Solved WIN 11 suddenly slowed to a crawl


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My Dell XPS 8940 (WIN 11 Home) slowed to a crawl a few days ago (March 20, 2022), after working fine for a month. By a crawl, I mean that when I put the cursor over taskbar icons like the Start button, or Windows Explorer or any program like MS Word, nothing happened for about one minute. The task manager showed several programs, including Windows Explorer, Microsoft Windows Search Indexer and OneDrive had Very High Power usage. When I ended tasks for Search Indexer and OneDrive, the system ran as fast as normal. So I stopped the Starup of the two programs, and now the system runs normally MOST OF THE TIME. But sometimes, e.g., when I open an image, it Power usage gets very high and the system slows down for a few minutes. When I open the OneDrive folder manually, the Windows Explorer power usage jumps to over 20% and then Explorer shuts down and task bar disappears.
There’s something wrong with my system. I didn’t have this problem the first month that I had the machine (Feb 2022). Then I turned off the machine, went out of town and re-started it 19 March. There were several Windows Updates, then the problems began.
Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions how to diagnose the problem? Background: I purchase a newDell XPS 8940 on 19 Jan 2022 with WIN 11 home. I’m running Malwarebytes and customized with: Open-Shell, WinaeroTweaker and ExplorerPatcher
 
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Please perform the following steps:

1) Place the computer into clean boot:

2) Run:: (currently requires a Ten Forums logon)

Post a share link into this thread using one drive, drop box, or google drive

3) List any of these installed or recently uninstalled non-Microsoft software:
a) antivirus
b) firewall
c) drive encryption

4) Run: Dell "check for updates" > update drivers and BIOS as needed


5) Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:

net user test /add
shutdown /r

6) Upon reboot logon with the new user named test.
Report any changes into this thread.
 
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Look in your update history. Did an update apply on or around 3/20? if so, make note of the update number. Uninstall it. Be sure to pause updates before you remove it or it will reapply again. Restart the computer and see if you solve the problem. If it did, you can keep it from reapplying for up to 60 days while you research if the same update caused issues for others or if MS fixes it.
 

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Look in your update history. Did an update apply on or around 3/20? if so, make note of the update number. Uninstall it. Be sure to pause updates before you remove it or it will reapply again. Restart the computer and see if you solve the problem. If it did, you can keep it from reapplying for up to 60 days while you research if the same update caused issues for others or if MS fixes it.
On 3/21, I did a restore to 3/19, but the problem was still there.
 

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    Motherboard
    Dell Studio XPS 8900 Desktop Motherboard LGA1151 XJ8C4 0XJ8C4.
    Memory
    16GB, 8Gx2, DDR4, 2933MHz 370 AGHW
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    NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 490 BFUK
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    Hard Drives
    256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (WIN 11 home)
    + 1TB 7200 rpm 3.5" SATA
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slowed to a crawl a few days ago (March 20, 2022),
You undid a windows update with a system restore? Why did you not just uninstall it? More than likely, it immediately reinstalled again. Perform the steps in post #4 to get rid of that update long enough that you can adequately test. Also download Malwarebytes and run a full system scan. Quarantine everything it finds. This is the free 14 day trial of the Pro version but it will revert to the free version after 14 days. Malwarebytes Cybersecurity for Home and Business | Anti-Malware & Antivirus
 

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Please perform the following steps:

1) Place the computer into clean boot: DONE

2) Run:: (currently requires a Ten Forums logon) DONE

Post a share link into this thread using one drive, drop box, or google drive CAN'T GET TO GOOGLE DRIVE FROM 'CLEAN BOOT' SHOULD I REBOOT, THEN

3) List any of these installed or recently uninstalled non-Microsoft software:
a) antivirus MALWAREBYTES PRO INSTALLED
b) firewall MS FIREWALL ONLY
c) drive encryption ??
I STOPPED HERE.
 

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    16GB, 8Gx2, DDR4, 2933MHz 370 AGHW
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    NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 490 BFUK
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    2
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    256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (WIN 11 home)
    + 1TB 7200 rpm 3.5" SATA
    + 2.5 inch 512MB Crucial SSDs (WIN 10 home)
    PSU
    500 W
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    Mini Tower
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First scannow:
Code:
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them.


Second scannow:
Code:
Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.



Please continue updating the progress with the steps in the prior post.
 

