Slow running laptop, slow boot up, slow desktop display ?

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  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       #1

    Slow running laptop, slow boot up, slow desktop display ?


    My Asus gaming laptop randomly went slow. Currently running windows 11. I do download a lot and tried ccleaner and malwarebites to try fix the issue if itís do with a virus or missing registry entries.

    It was fine yesterday and today itís like something trying to process in the background which I think it making it run very slow. Iv tried task manager too but itís just stating the windows defender is running the highest cpu so I canít end the task but itís always running anyway in the background so I donít know think thatís problem, thereís also nothing else that stands out on task manager.

    iv also tried to restore my system to a previous good points, but both times have failed because an username iCloud error desktop ini what ever that means.

    Is my next resort just to do a full wipe or anyone got any third party app that I could try which might find the issue if itís to do with a very well hidden virus/malware or system error in general?

    also if I do a wipe, anyone got any decent free apps that are worth getting for malware/virus software and something thatíll know when my drivers need updating ?

    I have tried tried rebooting in safe mode and my laptop was still slow. I have done a fresh factory reset and it still randomly running really slow, what can I do to try and find the issue ?

    My laptop is an ASUS TUF A15 FA506 running windows 11. Again the only thing iv noticed is itís like something trying to run in the background, my apps are constantly refreshing on and off every so often because itís that slow.
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  2. Posts : 8,129
    windows 10
       #2

    Welcome to the forum. As starting point post a screenshot from taskmanager showing whats running at start and its impact
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  3. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    Also thereís literally nothing on my ssd with it been a fresh install. This time iv done a fresh reset again but from the cloud to see if itís anything to with bits that could be wrong with the windows system that I had previously installed.
    Are there any third party apps that are useful to help rebuild windows of its running slow to do checked on what could have failed to make my system run slow?

    could it be the RAM or if it would be ram would I just get blue screen of death ?

    Should I attempt a a downgrade from windows 11 to 10 ?

    sorry for all the questions, just been through this before and my laptop should not be Running this slow
    Last edited by Fortis; 05 Sep 2022 at 02:44.
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  4. Posts : 43,199
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    This device seems to be from around 2020.

    That you have done a 'factory reset' and are running Win 11 seems inconsistent.

    Did the PC come with Win 11 when you bought it?

    A long long time ago when I first installed Win 10, I found Defender was running crazily. Just to get control I installed Avast. free. However, that should not be necessary.

    You say
    I have done a fresh factory reset and it still randomly running really slow,
    - if so,
    I do download a lot and tried ccleaner and malwarebites to try fix the issue if it’s do with a virus or missing registry entries.
    - should not be applicable now.

    As you've done that, I suggest you perform a full clean install of Win 10 or 11 as you prefer, and then see how things are.

    You can also (independently of your installed O/S) download an iso file for a live boot disk (Google if unfamiliar) e.g. Bob Omb's, Hiren's...) and create a bootable flash drive from that using e.g. Rufus (free).

    Boot your PC from that, and see how it behaves.

    To post a screenshot, please use the forum features
    Slow running laptop, slow boot up, slow desktop display ?-screenshot-.png
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  5. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hmmm I do see defender cpu for windows 11 been used a lot even when not scanned.

    Think I might give windows 10 ago, on my previous post I have added pictures of my task manager. I did notice on task manager antimalware service executable seem to be using 190mb

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    Samuria said:
    Welcome to the forum. As starting point post a screenshot from taskmanager showing whats running at start and its impact
    dalchina said:
    This device seems to be from around 2020.

    That you have done a 'factory reset' and are running Win 11 seems inconsistent.

    Did the PC come with Win 11 when you bought it?

    A long long time ago when I first installed Win 10, I found Defender was running crazily. Just to get control I installed Avast. free. However, that should not be necessary.

    You say - if so,

    - should not be applicable now.

    As you've done that, I suggest you perform a full clean install of Win 10 or 11 as you prefer, and then see how things are.

    You can also (independently of your installed O/S) download an iso file for a live boot disk (Google if unfamiliar) e.g. Bob Omb's, Hiren's...) and create a bootable flash drive from that using e.g. Rufus (free).

    Boot your PC from that, and see how it behaves.

    To post a screenshot, please use the forum features
    Slow running laptop, slow boot up, slow desktop display ?-screenshot-.png
    I’ll try the cloud download, if that doesn’t work. I’ll manually download my own windows 10 iso and pop it on a stick and go from there.

    Would broken ram cause it to go slow ? It does come with 12gb so I could try unplugging a module and test
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  6. Posts : 43,199
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #6

    Iíll manually download my own windows 10 iso and pop it on a stick and go from there.
    Much easier to use the MS media creation tool which will create your bootable flash drive directly.
    Would broken ram cause it to go slow ? It does come with 12gb so I could try unplugging a module and test
    You can perform a RAM check if you wish (Tutorial available) - also a disk check (e.g. Hard Disk Sentinel - excellent- valid for SSDs- result instantly on its GUI- green is good).

    You could also check the WEI score just out of curiosity- easily with
    Slow running laptop, slow boot up, slow desktop display ?-1.jpg

    Your screenshots show this is not a factory reset/clean install...

    Better to use e.g. Snip & Sketch or a 3rd party tool to capture screenshots- like the one I've posted.
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  7. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    dalchina said:
    Much easier to use the MS media creation tool which will create your bootable flash drive directly.


    You can perform a RAM check if you wish (Tutorial available) - also a disk check (e.g. Hard Disk Sentinel - excellent- valid for SSDs- result instantly on its GUI- green is good).

    You could also check the WEI score just out of curiosity- easily with
    Slow running laptop, slow boot up, slow desktop display ?-1.jpg

    Your screenshots show this is not a factory reset/clean install...

    Better to use e.g. Snip & Sketch or a 3rd party tool to capture screenshots- like the one I've posted.
    Hmm strange it is deffo a reset the background is the fresh installation of windows 11, I just posted the pictures to see if you could spot anything unusual on my task manager
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  8. Posts : 43,199
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #8

    Thank you for the reply.

    It is exactly because I see Revo and Eset running I question this e.g. - not a fresh install - and Revo after a Factory Reset?
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  9. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    dalchina said:
    Thank you for the reply.

    It is exactly because I see Revo and Eset running I question this e.g. - not a fresh install - and Revo after a Factory Reset?
    Iv redownloaded hitman Eset and revo to try help solve the issue after the fresh install. Just to see if itís a virus or need to uninstall some software

    Any other suggestions for third party software thatíll help rebuild my windows software if anything is corrupted ?
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  10. Posts : 43,199
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #10

    I've suggested checks above and things to try and how do do a full clean install (tutorial available)...
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