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[SOLVED] Slow Boot Time, Slow Transfer Rates(Hard drive to hard drive)

Q: [SOLVED] Slow Boot Time, Slow Transfer Rates(Hard drive to hard drive)

Hello all,

Asus P5N-E SLI
Intel Q6600 2.4ghz
Micron 4GB RAM
2x 320GB SATA Hitachi
1x 200GB IDE Seagate Baracuda 7200
nVidia 9600gt
Ultra 600Wat PSU
Ever since i bought my new motherboard (Asus P5N-E SLI) and SATA hard drives, my IDE hard drive was messing up. I can not load up Windows on it. When i install Winxp x64 on one of my 320gb hard drives, it loads but not fast. Before WinXP loads (progress bar and logo) the screen stays balck for about 20secs or so before it reaches the load screen. And right before it reaches the load screen, there is a gray load bar on the bottom of the screen. Then comes the GUI progress bar. It takes about another 40secs for it to fully load into windows. When I unplug the IDE hard drive, the gray load bar does not appear and the load time is very quick, 15 seconds or so. Also, when I try to transfer data from SATA hard drive to IDe, 3gigs would take around 25mins or so. Is there a way I can fix this issue?

Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] Slow Boot Time, Slow Transfer Rates(Hard drive to hard drive)

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A: [SOLVED] Slow Boot Time, Slow Transfer Rates(Hard drive to hard drive)

Transferring files from SATA to IDE is a process- and IDE is no where near as fast as SATA, so you can expect some transfer times there. For the boot issue, it sounds like the computer is confused on what to load at first. Check your startup and recovery options by right-clicking my computer, advanced, startup and recovery, and see if multiple opearting systems are there. If so, remove the one that you know you don't want to load by editing the file.

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ran some diagnostic tests on my pc thru pcpitstop.com and discovered my Maxtor Diamond Max Ultra ATA 100 5T040H4 40GB 7200rpm hard drive is only working at trasfer speeds of 2 mb/s. according to tests it should be working more around 20-25mb/s and it is clearly making my computer work very slowly. i did everything pcpitstop recommended including deleting unnecessary files, defrag, dma mode enabled, etc. i am operating windows xp proffesional and the file structure is fat32 by the way. can anyone help me??

A:Hard drive transfer rates at 2 mb/sec!!

Disk Reverts to PIO Mode may help, I suspect that's what has happened here.

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i have two cards, a class 6 and a class 10. The problem is not reproducible on my laptop, which transfers around 8mg/sec.

i've had intermittent problems since upgrading. At first i was getting what i consider a normal transfer rate of 8-10 mg/sec with each card. But several weeks ago I began experiencing rates of UNDER 1 mg/sec. That is KILObytes. It takes an hour to transfer my photographs, which is amazingly not ok.

i have a standard HP set-up, basic computer model, AMD Phenom 8450 Triple-Core 2.1 GHz

i've noticed that when i turn the indexing off, the transfer rate rebounds to normal. But then i have to turn it back on and reboot before either I or a program can locate a file.

which is also amazingly not ok.

i've tried everything i can think of short of a clean reinstall. Which i REALLY would like to avoid. I've already done that twice since upgrading in November.

i really need help. My livelihood is photography, so these long transfer times are costing me time and money, not to mention aggravation.

I'm not a geek but i can follow instructions. I've been fairly hands-on since DOS.

if there is more information you need, please just point me in that direction, and I will do my best to provide it. But without direction i am clueless. I really appreciate any assistance!

A:slow transfer from sd cards to hard-drive

If I right click a portable drive and disable indexing for the drive letter. Things are cool.
Next time I look at properties for that portable drive, its got a check mark allowing indexing again that I certainly didn't enable. Wish they would stay unckecked. As soon as I plug in a drive, windows indexing discovers it and starts working on it - indexing is a slow process and slows down the back up images in my use that I'm trying to write to the drive.

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Hello all. I am hoping someone can help me out here. I purchased an Iomega 500GB Network Hard drive a week or so ago and am experiencing extremely slow transfer rates over my network.

This is a small home network, nothing fancy. I have a D-Link WDA-1320 wireless card in my PC that communicates with a Netgear WPN824v2 wireless router. When I attempt to transfer about 5GB of mixed media files to my network hard drive it takes over an hour. If I take the network/wireless out of the equation and connect the hard drive directly to my PC via a crossover cable, those same 5GB worth of files transfers in about 17 minutes. I have checked the settings on my router and did not discover anything out of the ordinary. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

A:Transfer to Network Hard Drive Slow

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i am trying to add some movies to my Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda ST31000520AS 1TB from my other hard drive but the Transfer speed is so slow it starts with 150mb and in 5 sec it will go down to 10mb it show it will take 1GB file for up to 20hours to copy what is going on i need a fix pls.

A:Slow Transfer Speed hard drive

Do you have the latest drivers for your chipset? Is hard disk DMA enabled?
Windows falls back to PIO mode when DMA is not available (disabled) or too many errors occur (bad cable, bad controller, bad drive).
Uninstall IDE ATA controller from device manager, reboot , then install the newest IDE controller from the motherboard manufacturer.
I believe Seagate has good customer service so they can be also be contacted, if required.