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You undid a windows update with a system restore? Why did you not just uninstall it?
I didn't know about uninstalling it.
More than likely, it immediately reinstalled again. Perform the steps in post #4 to get rid of that update long enough that you can adequately test. Also download Malwarebytes and run a full system scan. Quarantine everything it finds. This is the free 14 day trial of the Pro version but it will revert to the free version after 14 days. Malwarebytes Cybersecurity for Home and Business | Anti-Malware & Antivirus
I am using Malwarebytes Premium. Detection History reports zero items in quarantine
 

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    CPU
    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 11700 processor(8 Core, 1
    Motherboard
    Dell Studio XPS 8900 Desktop Motherboard LGA1151 XJ8C4 0XJ8C4.
    Memory
    16GB, 8Gx2, DDR4, 2933MHz 370 AGHW
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    NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 490 BFUK
    Monitor(s) Displays
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    Hard Drives
    256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (WIN 11 home)
    + 1TB 7200 rpm 3.5" SATA
    + 2.5 inch 512MB Crucial SSDs (WIN 10 home)
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    500 W
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Please perform the following steps:
. . .
4) Run: Dell "check for updates" > update drivers and BIOS as needed
DONE. ONE DELL UPDATE Chipset | Intel Management Engine Components Installer 403 MB

5) Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:

net user test /add
shutdown /r

6) Upon reboot logon with the new user named test.
Report any changes into this thread.
First, nothing has changed in my original sign in (IRWIN), except I got an 'error: 38' that my WordPerfect Office files have been damaged . . .

Could that be to a service I disabled for the Clean Boot? I never went back and change anything in MSCONFIG.EXE

Second, the Test sign in ran slowly as well, mainly because the search Indexer was running.
Both sign-ins had Power usage Very High for Search Indexer and Windows Explorer, which was my original problem. [I haven't opened OneDrive to see what that does.
 

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    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 11700 processor(8 Core, 1
    Motherboard
    Dell Studio XPS 8900 Desktop Motherboard LGA1151 XJ8C4 0XJ8C4.
    Memory
    16GB, 8Gx2, DDR4, 2933MHz 370 AGHW
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 490 BFUK
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2
    Screen Resolution
    1920x
    Hard Drives
    256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (WIN 11 home)
    + 1TB 7200 rpm 3.5" SATA
    + 2.5 inch 512MB Crucial SSDs (WIN 10 home)
    PSU
    500 W
    Case
    Mini Tower
    Cooling
    fan
    Keyboard
    basic Dell
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    basic Dell
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Before uninstalling any update Pause all updates. You can pause for up to 35 days while you troubleshoot your problem.
Not all updates can be uninstalled. To find those that can be, go to control panel-programs & features-View installed updates-right click on update-select uninstall.
 

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    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
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    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
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    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
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If this computer is only 2 months old, you can open Dell Support Assist, troubleshooting tab-there you can run tests on your hardware and troubleshoot specific issues, slowdown being one of them.

There you can also reset it to factory default. -click 'erase everything and reset PC to original state'. It will recover to the state it was in when you took it out of the box. Backup any files you might have created first. You will have to re-install any apps you added.
 

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    CPU
    i9-10900
    Memory
    32 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
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    MT
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    Logitech wireless
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OK. The error: 38' problem with WordPerfect Office files was because I didn't finish Brink's 'clean boot instructions' I didn't enable all services and selected startups. Now it looks like all my installed programs work. The system is still slow (it takes 5 - 10 sec to open the 'Start' button and Windows Explorer button). But that SEEMS to be due to the Very High Power usage of Search Index (10%) and Windows Explorer (12%). So it looks like I'm back where I was. I'll see if the system speeds up once the Indexing is complete -- as of now, it's on PAUSE and I can't get it going.
 

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    CPU
    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 11700 processor(8 Core, 1
    Motherboard
    Dell Studio XPS 8900 Desktop Motherboard LGA1151 XJ8C4 0XJ8C4.
    Memory
    16GB, 8Gx2, DDR4, 2933MHz 370 AGHW
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 490 BFUK
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2
    Screen Resolution
    1920x
    Hard Drives
    256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (WIN 11 home)
    + 1TB 7200 rpm 3.5" SATA
    + 2.5 inch 512MB Crucial SSDs (WIN 10 home)
    PSU
    500 W
    Case
    Mini Tower
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    fan
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    basic Dell
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    basic Dell
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In this video, i will show you how to generate and view a system performance report in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

 

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Open administrative Powershell PS and type or copy and paste:

msdt.exe -id SearchDiagnostic
get-computerrestorepoint



Consider performing any of these if problems continue:

1) restoring a backup image if there is one

2) System restore

3) performing an in place upgrade repair



If an in place upgrade repair fails to improve the performance then consider:

a) reset save files

d) clean install








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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
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If this computer is only 2 months old, you can open Dell Support Assist, troubleshooting tab-there you can run tests on your hardware and troubleshoot specific issues, slowdown being one of them.

There you can also reset it to factory default. -click 'erase everything and reset PC to original state'. It will recover to the state it was in when you took it out of the box. Backup any files you might have created first. You will have to re-install any apps you added.
Thanks for suggesting Dell Support Assist. There was a problem with a driver, and they are fixing it as I type.
As to resetting to original state, if I can't get the search indexer and explorer to settle down, I'll have to do that. We'll see. Thanks Glasskuter.
 

