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Slow computer, sounds like it writing to hard drive constantly

Q: Slow computer, sounds like it writing to hard drive constantly

Windows XP - My computer started making the popcorn popping sound like it is constantly writing to the hard drive and the computer is slow or occasionally gets hung up. Not sure if it's related, but recently I received hundreds of mail delivery failure notices in Outlook Express for mail I had not sent to people I do not know/have in my address book. I changed my password and it stopped for a month, but lately I get about 5 delivery failures a day.

MSE finds nothing, but lately it takes 24 hours to complete a full scan.

I appreciate any assistance you can offer. Thanks!

A: Slow computer, sounds like it writing to hard drive constantly

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log can also be found here:C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txtOr at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt=============================================================================Download aswMBR to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it.If you see this question: Would you like to download latest Avast! virus definitions?" say "Yes".Click the "Scan" button to start scan.On completion of the scan click "Save log", save it to your desktop and post in your next reply.NOTE. aswMBR will create MBR.dat file on your desktop. This is a copy of your MBR. Do NOT delete it.

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Probably a really simple question with a really simple answer, but ???? I can usually sort out the problems on my own, but I am not sure about this one.

I have a Compaq Presario with a 2.93 gHz Celeron processor, 1 GB RAM, running Windows XP Home Service Pack 3. I have an Intel Ultra ATA controller and Intel Bus adapters. I use AVG Free Anti virus, Spybot S&D, and Comodo Firewall. I use Firefox and Chrome browsers. I have used Start up Inspector for Windows and the only programs that auto load on start up (other than Windows files) are my firewall, anti-spyware and 1 anti-malware (Spybot S&D), Java Updater, Google Updater, hpsysdrv, Site Advisor, ctfmon.exe and NvCplDaemon.

The front light that indicates that the HD is reading/writing is constantly flickering, which has only been occuring that week or two. During that this time the system also seems to be performing slower than previously. When the performance has gotten really bad I have opened Windows Task Manager (which takes longer than normal) and it shows only the program I am running, but also shows 90-100% processor usage. This usually occurs when online, but even after a page a page has fully loaded processor usage stays at 90-100%

I run a anti-virus scan daily, have also manually ran one in safe mode. I have ran scans with Spybot S&D, Malwarebites and Superantispyware in both regular and safe modes with nothing out of the ordinary. I also ran a test with KL detector with no abnormal results.... Read more

A:Hard Drive Constantly Reading/Writing

What is the exact model number of your Compaq Presario?

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My HDD is constantly read writing for more than a week now. I checked for malware and viruses and found none. Also on the processes the one using 98% of the CPU was system idle?????? Any help as to why this is happening??????

A:Hard drive constantly read/writing

Start Menu->Search programs and files->Type in Resource Monitor->Press Enter->Click the Disk tab

Which program is at the top if you sort by Total (B/sec)?

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The question up-front: Could I have become a victim of one of those "take control of your computer" scams? I worry, because I am on-line all the time with a fast cable wi-fi connection (although lately it seems to be slower than when I began with the cable company about 2 yesrs ago). My computer is old but has served me quite well. I have 128 MB of RAM, a 600 MHz Pentium III processor, a 19 Gb Hard drive. It came with Windows 98 SE in the Spring of 2000. About a year ago I installed Windows XP Professional. This seemed OK for many reasons, except those that you'd expect, like programs won't run anymore because they are out of date w/ Windows XP. But it seemed a bit slower. About 4 months ago I installed Norton Security. I figure I must need some anti-virus, anti-this and anti-that for my own protection. (My membership in the old one ran out.) This slowed me down tremendously. I can't open a document from my own computer without Norton checking it for a virus. Seems pretty stupid to me. But more to the point, is that it constantly goes to the net to update itself. I never know when this will happen, nor can I control it. Computer will barely function. But even when I think it isn't updating, I hear all this busy noise coming from my hard drive. It seems to never stop. Can anyone enlighten me what exactly is happening here? I know I can solve it by buying a new computer, but I think I should be able to figure a way around this. Thanks in advance fo... Read more

A:Very Slow Computer, Busy Sounds from Hard Drive

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OS: Windows XP Pro
AMD Athlon 3200

Hello! I?ve suddenly encountered problems loading windows, after many hours of trying to fix the problem I?ve had enough!!

