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29 Apr 2012, 21:54 #1

Recently without any apparent reason every random amount of time when im using a program it randomly hangs for like a second or two. Idk if it affects all programs but it happens with the video player games and internet browser and audio player. If i switch windows i can see that the rest of programs are not affected. I thought it could be the video drivers i just updated yesterday but i uninstaled em and reinstalled reset the computer and it wasn't solved. Oh i forgot to mention im runing w7 x64 sp 1 with all the updates and my video card is a Radeon 6800 HD (MSI)
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30 Apr 2012, 09:03 #2

Hi and welcome to 5 Star

Did this problem start after you updated the drivers - or did you update the drivers in an attempt to solve the problem ?
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30 Apr 2012, 15:27 #3

I'm not sure if it started before i did update the drivers or not but it was probably after in any case i did not update them to try to solve the issue.

I tested runing the comp without the drivers and then traied it with the previous drivers and in both cases the lag was still present. Also i noticed when rebooting it takes like double the time it used to. The pc has les than a year.
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01 May 2012, 09:09 #4

Hi

So - if you are playing a video it lags.

If you are word processing say - it doesn't.

Is this correct?

If so - this implies a video or memory problem.

However - you say that the boot time has increased.
Let's rule out malware.

Download MBAM from here: [click Products ......you wamt the free version]
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
You may get redirected to a mirror site - this is OK.

Install > Update > Run

It will produce a log in Notepad.
Copy this and paste it here.

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01 May 2012, 15:25 #5

KenB @ May 1 2012, 09:09 AM wrote: Hi

So - if you are playing a video it lags.

If you are word processing say - it doesn't.

Is this correct?

If so - this implies a video or memory problem.

However - you say that the boot time has increased.
Let's rule out malware.

Download MBAM from here: [click Products ......you wamt the free version]
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
You may get redirected to a mirror site - this is OK.

Install > Update > Run

It will produce a log in Notepad.
Copy this and paste it here.

NB:
If I have not replied within 24 hrs please feel free to send me a Private Message. :)
Well while i was using it and it was lagin i tried opening other programs and even though i could swich and use other programs that were not hanged if i try to open an other one it would not open untill the spike ended also for example if the browser was in the spike and i swiched to the video it would play for like a second and then hang too. . But if i swich for example to the msn or notepad i could use it normally. Also the lag spikes regarding the browser are now way longer than any of the other programs like 6 seconds long and a lot more frecuent and it started giving me java script hangs alerts.

I did scan my pc with mbam yesterday in safe mode and it turned out clean. Said i have 0 infections in all the items it tested. I also checked for hidden proceses services and dll's and didnt notice anything abnormal. The CPU does not increase abnormally either.Oh also way before the day the problem started i made an analysis with hitman and it was clean too. I also did with it the early prevention test or something like that and it pointed out that notepad++ portable and aimp portable could be somehting harmfull but im sure they are not.

I'll now perform an online AV scan and see what happens.

Edit: The online scan said i was clean.

Also i was scrolling trough a word document and it laged too for a very brief moment. So i dont even know why this is happening im very confused.
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01 May 2012, 19:03 #6

Download Speccy from here:
http://www.piriform.com/speccy

Install and run it.
Copy the scan and post it here.
I am mostly interested in the temperatures.

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Download TFC
click here

Run this. It will clean out temp internet and temp files.
Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. You may need to right click on the .exe file and "Run as Administrator".

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How much free hard drive space do you have ?
and how big is the drive ?

Computer > right click on C:\ > Properties

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01 May 2012, 19:51 #7

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.07GHz 53 °C/129 °F
Bloomfield 45nm Technology
RAM
12,0 GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 534MHz (7-7-7-19)
Motherboard
MSI MSI X58M (MS-7593) (CPU 1) 40 °C/103 °F
Graphics
SMBX2250 (1920x1080@60Hz)
AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (MSI) 62 °C/146 °F
Hard Drives
156GB Western Digital WDC WD1600AABS-00PRA0 ATA Device (SATA) 46 °C/115 °F
488GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA0 ATA Device (SATA) 47 °C/117 °F
Optical Drives
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223C ATA Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio


My system drive C:\ Has 500gb capacity and im using 155gb
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01 May 2012, 20:17 #8

Temperatures are fine.

Did you run Speccy when the machine was lagging ?

Let me know the results after running TFC.
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01 May 2012, 20:18 #9

I used the TFC and when it rebooted the pc it was awfull slow took like 5 minutes to start everything up.

It cleaned 49 mb.
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01 May 2012, 20:20 #10

49MB isn't much - you must have a very clean machine :)

Did you run Speccy when the graphics was under load ?
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01 May 2012, 20:39 #11

KenB @ May 1 2012, 08:20 PM wrote: 49MB isn't much - you must have a very clean machine :)

Did you run Speccy when the graphics was under load ?
Yeah i wanst using any heavy graphic game or anything but it does lag in those cases too but i'll check the temp while runing a game for a few minutes.

And yeah i use ccleaner glary utilities and some other programs to have my pc clean and defragmented.
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01 May 2012, 21:20 #12

glary utilities

This has a registry cleaner as an option.
We don't recommend the use of Registry Cleaners as they can cause more problems than they solve.
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01 May 2012, 22:48 #13

Yeah i had problem with registry cleaners before but are all the registry cleaners not recomendable? I use thos programs very often and i have many ( Argente utillities Glary utillities Advanced system care Wise registry cleaner and CCleaner). Don't they avoid making the pc slower? I remember when i was younger those programs did not exist and the pc's tend to get slower as time progresed wich ended up in having to format the pc later.

I tested the temperatures but they did increased just a bit. Like 2 or 3 ºC (35~37 ºF)
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02 May 2012, 01:03 #14

Hi Roxz,

Registry cleaners aren't recommendable for a couple of reasons.

1) They generally don't create a recoverable backup. Let's say it deletes something it shouldn't...your computer could be unable to boot as a result. The backups generally require you to boot into Windows to be able to restore them! That means you have a paperweight on your hands. They can also render programs unusable or create errors if they remove something they shouldn't.

2) The benefit isn't that great. Programs know where to look to search the registry. So, it's not like having a larger registry will slow down your computer.

So, the potential cost greatly outweighs the limited benefit.

If you must use one, make sure to run ERUNT...that backs up your registry in a way you can restore the registry from the Recovery Environment.

If you do want to speed up your computer after having it for a while...look at all the junk that has been installed and often not fully removed via add/remove programs. Many things can be running in the background without you knowing. Those build up over time. You can greatly improve boot speed by stopping unneeded services (a lot are on by default that 95+% of people don't need) and stopping unnecessary programs from launching at startup (do you really need the adobe PDF quick launcher running? Does it matter if a PDF takes a few extra seconds to load? It costs that much or more to launch during boot.)
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02 May 2012, 01:51 #15

First i wanna thank you both for the provided help and then I think im screwed it must be a hardware problem. I installed an other copy of windows into my other hard drive since i have enough space and even though the boot time is normal the programs do hang. What could be the problem?
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