Windows 10: Laptop running really slow.

  1.    16 May 2018 #1

    Laptop running really slow.


    Hi,

    Looking for help as my laptop takes about 5 secs to load every time I click something. Takes ever longer when I minimize an application and switch to another(that is already open). I just wanted to make sure if my laptop performance is just normal for the specs it has, or something is wrong with it. I mainly use it for photoshop and other adobe apps. This is supposed to be a gaming laptop, but I cant even play dota 2 or overwatch with the lowest settings.


    This is an 11 month old laptop Asus FX550.
    Disk space is still more than 50% left.
    Drivers are all updated(according to my auto updater app)

    Processor: Intel core i5-7300HQ CPU @2.5GHz
    RAM : 4G
    Video Card : GTX 950m

    Thank you so much in advance.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    16 May 2018 #2

    ivanx said: View Post
    Hi,

    Looking for help as my laptop takes about 5 secs to load every time I click something. Takes ever longer when I minimize an application and switch to another(that is already open). I just wanted to make sure if my laptop performance is just normal for the specs it has, or something is wrong with it. I mainly use it for photoshop and other adobe apps. This is supposed to be a gaming laptop, but I cant even play dota 2 or overwatch with the lowest settings.


    This is an 11 month old laptop Asus FX550.
    Disk space is still more than 50% left.
    Drivers are all updated(according to my auto updater app)

    Processor: Intel core i5-7300HQ CPU @2.5GHz
    RAM : 4G
    Video Card : GTX 950m

    Thank you so much in advance.
    Hi.
    First thing I would do is check the drive health, just to be sure it's not failing (even thought it's relatively new). You can use Crystal Disk Info (free).
    Download Crystal Dew World
    Download Standard Edition, exe file.

    Next I would turn off Fast Startup, and give it a few good shutdowns (not restarts).
    Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Then I would run the System File Checker to make sure your system files are in good shape. At an Admin Command Prompt:
    Code:
    sfc /scannow
    Also, open Task Manager and in the Details Tab, sort by CPU and see if anything stands out as a resource hog, that you might be able to disable, or at least prevent from loading at boot (Startup Tab).

    I'm sure others will chime in with more ideas, but this is a good start.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    17 May 2018 #3

    simrick said: View Post
    Hi.
    First thing I would do is check the drive health, just to be sure it's not failing (even thought it's relatively new). You can use Crystal Disk Info (free).
    Download Crystal Dew World
    Download Standard Edition, exe file.

    Next I would turn off Fast Startup, and give it a few good shutdowns (not restarts).
    Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Then I would run the System File Checker to make sure your system files are in good shape. At an Admin Command Prompt:
    Code:
    sfc /scannow
    Also, open Task Manager and in the Details Tab, sort by CPU and see if anything stands out as a resource hog, that you might be able to disable, or at least prevent from loading at boot (Startup Tab).

    I'm sure others will chime in with more ideas, but this is a good start.
    Thank you, will do these things asap.

    Also, on Task Manager I notice that its "Disk" that is going red at 100%(randomly) I have apps opened but not really doing anything with them and just looking at Task manager yet it still spikes to 100% every few seconds, the Memory is hovers around 60%-80% but doesn't go near 100%.

    Its "system" thats always seems to be on top when it goes to 100%
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    17 May 2018 #4

    You could also try troubleshooting with a clean boot, and see if you can identify the culprit(s).

    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts | Windows 10 Tutorials

    .
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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