Problem 1:

When I log into windows (or before I even attempt to) my hard drive starts to become extremely busy and after entering my password my desktop will take around 10 mins to load (it would usually take 10 seconds), first it will be my desktop wallpaper, then the start menu will appear then the Icons?it takes a further 10/15 mins for the PC to ?Settle Down? and stop being so slow?up to that point the hard drive is going crazy! It then takes ages to load any programmes and takes an age to log off\shut down.

I have run AVG and Ad-aware, nothing detected?I have also stopped any programmes loading at start-up in msconfig, all except from ctfmon.exe which won?t stop from loading.

The processes running are:

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

Any idea... Read more

A:Computer suddenly slow/hard drive constantly busy & other problems

Well the first thing I want you to check is this:
Right click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager

In the window that loads click the + next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers > Select Primary IDE Channel > Properties > Advanced Settings and tell us what the settings there are.

These setting controls the speed that your harddrive transfers data at.

It is also possible that your harddrive is failing which would cause slow read/write times. If you could post the maker of your harddrive we can direct you to their specific diagnostic tool to see if your harddrive is in fact failing.

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I'm worried my external hard drive is dying. Whenever I plug it in I get prompted to scan for errors and read and writing to the disk to insanely slow all of a sudden. I've tried it on different USB ports and with a different cable just to eliminate those variables.

It's a 500GB Verbatim Portable Hard Drive (this one I think but a little over a year old now http://www.verbatim.com/prod/hard-drives/portable/acclaim/)

I'm hoping there's a way to fix it as right now getting a new drive is a little out of my price range but I'm not really sure how to troubleshoot this sort of thing.
 

A:Slow reading and writing with external hard drive

According to the warranty: [A link to the PDF is provided at the link you gave.] http://www.verbatim.com/UserFiles/File/Hardware%20Limited%207-Year%20Warranty.pdf

Verbatim warrants its products to be free of defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of 7 years from the date of purchase. Verbatim’s sole obligation with respect to claims of non -conformance made within the warranty period described above shall be, at its option, to repair or replace any item of Equipment that Verb atim, in its sole discretion, determines to be defective, subject to the procedure set forth.

Download the warranty to read in its entirety.
 

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Recently I received hundreds of mail delivery failure notices in Outlook Express. I changed my password and it stopped for a month, but it is happening again. At the same time the mail problem came back my computer started making the popcorn popping sound like it is constantly writing to the hard drive and the internet is a tad slow or occasionally gets hung up. MSE finds nothing, but lately it takes 24 hours to complete a full scan. I appreciate any assistance you can offer. Thanks! Windows XPEdit: Moved topic from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs to the more appropriate forum, due to the absence of any malware logs included in the topic. ~ Animal

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This one has had me stumped for a few days.

My new Lenovo T520 is behaving weirdly. It just randomly started happening on the evening of the 14th, and has continued since. My computer turns on, and everything loads, but then it just siezes up. I was able to open Task Manager, it shows my CPU Usage at 0%, and my memory usage at about 40% with 70 processes running.

Opening up Resource monitor, under disk, i shows my disk is constantly reading and writing. At first there was an SVCHost that was constantly reading - Superfetch, so I disabled this. I saw improved performance for one day. I did a system restore back to 3 days ago, and saw performance improvement once again for 1 day. I removed everything from startup, and turned off as many services as I could.

Under device manager, in the driver section, I found an error with the Security something driver (I cannot remember exactly, and my computer will not let me browse anywhere) so I uninstalled this driver. (I was going to update it in safemode, but it will not let me)

In the system event log, ever since the 15th, I am seeing lots of events, these events were for Computer Browser services not starting - services which I did not disable. (Maybe I did, but I set all services I turned off to Manual not Disabled, so it should have started when it was called).

