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comp getting slower daily [Solved]


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good morning.

i spoke too soon about the speed, still very slow. i will update the drivers now.
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ok, i updated the (4) drivers and rebooted. still slow.
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Could you confirm that your startups are now minimal with just the AV appearing in MSConfig ?

There is a programme that I use with win 7 and 8 from MS that resets the boot order of programmes and optimises them
Would you like to try that .. I may take up to 30 minutes to run though as it will need 6 reboots and does fully defragment the drive
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we could try that. i notice in the action center, it says something about windows updates and that i need to be the administrator to make changes. could something have gotten into our comp and made itself the administrator? i need to go back and turn off some start up programs. BRB.
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OK I will find the destructions for that .. I have them somewhere :)

Do you get the same windows updates error when you access it from IE ?
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no, but i checked the users in control panel and we are the administrators.

there is an entry in there under manage credentials, generic credentials, virtualapp/didlogical and it was modified today.

as for startup programs, i disabled all hp programs and skype.

it takes a little time to start up, but i can switch between 2 internet windows fairly quickly.

and what is AV ?

Edited by greghoffman, 02 March 2013 - 09:18 AM.

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Oops sorry geek shorthand for antivirus programme :)

OK here are the destructions for readyboot> Have a read and let me know if you are happy

Download the SDK web installer from here
Run the installer and select the following:

Leave the location to default
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Windows Performance Toolkit
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You must reboot on completion of the install

After reboot set aside about 30 minutes when you will not need the computer

When ready start an elevated command prompt :

Go Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator

Then copy and paste the following command into the black box :

xbootmgr -trace boot -prepSystem -verboseReadyBoot

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Now your PC will be restarted 6 times. With a two minute pause before the tool runs after the desktop loads
After the second reboot the MS defragmentation program is running and is placing the files into an optimized layout, so that Windows will boot up faster
The last Reboots are training of readyBoot. After the training is finished, you'll notice a huge improvement in startup.

Readyboot

The logical prefetching described above is used when the system has less than 512MB of memory. If the system has 700MB or more then an in-RAM cache is used to further optimize the boot process (it’s not clear from the book whether or not this ReadyBoot cache completely replaces the logical prefetching approach or just builds on it, my assumption is that both work together).
After each boot the system generates a boot caching plan for the next boot using file trace information from up to the five previous boots which contains details of which files were accessed and where on the disk they were located. These traces are stored as .fx files in the


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i apologize for my ramblings, 1 thing at a time.

i am going to have to do this a little later, the boss wants to go shopping !

she's in charge today i guess.

thank you for all your help essexboy.
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shall i disable all startups then except kaspersky before i run this program?
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Not a problem I have one of those... She who must be obeyed :rofl:

No leave the normal startups as it will time them and move them around
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ok thanks. i'll see you a little later hopefully
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i did as you asked, installed the sdk and copy & pasted the script into the command prompt box. the comp restarted but only once.

i thought it should reboot 6 times?

now what?

LOL

Edited by greghoffman, 02 March 2013 - 05:02 PM.

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OK I will re-run it on my system and show what you should see. If you can compare it and let me know where your one stops
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This will be the first popup - let it run the full two minutes do not press either finish or cancel

After the two minutes this will appear


Next a UAC will popup allow this

Then there is this whilst the system is prepared for the next run


you will get the same sequence for all six boots
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it didn't do that, after it rebooted the first time i never saw any more pop up boxes. i will try again.
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