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Windows 8 Slowdown

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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.

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

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

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I noticed Windows 8 getting slow on me too with Firefox

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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^ That's a good idea. In fact, try disabling [i][b]all [/b][/i]startup items.

Dratted slow posting. Was in response to GreyWolf.

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

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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.

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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.

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Getting CrystalDiskInfo 5.5.1 now.

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

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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

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[quote name='Detection' timestamp='1365723758' post='595631970']
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
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I'm using what comes stock in Win8. But I think I'm about done with Win8 now. Only thing is, all I have to go back to is WinXP now and Steam is dropping support for XP and so is Microsoft. So I guess I'm done.

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Nothing, have you checked the Reliability Monitor and see if anything is showing up there? You can find it with search with "reliability" as the search term. It's under Settings.

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I'd do a sector scan with spinrite.

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I can't afford Spinrite. I don't know if there's a free version or not.

Reliability Monitor:

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It looks like something happened there on the 4th. What does it say the error mark is for? And is that about when you started noticing the problem?

If a SMART utility said the drive was ok then it's probably not that. The data values you posted earlier looked ok to me.

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[quote name='Nothing Here' timestamp='1365724922' post='595632010']
I'm using what comes stock in Win8. But I think about done with Win8 now. Only thing is, all I have to go back to is WinXP now and Steam is dropping support for XP and so is Microsoft. So I guess I'm done.
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I have reservations about saying this, but:
You have been using Win 8 for a while now, obviously. It's been working fine this far.
There are myriad random things that can screw up an installation.

Try a restore point, if you have one.
If all else fails, why not consider a refresh or, if that doesn't work, a reset.

Instead of spending a lot of time pulling your hair out, use the built-in tools to revert your system to a usable one.
This will probably save you a lot of time.

Personally, I would do an image of the drive once you have your system back to where it was before the problems started.
This is what I have been doing for years now, and it has saved me a lot of time and grief.

Although I love troubleshooting, since if successful it would enable you deal quickly with the problem if it recurs, there comes a point when you have to ask yourself what is the quickest and most efficient way out of the situation.

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[quote name='GreyWolf' timestamp='1365726241' post='595632048']
It looks like something happened there on the 4th. What does it say the error mark is for? And is that about when you started noticing the problem?

If a SMART utility said the drive was ok then it's probably not that. The data values you posted earlier looked ok to me.
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The problem started on the 8th. But here's what it says for the 4th:

Description
Faulting application name: wwahost.exe, version: 6.2.9200.16384, time stamp: 0x50107c6e
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.2.9200.16384, time stamp: 0x5010acd2
Exception code: 0x060c201e
Fault offset: 0x00000000000b79d0
Faulting process id: 0x9b0
Faulting application start time: 0x01ce315d720360db
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\wwahost.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
Report Id: afcf929a-9d50-11e2-be6e-c8600014d3da
Faulting package full name: microsoft.microsoftskydrive_16.4.4388.928_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Faulting package-relative application ID: Microsoft.MicrosoftSkyDrive

[quote name='Ice_Blue' timestamp='1365726440' post='595632056']
I have reservations about saying this, but:
You have been using Win 8 for a while now, obviously. It's been working fine this far.
There are myriad random things that can screw up an installation.

Try a restore point, if you have one.
If all else fails, why not consider a refresh or, if that doesn't work, a reset.

Instead of spending a lot of time pulling your hair out, use the built-in tools to revert your system to a usable one.
This will probably save you a lot of time.

Personally, I would do an image of the drive once you have your system back to where it was before the problems started.
This is what I have been doing for years now, and it has saved me a lot of time and grief.

Although I love troubleshooting, since if successful it would enable you deal quickly with the problem if it recurs, there comes a point when you have to ask yourself what is the quickest and most efficient way out of the situation.
[/quote]

I know your right. I was just hoping not to have to do that.

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That's probably not what's causing your problem but you could always try removing the SkyDrive app and reinstall it from the Store. Give me a bit to think and I'll see if I can come up with anything else.

(WWAhost manages retrieving web data for apps AFAIK and if something got screwed up it could conceivably be causing system-wide problems.)
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Look very closely at Resource Monitor (get to it from Task Manager -> Performance tab -> Open Resource Monitor (at the bottom).
Look at all of the tabs in Resource Monitor, very carefully, to see if any process is consuming large amounts of a single resource. Sort by columns you deem relevant.

Part of troubleshooting is not giving up.

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[quote name='PUC_Snakeman' timestamp='1365727920' post='595632094']
Look very closely at Resource Monitor (get to it from Task Manager -> Performance tab -> Open Resource Monitor (at the bottom).
Look at all of the tabs in Resource Monitor, very carefully, to see if any process is consuming large amounts of a single resource. Sort by columns you deem relevant.

Part of troubleshooting is not giving up.
[/quote]

Done that already. Everything is fine.

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