/disable services.

By the way, it's normally recommended to use services.msc instead of msconfig for **service changes** as that has some inbuilt limitations to prevent essential ones being disabled.  It's fine to use msconfig for changing startup programs though
Danny ChildIT Manager

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btw, don't think you can DELETE services from msconfig, only disable them.  So, moderately easy to re-enable?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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You cannot delete services from MSconfig, but disabling services could have downstream effects and change something in the registry. Problem is: we do not know what was disabled or affected.

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