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So I have quite an old PC running Windows 7 and Ubuntu, my laptop had died recently so I thought the logical thing to do was add the hard drive to the PC in the living room to give myself a bit of space amd also save some files, bad mistake.

Since doing this my transfer speeds dont go above 1mb/s it was telling me it would take 14 hours to transfer 60gb. I looked around and tried a few things like disconnecting the sata and adding it via device manager when the PC had booted up but still the problem persists, i then tried to copy the files within Ubuntu which transfered the files within 15 mins at normal speed.

This has obviouslt given me the conclusion that windows is telling it to go that slow for some reason and I can't for the life of me figure out why that would be, hence me coming here with you lovely people.

The machine in question is old, its a 2.4ghz dual core pentium 3 with a 40gb ide hard drive and is primarily my download machine. The hard drive I added is a 250gb sata drive that was freshly formated to NTFS upon adding it to the computer

Can anyone shed some light on this conundrum for me please

A:Slow transfer speeds since new hard drive added

Did you add the ex-laptop drive to your desktop machine as secondary drive?
If above is true, is this connectoed to the same flat cable as slave? You probably dont have any jumpers to set the laptop drive as slave so what I would do is to connect this alone with his own cable to your desktop secondary IDE connector making sure you use the primary connector on the drive end.

Sorry I just realized that you mentioned the added laptop drive to be SATA not IDE as the original one.
In that case yes, windows is seeing this differently as obviously Ubuntu its seeing it as it works okay when running in Ubuntu.
I would be corious to see what happens if you connect the new drive through an USB Enclosure and see if is still extremely slow.

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I am having an issue with my USB 3.0 Ports. I am trying to back up a lot of my files onto a Kesu External Hard Drive, but I am getting abysmally low transfer speeds. They start at around 10-15 mb/sec, then drop to as little as 500 kb/sec over the course of an hour. I have already changed the Kesu's settings to prioritize better performance, and it's been recently formatted as a NTFS drive, and has nothing on it. I am using an HP Elitebook 8460p with Windows 7 64 bit. Please help, as I bought this hard drive specifically to back up my files or transfer them to a new computer, and I can't transfer anything with these low speeds.

Thank you!

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Hi Everyone.

I have recently had to format my hard drive and re-install windows. I have also had to replace the motherboard, CPU and power supply. I borrowed a 1.5 TB Freecom firewire external hard drive from a friend to back-up important data before the format, but the transfer speed is uselessly slow now that I am attempting to put the data back on the drive.

I have tried:

- updating the drivers for the firewire card
- switching to 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (legacy) in the device manager
- Optimizing the drive for 'better performance' as opposed to 'speedy removal' in the drive's properties.

As things stand at the moment, I am getting about 400 kb/ps transfer speed from the external to my on-board drive. As you can imagine, this is virtually useless to me, considering I have hundreds of gigabytes worth of data to transfer.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Extremely slow transfer speed from external hard drive

The best option if the external HD offers an eSata port would be to plug the drive in by either an eSata port provided with the case you or by an addon eSata card. Even when backing things up on a drive in a usb enclosure like seeing a full system image made the data transfer rate slows to a crawl.

One example for that was an image made from a 7 laptop to the drive in the external enclosure taking some 3hrs. to finish from a 120gb drive with hardly anything on it and comparing that to an image totally 497gb made to another internal drive on the desktop here only taking about 35min.!

Unfortunately the only other option would be removing the drive from the self contained external casing it came in to install internally like I did with one WD Essentials 500gb model during the beta and RC testing of 7 simply to add in an extra drive. Otherwise you have to suffer with what the firewire bus will allow.

Of course if it did have an eSata port you could also open the side cover on the case while powered down long enough to plug the drive into a port on the board long enough to see everything copied over which would be faster but just a little awkward. Then you would be using the onboard sata controllers.

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I have been using a USB 2.0 Seagate 250GB external hard drive for a number of years and it's been working fine.

My laptop has USB 3.0 ports.

The last couple of weeks it's got really slow (less than a MBs) when transferring a video file.

I checked the hard drive for errors - none were found.
USB drivers are up to date Driver Booster 3 says.
Is there some settings I could try to speed things up?

As far as I know I've not changed anything so I don't know why it's suddenly got so slow.

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I have been using a USB 2.0 Seagate 250GB external hard drive for a number of years and it's been working fine.

My laptop has USB 3.0 ports.

The last couple of weeks it's got really slow (less than a MBs) when transferring a video file.

I checked the hard drive for errors - none were found.
USB drivers are up to date Driver Booster 3 says.
Is there some settings I could try to speed things up?

As far as I know I've not changed anything so I don't know why it's suddenly got so slow.

A:Extremely slow transfer speed to external hard drive

If you right click the drive in Device Manager and look through the Properties you may see an option to either treat the drive as removable or permanent. Removable supposedly you can unplug without ejecting. But it is slow. Permanent supposedly enables write caching. Likely it was set to permanent before.

If nothing seems apropos you can try the old trick of deleting the drivers and rebooting. Plug and play will install the same drivers that were there but will do it "right" somehow. I have seen a lot of problems disappear just by doing this on a particular device. That is why support does it. Anecdotal success rate seems to me around 50%.

