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31 views

Automatic Maintenance Significantly Slows Down Computer

Problem I've found on several occasions that I've gone to use my computer only to find that it's practically unusable; just about everything runs extremely slowly. Symptoms The action center flag ...
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0answers
25 views

Windows 8 notebook, 100% disk activity

I don't know what is happening, i have spikes in which the disk activiy goes up to 100% for 10 secs, once every minute or so. During those events I cannot see any process writing or reading from disk ...
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0answers
17 views

Why is the Windows 7/8 translucent selection so laggy?

In Windows 7 (and 8), the translucent selection rectangle is getting slower, 'laggier' as the selection area gets larger. For example, creating a selection area of roughly 1500 x 1000 pixels on the ...
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0answers
45 views

Windows 8: disk usage is always at 100%

I have noticed recently that my laptop runs slowly. Reason is (as I think) that disk usage is at 100% most of the time. It's also true even when running relatively disk-independent apps. What did I ...
0
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0answers
35 views

Strange SSD Response Time Spike

I have a Samsung 840 EVO 1 TB SSD disk. I am streaming data to this sequentially at a rate of 60 MB/s to four different files (15MB/s each) with the size 168GB (preallocated) each in a circular ...
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1answer
53 views

Windows 8 slow after refreshing and rebooting

First, I apologize if this is in the wrong place. I use S/O a lot but not the other sites much. I have an HP Split X2 that has been very choppy as of late (takes several seconds to respond to any ...
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1answer
49 views

Software to do specific CPU load test [closed]

For the purpose of testing my own script that reports CPU usage I'm looking for a program to put CPU under a certain workload, for instance: 10%, 20%, etc. up to 100%. Is there a program that can do ...
1
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1answer
67 views

Windows Surface USB Recovery Drive

Ok so my friend lost her password to her tab and she cannot log back in to her tab, and being the leet haxor that I am, I know that the only way to refresh her tab and keep all her important course ...
0
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0answers
59 views

Cannot download files on Windows 8.1

I can not download files in Windows 8.1. First, downlaod speed decreases to 10-20KB/s. Than it drops to zero. I think it is about security settings. But I could not detect which setting cause this. ...
2
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0answers
198 views

HDD very slow performance after full copy from SSD

The PC: Core i7-4770, 16GB RAM. There are 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD (new without any bads). On the SSD I had Windows 8.1 installed with all other stuff. Someday all programs exceeded 120GB limit and I ...
0
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0answers
30 views

How to debug an extremely slow Windows 8.1 installation [duplicate]

A week or so ago, my computer with Windows 8.1 installed slowed down significantly. It wasn't a gradual slow down, but I do not recall any events (new installations or similar) that accompanied it. ...
2
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0answers
58 views

Show dial up connection status in Task Manager

In Windows 8.1, Task Manager shows Wi-Fi, Disk, CPU usage graph in Performance tab. But, it doesn't shows usage of a dial up internet connection. How can I add dial up stats in task manager. Here are ...
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2answers
179 views

Increase Performance by utilizing RAM instead of swap (Windows 8) [duplicate]

My computer is pretty fast, but I feel it may be getting slowed down by putting things in swap which would do better in RAM. I have 16 GB of ram, and even in conditions where only around 3 GB is used, ...
0
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2answers
85 views

My laptop goes super slow time to time again for no apparent reason

I have Windows 8.1 OS installed on my HP 6530b Notebook PC. For the past few days, it is behaving in a quite weird manner. It slows down for a while even when there is no user application running on ...
0
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0answers
41 views

USD: unexpected, unexplained SLOW-DOWN

Sometimes, my laptop is providing me with very strange behavior. When i have several (10-20) tabs opened in Opera or Chrome, uTorrent running etc., nothing special, in such casual conditions happens ...
0
votes
1answer
120 views

Slow LAN connection (especially receiving) on Windows 8

I was diagnosing my SMB performance issues when I noticed my whole network speed was off. These are my benchmarking results between my desktop and my Linux server: Both are connected using CAT6 and ...
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1answer
65 views

How to speed up my computer? [closed]

I just bought new computer last week. This is my computer information: Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit; Intel Core i5 4570 CPU 3.20GHz (4 CPUs) ~ 3.2 GHz Memory: 4GB RAM, page file 12 GB ...
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3answers
651 views

