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deejalz
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hp pavilion dv7-3188cl runs extremely slow! to the point it cant be used

ok so when i first use my laptop it seems like everythings fine, than all of a sudden it gets extremely slow. i cant do anything. if i leave it alone for like an hour it usually goes back to normal. but i dont understand whats making it slow down in the first place. i ran multiple anti virurus scans and found nothing, aswell as malware scans. just cant figure out what this could be. thanks in advance:smileyhappy:

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Re: hp pavilion dv7-3188cl runs extremely slow! to the point it cant be used

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do you ever empty your temp file?
Have you ever refreshed the swap file?

 

If you really want to get our attention:
Please identify your notebook/pc with more than the series number.
Look at the base/rear/side of the notebook/pc at the barcoded sticker.
Post items numbered 1 and 2 on the following image.
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Post the installed operating system version ( and whether it is 32 or 64-bit )

Not posting the information as requested will delay our responses to the core of the issue that led you to author a thread.

 

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Re: hp pavilion dv7-3188cl runs extremely slow! to the point it cant be used

model: dv7-3188cl

product number: WP586U#ABA

i could not find the service tag, unless that was what i thought the product number was.the operating system is windows 7 home premium 64 bit. sorry for not giving enough information beforehand

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Re: hp pavilion dv7-3188cl runs extremely slow! to the point it cant be used

Right click on Computer and select properties. Now select advanced system settings.

Now select the settings button under performance. Now select the Change button under Virtual memory.

Highligh the C drive and then Select Custom size.

look below and use the number that you see to the right of Recommended.

Put that number in as the minimum and maximum values for the custom sized swap file.

Now select the Set button and then select OK.

You can select OK on the other open windows to close them.

Your PC will restart and will be noticeably quicker.

You have just tweaked your swap file size and virtual memory settings.

 

Windows 7.GIF

 

This is a duplicate of some information I gave to another member. Cut n'paste!

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Re: hp pavilion dv7-3188cl runs extremely slow! to the point it cant be used

after the computer restarted it was definately faster, but it still ended up slowing down again after use.

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Re: hp pavilion dv7-3188cl runs extremely slow! to the point it cant be used

 


deejalz wrote:

after the computer restarted it was definately faster, but it still ended up slowing down again after use.


In the start search box type cmd and then press enter to invoke a command line window. At the command prompt type sfc /scannow. Let it run. The system file checker will inspect your system files and replae any corrupt or otherwise damaged files that it finds.

 

 

Please post you r results.

 

 





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ok after it was completed it said there were no integrity violations

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Re: hp pavilion dv7-3188cl runs extremely slow! to the point it cant be used

i dont know if this changes anything, but when it happens if theres music or sound of any kind it becomes extremely distorted 

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Have you installed the UEFI Diagnostics?

Can you access them with an F2 keystroke on startup?

If you can access the Diagnostic, then test the hard disk and the memory. 

 

Best regards,
erico

 





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Re: hp pavilion dv7-3188cl runs extremely slow! to the point it cant be used

for both test it found no errors. i guess thats a good thing right?

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