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I'm having trouble watching video from one of my hard drives (XP). At first I thought it was a codec problem so I uninstalled and reinstalled the codecs but that never worked.
Then I tried watching video on the other hard drive and no problem there.

I confirmed that its a hard drive problem when I tried to copy one of the files from the problematic hard drive, it showed 30mins left where it normally takes 1-2mins.

I checked to see if the channel was in PIO mode but all are in DMA.

Any way around this ?

A:Hard Drive Problem: Choppy Video and slow file transfer

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I have searched long and hard and need help please.

I have a P4 2.8 CPU with 512 DDR400 Ram and WinXP Pro installed. My hard drive is a Seagate Barracuda 120GB (Ultra) ATA. I have replaced cable to manufacturer's spec Ultra ATA cable, black interface used for master and jumper on Cable Select. I do not use the slave on this cable. I have checked BIOS and auto detected drive again. All seems fine here.

I have tested transfer rate on this drive with HD tach and HD Tune and get around 2.8 MB/sec. I experience very slow boot up and PC in general is very slow to start and execute programs.

I have removed all spyware and other threats with no effect.

A:Hard Drive transfer rate very slow (Seagate Barracuda 120GB)

Make sure you have hard disk DMA enabled in BIOS and see if Windows is using it.

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Hi All,
I'm hoping that some of the gurus in this area can help me to resolve why my transfer rate to my external hard drive is so slow (ranges from 200 kbps to 15 kbps), but is almost always in the 15-20 kbps range vs. an advertised/expected transfer rate of

5 Gbps.  That's < 1% of expected transfer rate.  Any thoughts on possible root causes that I should investigate?

I have an HP Probook 430 G1 laptop with a Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256 GB SCSI internal hard drive and 4 GB RAM running Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64-bit. I also have a Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1 TB external hard driveBoth the internal drive and the external drive are bitlocker encryptedI've connected the drives via USB 3.0 ports + cable. I've also connected the drives via USB 2.0 port on laptop and USB 3.0 cable.I've checked the My Passport for errors and found none.
Any insight would be much appreciated.

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This is my 3rd fresh clean install, using both Vista x86 and x64, and all new hardware as well (new mobo, HD's, cpu, ram, etc):

after a day of two of creating a user account, the HD access starts to become excruciatingly slow, and gets slower with time. When you use explorer and want to access the Hard drives, the system takes 3-7 seconds to open the folder. When browsing pictures, it takes 3-6 seconds to switch to the next, etc.
Creating a new user account solves the problem temporarily, until a day or two passes, and then the same thing starts to happen!

What I've tried so far:
- Disabled Indexing (windows Search service)
- Disabled Hard Drive Indexing
- Tried booting up as IDE, as well as AHCI
- Created new install with RAID0, and same issue.

* e8400
* Asus P5Q-E with latest bios
* 2 x 320 WD 3200AAKS Sata drives, 1 x 250 WD 2500AAKS Sata drive
* Asus SATA DVDRW drive
* 4 GB Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 (DDR2-800)
I've noticed this problem accelerates even more when using the "sleep" power mode. But even when disabling this, It still happens.

I've googled for over 2 weeks. I've done 3 fresh installs, I've replaced all the HW, and used 3 different copies of Vista Ultimate, with same results!

UPDATE: here is a video of the problem:
YouTube - Windows Vista Hard Drive performance issue

A:Slow hard drive access times, gets slower with time!

Instead of disabling indexing in the services menu, try setting it to manual. In your hard drive's property sheet, on the general tab, check 'index this drive for faster searching'. See how that works?

Btw, are there any other services you've disabled? That may be a problem. Vista is pretty good about services, unlike XP, and you really don't need to go disabling a bunch of them. Doing so may cause more problems than it's worth.

However, if you must, I would advise setting services you don't want to manual... just in case... and follow Viper's guide: http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm

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Hi all,
Ive had this problem before and had to amend it with factory restore and im not doing it this time.....

The Hard Drive seems to be reading 'all over the place' when i start windows as it is slow and once Windows has started and Bit Defender has loaded up and my network connection the Hard-Drive light flashes intermittentley for about 60 seconds after its 'Ready-to-Go' the light stays on for half a second and off for half a second repeatedly for a minute and sometimes after Ive accessed the drive (used some programs)

Another thing that gives the game away is that when it is actually starting up then XP welcome sound breaks up as though the drive is trying to access other parts of itself whilst playing back the sound.... AND the mouse pointer keeps sticking, I have tried Checking drive with SpySweeper 5, ive erased all tracks with tracks eraser pro and used Diskeeper v10 to dafregment (even though it says that its ok) and when i did it took hours (it used to take 5 mins cos drive was always 'clean') I used the FAAST defrag on it also and it took hours and made no difference....