4 GB of RAM, only 2.67 GB usable

My laptop was using a 2 GB RAM and I thought it wasn't enough, so I bought a new 4 GB RAM stick. I have been playing graphic and memory-intensive games, such as Battlefield 4 (the Recommended ...
3
votes
1answer
131 views

Windows 8.1 Maintenance: What is the “.Net Optimization”

Windows 8 and 8.1 (Professional 64-bit in my case) has an automatic maintenance mode that it periodically runs. You can see that periodically when one of the system tray icons changes appearance and ...
0
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1answer
111 views

Powerful computer runs very slow for short intervals

I think this is the best place to put this question, but I'm not sure. Basically, my computer will run very slow every once in a while but then everything goes back to normal (for example, I will type ...
0
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2answers
539 views

How can I tweak Windows 7 or 8 to Utilize Multi Core Processors?

Nowadays, desktop and workstations are getting more powerful as they have multi-core processors. For the versions of Windows that support multi-core processors, do these versions actually utilize ...
0
votes
1answer
128 views

Glich, lag while playing videos and games

I have a Windows 8.1 laptop (Intel i5, 6GB ram, 2GB nvidia graphics card). I'm using VLC player for videos. While playing games or watching videos, there's lag. I don't know why but when I check task ...
1
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0answers
62 views

Two-fingered scrolling is slow in Windows 8 modern UI aka Metro

I own a Packard-Bell te69hw. It has an ELAN tech touchpad built-in. The issue is that the scrolling is really slow in Metro. It works perfectly fine in desktop mode. The problem was the since day one. ...
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votes
2answers
268 views

L4D2 intense lag with addons

My copy of Left 4 Dead 2 was downloaded during the free download period on Steam (the Christmas Special), so I'm wondering if this is one of the problem. I don't know why, but without addons, my ...
0
votes
1answer
378 views

Windows 8.1 boot hangs (~120s) in “Session Init”

As the title already says, my Windows 8.1 installation take quite some time to boot (without FastBoot). I managed to record an etl file of the boot process. The result is a very large file: 4.5GB, ...
4
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2answers
17k views

TiWorker.exe - Very High CPU Usage

I have a laptop running Windows 8. Although it originally ran well, it started having very bad performance issues. I decided to perform some research into the topic. Opening up Task Manager, I ...
3
votes
1answer
527 views

What are the pros and cons of partitioning a hard drive? [closed]

I used to make my active partition (ie C:) in windows 98/XP a bit smaller to make it perform better. Is this notion still valid in windows 7/8. Does larger active partition affects performance? ...
0
votes
1answer
100 views

How to set up dev enviorument to not slow down whole computer?

I'm going to buy good PC with intel i7, 8GB ram and SSD HD. I'm PHP developer so I will install IIS, MySQL Workbench, PHP Engine, PHP Storm and other dev tools for my purposes. Simultaniously I'm a ...
1
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0answers
395 views

Very slow performance

I'm using Windows 8.1 RTM with following PC: Foxconn h61mxp mb 500gb Seagate ST500DM002 HDD The problem is, I have nearly always 100% disk load Here are running applications on tray: And ...
0
votes
3answers
962 views

VMWare vs Dual Boot

I have a Lenovo Y510p having 8GB of Ram, 4th Generation Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce GT755M GDDR5 2GB, and 1TB of HDD. It has Win8 on it. I need to use Ubuntu also. So i am thinking of dual booting ...
0
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1answer
120 views

Removing 'bundled' software to make a slow laptop faster?

My brother-in-law has a cheap HP laptop used by his kids for schoolwork. It had got into a bit of a state and was running slowly with some dubious software. I removed a bunch of stuff that had been ...
0
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1answer
159 views

Weird CPU behaviour

Occasional low performance & considering the frequency, I'd say it's more of an occasional high performance. The maximum CPU speed is 2.20 GHz. Most of the time, my computer becomes very slow ...
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vote
1answer
2k views

BootCKCL.etl file size & Session “Circular Kernel Context Logger” stopped due to the following error: 0xC0000188

I have a few regular / re-occurring errors in my event viewer which seem to be linked to logging upon boot and shutdown. I am running Windows 8 x64 professional. Event ID 4: The maximum file ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Windows 8: Disk Usage at 100%? Nothing Responds

Lately my Windows disk usage has been "sky-rocketing" to 100% and then everything freezes up, nothing is responding. I can’t even open the menu from sliding my mouse to the top right corner and I ...
19
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4answers
36k views