Right now Resource Monitor shows these items writing to disk
MessageCenterPLus.exe <LENOVO UPDATE
TrustedInstaller.exe <I managed to get a driver update running, wh... Read more

A:Windows 7 - Constantly writing to HDD - to slow to do anything.

Please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe Copy and paste the results here in your thread.
Also, if its a brand name system like an Acer,Dell or HP, please post the exact model of the system.
 

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Hi, I got two 40Gb hard drives on my system (C and E). I had a problem with drive E which is the secondary drive. The error was: "The file or directory E:\ is corrupt and unreadable". I managed to recover all the data from the drive and then formatted it. But now when i try to copy some data from the drive C into it, the computer freezes for a little while every 1 second more or less as data is being transferred. Any idea?
Thank you in advance for your help.
jhsa
 

A:Computer freezes when writing into the secondary hard drive

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Hi Everyone, I have done a few searches, and tried to solve this issue, but I cannot find a solution anywhere.

This one has had me stumped for a few days.

My new Lenovo T520 is behaving weirdly. It just randomly started happening on the evening of the 14th, and has continued since. My computer turns on, and everything loads, but then it just siezes up. I was able to open Task Manager, it shows my CPU Usage at 0%, and my memory usage at about 40% with 70 processes running.

Opening up Resource monitor, under disk, i shows my disk is constantly reading and writing. At first there was an SVCHost that was constantly reading - Superfetch, so I disabled this. I saw improved performance for one day. I did a system restore back to 3 days ago, and saw performance improvement once again for 1 day. I removed everything from startup, and turned off as many services as I could.

Under device manager, in the driver section, I found an error with the Security something driver (I cannot remember exactly, and my computer will not let me browse anywhere) so I uninstalled this driver. (I was going to update it in safemode, but it will not let me)

In the system event log, ever since the 15th, I am seeing lots of events, these events were for Computer Browser services not starting - services which I did not disable. (Maybe I did, but I set all services I turned off to Manual not Disabled, so it should have started when it was called).

Right now Resource Monitor shows these items writing to di... Read more

A:Win7 Slow, Freezing - Constantly writing to HDD

I'm having this same issue with my Lenovo Thinkpad T500. It boots fine but within 5 minutes of being turned on, it locks up with no programs opened. I've also noticed that the hard drive light is solid green and not blinking like it normally does. I've looked at the CPU usage while it's acting up and it says 0%. Sometimes when I try to open Task Manager or Resource Manager, they lock up or take forever to open. I have tried to scan the hard drive with MalwareBytes AntiMalware in safe mode but it locked up during the scan and would not finish.

I'm waiting for ideas the same as you are Scotty.

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Hello all. Seems to be slower when I have all (4) of my USB sockets filled. Thanks in advance.JonLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 21:41, on 12/14/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\StkASv2K.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeC:\... Read more

A:slow CPU / Hard Drive constantly running

Hi JonnyBGoode,

My name is Syler and i will be helping you to get your computer cleaned up. Please give me some time to look over your log
and I will get back to you as soon as i can.

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Hello, just like the topic states. Pretty new notebook with Vista 64 bit OS. Takes forever to load and the hard drive reads incessantly during this time. After it loads, will quiet for a time, then start reading again.

DDS and Root Repeal do not work with my OS.

Thank you for any and all help.

A:VERY Slow Startup and Hard Drive Constantly Reading

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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Hi thereLooking for some assitance. I have a problem with my computer - the hard drive is constantly spinning and taking up to about 50% of my system resources. I think i have posted my log - please advise if I have made a noob out of it!Thanks very much.ogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)Scan saved at 20:47:03, on 12/04/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18319)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exeC:\Program Files\DVICO\TViXNetShare\TViXNetShare.exeC:\... Read more

A:PC hard drive light constantly on mouse clicks slow.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping 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.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Fo... Read more

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OS: Windows XP Pro
AMD Athlon 3200

Hello! I’ve suddenly encountered problems loading windows, after many hours of trying to fix the problem I’ve had enough!!