I tried system restore in XP but the 3 points I tried they all failed and i noticed when Diskeeper 10 was defragmenting most of the stuff it was moving seemed to be system restore items in the 'System Volume Information/_restore' folder.... What I had been upto at the time of this happening was i was downloading Live Aid 85 for my girlfriend wh... Read more

A:Windows slow / Hard drive seems to be reading 2x places at same time

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Hi, After weeks of trying to get an answer to this problem without any assistance, either online or here (what's the use of a warranty when there's no customer service to speak of?) I tried transferring some files to my flash drive a day ago. The thing that happened now was that the transfer started out fine for the first few seconds (as usual), before crawling to a halt and then stopping completely - I can't remember what the exact message was, but it was something in the vein of "problems with disk". I then found out that I could neither add or delete files to the flash drive as it had been write protected. I searched online for how I could remove this protection (regedit, command prompt), but nothing helped - to my great, great frustration. Therefore, the flash drive is now useless to me, thanks to the laptop. I then experienced that the external hard drive that I tried to transfer the files from had also been write protected! Before pulling out my hair I checked if this was also the case when I plugged it in to another laptop (Asus). It wasn't. But on my Lenovo z50-75 that hard drive is useless for some strange reason. After experiencing this mountain of problems I want to do a full factory reset on my laptop, and then reinstall all my programs. My question is how I go about doing this. And also: when doing the reset, will it boot up with Windows 10, as it did when I purchased the laptop a little over a year ago?   

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I had a thread earlier and forgot to ask a couple of questions.

I was told I could take a hard drive from a windows 98 computer and the person is buying a new Windows xp so I can hook up the win 98 hard drive as a slave to the new computer with win xp so I can drop and drag or cut and past files that they want off the 98 hard drive put on their new computer.

Now If their new computer with the win xp on it, if there is an ide cable going to the hard drive and nothing else then I can hook up the win 98 hard drive to the same ide cable as a slave and no problem.

However if the windows xp computer has the hard drive on the ide cable and also the cd-rom then is it ok just to hook up another ide cable to their mother board and hook the hard drive from the windows 98 computer on the end of that ide cable as the master? and by turning the computer off, and then hooking up the hard drive and then turning the computer back on it should reconize the windows 98 hard drive in my computer right away right?

If I would have to put the windows 98 hard drive in the new computer on a seperate ide cable is it ok to have it as master? cause the hard drive that is already in it would be master to but it would be on a different ide cable.

I am hoping the new computer just has the hard drive on an ide cable by itself so I can just hook the other one up as a slave and get the files and be done with it.

How ever if someone could give me a couple or three scenario's with ide cables and hooki... Read more

A:Solved: windows xp hard drive with win98 hard drive-question if someone has time??

Yes - you understand it correctly

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Dell desk top running Windows XP Home Edition. Sometimes (usually early in the day, like now) it runs pretty well with decent response times. It often runs very slowly (esp. later in the day, ~after noon and later), taking minutes for ANY mouse click. When running slowly, the hard drive runs continually. Task Manager shows little CPU usage, but high Page File History log - which runs near 80% 'most all the time. Opening programs, printing, switching screens - anything - is painful during the slow times.

Running AVG (was running McAfee before, it was slow then, too). Run CCleaner occasionally. We've been through this once before several years ago. We have four users defined on the system, but only two of us use it regularly now. Two other computers on our internet router run well.

Looking for help - my wife is ready to have this unit "professionally cleaned" - I'll try you folks first. Thanks in advance. Let me know where to start.

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Hey all :)

I've recently installed a second hard drive (a MAXTOR STM3160212A 149GB) (as the slave) along side my original SAMSUNG SV8004H (74GB) (as the master).

Now Windows takes considerably longer to boot. The noticable pause (a few minutes) takes place after 'Loading your personal settings' when there is a blank desktop on the screen and the mouse pointer.

I've tried the drive jumpers set as both 'Cable Select' and as a 'Master' and a 'Slave' and it makes no difference.

Once Windows has finally booted the system runs fine and dandy. Any ideas?

A:Slow XP boot up after installing second hard drive

You may want to try putting the drives on seperate cables.

So one IDE cable for one drive and then put the second drive on the other IDE cable with your Optical Drive.

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Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 ATA Device (secondary hard drive)
OCZ-AGILITY3 ATA Device (SSD) (Primary)
Is the current hard drive i have, Last night as i was gaming, my desktop flashed and changed back to the default windows colour (blue) and then remained like that for 15 minutes, after i closed the game, it returned back to the original colour, Ever since then, My computer boots up extremely slow, used to be 10 seconds, now upwards of 10 minutes! & my secondary hard drive when opened loads extremely slow, and some of the icons when i press the start menu don't show. I can still load things from the primary hard drive fast, anything from secondary hard drive is extreme slow. I tried transfering my files from secondary to primary, and it was scanning for 15 minutes and i gave up.
Can anyone please figure this issue out?
Thanks in Advance.

A:Hard drive Issue's Slow Boot up, cant open!

Any help?

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I recently got the hard drive in my Acer V3 laptop replaced since the first one had failed, and this new hard drive seems significantly slower than the old hard drive. The first hard drive was a Hitachi and was constantly getting anywhere from 20 to 60 seconds to boot to desktop, whereas this hard drive, a WDC WD7500BPVT, is taking anywhere from 60 to 90 seconds to boot to desktop and then another 30 seconds to finish booting everything. Now this hard drive was a clean reinstall of Windows 7, so I don't understand why it's taking so long to boot. I only have about 80 GB on this 750 GB hard drive, and I don't have many programs running at startup either. Why is the old Hitachi beating this new replacement hard drive? They're both 5400 RPM 750 GB hard drives, with a SATA speed of 3 GB.