Windows 8 hard disk usage 100%

This is a problem I've seen described in many places: Super User (here, here, here and so on) Microsoft support forums (here, here...) The Lenovo forums have some users complaining about this too ...
0
votes
3answers
147 views

Linking computers to increase performance [duplicate]

I have 2 laptops (one of which is my primary PC) and a desktop PC. The desktop run on Vista Home Edition, the secondary laptop also runs on vista and the primary laptop runs on windows 8. It is ...
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1answer
322 views

Old games work bad in Windows 8 / Bad performance for old games in Windows 8

I have experienced performance drops in older games. I found out the games use DirectX 1,2,3,4,5,6 or 7 (DDRAW / DirectDraw technology). How do I improve the performance for old games?
3
votes
5answers
8k views

Windows 8 disk usage is 100%

Windows 8.1 Preview has disk usage of 100%, and the fan is very noisy. It started one week ago, before that it wasn't so noisy and the laptop worked very well. I don't know the cause. I hope you can ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

High CPU load from System when idle

I run Windows 8 Pro 64bit on a ~3 year old Sony Vaio. Pretty much since I installed Windows 8 I get high CPU load when I leave the system alone for a couple of minutes. The high load will continue ...
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0answers
48 views

What is my laptop SSD actually doing, and how to make the most of it? [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad U310 laptop which comes with a 24GB SSD. It is running Windows 8. I understand that the SSD is there to improve system performance, as it operates a lot faster than a ...
1
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2answers
191 views

Increase Game Speed when Recording

First of all, here are the specs of my pc. Intel Dual Core CPU 2.68 GHz with 64 bit architecture 4 GB DDR3 ram with two 2 GB cards NVIDIA GeForce 210 SILENT 1GB DDR3 Graphics Card Windows 8 Pro 32 ...
0
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1answer
267 views

Is it a good idea to install Windows 7 on an ultrabook, driver- and performance-wise? [closed]

I recently acquired a Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook. I have been requested by the owner to install Windows 7 on it instead of Windows 8, which is pre-installed. In terms of driver compatibility, is this ...
1
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0answers
274 views

Windows 8 Start Screen Lagging

For some reason, when explorer.exe gets restarted on my Windows 8 PC, the start screen is laggy. What I mean by laggy is that when I scroll in the start screen, it takes a bit to show the rest of the ...
4
votes
1answer
718 views

CPU gets stuck at 0.90 GHz and 53% usage cap

Configuration in question: Model - Dell 1558 CPU - Core i7 740 @ 1.73Ghz - 2.93GHz RAM - 6GB DDR3 1333Mhz OS - Windows 8 Pro MSDN Now this problem has started since yesterday. My computer blanked ...
16
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4answers
48k views

Windows 8 extremely high disk usage and slow IO

Problem After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Professional, there seem to be a few disturbing problems. When I have the Task Manager open, I sometimes notice the disk usage climbing to 50, ...
6
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5answers
5k views

Over gigabit connection, Teracopy does 31MB/s, but Windows 8 does it at ~109MB per second?

I got my brain-melting first taste of Gigabit networking today, between my 2011 MacMini and Windows 8 Pro desktop connected via Cat.5e to Linksys WRT320N(sporting dd-WRT). After making sure that the ...
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2answers
4k views

Windows 8 Pro 100% Disk Usage on Startup

I had Windows 7 on this laptop before. This didn't happen. It just goes all the way up to 100% and everythings slow when the real usage is only like 0,8MB/S-1MB/S What could be wrong? I already did ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Windows 8 Metro Apps Are Slower Then Classic Apps

I'm using Windows 8 Enterprise on a quad core machine with 8GB of RAM. The performance is excellent and applications are launched amazingly fast. Even heavy ones, like Microsoft Visual Studio. That is ...
1
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2answers
3k views

SSD works slow under Windows 8

I have a problem similar to the one described in the question: Windows is very slow with my new SSD I believe what I need is to install the proper driver for either the SSD or the motherboard, but I ...
0
votes
4answers
30k views

Why is laptop with Windows 8 slow? [closed]

I've got HP Pavilion dv6-6167cl Entertainment Notebook PC which is very slow under Windows 8. I previously had Windows 7, and currently I have "clear" Windows 8 with 5 installed apps. There is 2-5 ...