Slow computer when not in safemode -resolved
December 28, 2011 at
Working on a dell laptop for somone, not blazing fast but nothing that should be haltingly slow either (I worked on it new and it was completely useable).
Now whenever you try to log in everything is VERY slow to happen as if the processor is pegged at 100% but it's not. It always shows a very reasonable workload.
Clicking the start menu takes seconds to popup and opening any program can easily take a minute or more.
Nothing seems amiss, no virus or malware is apparent.
The user reports taht they did have a windows update seem to not work after being on all night on the do not turn off screen so they forced it off and believe this may ahev started shortly after. System restore is turned off so sadly i can't roll back and this was at least a month ago.
The desktop has a lot of hs_err.pid files on it tha are all java errors. I uninstalled Java and installed the newest version but it's still bad (and was bad while java was uninstalled).
In safe mode everything is snappy and fine so it's not a hardware issue.