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windows 8.1 Laptop is running extremely slow and very vunerable to crashes

Hello everyone.

So i've been using this new lenovo laptop for about 2 months now and i'm already having some problems...

Currently ... it takes around 10 minutes for the laptop to boot up (first the lenovo logo..then the windows loading screen... then a VERY long black screen...then, on the user selection and password page there's a huge amount of input lag...then it takes 5 minutes saying "preparing windows" .. afterwards the taskbar is the first to show up on the screen and 5 minutes after that i can finally see the desktop icons..executing the programs however takes forever and opening more than one at a time crashes them)

basically....the computer is being abnormally slow and i do not know why.. 

I don't have a windows repair disk however..this problem is new though...there was a time when the laptop ran perfectly with the exact same amount of data stored and programs installed and such..

Thank you all in advance.

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@Rgant Welcome to WI. :)


Step 1: Speccy Scan.

  • Please go here and download Speccy.
  • Install and run the program.
  • Upon Completion:
  • Hit File
  • Publish Snap Shot
  • A link will appear, post that link.

Step 2: MiniToolBox Scan

Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:

Flush DNS
Reset FF proxy Settings
Reset Ie Proxy Settings
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)

Click Go post the result.

Step 3: Autoruns Scan.

Download Autoruns and Autorunsc Unzip it to your desktop and then double click autoruns.exe
After the scan is finished then click on File>>>>>>>>>>>Save
The default name will be autoruns.arn make sure to save it as Autoruns.txt under the file type option.
in other words make sure it is a .txt file instead of .arn Attach the text in your next reply.

Step 4: Security Check Scan.


  • Download Security Check to your desktop.
  • Right click it run as administrator.
  • When the program completes, the tool will automatically open a log file.
  • Please post that log here in your next post.
  • Please copy and paste this log, do not attach it. :)

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Thank you Kris, for your reply.

Unfortunatly i can't do what you asked me because as i said... running any type of program is going to take hours...

But nevermind me anymore...i already went ahead and wiped my HDD. I figured keeping my files wasn't worth all this trouble.

But thanks anyways

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