A:Western Digital Hard Drive is Slow- 2 minute boot times

Not good. Very slow drive can mean a failing drive. And yes, I know it's "new" -- but I had three WD drives fail me last year and one was only a few months old. If you can, go to the WD website, download their drive health checking utility (sorry, forgot the name) and run it on the drive. It's not destructive but it will check the health of the drive. IF it's only a few weeks old, and it's already failing, you should be able to get a replacement through the warranty for free.

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My system, an IBM PC315, has been working fine
for a year. Suddenly, the hard drive is no
longer recognized at boot time. This did not
happen in a hard way, but intermittently. That
is, for a period of about 2 weeks, the hard
drive would be seen OK sometimes, but not seen
other times.

The system has two hard drives, actually, both
SCSI. Both are still seen by the Adaptec SCSI
utility at boot time. However, when I boot from
a DOS diskette, only the second (non-boot)
hard drive is seen by FDISK.

It feels like the main hard drive has just gone
kaput. Are there any other possibilities? Could
the power supply be having a problem with the
+12 volts used by the drives? (Then why is the
2nd drive OK?)

If the drive is dead, how can I recover the data?
A lot of stuff important to me is in there.

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:[SOLVED] Hard Drive no longer recognized at boot time.

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Hi I have a 3.5" Hard drive in a external usb box and it has suddenly gone really slow. Taking ages to fetch and copy data back to my 2 laptops. I have tried twice to run the windows error checking program. Having to leave it at least 24 hour to run, it eventually gave up both times at phase 4 giving no info why just it failed.
Please Help I have 330 GB of data on that drive and at that slow rate it could take months.

A:Solved: External Hard Drive SLOW

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I have a laptop with XP on it

HD Tune reports slow transfer speeds of under 2 mbps

I have done chkdsk /r on it

Just need to know if the problem can lie with

1/ Corrupt windows installation (even though it seems to run ok, albiet slowly)

2/ Damaged HDD - (do the "bearings" sieze up in the spinning process ?)

3/ Would defraging make a whole lot of difference ?

4/ If I reloaded a fresh install on this drive, would I expect to see an enormous difference


A:Solved: Slow Hard Drive Remedy

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My computer has always been fast but recently (like in the past couple of days) whenever I click on firefox to bring up the browser the computer slows down to a literal standstill. It can take up to a min for the browser to load. The hard drive light becomes steadily lit and no other programs will work until the browser loads. This doesn't happen when I load other programs, only when I open firefox.

Gateway notebook
Win XP Media Center
100 gig hard drive
1 gig RAM
Antivirus: AVG Free
Firewall: Zone Alarm Free (usually runs on medium)

HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:44:11 AM, on 9/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\program files\common files\logishrd\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\DriveIcon\DriveIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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I have Windows XP & Dell Dmension 8300 computer. My system has gotten very slow, and I can hear the computer working all the time, even when I'm not. It sounds like it's doing an antivirus scan all the time. When I check the task manager it shows no applications are open.

A:Solved: Slow computer/hard drive working

Perhaps you should post a screenshot of your running processes.

Hit ctrl + alt + del to open the task manager.

Open the processes tab and press ALT + Printscreen and paste it to MS Paint. Save as JPEG and post the screenshot back here.

What are your computer specifications? RAM, CPU...

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I have recently replaced a defunct hard drive with a new one, at the same time replacing 1gb RAM with 4gb. I now find that my Microsoft wireless mouse reacts very slowly. I have to click a number of times before a file opens or a menu item responds. The cursor moves at a normal speed. Is it anything to do with the new hard drive (seems unlikey) or is the mouse on its way out?

A:Solved: Slow mouse after new hard drive added

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I'm not sure if this is hardware or software but...
Just recently (a few weeks ago) my hard drive started constantly spinning. It doesn't matter what I'm doing, or doing nothing at all.
I've ran a Virus Scan (AVG and Mcafee) Ran Spyware/Malware ect.. Also did a disk clean up/defrag but the problem only seems to be getting worse. In the last week the internet has slowed down, not my actual connection it doesn't seem, but when I first open it, it seems to freeze for a moment. This happens with every program I use, Media player for example, was listening to music and the program froze briefly, the song started the skip and what not. Also many programs keep going to a 'not responding' state. I am using Windows Vista Home Premium, and I've had this computer less then a year.
I'm not sure what other steps to take other then a reformat which I would really rather not do.

A:Solved: Hard Drive Always working + slow comp

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I have 2 hdd on my pc. Primary is sata which has the windows on it and the second one is ide samsung. The ide has slowed down suddenly due to some unknown reason. I reinstalled the windows and everything worked fine for a few days and again it started slowing down.
I noticed when copying a video file from D: hard disk to C: instead of 40 secs it would take 6 minutes and sometimes the times would go back and forth / fluctuate!

