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So seemingly all of the sudden, my laptop start being REALLY slow. I'm actually in safe mode right now becuase when I try to run things in normal mode it freezes or takes 5-10 minutes to load up. Been trying to resolve this for hours now and I'm not sure what to do. At first I thought it was google chrome... but I uninstalled it and it's still doing the same thing.

I'm really puzzled about this. I even took the laptop apart to see if there was a lot of dust or something but thats not the problem.
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A virus or malware infection can cause sudden change in performance. So can hardware failure, but let's focus on software first. It's a bit easier. Go to malwarebytes.org and download the latest version. Install it and update it. If it won't install, restart into Safe Mode with Networking and try again. Update once it's installed, and if you're not already, get into Safe Mode. Run Malwarebytes and have it remove any infections it finds. If it finds nothing, we'll dig deeper into this problem.
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A virus or malware infection can cause sudden change in performance. So can hardware failure, but let's focus on software first. It's a bit easier. Go to malwarebytes.org and download the latest version. Install it and update it. If it won't install, restart into Safe Mode with Networking and try again. Update once it's installed, and if you're not already, get into Safe Mode. Run Malwarebytes and have it remove any infections it finds. If it finds nothing, we'll dig deeper into this problem.
Randomly things seem to be running better in normal mode but still no where near where it should be. I'm running the scan now, thank you very much for helping me. +1
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Post back and let us know how the scan went. Hopefully it finds something and clearing that fixes the problem!

If you still want more performance out of your rig without OC'ing it, you should look into a defrag program like AusLogic's Disk Defrag. It's free, and (if you select Defrag and Optimize) it will optimize your files by moving them to the outer edge of the disk so they are read faster. I also run CCleaner often to remove temporary files and clean out the registry (two separate scans). Doing both of those can help the system feel a little bit "snappier", but the performance boost is small. Still, performance increase is an increase!
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post #5 of 16
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ok so after scanning for two hours last night the system froze but it didnt come up with anything in that time. I went te bed after that. When I woke up I ran it in safe mode, and it spent about 10 minutes doing some file correction or smoething and booted me into normal mode instead.

im back in safe mode now. going to do what you suggested again and see if it helps including rescannig
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post #6 of 16
try superantispyware as well, also eset online scan run all scans in safe mode
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What virus scanning software are you running?
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Have you checked your hard drive health, or scanned it for errors? chkdsk /f. Could be a hard drive issue.
    
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post #9 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
Have you checked your hard drive health, or scanned it for errors? chkdsk /f. Could be a hard drive issue.
ran another scan with malewarebytes and it found nothing.

Going to try the defrag, and CCleaner and the other things you guys mentioned.

Also, how to i check my HDD health?
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post #10 of 16
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So i did chkdsk /f, and the CCleaner. System still fails in normal mode.
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