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Windows runs in "slow-mo" with major stuttering on Cold Boot

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When I start up my computer (cold boot), everything except moving my mouse is very 'laggy' in that opening chrome or other windows results in that the animation is a 5-10 second visual process of the window slowly appearing. Moving windows I see major stuttering like it's only putting out 3FPS. I can fix this problem by restarting but it seems to happen about 80% of time when I cold boot. This has been happening for over a year.

I don't think it is a hardware problem. As I said above This has been happening for over a year and during that period I have had the problem with both an ATI card, an Nvidia card, a SSD, a hard drive, when my CPU was at 4Ghz, now when my CPU is at 3.5Ghz, and also it continues to happen though I have reinstalled windows maybe 3 times.

In case it's possible a program I run on start up is causing this:

Edited by 1keith1 - 5/6/11 at 6:41pm
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Apparently that "sidebar.exe" Windows feature can lead to degraded performance stemming from RAM hogging (also known as Memory leakage) but if it's happening from a dead start (cold boot) I would imagine it's not that (though there is a hack fix HERE should you be curious)


If I had to take a stab at this issue without more information I'd be looking at why you need to have steam.exe initiating during the boot up process instead of when you actually need it (like when you're firing up counterstrike etc.)

I guess that's pretty much it... in a way it's like your PC is wanting to order a "Big Mac and fries" but is having to read the entire menu before being able to decide

EDIT: open up your process manager next cold boot and watch to see what processes are using the most resources...
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