Today my Win 10 PC is extremly slow. I am typing this, and it takes ~10s for the words to appear.
Under Task Manager, Chrome is showing as 21 Windows (even though now I just have EE openned), and >500MB of Memory.
I have restarted, and shut down few times, no help. I won't even fix the typos in this post, as its that slow.
Any help will be appreciated,.
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system and updates
what is your OS build ?
check whether it is downloading.
Check delivery and make sure you do not have your system setup as a repository for updates.(advanced options) delivery optimization
Use fast.com to test your network connection, just in the event the internet feed is the issue.
and 100% Disk, drops to 0%100% disk usage -> disk full?!
Now the pc is working normal, but took over 2 hours.
Or any other maintenance task(s)?
No AV scan running.
How do I check for other maint. tasks?
Have you already looked into the Task Manager (ordered by memory consumption and/or CPU usage)?!
Drivers - see below, could this be it. Plus, when I first started working and the slowdown started, both monitors went black for 30s, after 10min of logging in Windows
ps- when I was just typing, the above came as "Otherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Otherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr"
Now, I pasted once, but it did it twice???
Outlook, exchange! Switching folder, it might be refreshing and would have no info to present.
I would look at in the Hardware Graphics Acceleration setting/feature in Office products Outlook, Excel, under File > Options > Advanced they all have one, test checking disable
Even Chrome has a graphics acceleration feature
See if W10 Display settings also may have an acceleration setting there
Also, update/perform manufacturer updates for your model, not just W10
Check your available RAM also
It looks like you're using Avast too....are you certain that's not scanning in real-time or bogging it down, check if there is an Avast extension in Chrome too.
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/reset-your-windows-10-system-with-the-keep-my-files-option/ RESET >PC
fresh install : download the Media creation tool - and make a bootable usb stick; then boot from it
That setting will be under Outlook
Also Excel if its not there then check updates for your graphics driver
and Chrome More Settings > Advanced > Accesiblity > Use Hardware accelerations when available
After 2 days of slowness, my PC is back to normal. I did not change anything, and I see no new updates than what I posted above.
What could it be? Should I still reformat to avoid being stranded on the last minute?
a fresh install will cost you a couple of hours - but then you're sure you have a good OS.
on the other hand, if your pc was hacked and used by someone - i don't know if a fresh install helps
The thing is, I have files not only in OneDrive, but also in C:\Inetpub\wwwroot, few types of DB Engines, etc.
I'm leaning more towards a clean install, but it would take 2-3 days, to backup then re-install.
here more info on reset my PC- keep my files : Reset your Windows 10 system with the Keep My Files option - TechRepublic