Why has my Laptop suddenly started running slow

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  1. Posts : 390
    Window 10
       #1

    Why has my Laptop suddenly started running slow


    Hello

    Why has my laptop (Samsung Series7 ULTRA) suddenly started running very slow?
    e.g.
    - opening Firefox takes 12 seconds (with no tabs open)
    - opening Google Chrome takes about 12 to 20 seconds
    - opening Outlook takes about 23 to 30 seconds
    - Even CLOSING outlook can take 10 seconds

    Basically, everything I do seems to have become incredibly 'laggy'.

    Background
    - My hard disk still has plenty empty space: 136GB of free space (out of 451GB on 512GB SSD)
    - I have run C: [properties] ==> Error Checking ==> but it found no errors
    - It has all the latest patches. It started running very, very slowly about 2 weeks ago.
    - I have run Samsung Magician
    - I never run any games
    - Out of desperation I have uninstalled everything I don't need (using RevoUninstaller)

    What should I do?

    J
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  2. Posts : 2,174
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #2

    Flush you browsers cache(s)

    All your examples involve internet connections.
    Try this web site (guide only, not definitive)
    Speedtest by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test

    What stats are returned?
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  3. Posts : 390
    Window 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    idgat said:
    Flush you browsers cache(s)
    All your examples involve internet connections.
    Try this web site (guide only, not definitive)
    Speedtest by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test
    What stats are returned?
    I am on cable.

    Ping: 28 ms
    Download: 38Mbps
    Upload: 9.7Mbps

    Fwiw, I regularly clear out my browser caches using CCleaner.

    J

    PS Interestingly when I run the same test on my desktop (a faster spec, newer machine) all the graphics on that website interface run MUCH faster, but the download speeds seem only slightly faster...
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  4. Posts : 41,547
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #4

    Run: Tuneup.bat[COLOR=#333333] - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.


    See if clean boot makes a difference:
    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts
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  5. Posts : 14,050
    Windows 11 Pro X64 22H2 22621.1848
       #5

    Boot to Safe Mode with Networking. How does it run.

    See here: How to Start Windows 10 into Safe Mode or Normal Mode

    If better then do a Clean Boot and see how it runs.

    See here: How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts

    If that is also better then follow the directions at the above link to determine what is causing the problem.
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  6. Posts : 390
    Window 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    OK I did all that, including I have disabled all the applications in Task Manager ==> Start-up.
    However now there is no sign of my Anti-Virus software "F-Secure SAFE" on the bottom right of my screen.

    Firefox and Chrome and Excel now all takes less than 5 or 6 seconds to open, however Outlook still takes about 20 seconds to open. And I don't dare use it until my Anti-Virus software is definitely running properly again.

    UPDATE:
    I have re-enabled a few things including Samsung Magician, however Samsung Magician is now throwing error messages.
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  7. Posts : 41,547
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #7

    Uninstall F-Secure using the applicable uninstall tool:
    Support tools | F-Secure

    Make sure Microsoft Defender is on.

    After troubleshooting has completed you can reinstall F-Secure or continue using Microsoft Defender.
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  8. Posts : 41,547
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #8

    Uninstall F-Secure using the applicable uninstall tool:
    Support tools | F-Secure

    Make sure Microsoft Defender is on.

    After troubleshooting has completed you can reinstall F-Secure or continue using Microsoft Defender.

    Run: Tuneup.bat[COLOR=#333333] - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.
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  9. Posts : 390
    Window 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    UPDATE:

    OK I uninstalled and re-installed Samsung Magician.

    I then uninstalled F-Secure SAFE using Revo Uninstaller (because F-Secure didn't provide any better way of doing so). I immediately re-downloaded F-Secure and it now appears again at the bottom right of my screen.

    I ran Tuneup.bat earliers today. However I couldn't work out how to copy the text on the RUN window that pops up, so I am running it again.... VERY irritating. It got to the end but as soon as I click Control/C the Run window disappears. [GRRR]

    I am now re-enabling various things in the Task Manager's Start-up tab...
    Btw, do we think "EDT Control Center" should be safe?
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  10. Posts : 41,547
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #10

    1) Open administrative command prompt (ACP) 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) wmic recoveros get autoreboot
    10) wmic recoveros get DebugInfoType
    11) bcdedit /enum {badmemory}

    12) 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

    Use this link as needed when posting results:
    How to Change Post Editor to Source or WYSIWYG Mode at TenForums.com
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