a reply to: XxKonspiracyxX
There could be so many things that could be going wrong.
Firstly, static electricity destroys hardware and mains power can kill you. Always unplug the power cord/s. Switching off isn't good enough. If it's a
laptop with a removable battery, remove it, too.If you open things up, put your hand on a metallic casing part for at least three seconds before
touching any circuitry or component. Obsessively re-ground yourself every time
you touch sensitive bits.
It could be failing RAM and Windows has switched off a bank of it because it is faulty. Use Task Manger to see how much physical RAM you are running
It could be that your PC fan is stalled or the heatsink is full of gunge. This causes an overheat and throttling of CPU.
Firstly, de-static a brush (a soft, long bristle, paint brush) by flipping the bristles past your fingers while you are grounded. Gently brush and/or
vacuum the dust away but don't let the vacuum spin the fans like crazy, that generates a current = bad.
That's probably the two main possible hardware related issues dealt with.
Next, I'd assume it is probably some malware if nearly everything is still running but slow. Don't trust a single anti-malware solution, use several
(in sequence, not together).
Go to 'Bleeping Computer' which is a good safe source of the files. Get:
ESET ONLINE SCANNER,
JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL,
and WINDOWS REPAIR (ALL IN ONE).
Download them all, first, to your Windows desktop.
Install/run them one at a time, in the above sequence (not at the same time) make sure you do full scans of all drives and if they find anything, that
it is removed (you usually have to wait until the end).
I would recommend that if the anti-malware programs do an install, that you uninstall them after they have done their thing, too. Running more than a
single anti-malware product at the same time is usually bad (because of conflicts) and will slow your PC.
This will all take ages, especially on a slow PC. Tough, suck it up! Don't be tempted to close things or do half scans.
Run the WINDOWS REPAIR (ALL IN ONE), in safe mode, after all the scans have done their bit. There is a button to reboot in safe mode at the start of
the program, so it's a no-brainer.
Do all the recommended precursor steps/backups, in sequence, and then run all the repairs. Reboot and be aware that sometimes you have had to do this
'safe mode and repair' twice.
When that is done, run the disk cleanup (which is part of windows) and click the button to clean up system files. Reboot afterwards and it should look
like it is doing updates (it is actually cleaning up the updates cache and 'locked files').
Manually run the Windows Update.
After this, your PC performance will probably be back to normal, if not a bit snappier. If it isn't, you have failing hardware that probably needs a
proper technician to fix.
edit on 9/1/2019 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)