Windows 10: My computer's performance suddenly tanked.

Discus and support My computer's performance suddenly tanked. in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; It randomly restarted after going to a black screen with a blinking underscorr, worked fine for 20 ish minutes and then rapidly became slower and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Waytogo33, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. My computer's performance suddenly tanked.


    It randomly restarted after going to a black screen with a blinking underscorr, worked fine for 20 ish minutes and then rapidly became slower and slower. So slow that it couldn't even run a game like Among Us, or even process a discord call. I couldn't even close any programs so I turned the power off.

    It just took approximately 25 minutes to restart after it booted up. Unstable internet connection added to my problems. It's little faster than it was before but not nearly acceptable. I've been moving files to a flash drive in preparation for the worst. I can't load any web pages.

    The screen froze when 12% complete with an avast virus scan.

    Should I just get a new hard drive?

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    /u/Waytogo33, Sep 30, 2020
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  2. Computer performance suddenly dipped

    Hi Zach,

    My name is Jocelyn, an independent advisor and a fellow Windows 10 user happy to help.

    I am sorry to hear all your troubles. And I appreciate the steps you have taken so far to resolve the issue. Let me give you some suggestions to improve the performance of your PC.

    You can work your way through the suggestions in any order you desire or skip some steps if you have already done doing it.

    Step 1: Make sure you have all the latest Windows updates installed.

    Select the Start (Windows) button from the bottom-left corner.

    Go to Settings (gear icon).

    Select the Update and Security icon.

    Choose Windows Update tab in the sidebar (Circular arrows)

    Select Check for updates. If there is an available update, it will begin downloading automatically.

    Step 2:

    There could be many reasons why your computer running slow during start-up, sometimes a slow computer is caused by programs running in the background. Check and remove or disable any TSRs and startup programs that automatically start each time the computer
    boots.

    Right-click on your taskbar (at the bottom of the screen) and open Task Manager. Click on the Startup tab, and review for any applications that may be set to run at startup.

    Step 3: Delete temp files that can help improve computer performance.

    Open the Start menu and type %temp% in the Search field.

    Press Enter and a Temp folder should open.

    You can delete all files found in this folder and, if any files are in use and cannot be deleted, they can be skipped.

    Step 5: Run SFC Scannow

    Press Windows Key+X to open the Power User Tasks Menu.

    Select Command Prompt (Admin).

    After the User Account Control prompt appears. Click Yes.

    At the Command Prompt, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.

    Step 6: To Run Defrag

    In the Windows Search box, on the taskbar, type defrag and select the Defragment and Optimize Drives option in the search results.

    Click on the drive you want to defrag and optimize.

    Click the Optimize button to being the defragmentation and optimization process.

    Step 4: Run a Virus Scan

    Use the free version of Malwarebytes to scan your computer for malware. You can uninstall the program after the scan.

    You can also check the Microsoft Article below for more tips:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/400201...

    If none of then fix you can run a Repair Install which reinstalls Windows while keeping your files, programs by installing the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft Website. This will solve most problems with your PC

    I hope this information help. Let me know if you need anything else.

    Kind Regards,

    Jocelyn
     
    JocelynYbanez, Sep 30, 2020
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  3. Mayra Aqu Win User
    Updates slowing computer performance

    Hi,

    Listed below are possible causes why Windows is running slow:

    • Too many application installed.
    • Virus and malware.
    • Corrupted system files.
    • Outdated drivers.

    For us to assist you with the concern, we suggest following the steps on this
    article
    .

    Update us with the outcome so we can provide further assistance.
     
    Mayra Aqu, Sep 30, 2020
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  4. My computer's performance suddenly tanked.

    Windows 10 Suddenly Starts to Lag

    Hello,

    For us to better assist you, we'd like to know the following:

    • Confirm which build is currently installed on your device. To check, follow the steps below:
    • Press Windows key + R, then type in winver.
    • Click OK.
    • Were there any recent changes made prior to this issue?
    • Are you using any 3rd party antivirus program?

    Meanwhile, we suggest performing the suggested steps on this article
    on how to improve the performance of your Windows 10 device.

    We look forward to your response.

    Regards.
     
    Melchizedek Qui, Sep 30, 2020
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