Problem 1:

When I log into windows (or before I even attempt to) my hard drive starts to become extremely busy and after entering my password my desktop will take around 10 mins to load (it would usually take 10 seconds), first it will be my desktop wallpaper, then the start menu will appear then the Icons…it takes a further 10/15 mins for the PC to “Settle Down” and stop being so slow…up to that point the hard drive is going crazy1! It then takes ages to load any programmes and takes an age to log off\shut down. After about an hour of my desktop being active, the hard drive will have stopped and it will only be a little bit s;pwer than usual than usual to load programmes.

I have run AVG and Ad-aware, nothing detected…I have also stopped any programmes loading at start-up in msconfig, all except from ctfmon.exe which won’t stop from loading.

The processes running are:

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\... Read more

A:Windows loading very slow/hard drive constantly busy & other problems

Welcome to TSG....

To download HJTsetup.exe from TrendSecure To Download HijackThis go to the following at the File Repository
Click on the link below to Download HijackThis Self Installer:
To download HJTsetup.exe from TrendSecure To Download HijackThis go to the following at the File Repository
Click on the link below to Download HijackThis Self Installer:

http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/threat_analytics/HJTInstall.exe

Save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
A security expert with a gold shield to the right of their name should take a look at your log - please be p... Read more

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Hello everyone,
 
As can be read in this topic, I'm having problems with the HDD light on the front of my computer. It is almost constantly on, even when I'm not doing anything with my computer at all.
Also, ever since it started, my computer is very slow. It seems like it's constantly busy doing things, the problem is that I don't know what it's doing.
 
As you read in the old topic, I've already replaced the HD for a brand new one. I've cloned my old drive onto the new one, and the problem persists, so I guess it has something to do with the things on the drive, and not with the drive itself. The problem with the noise that is mentioned in the topic is solved.
 
On my MsConfig screen, there are a lot of services checked, is this normal, or could this possibly be causing some problems?

 
I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit) on an Acer Aspire M1641. The computer is about 6 years old and I've replaced the power supply and the graphics card (and the HD, of course).
 
I've also created a factory-reset disk using Acer eRecovery software. So, if necessary, I could reinstall Windows on my old HD to see if it would work. However, I'd rather keep it in the current state (with all the files still on it) so I'll have some kind of backup if my new drive would ever fail. If someone thinks reinstalling windows would work, I would try it though.
 
PS: Excuse me for accidental grammar mistakes, english is not my native language
 

A:Hard disk light almost constantly on, computer very slow

The services are checked because they are being used.  If you remove the check from a box it disables the service.
 
Open the Task Manager and click on processes to see what is constantly running.

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Hi, hope you can help!

History to my problem...
Over the last month or so my pc began to intermittently slow right down. I am running windows 7 as my o/s. This has fairly rapidly become more and more frequent to the point where it is almost constantly running at this slow pace.

I have posted this in the hardware section as the HDD light at the fron of the pc is almost constantly on while this slow pace happens. This is the case right from boot up, so i figure is a hardware issue rather than a windows one.

I have tried cleaning the inside of the pc, resetting the RAM, as well as scanning the HDD and the RAM for errors. Nothing has resulted in an error being discovered.

I have also tried unplugging all hardware other than a usb keyboard, (brand new) videocard and the other essentials. This hasn't helped either.

Please can anyone help me with this, or point me in a good place to 'start'?
 

A:Very slow computer, HDD drive light on near constantly

Hello there. Several questions:

1.) Have you "Defragmented" your drive recently?

2.) Have you scanned your computer for malware recently?

3.) What percentage of your drive (in MY COMPUTER) is showing as FREE/USED space?
(Drives that are nearly full with data can slow down a computer's speed significantly)

4.) Does your drive make any "noise" such as grinding, clicking etc?

5.) Do you have a "Disk Health" utility that you can use to check your hard drive for errors?

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Press CTRL + ALT + DEL. Then choose "Task Manager." Next, click on the "Performance" tab. What is your CPU usage?
 

