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My computer is going very slow last few weeks.

 

I noticed in Task Manager, it seems that it is Service Host: Sys Main and System that seems to taking up all the memory...

 

any ideas? I think might be compter's last legs.

 

 

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You say "last few weeks"  Was it OK before that or a bit slow back then?

 

Obviously the first choice would be an SSD, but...

 

First, try the items below.

 

Full virus scan

Malware scan

OS updates

Disc clean up

 

Also, post a bit more info on the system...CPU, RAM and OS/version etc etc.

 

The extra info will help us to help you 😉

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To check if it is potential mechanical HD failure do a search for .chk files - the more there are the more it is a sign of potential hard drive failure.

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23 hours ago, zach said:

You say "last few weeks"  Was it OK before that or a bit slow back then?

 

Obviously the first choice would be an SSD, but...

 

First, try the items below.

 

Full virus scan

Malware scan

OS updates

Disc clean up

 

Also, post a bit more info on the system...CPU, RAM and OS/version etc etc.

 

The extra info will help us to help you 😉

As for how long, I think since last auto update, maybe last month - I've lost track of time a bit.

 

I've done all the clear ups.

 

It's old - haha = not sure of the tech data

18 hours ago, swarfendor437 said:

To check if it is potential mechanical HD failure do a search for .chk files - the more there are the more it is a sign of potential hard drive failure.

how do I search for these please?

10 hours ago, Ghozer said:

If it's "Sys Main" as you described, it's something to do with Superfetch indexing your PC hard drive...

Take a look here for more info :)

https://www.techosaurusrex.com/windows-10-sysmain-causing-high-disk-or-high-cpu-usage-heres-how-to-disable-it/

ah I've now done this, I'll see if that helps!

 

thanks all

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On 04/11/2020 at 11:27, *_ash_* said:

My computer is going very slow last few weeks.

 

I noticed in Task Manager, it seems that it is Service Host: Sys Main and System that seems to taking up all the memory...

 

any ideas? I think might be compter's last legs.

 

 

 

If your hardware is okay I'd go for a fresh install of win10, lots of tutorials on YouTube you could follow. 

 

If your wanting to upgrade for better performance adding more RAM and a SSD will definitely make a difference, along with a fresh Windows install. 

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