Also disk defragmentation for e: when analyzing it would take 20 seconds longer than in the past. It would gradually reveal blue bars a bit at a time until the full analyzing had been done.
It took me 15 minutes to copy 100mb of files.
Please help. I even tried uninstalling the drive and then disconnectiong and again reinstalling from device manager. But nothing worked. Some post said that I need to refresh the connection to mother board but all in vain. Please help!!!!

A:Solved: Samsung IDE hard drive slow all of a sudden

have you tryed a virus scan? Have you changed any hardware in your computer recently? Do you have all of the newest drivers for all your hardware? (old drivers can cause system instablity)..

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I have been experiencing this issue on a regular basis ever since I got my Vista desktop. Recently I upgraded to Windows 7 and the problem persists.

Every once in a while the hard drive starts working intensively and the computer becomes almost unresponsive. It stays like this for anywhere between 30 minutes and a couple hours. If I reboot the issue does not go away; the "process" continues until it completes at which moment the computer becomes normally responsive again.

I have tried to track down the culprit using both the Task Manager (Resource Monitor) and Process Explorer. It's not obvious what the process causing the slowdown is but it seems to run in a svchost.exe. I am quite sure that changes to very large files on the hard drive (hundreds on megabytes, gigabytes) trigger it. CPU usage is relatively low.

For diagnostic purposes I have disabled several tasks: antivirus/antimalware; defragmentation; system restore; prefetch; windows search; file indexing -- to no avail, the problem persists.

My theory so far is this: when files on the hard drive undergo changes, particularly large files, Windows runs some scheduled process at normal priority to reorganize the hard drive and/or compress or defragment files, irrespective of my settings. The larger the files, the more time it takes to complete and the longer system responsiveness is limited.

The annoyance is that during this time I cannot use the computer; I have to wait it out. As I mentioned, reboot... Read more

A:Hard drive hard at work -> slow down issue

You could try Process Lasso to find it and stop it as well.

Process Lasso, the Windows process priority optimizer!

Free version on right side of the page.

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Our computer is extremely slow....we need help...we are running XP, 512MB RAM, ASUS mother board.

This is what process explorer had at the time

Process PID CPU Description Company Name
wmiprvse.exe 2528 WMI Microsoft Corporation
WinRAR.exe 3272 WinRAR archiver Alexander Roshal
wuauclt.exe 1828 Windows Update Microsoft Corporation
taskmgr.exe 2156 Windows TaskManager Microsoft Corporation
TomTomHOMEService.exe 324 Windows Service for TomTom HOME TomTom
smss.exe 740 Windows NT Session Manager Microsoft Corporation
winlogon.exe 924 Windows NT Logon Application Microsoft Corporation
msmsgs.exe 584 Windows Messenger Microsoft Corporation
explorer.exe 1568 1.47 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation
WinCinemaMgr.exe 624 WinCinema Manager
TomTomHOMERunner.exe 600 System Tray application for TomTom HOME TomTom
procexp.exe 2684 7.35 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com
LXSUPMON.EXE 412 Supplies Monitor Lexmark International Inc.
spoolsv.exe 1940 Spooler SubSystem App Microsoft Corporation
services.exe 968 Services and Controller app Microsoft Corporation
realsched.exe 3500 RealNetworks Scheduler RealNetworks, Inc.
RpsSecurityAwareR.exe 3412 Radialpoint 8.0.34 Bell
Fws.exe 1328 Radialpoint 8.0.34 Bell
SanaMonitor.exe 1788 Primary Response SafeConnect application Sana Security
SanaAgent.exe 868 Primary Response SafeConnect application Sana Security
PD91Engine.exe 2320 PD91Engine Module Raxco Software, Inc.
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A:slow slow slow - hard drive almost never stops

for a start you need to double your ram

what are you running
video card
power supply

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

do a disk cleanup and defrag

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I have a maxtor hard drive SATA 200GB as my main drive and a second drive D.
Very recently when I have noticed that my computer took longer to boot into windows. Applications seem to take a bit longer than usual to load.
I have XP SP2 installed. I defragment my drive every few weeks so its not a defragment problem however when I try to defrag it now, it takes many times longer to do so.
Also for a scan disk of C: (chkdsk on boot) it took 6 hours to get to about 25%. So there must be a problem. I can hear the hard drive loading sound for a few seconds and then there is a very long pause maybe about 10-20 minutes. It should only take a few hours the last time i did it maybe about 5 hours. Something is wrong.

When I transfer a large file like 1gb into my drive D it takes 15 minutes. Which is a bit long for a SATA enabled hard drive. I have had this drive for about 2 years now and it has never gone this slow before.

I have downloaded the seatools from the maxtor website which diagnoses the drive. The tool ran slow but my hard drive passed the tests.

Also when I ran that scan disk, it did say there was a mirror copy of something and also some other things. I think it had the word security in it so it deleted somethings. It mentioned indexes and some files.
I forgot most of it.

I have checked my D drive and it is running fine and unaffected.
Also I noticed during bootup that on the windows logo screen, the one with the bar moving from left to right that it freezes for about 5 ... Read more

A:Solved: Maxtor SATA hard drive slow all of a sudden

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Hello, thanks in advance for the help.