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I just built this computer and it is about 2 weeks old. About 3 days ago, the hard drive began to constantly through out the day, search/write on it's disc. I can hear it. It happens in intervals. It happens when I am playing games, etc. The mouse cursor has also begun to jump around to different locations on the screen. This happens on the desk top, in applications, and in games. While playing games (playing New Vegas at the moment) the game has begun to stutter and freeze and the mouse/cursor hangs up.

I down loaded AVG Free and installed it as soon as I gained access to the internet. I also have Malwarebytes and Spybot S&D installed. I have ran them and they have found nothing. What could be my problem?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, x86 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3326 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, 768 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 911750 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A87TD/USB3, Rev 1.xx, 108760440003157
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:19:59 PM, on 8/4/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
C:\... Read more

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I have a Dell Vostro 1500 notebook computer running Windows XP. Approximately a month ago it started doing tasks VERY slowly, even though Task Manager showed very little memory being used and the CPU usage almost nil. Eventually I noticed my hard drive light was regularly lighting up even when I was not actively using any programs, and that when the light was on, even the keyboard was very slow to operate. This condition continues and every program is affected.

HELP! I am tempted to throw my computer through my 12th floor window.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5470 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 269687 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0NX907, , .JCPQK_ _.CN4864381J1150.
Antivirus: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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hey,
my computer wont boot up, it says - DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
I read a thread here similar that someone had a problem similar to this and checked already the cables
and they are connected correctly.
I also checked that the Hard Drive is listed on the BIOS as one of the boot devices.
and also I tried to use the windows XP disk to repair the problem but when it loads, after a minute it gives me
the blue screen with this message:

STOP: 0x0000007F (0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

is my hard drive destroyed?! or is there anything else I can try to do?

thank for anyone that can help.
 

A:Computer wont start up, hard drive makes weird sounds

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I got a new laptop with Vista, and this is the 4th problem I've had with Vista in the first week I've had it. but anyways:

Quite often, I will boot up the computer and for the first 5 or 10 minutes after windows loads, the hard drive LED is constantly on and flashing, and there are no applications open that would explain why. This is disturbing to me because it seems like it would greatly reduce the life of my hard drive, and this computer has to last me for at least 4 years, until I'm done with college. Any help is greatly appreciated, because I don't even know where to start to fix this.

A:[SOLVED] New Vista computer, Hard drive constantly accessed

This is normal for Vista I'm afraid and is due to the Superfetch facility. It is possible to turn this off, but it will slow down loading of programs. The best thing to do is go and make yourself a cup of tea whilst it's loading.

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Hi, so I have an HP Pavillion Elite HPE that I bought about two years ago new. For the past few months, what I assume is the hard drive has been making a strange, loud whirring noise at odd intervals (not necessarily when I'm opening programs or doing something I assume is processer intensive). I've attached a recording of it so you can get an idea, it sounds like different cycles are phasing and the tone oscillates up and down until it peters out. i've noticed my computer seems noticeably slower these days, with explorer often crashing. the most disconcerting part is that whenever i restart it actually takes about 8-10 minutes to boot back up. It gets past the Windows splash screen and just goes blank there for a long time, then shows the desktop wallpaper and hangs there for forever too. Any ideas?

here's a link to the sound: http://www56.zippyshare.com/v/75350378/file.html

Oh, and I tried running TSG SysInfo and it says it's not a valid Win32 application??

Thanks!!
 

A:Computer takes 8-10 minutes to boot, strange whirring sounds coming from hard drive

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Hi peeps and thanks in advance for any help you can give me! My laptop is doing my head in thanks to its new-found ability to chew up free disk space on my C:/ drive. Not sure if this problem has been on-going for a few weeks or something, but it's come to a head now!! A few bits of info that might be handy: Vista Home Premium 32bit, laptop is about three years old, 160GB HDD partitioned into a C: and a D: (both with approx 70GB total space according to Properties).
The story goes like this:

