Slow computer for a few days

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  1. Posts : 28
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 bit 17134 Multiprocessor Free
       #1

    Slow computer for a few days


    Hi everyone,
    I've been noticing my computer slowing down for about a week.
    I didn't understand what happened, I didn't install anything new and I shouldn't have any malware having done antivirus scans and whatnot.
    It is slow to open windows and web pages on the internet.
    The strange thing is that in safe mode it seems to be fast and normal in speed.
    Maybe it's a video problem? I tried cleaning the Intel video card and re-installing an old driver (from the manufacturer's site) and reinstalling the old driver also for the dedicated Nvidia card but unfortunately nothing changed.
    Task manager processes and performance are normal and I don't detect anything out of the ordinary.
    What do you recommend to do? What checks and attempts can I do? I would like to exclude formatting because it would be challenging with the things I have on my PC to re-install everything.

    Thank you

    p.s. Windows 10 Home 22h2
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  2. Posts : 18,045
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #2

    Hello @Max90,

    Max90 said:
    I tried cleaning the Intel video card and re-installing an old driver (from the manufacturer's site) and reinstalling the old driver also for the dedicated Nvidia card but unfortunately nothing changed.
    Task manager processes and performance are normal and I don't detect anything out of the ordinary.
    As a start, are there ANY Yellow Triangles in Device Manager ?
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  3. Posts : 28
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 bit 17134 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Paul Black said:
    Hello @Max90,



    As a start, are there ANY Yellow Triangles in Device Manager ?
    There is only one yellow triangle "Max90-S8 A2DP SNK". It is repeated twice. One of them is yellow, the other is not.
    I think it's something I installed a while ago to connect my phone (Samsung S8) with Windows for calls, if I remember correctly.
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  4. Posts : 42,467
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    I've been noticing my computer slowing down for about a week.
    I didn't understand what happened, I didn't install anything new and I shouldn't have any malware having done antivirus scans and whatnot.
    Hi, some simple things:
    - how much free space do you have on C: ?
    - are page file settings set as default?

    Have a look at your Update History. When was the most recent update? Which was it?

    The forum said:
    Slow computer for a few days-win-10-version.png
    (so we don't have to keep asking)

    Trial and error diagnosis
    in safe mode it seems to be fast and normal in speed.
    Try a clean boot (Google or see tutorial if unsure how).
    Is performance any better?

    Simple restoration options:
    a. System Restore- if you have a restore point created before this started
    b. A disk image of your O/S partitions- created by a 3rd party imaging program before this started (the routine and regular use of disk imaging is endlessly recommended here so you can recover to a previous good state when bad things happen).
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  5. Posts : 28
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 bit 17134 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter
       #5

    dalchina said:
    Hi, some simple things:
    - how much free space do you have on C: ?
    - are page file settings set as default?

    Have a look at your Update History. When was the most recent update? Which was it?

    The forum said:
    Slow computer for a few days-win-10-version.png
    (so we don't have to keep asking)

    Trial and error diagnosis


    Try a clean boot (Google or see tutorial if unsure how).
    Is performance any better?

    Simple restoration options:
    a. System Restore- if you have a restore point created before this started
    b. A disk image of your O/S partitions- created by a 3rd party imaging program before this started (the routine and regular use of disk imaging is endlessly recommended here so you can recover to a previous good state when bad things happen).
    HI,
    drive C has 40GB free.
    I think paging is set by default.
    The problem started towards the beginning of the month, probably in the days close to April 1st.
    The update in those days that was installed is the KB5023773. The problem is that I installed it hoping it would solve the problem, since the pc was slow in those days. The previous update dates back to 03/17 and therefore excluded that it is the cause of the problem.

    Windows 10 Home 22H2 Build 19045.2788

    I'll try a clean boot and let you know.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I did a clean boot and it got better. Surely maybe it's better to redo the clean driver re-installation procedure for the two video cards, but it already works well. Maybe it was better if I didn't uninstall them.
    How do I figure out what's causing the problem? Make sure it works with a clean boot.
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  6. Posts : 42,467
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #6

    Thanks. If you're happy with it after a clean boot, then enable startups progressively until you see a problem.

    Check again by disabling that startup, then proceed to enable others.

    Then consider whether you need that startup, and what you wish to do about that program.

    Installing a new update is unlikely to solve slowness, unless it provides a solution to a bug MS introduced previously.

    Some people had problems after this update:
    News: Issues reported with March update KB5023696
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  7. Posts : 6,184
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #7

    Max90-S8 A2DP SNK is a Bluetooth driver. You should find the driver for it.
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  8. Posts : 28
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 bit 17134 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter
       #8

    i disabled all non-microsoft services and all startup stuff and it seems improved (although it still doesn't feel as snappy as before). What can I do?
    I'm trying to enable things slowly to see what changes .. I'm still convinced that it's a video driver problem, seeing the task manager the pc isn't doing who knows what demanding
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  9. Posts : 42,467
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #9

    Well, as I said above:


    Microsoft’s blunders with new Windows 10 update are causing serious headaches
    In the case of Windows 10, this is the March patch KB5023696 (for versions 20H2 onwards), and as Windows Latest points out, the update is causing some alarming problems.

    Some readers have been in touch directly with the website complaining about performance issues,
    - so you could try uninstalling that update.

    I also suggested above using a suitable System Restore point or restoring an earlier disk image.
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  10. Posts : 16,560
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3930
       #10

    Have you run Clean disk? It can have a significant effect on performance [it does not merely affect the amount of space available].
    Open and Use Disk Cleanup - TenForumsTutorials


    Best of luck,
    Denis
      My Computer


 

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