About ten months ago I purchased a new 150gb hard drive (E drive). Having a lot of stuff on my old maxtor 12gb hard drive, I had a friend install the new E drive while attempting to keep the old maxtor working. When this failed, I purchased a new 75gb drive to be my "C" drive, copied over the stuff from my maxtor 12gb, and planned never to use it again for storage beyond what is already on it, and use my new E drive for all my other needs.

A couple days ago I went to install an old game (starcraft to be exact) and discovered I had an instance of the game still somewhere on my computer. While searching for this, I re-discovered my maxtor backup folder, which included everything I had backed up 10 months ago, including what appears to be the full version of Windows XP...meaning I (think) I have a copy of Windows XP on both my C drive and my E drive.

Uninstall programs as well as add/remove hardware was not working for me, so I deleted the starcraft folder from the "maxtorbackup" folder on my E drive. I was then able to install the game and play, however upon my next system restart I've noticed everything runs a lot slower. Everything from opening new programs to switching worksheets in excel.

If I haven't completely confused you yet, I was wondering if the changes I made to the "maxtorbackup" folder could be causing this slowdown. My secondary question is if the maxtorbackup folder needs to even ... Read more

A:Solved: Backed up hard drive data - slow comp

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I'm trying to set up this computer for my dad to connect to his TV and stream media.

Here are the computer specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.50GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 190 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Series, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38146 MB, Free - 20464 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Satellite L25 , Not Applicable , 1234567890
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Based on instructions given to another user with the same problem I wenth ahead and ran HijackThis.

The scan log file is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:41:12 AM, on 9/8/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17099)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchos... Read more

A:Solved: Hard drive runs continually. Computer is very slow.

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Is there a program taht will allow for this, that is relatively cheap, or is there a way to do it without using a program?

A:Data transfer from hard drive to hard drive via USB cables

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Hi. I have a virus infected sata hard drive with windows 7 on it. It has the win 7 anti virus 2012 on it, and it's a cybercriminal virus. I have lots of files I want to transfer to the new sata drive. I already have windows 7 installed on the new drive. How do I get the files from the bad drive to the new one? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:How do I transfer files from bad sata hard drive to new hard drive

You could make your own external HD, & than copy/paste over.

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I have an HP Pavillion dv6500 laptop that originally was loaded with VISTA, but now is operating  with WINDOWS  7.   I do not have any INSTALL DISKS FOR vista or WINDOWS 7.  The laptop was originally owned by my daughter and she gave it to me after upgrading to a new laptop.  Last year I received notification via the laptop that I could upgrade to WINDOWS 10 for free.  After trying unsuccessfully numerous times to upgrade. I read the System Requirements for WINDOWS 10 and found that my laptop lacked the required free RAM, 16 GB.  I decided to replace  the original stock Hard Drive, 150 GB, with a new HD, 500 GB. I am looking for the best way to transfer the data from the old HD to the new HD.  Please know that this is the first time that I have performed any type of work of this type on a PC device, so please be aware that I probably will ask questions or ask for clarification of your recommendations, so bare with me. Thank you in advance!

A:Transfer existing Hard Drive info to new Hard Drive

Blazer5 Let's correct a few things, first. Win10 does not require 16GB of RAM; instead, it requires that much Disk Space. Win10 requires only 1GB RAM (32-bit PC) or 2GB of RAM (64-bit PC). As to transferring the data, there are two part to this -- the easy part and the hard part. BOTH start the same way, by you purchasing a USB-to-Hard-Drive adapter and using that to connect the old drive to the PC. But, you first need to determine if the old drive is IDE or SATA.  IDE drives have two rows of small pins on the back; SATA drive have two plastic connectors with contact strips on them.  IF it's an IDE drive, make sure that the Adapter you obtain handles IDE drives -- most new ones do NOT. Then, after connecting the drive to the PC, you should get popups about opening a File Manager window for each of the partitions on the drive.  If the drive is still formatted the original way, the really large partition will have the OS and data files in it. You should then be able to copy the data from this old drive to your PC simply by dragging and dropping in Windows Explorer. That's the easy part ... The hard part is that the files she saved under her user account will be protected, and while you MIGHT be able to copy them, you will NOT be able to open them -- this is by design.  This allows multiple folks, each with their own user ID, to use the same PC and not see each other's files. To solve that, you will have ... Read more

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My computer has been running really slow & the hard drive seems like it is always running. Some of the disk cleaning utilities do not work b/c of space issues, the drive is 228 gb & 21.1 gb is free.

I downloaded the tsskiller & malwarebytes as recommended in another thread. Both came up clean & have also run Norton, spybot,trend micro, etc. which have not come up with anything either.

This is the hijackthis log, any help would be appreciated
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:16:58 PM, on 3/20/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Elements 9 Organizer\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sv... Read more

A:Computer Hard Drive Running all the time; computer slow

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerMy name is etavares and I will be working with you to fix your computer.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting. If you will be unable to respond (e.g. vacation, travel, etc.), please let me know ahead of time.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those w... Read more

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Has anyone else had greater than 5% failure rates on EliteDesk 800 G1 hard drives? We have a rather LARGE amount of drive failures on these devices. We cannot be the only ones... we have over 900 of them and they have failed throughout the country...

