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jhey0214

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Hi Geeks2go! I'm having a little problem with my pc. Most of the time I boot my laptop, it would pause for like 5-10 secs.
First when I turn on my laptop, the screen with "_ _ _ _ _" takes longer than before. Then When its on "Starting Windows Logo" where the four colors before they unite together pauses.
Its just kinda annoying and im starting to think maybe theres a problem with my Windows or hdd. What you guys think?

Thank you in advance! :)
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Hello jhey0214

Can you provide the brand and model name or number of the notebook for us.
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Hi Phil!

here is my system info

Valkyrie laptop from iBuypower.com

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name LEVI-PC
System Manufacturer MSI_NB
System Model CZ-17
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. E1762II1.30O, 8/15/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Levi-PC\Levi
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.16 GB
Available Physical Memory 4.68 GB
Total Virtual Memory 14.3 GB
Available Virtual Memory 11.6 GB
Page File Space 7.16 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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Hi jhey0214

Thanks for the additional information :thumbsup:

I note from your specs that you have 8GB of Ram fitted but the page file is only 7.16 GB, for the best performance it should be 1.5 Xs the amount of Ram that you have so your page file should be 12GB.

Windows normally configures the page file automatically so can you do the following for us to see if it help;

Open My Computer. At the top right, there is a search field...type pagefile.sys and click the search icon. In the search results, right click on the file (pagefile.sys) and choose Delete...confirm the deletion.

Restart your machine. A new pagefile will be created automatically when the machine starts.

Next check the health of the HDD;

Go to Start then to Run/Search
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On the left side click on Disk Management
On the right side you will see your hard drive.
Now I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply.
Do the following to take a screenshot while the above is open and showing on your desktop.

To capture and post a screenshot;

Click on the ALT key + PRT SCR key..its on the top row..right hand side..now click on start...all programs...accessories...paint....left click in the white area ...press CTRL + V...click on file...click on save...save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing... BE SURE TO SAVE IT AS A .JPG ...otherwise it may be to big to upload... then after typing in any response you have... click on browse...desktop...find the screenshot..select it and click on the upload button...then on the lower left...after it says upload successful...click on add reply like you normally would.

Screenshot instructions are provided to assist those that may read this topic but are not yet aware of the “how to”.
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I tried to locate pagefile.sys but no result and i attached the screenshot

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Windows 7 page file guide http://windows.micro...-virtual-memory

Please Run the PCPitstop.com OverDrive Full Tests

Here's how:

You must use your Internet Explorer for this procedure. (doesn't work so well in Firefox or others). If your machine is running Vista or Windows 7, you must Select IE to “Run as Administrator”. After completing PCPitstop OverDrive you can close your IE browser and re-open it Normally so that you are no longer running as administrator.

Go to: http://www.pcpitstop...pit/default.asp
Click on "Free Computer Check-up" listed below PC Pitstop OverDrive
In the User Login - Click on "Sign up FREE!"
You'll need to submit a valid email address and create your own password, then click - Create Account(button)

Now enter your email address and password to Log in, Select - Scan this system Now!(button)
You will then be asked to download an ActiveX component and allow it to install.
It is safe and does not compromise your privacy.
Follow the on-screen prompts to install the ActiveX and to allow the Full Tests to be run on your machine.

The Full Tests take about 2 1/2 - 3 minutes on most machines.
When complete, a Results - Summary - Recommended Fixes will be displayed.

Please post the URL internet address, from your Results, back here into this Topic Thread so that we can review the configuration and present performance levels of your machine.

Note: During the graphics 2D and graphics 3D testing, your screen will display some rapidly moving objects.
If you are sensitive to visual flashing, it may cause dizziness. Therefore, look away from the screen during that portion of the testing.

After reviewing the results we will be more informed and may be able to provide better recommendations for you to work towards improving your machine's performance.

While PCPitstop does offer a variety of Paid Products, the PCPitstop OverDrive testing is FREE. Please ignore the references to Paid Products. We prefer to provide manual solution instructions that you can apply directly to your machine.

Thanks to rshaffer61 for the PCPitstop information. :thumbsup:

NB: An example of the url that we require and the information that it leads to http://www.pcpitstop...?conid=25271813
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Hi Phil, I tried them but couldn't make it work.

I suck at computers lol... Luckily my friend from other town came to visit and fixed it for me.

Now its gone. He just ran my windows 7 boot disc again and repaired it from there.

I really appreciate your help :)!
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Nvm its back sorry lol....

Anyways I scanned it and here are the urls

http://www.pcpitstop...?conid=25334151

http://www.pcpitstop...?conid=25334151

http://www.pcpitstop...?conid=25334151
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You have AVG installed including the nuisance of a toolbar, is this the paid for version or free.
If AVG is the free version I would uninstall it and try either Avast or MSE, both offer very good protection, are light on system resources and also free.

AVG uninstaller should you need it http://www.avg.com/gb-en/utilities

As an asides I notice that you download torrents - are you aware of the risk of malware attack when you are downloading torrents.
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Hey Phil, It's fixed :) I guess my problem was the Anti virus.

I installed MSE, Avast blocked my internet lol...

Thanks for your help! :thumbsup:
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That's great news jhey0214 and thanks for the follow up :thumbsup:

AVG like some other well known AVs offer/s very good protection but just don`t play nice with some computers.

You are welcome BTW :thumbsup:
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