1) Got low disk space warning pop up (something like 300MB left!) - thought that this was entirely plausible since my wife keeps taking videos of our little baby on her camera and saving them on the lappy!
2) Decided to move some User folders from the C: to the D: and in the process moved about 5GB which then freed up several gig of space on the C: drive. Then I noticed that this was consistently dropping and the HDD light was flickering all the time, even when the laptop was not in use.
3) Updated and ran all the following programs: AVG 2011 Free, CCleaner, CWShredder, Malwarbytes - and nothing untoward reported.
4) Booted into safe mode and ran the programs again and still nothing reported.
5) Accessed VSS records via a command prompt and this was set to UNBOUNDED maximum capacity and showing as 16GB in use on disk, so revised this down to 12GB (a cautious approach, I admit!) and freed up a bit more space but this again is slowly being reduced.
6) Ran WinDirStat and this is showing ... Read more

A:Hard disk constantly running (writing?) and disk space disappearing

Andrew
First, lets find out what is on the drive
JDiskReport or my preference
http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/...-10614593.html

This link may help and give information.
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/0...pace-in-vista/

Scan with your antivirus
Scan with malwarebytes. Did you update, when you ran your report?

Space is probably being taken by restore points, Did you check for that possiblity?

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Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = ht... Read more

A:Slow running system and Hard drive constantly running

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe 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.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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Hello Everybody,

I have a WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR R3 1TB WD1002FBYS connected to my ASROCK X58 Extreme PC MoBo.
The problem is that when I try to copy a large file, for example a 4 GB file from one directory to another on the same HD, the first GB is copyed at 40 MB/s speed, then it gets slower and slower and achieves a ridiculous 2-3 MB/s. It takes more than two hours to finish a 5 GB file copy-paste operation on the same HD.

It is connected in DMA mode, so I suppose it is not the usual PIO connection problem. On italian websites nobody was able to help me.

Is there something to do with it or it may be simply defective?
 

A:new Hard Disk WD - extremely slow writing

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When I scandisk or defrag there is something running in the background that constantly writes to the hardrive. HELP!!!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:20:48 AM, on 7/13/05
Platform: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYSTEM\MOSEARCH\BIN\MOSEARCH.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCSETMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS\DEFWATCH.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS\RTVSCN95.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\REALSCHED.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS\VPTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CTFMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE10\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE10\MSOFFICE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\RNATHCHK.EXE
C:\MY MUSIC\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp_adbe/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/searc... Read more

A:Something writing to hard drive Hijackthis log

I'd recommend rebooting, then make sure nothing is open (looks like Outlook was open in your HJT log). There are many programs which will write to the drive every so often, so closing as many as you can is important. I've found real player can interfere sometimes, so try right clicking on the real player icon by the clock and clicking exit (or quit).
 

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I have an Emachine running XP. I purchased a 16G thumb drive (PNY) to do backups thinking it would be faster and less clumsy than burning CDs. To my chagrin, the thumb drive is much slower than burning a CD. Is this normal?

A:Writing To Thumb Drive Slow

What is the Model # or your Emachine? If your Emachine is 10 years old, it may only have USB 1.1 ports instead of 2.0. Where are you plugging this Flash Drive into? You may find that the Back USB Port on the computer instead of the Front is faster.

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HP Xw6000 has terrible slow writing speed to 1TB external HD. Copying a file from the drive to PC seems fine with decent speeds. I updated the chipset firmware and USB control driver but no success. I have to mention that I tried the USB drive on a different PC and the writing speed to the drive is normal. XW6000 runs XP SP3 with the latest updates.
 

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Sorry for this long post, but I figure the more information the better.

PROBLEM:

I have had this problem for some time. I have 2 USB hard drives connected to a USB 2.0 PCI card. Almost every time I try to write to the second USB hard drive, my computer either freezes or crashes. It usually happens (but not always) when I am writing to a mounted TrueCrypt partition. Half the time one or both of the USB drives are not even recognized by Windows and I have to reboot again to get them recognized. I replaced the second USB drive with a new Western Digital, but I have the same problems. I have had no problem writing to the first TrueCrypt USB drive. I don’t know if I need to update my drivers, the USB 2.0 PCI card has gone bad, I have a bad hard drive, or what.

SPECS:

I have a Dell Dimension 8200, Windows XP Home SP2, new installation about 2 months ago.