A:EliteDesk 800 G1 hard drive failure rates

Call off the dogs George-p... I wanted to know what others are seeing with this.  We already have the proper support steps in play.

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My lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 wont boot at all I've tried unplugging the battery,etc The only way I can get the computer to boot is when I unplug the hard drive then it boots into boot manager I've tried to reset bios without any luck The last thing I did was update my bios before it wouldn't boot anymore  any ideas?

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My lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 wont boot at all I've tried unplugging the battery,etc The only way I can get the computer to boot is when I unplug the hard drive then it boots into boot manager I've tried to reset bios without any luck The last thing I did was update my bios before it wouldn't boot anymore  any ideas?

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I have a Dell Latitude D600 w/ a 40gb hard drive. Just putting Windows based components (Word, Excel, PowerPoint ...) Has taken serious amounts of space. I am in the process of purchasing a Hitachi Travelstar w/ 100gb for it. My question is this, is there an easy way to transfer EVERYTHING from the presently installed drive onto the new one? Including Windows and all installed software, files, pics, music...

Thank you for the comments, Tom

A:[SOLVED] Hard Drive Transfer

Use a disk imaging software. The free program I use is called driveimage XML. Google for it and you can find out where to download it, how to use it, etc. Or you can go with a paid option like Acronis Trueimage.

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I recently bought a hard drive and installed a brand new version of Win XP sp3. Within the week the computer has basically fallen to its knees. I am in the process of building a new system and I am going to use the HD in this system. How do I go about this, without having to remove and re-install the OS?

Old mobo Shuttle AK39n


Thanks, Tom

A:[SOLVED] Hard Drive Transfer

All other considerations aside, what might work (since the chipsets are pretty much guaranteed to be different) is to put the new drive in, insert the XP cd in the cd drive, boot to cd (which means you had to previously set the boot priority as [floppy if you have one], cd, hd).

Then you have to select Repair Install (NOT recovery console repair) and go through the hoops.

Having said that, depending on the version of XP you have, you may find that your authorization gets denied because you have fundamentally changed your comp (even though it was due to motherboard failure or whatever).

You will have to call MS and explain and see if they are feeling good today about your dilemna.


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Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
2.20 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
WDC WD1200BB-00FTA0 [Hard drive] (120.03 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMAET2099978, rev 15.05R15, SMART Status: Healthy

Hard drive #1:
Just a few weeks ago my hard drive started clicking and suddenly my system froze. The drive wasn't dropped, bumped, or anything like that. It was fairly new as well. I was having some issues accessing my files AND I couldn't access the internet through any browsers. I was connected, could play internet-using games, but got no reply from websites. I decided to reformat. Well, that didn't go so well. Reformatting did not fix the freezing issue nor did it fix the internet issue. I attempted to reformat the partition on C but it simply wouldn't let me.

Hard drive #2:
I pulled out a newish hard drive and formatted it, installed my applications and continued on my way. Everything was working great, until a day later when the hard drive AGAIN froze in the middle of a session and this time I couldn't even boot. I was getting a boot error that mentioned not receiving a boot file name. I went into the windows repair console and did a chkdsk which turned up a few errors (and attempted to recover them I assume). I could now boot, but random freezing would still take place now and then and EVERY DAY I have to access the repair console due to boot errors. Almost every other attempt to boot resul... Read more

A:Multiple hard drive boot errors, hard drive clicking, and freezing

Try installing another operating system onto the disk and seeing if that crashes as well. If it doesn't you probably have a bad Windows cd. I suggest trying Kubuntu, a version of Linux meant to look somewhat like Windows (You can click here to skip directly to the download page). Just remember to actually install the thing. Most Linux operating systems can be ran directly from the cd without any need to be installed onto a hard disk. There's usually a program on the desktop that will install the system for you. If it runs properly for a week or two, get a new Windows disk. If it crashes just as much as Windows did, get a new computer.

Also, how much RAM does your computer have? If it's very low (256-512 megs or less) it can sometimes cause these kinds of crashes too.

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I have two laptops, a ThinkPad T30 and a Latitude C840 (they are both working with XP SP2, except the T30 doesn't have a screen). I'd like to move the T30's drive into the C840, but when I do this, the C840 will hang right after the BIOS screen (incl. the XP CD's Press a key to boot off the CD if I tell it to boot from the disc drive first).

My first thought was to try Recovery Console from the XP CD. I can log into the install, and I've already tried fixmbring and fixbooting it. This doesn't help.

This leaves the option of the drivers not being right. I installed the C840 chipset drivers, nothing.

I'd really rather not go on a wild goose chase trying to figure out what'll get things up and running, so can you guys gimme a suggestion?


A:Moved hard drive and cannot boot; hard drive accessable from Recovery Console

You can't simple move one drive from one machine to another because the drivers are specific to the hardware. Did you receive recovery CDs for the Latitude? If so, you could use them to "restore" it to its factory default with the new drive. This may actually be on a partition of the hard drive.
As an alternative, you could create an image of the original drive and restore it to the new one using some freeware such as DriveImage XML. To restore the image to the new drive, you'll need to boot to a bootable CD using something like UBCD4WIN and restore the image from somewhere on your network.

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