My machine became painfully slow after updating BIOS and SSD firmware. It is HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0028ax with AMD Ryzen 3750H, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon Vega 2GB integrated graphics card, NVIDIA RTX 2650 GPU, and runs on Windows 10 (64 bit) 20H2.
Presently, the machine is so slow that it takes nearly a second to register a key press or a mouse click. Waiting time for normal program to open is painfully long. Videos take forever to load and run. I can't even run Excel or Word! However, CPU is loaded just about 17% and 8GB memory is loaded around 50%.
BIOS was updated to F 12 version on 03 Mar 21, and SSD firmware was updated to 220.127.116.11 on 06 Mar 21. The issues started after the latter. I tried to rollback BIOS, but HP BIOS update tool only provides an option to update the BIOS and not to rollback. I rolled back the firmware, but that did not change anything. I tried to run ant-virus (McAfee) and it goes on for ever, and does not detect anything. I updated the AMD chipset driver, and nothing changed. As a last ditch effort I uninstalled Windows and reinstalled it. Other than losing sleep, I did not gain anything.
Ran HP Diagnostics tools for both hardware and OS. Nothing found.
I have a lot of heavy analytics work to do with the machine, and I find no way out.
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