Sluggish laptop -- any suggestions?

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  1. Posts : 3,946
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #41

    garyfritz said:
    The Ferrari motor only overheats when I drive the Corolla 140mph. I just won't do that. I'm not worried.

    Experience score is fine. It dings it on Aero graphics for some reason, but general graphics is 9.9. Everything else is 8.9 or 9.1.

    Attachment 252990
    Excellent scores.
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  2. Posts : 3,946
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #42

    Does the Sluggish issues still happening?
    I'm asking because during a major update all resources are used and temporary freezing and delays are normal.
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  3. Posts : 136
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #43

    I haven't tried switching back to normal boot yet. I have a major certification exam tomorrow so I won't be futzing with my computer for a bit.
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  4. Posts : 39
    Windows 10
       #44

    Resurrecting this thread.

    I am relatively new to Win10, but long time user of Win7. About 3 months ago I bought a new laptop because I had a major hinge/case bottom failure. Even though this new laptop should be a rocket ship, at times it is not.

    • HP Pavilion 17z (no touchscreen), Ryzen 5 3500U, 16 GB memory, 512 GB M.2 NVME
    • Because HP installs tons of bloatware, I download a fresh copy of Win10 directly from Microsoft, put it on a flash drive (using the MS tools) and installed that.
    • I am a very "vanilla" user. Chrome, Thunderbird, MS Paint, MS Snip (the old one), occasional LibreOffice Calc and Draw. No games of any kind.
    • No third party anti-virus, but Acronis does run their anti_ransomeware_service.exe
    • Occasionally, while typing in a Chrome text box, I will get 5 - 10 character ahead, and I am a very slow typist.
    • I try to fire up perfmon /res but by the time it is up, about the only thing that looks "odd" (to me) is MSMpEng.exe taking >5% of the CPU. If I leave perfmon /res running, after one of these episode the CPU graph on the right hand side will so one or more cores/thread hitting 100% !!


    I have googled around a lot and, after probably over 20 hours, found nothing "concrete" (although many other have mention MsMpEng occasionally going "rogue"). I have kind of given up and am just "living with it".

    I do know, that if I ever buy/build another system it will not have a Microsoft OS on it !

    (My Background : I have been using/programming/administrating computers for over 45 years. Everything from 8 bit embedded micro to large minis, to multiple RISC servers running 3 totally different flavors of UN*X at same time. My "gut" has been right many more time than wrong and actually been able to "smell out" hardware/software/system "issues" well in advance of trained, "certified" professional.)
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  5. Posts : 3,946
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #45

    You said you did a clean install. Clean install means boot from a Win 10 installation disk, deleting ALL partitions and proceeding. Is that what you did?
    Open Device Manager. Is there any yellow alerts of missing drivers?
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  6. Posts : 39,953
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #46

    theoldwizard1,

    Please open a new thread.

    Update the specs in the "My Computer" section:

    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums
    In the left corner below in your post you find 'My System Specs'.
    After clicking it you can find a link a little below that says 'Update your System Spec', click on this link to get to the page where you can fill in your system specs.
    System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Include PSU. cooler, case, peripherals and anything attached to the computer by wired or wireless (mouse, keyboard, headset, printer, xbox, USB wireless network card, etc.)


    1) Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    2) sfc /scannow
    3) dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
    4) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    5) sfc /scannow
    6) chkdsk /scan
    7) wmic recoveros set autoreboot = false
    8) wmic recoveros set DebugInfoType = 7
    9) bcdedit /enum {badmemory}

    10) When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into the thread

    11) Find a flash drive and download and install HP Diagnostics UEFI:
    https://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/.../pc-diags.html

    12) Remove the notebook battery and run the HP Diagnostics UEFI overnight in extensive or loop until failure.
    The next AM if there were no failures insert the battery and run component tests as needed
    Find a camera or smartphone camera to take pictures and post images into the thread.


    Take Screenshot in Windows 10

    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums


    Please open a new thread.
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  7. Posts : 39
    Windows 10
       #47

    Megahertz said:
    You said you did a clean install. Clean install means boot from a Win 10 installation disk, deleting ALL partitions and proceeding. Is that what you did?
    Open Device Manager. Is there any yellow alerts of missing drivers?
    Come on. Give me some credit ! I know what "clean install" means and that is what I did. No device driver "alerts".
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  8. Posts : 136
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #48

    Back to my system -- I've been running a normal boot for a few days and I'm not seeing the performance issues I had before. Apparently the SFC &whatever cleaned up whatever was slowing things down?

    Unfortunately I have another issue -- likely hardware this time. Since this laptop was new, it would periodically (~ 1x/week) hang while in sleep mode. I'd have to power-cycle to wake it up. That was annoying but not intolerable. In the last few months it's gotten worse:
    * Instead of hanging with black screen, it often hangs with rainbow-colored stripes sweeping down the screen.
    * In the last two months it has started corrupting the CMOS when it hangs, forcing me to re-set BIOS settings.
    * In the last month it's started blue-screening with a "DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS THAN OR EQUAL" error in atikmdag.sys -- twice while in sleep mode, once while in active use.

    I can't afford to send the system off for service right now, but in December I plan to send it to HP and ask "What the heck??"
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  9. Posts : 39,953
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #49

    garyfritz,

    Please run V2 and DM log collectors and upload results into this thread:
    BSOD - Posting Instructions
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  10. Posts : 136
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #50

    zbook said:
    Please run V2 and DM log collectors and upload results into this thread:
    Attached.
    I said yesterday that my system seemed to be pretty snappy. Me and my big mouth. This morning it is at least as sluggish and slow as it was before.
    Sluggish laptop -- any suggestions? Attached Files
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