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    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8940
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 11700 processor(8 Core, 1
    Motherboard
    Dell Studio XPS 8900 Desktop Motherboard LGA1151 XJ8C4 0XJ8C4.
    Memory
    16GB, 8Gx2, DDR4, 2933MHz 370 AGHW
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 490 BFUK
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2
    Screen Resolution
    1920x
    Hard Drives
    256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (WIN 11 home)
    + 1TB 7200 rpm 3.5" SATA
    + 2.5 inch 512MB Crucial SSDs (WIN 10 home)
    PSU
    500 W
    Case
    Mini Tower
    Cooling
    fan
    Keyboard
    basic Dell
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    basic Dell
    Internet Speed
    50-100 MBps
    Browser
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3) performing an in place upgrade repair
zbook. I ran ‘an in place upgrade repair’ from a USB WIN 11 boot disk. It worked! PC running fast, indexing fast, with no power usage above normal. Win 11 Restarts in under 1 minute. Whew! I was about to do a clean install. Thanks so much for the suggestion.
 

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    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 11700 processor(8 Core, 1
    Motherboard
    Dell Studio XPS 8900 Desktop Motherboard LGA1151 XJ8C4 0XJ8C4.
    Memory
    16GB, 8Gx2, DDR4, 2933MHz 370 AGHW
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 490 BFUK
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2
    Screen Resolution
    1920x
    Hard Drives
    256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (WIN 11 home)
    + 1TB 7200 rpm 3.5" SATA
    + 2.5 inch 512MB Crucial SSDs (WIN 10 home)
    PSU
    500 W
    Case
    Mini Tower
    Cooling
    fan
    Keyboard
    basic Dell
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    basic Dell
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    50-100 MBps
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Great.

Please make free backup images:



 

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    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation

ils

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Great.

Please make free backup images:



That's the first thing I did; I made a Macrium restore of the drive. Next, I did a restore point.
 

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  • OS
    windows 11 home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8940
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 11700 processor(8 Core, 1
    Motherboard
    Dell Studio XPS 8900 Desktop Motherboard LGA1151 XJ8C4 0XJ8C4.
    Memory
    16GB, 8Gx2, DDR4, 2933MHz 370 AGHW
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 490 BFUK
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2
    Screen Resolution
    1920x
    Hard Drives
    256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (WIN 11 home)
    + 1TB 7200 rpm 3.5" SATA
    + 2.5 inch 512MB Crucial SSDs (WIN 10 home)
    PSU
    500 W
    Case
    Mini Tower
    Cooling
    fan
    Keyboard
    basic Dell
    Mouse
    basic Dell
    Internet Speed
    50-100 MBps
    Browser
    firefox, chrome, edge
    Antivirus
    malwarebytes

zbook

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That's great news.

You're welcome.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
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My Dell XPS 8940 (WIN 11 Home) slowed to a crawl a few days ago (March 20, 2022), after working fine for a month. By a crawl, I mean that when I put the cursor over taskbar icons like the Start button, or Windows Explorer or any program like MS Word, nothing happened for about one minute. The task manager showed several programs, including Windows Explorer, Microsoft Windows Search Indexer and OneDrive had Very High Power usage. When I ended tasks for Search Indexer and OneDrive, the system ran as fast as normal. So I stopped the Starup of the two programs, and now the system runs normally MOST OF THE TIME. But sometimes, e.g., when I open an image, it Power usage gets very high and the system slows down for a few minutes. When I open the OneDrive folder manually, the Windows Explorer power usage jumps to over 20% and then Explorer shuts down and task bar disappears.
There’s something wrong with my system. I didn’t have this problem the first month that I had the machine (Feb 2022). Then I turned off the machine, went out of town and re-started it 19 March. There were several Windows Updates, then the problems began.
Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions how to diagnose the problem? Background: I purchase a newDell XPS 8940 on 19 Jan 2022 with WIN 11 home. I’m running Malwarebytes and customized with: Open-Shell, WinaeroTweaker and ExplorerPatcher
I just had to reinstall completely and added back only the essential Apps and settings changes I really needed, hence I am done patching my system and installing themes and icon packs etc. My PC was a snail. When I booted up it wouldnt even connect to the internet for about 5 minutes. After reinstall when I press my power button it literally takes about 20 seconds to load to my Desktop..amazing and everything else is snappy as hell
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 current
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    AMD
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    PCI Express 3.0 x16: PowerColor RX Vega 56 Red Dragon
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220 and AMD Greenland - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 - 27 inch Westinghouse
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD - 2 TB each
    1 HDD - 2 TB
    Keyboard
    logitech
    Mouse
    logitech
    Internet Speed
    200 MB
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Avast Premium
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