Re: NVDA is freezing up and incredibly slow

Quentin Christensen

A few people have found issues with the power settings in Windows 10.  The Power Settings try to throttle back your CPU to increase battery life, but in practice, it often goes too far and impacts performance.  Preventing it from throttling back has fixed laginess and other problems for a number of users.



On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 4:27 PM, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@...> wrote:
I also turn off a lot of scheduals I just don't have time for those on my workstation but thats because I use it.

Now on the critical workstations in here I set all the schedualed scans for night time round midnight as well as the schedualed updates and the like.

Its a good time to get those done.

I control backups myself I want to make sure I have those sorted but yeah.

Critical stuff is on the cloud and the rest I keep the 2 backup drives updated regularly.

As for the 2 other systems the workstation has a drive which we backup every so often, the other server come workstation uses the seagate backup manager type deal and every so often we connect the drive and let it sit for 3 hours during runtime or at night then it backs itself up.

Sadly as we found out security and backup programs use a lot of resources.

On 27/08/2017 8:58 a.m., Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
I have for example noticed that windows will often slow down if an automatic back up is in progress. You would not normally know this was going on of course and it to some extent   depends on how and what to you aare backing up. also sometimes some virus scanners can eat resources if they scan incoming files or do scans with ahigh priority setting.
This was why I kicked out Avast originally.


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----- Original Message ----- From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
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Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA is freezing up and incredibly slow

Also, from the way your message is written, it isn't clear if the performance problems only happen when you run NVDA or if they occur in general.  You said you are new to NVDA but you didn't say if these are general problems or only present when you run NVDA.

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From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 6:41 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA is freezing up and incredibly slow

Are you doing anything in particular when it happens (Using Outlook, Firefox, calculator, etc?) and are you using NVDA 2017.3?

Anything else you can think of about your system or what you are doing that might help - and anything that has changed recently.



On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Brenduh <brenduh@...> wrote:

 I'm new to NVDA and it has been freezing up and running incredibly laggy when it does work.  I have a core i 7 laptop with 16gb of memory and a huge hard drive.  I'm running windows 10. Any suggestions is appreciated.

Quentin Christensen
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