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#1 Nothing Here

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 21:17

It just started a couple days ago and it's getting progressively worse. It is taking upwards of 2 minutes to load a website in Firefox and upwards of a minute just to load all my installed appz. I have used crap cleaner, I have defragged, but nothing helps.

I have ran an AV scan. Ran Malware Bytes and there is nothing. I even ran rootkit.

I know I'm a Windows no0b, but damn it! It shouldn't be happening.


#2 Ice_Blue

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 21:27

Try disabling real-time protection in Windows Defender. If that does not help, turn it back on.
Another culprit could be windows search indexer.

#3 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 21:40

Ok, I have done both, but it's still slow.

#4 Motoko.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 21:44

I noticed Windows 8 getting slow on me too with Firefox

#5 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 21:50

Yea, it isn't just Firefox though. All my appz are acting up. Including IE. It takes Steam almost 2 minutes to startup and all the games are jittery and jumping. All my drivers are up to date. BIOS is the latest. I don't know what else to try.

#6 Ice_Blue

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 21:57

Try looking at the Processes tab in Task Manager. Are there any processes taking up a lot of CPU?

Edit: You can sort the columns by clicking the column header.

#7 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 22:03

System Idle Process is always using 97% CPU. But other then that, everything looks fine.

#8 Eric

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 22:05

Try disabling Steam from running at startup maybe? I had to do that quite some time ago as it seems to like to verify everything you have downloaded as soon as it connects.

#9 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 22:08

Will give it a go. At this point I will try anything.

#10 Ice_Blue

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 22:09

^ That's a good idea. In fact, try disabling all startup items.

Dratted slow posting. Was in response to GreyWolf.

#11 xendrome

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 22:10

Get CrystalDiskInfo and run it, does it have a Warn or Caution on your OS drive?

#12 aionaddict

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 22:29

I was having slowdowns yesterday and disabling Windows Defender did fix it for me. There seemed to be an overabundance of hard disk activity even though no scans were running. Nothing on the pc had changed and I also did a couple virus checks and reboots before narrowing it down to defender.

#13 a1ien

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 22:30

I was thinking like xendrome. If it's an older hard drive, it could be failing. The error correction system can kick in dramatically slow drive performance, while hiding errors from you until it gets really bad. The disk could be end of life.

#14 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 23:17

Getting CrystalDiskInfo 5.5.1 now.

Edit:
Ok ran it. Here's the results:

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#15 Detection

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 23:42

What AV / FW are you running ?

Check in Task Manager > Performance > Resource Monitor and see if any one thing is sky high under load

Run a RAM test too