I've posted this before but I've encountered something I didn't know then, it may have some relevance so I'll have another go. My machine is painfully slow/pretty much freezes after it's been turned off overnight. All I can do is keep turning on and off by holding down the power button, and eventually it responds. However I've discovered that if I run Disc Defragmenter (Even though it's only 1% fragmented), then it reverts to normal speed.....until the next morning that is! If anyone has any ideas I'd be obliged.
Thanks Eddie, but if only. Every day...every single day after boot up first thing after an all night lay-off it's slow...painfully slow. Leaving it until I've had a four course breakfast makes absolutely no difference and the only way I can deal with it is by using the power button as it's already corrupted...no other choice!
Cheers Eddie, Yes I've suspected my Avast Free, but as far as I know it has to run on boot-up. Batch it's Windows 7 64bit with 2GB Ram, HP Compaq, FF/IE/Google Chrome installed, SAS, MWB and the usual stuff. I'm typing this after another forced defrag due to the usual crawl this morning, and the defrag's speeded it up as usual....until tomorrow morning!!
When W7 starts it is looking for updates and it is Indexing the drive. Also W7 really needs 4GB RAM to run efficiently.
You could just put the PC to sleep overnight. This will allow it to do updates overnight, about 03:00 unless you change the time and it will stop W7 going through the drive and indexing it when it restarts.
Have a look here click here - results of Google search for W7 indexing. Scroll down a little for How to disable indexing to improve performance.
Jollyjohn is correct. But don't despair. W10 is on its way, as a free upgrade. If you can, making your RAM up to 4GB makes real sense. Check out Crucial's website and use their recommendation, the few extra quid they charge is good value