Published on June 5, 2018 By kona0197 In Personal Computing

Got me a HP laptop. I bought it early last year. It's been a great little computer. Nice and fast. Until about a week ago when we finally got internet back in the house. It used to wake from sleep and be ready for the password to get to the desktop in less then a second after I moved the mouse to wake it. It now takes up to two minutes. The time between the lock screen and when I can input my password has gone from a few seconds to thirty as well. Recent virus scans by Windows Defender and TrendMicro all say I'm clean. Malwarebytes says I have zero infections. Windows update says I have all the latest updates except the latest version of Windows 10, it was buggy so I went back to version 1709. I'm at a loss to explain why the damn thing is being slow, I can only think that Windows is doing so much in the background when booting over the internet that it is being slowed down. Should I turn off some services? Reset Windows? Any help would be appreciated. Thx. 


Comments (Page 2)
on Jun 08, 2018

admiralWillyWilber

Does malwarebytes have realtime protection on if that is true you are running two antivirus on defender, and malwarebytes that will slow down your computers.

Nah, I disable Windows Defender when running another anti-malware program, which I much prefer to do because Defender uses way too many system resources in when in 'realtime' mode.  Malwarebytes uses far less system resources and is my current choice of anti-malware live scanner.

BTW, MS says that when when Windows Defender detects another anti-malware program it will disable itself.  That is not necessarily true.  I had to manually disable Windows Defender when I installed and activated Malwarebytes, and it's not the first time I've had to do that.   I had to do it with Avast and others, so it is always a good idea to check that Defender is not running as well.... otherwise things will get sluggish.

on Jun 09, 2018

Three hours downloading

Two hours installing

One hour finding out the update dorked the computer

Two hours refreshing to factory state

Two hours setting it back up

Your weekend

Priceless.

Delete the IE Internet files whether you use it or not.

After the refresh you could try this.

on Jun 09, 2018


Three hours downloading

Two hours installing

One hour finding out the update dorked the computer

Yeah, that's too often the way with Win 10.... forced updates that bork a machine that was running okay.  I recently got a borked machine from an update, but I just did a system restore to rectify the problem.  However, I possibly could have avoided it if I hadn't unticked 'Metered Connection' in Network settings.  Anyway, I have since hidden that update and hopefully MS fixes the issues before the next one.

on Jun 17, 2018

kona0197 if you receive this transmission please tell us

if you are having any luck speeding up your computer?   

 

on Jun 19, 2018

hi 

maybe updating bios do some tricks

on Jun 19, 2018

starkers

Kona, I noticed in the last couple of days that my HP 2-in-1 was a bit sluggish after a recent Windows Update, so maybe you could investigate that as a possibility.  The fix was to do a System Restore to before the update.

Dunno if this helps but it wouldn't hurt to check it out.

I read an article on this the other day, it referenced HP PC's and Laptops specifically in which a current Windows Update is causing slow performance, crashes and even making them shut down after a while. The recommended solution was to do a system restore.

on Jun 19, 2018

LightStar

The recommended solution was

Windows 7 ...

on Jun 19, 2018



Quoting LightStar,

The recommended solution was



Windows 7 ...

Definitely!