Computer slow and messed up after power failure
October 3, 2012 2:47 PM Subscribe
I am tired of this damn computer and its numerous problems. Before this, I've had to replace newly bought RAM and a new HDD, a motherboard and oh so much more. Anyway, moving on. After a power outage I had while running my computer, it has never been the same.
posted by johnx to computers & internet (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
First off, starting up it is relatively normal, however the problems begin when I actually log in. Everything takes a few minutes to start up, this NEVER use to happen, and Rainmeter and Firefox would starts seconds after starting up.
I had a previous problem where no programs would start at all due to ram, and I almost thought I had this issue again since nothing was loading for a while.
My 2TB HDD is now running very slow, it takes much longer to navigate through files, often freezing windows explorer when I try to simply open a folder. I would understand if all of these folders were huge, but many of them are small, and as before I used to be able to open them up in a millisecond.
I did chkdsk /r, chkdsk /f, I used HDTune to check if all my drives were in good health -- they are, I even used a western digital diagnostic tool, all of the drives passed.
Certain programs barely work at all now, like VLC video player, which now won't even open video files or play them without glitches.
My often used Steam gaming application has had new issues, which only started after the power outage.
A lot of other small problems have been happening since the power outage too, and they are getting increasingly annoying.
So I'm wondering, any suggestions? I am running Windows 7 64 bit and my specs can be found below. Please read everything above.
ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and ...
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW080G310 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS