Would have a few hours of work for drivers and apps specific to the laptop OR you should see less than stellar performance.
You have a HARD DISK DRIVE? Let's see the SMART VALUES on that drive. I'm finding this to cause nearly unexplained performance issues.
My wife has a MSI laptop GS63vr 6rf stealth pro.
As the past week has gone by her laptop has progressively gotten slower.
First it started off as "lag". Any actions she took would take 3-5 seconds of response time. Frequently she plays League of Legends. Her FPS and latency are fine but it strangely takes time to respond while other players are not affected (so probably not server lag). She tried the Sims and had the same issue of delayed response but perfect FPS.
As of yesterday, opening an application such as Windows explorer or Google Chrome now has a delay.
Nothing is running in the background. Antivirus is windows defender, not scanning anything during use. Power Saving Mode is turned off. Laptop is indeed plugged in.
Checked resource monitor, random spikes to 110% CPU usage for simple applications such as windows explorer, or google chrome. These spikes last for a few seconds before getting terminated and reverting back to a reasonable 3-5% overall cpu usage. Mind you, we closed all applications such as Steam, discord, anything not needed. Was testing individual simple programs that should run fine. We sat there for a few minutes just watching the monitor spike for no logical reason.
Ran 3 tests. Since the SSD is samsung we ran their diagnostic tool which passed (also tried HDDScan which said there was a bad sector ). Ran fur-mark to test GPU, passed. Ran Intel Processor Diagnostic tool which also passed.
Tried resetting the device which resulted in numerous errors, and a constant loop. It would get to 1-5% during reset then say "undoing changes" and result in an error. Eventually after a few attempts it no longer booted to windows. Then appeared as if windows completed disappeared...
Wiped the drives clean, literally nothing left. Did a fresh install of windows via Windows Media Creator on my desktop which I put on a USB. That ran flawlessly. Despite a fresh install and clean drive everything mentioned above is still happening. Sometimes the mouse stutters across the screen while opening an application, still have a delayed response when opening applications such as windows explorer or chrome...
Anyone have suggestions or know what's wrong/how to fix this?
I want to say it's the hard drive? But after reading around, and looking at the tests we're lost. Also thought it could potentially be the ram but apparently ram has an annoying beep when it goes bad. Any help would be greatly appreciated!