2 internal hard drives: Primary 40 G (1 partition), and Slave 300 G (4 partitions)

5 port USB 2.0 PCI card (Ali Corporation, Model # M5273) (added after purchase of Dell computer) with 2 USB external 2.5 hard drives plugged in here (both enclosures have double plugs for data and extra power which are all plugged in taking up 4 USB plugs)

1. 40 G Seagate HD in Macally enclosure (1 TrueCrypt partition which mounts to a different drive letter)

2. New 250 G Western digital HD in Rosewill enclosure (both bought from Newegg.com) (4 partitions, the last partition is a TrueCrypt partition which mounts to a different drive letter... Read more

A:Freeze or Crash writing to USB Hard Drive

i have a simlar issue my computer will freeze up ..totally non responsive and not always a BSD.. whenever i use my epson printer... it has become more and more a problem as of late though
 

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something is wrong with my drive lately. it all started one day when i got this message while booting my pc. "drive 1 on primary eide controller is operating outside of normal specifications". now i dont see this message anymore but when i write new files to that drive, they become corrupt.

i am using windows xp pro sp1 and its a wd 180 gig hdd.
 

A:hard drive having problems writing files

Check in your BIOS for the settings of that drive. It should have LBA enabled.
Also, your BIOS might not be able to handle such a big drive (might go over the 1024 sector boundary), look for a BIOS-update from the motherboards manufacturer that may deal with this problem.
 

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I am running SBS R2 and it seems that somehow the server files are writing to my hard drive for offline storage. I ran out of room on my computer hard drive and of course I did all the usual stuff and then figured out I had all these offline files on my computer for 23 GB worth of stuff. How do I get this to stop and not write files to my hard drive?
 

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I have recently purchased and installed a new hard drive. It is a WD Caviar 16MB cache SATA 2 7200rmp 250 GB. (running as SATA 1 because mother board only supports SATA 1). I have noticed that it is horribly slow when the drive is being written to, also the processor usage spikes to 80-100% during the writing. I have concluded it's just during the writing because the computer boots fast and seems just fine when reading from the drive.

I have Windows XP installed, and running the latest updates. The driver for the the HD is a Windows SCSI driver. I have looked on the WD website for their driver, but have not had any success finding it. The only software that came in the retail box is the WD Data Lifeguard application, but it doesn't have an option for installing drivers.

I've read some posts about DMA and PIO settings, but I'm not sure if that only applies to IDE drives.

Thank you in advance for the help.
 

A:Processor usage very high when writing to hard drive

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Hello all,

Specs:
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?
Thanks

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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I was wondering if enabling compression when formatting a USB drive slow it's writing ability?

I recently did this to a new USB drive & I swear it seems to be taking a lot longer to write/transfer/copy files to it than it should. But it could just be me.

A:Will enabling compression when formatting USB drive slow it's writing?

compression, almost by definition trades speed for space.
I would expect a noticeable change when doing it with usb devices.

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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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Elements 9 Organizer\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bgsvcgen.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\4.3.0.5\ccSvcHst.exe
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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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I had to have my hard drive replaced after constant blue screens and shut downs, now since then my computer just runs slower and lags on all media players, games and even firefox is kinda slow. I'm using XP and I updated all the drivers pretty much that seemed important. some media files lag real bad while some run ok, while any game just runs real slow. I never had problems like this with the old hard drive and they are pretty much the same.
 

A:computer slow after new hard drive

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Hello everyone.

So my computer's hard drive fried just a few months ago. After months of my brother scrapping parts including my NVIDIA video card and some cable tuners etc., I realized that the old laptop I had under my bed could be scrapped for the harddrive. My computer wiz friend installed the new harddrive and plugged everything else back in. I used DBAN to clear the harddrive and reinstalled W7 Ultimate.

Well long story short, with my old harddrive I could run the games I play, including League of Legends, World of WarCraft, Starcraft II, and Diablo III at low-medium setting. But with the new harddrive and 3 gbs or DDR2 ram my friend gave me, I cant run anything at the lowest setting possible and keep a FPS over 15. I installed my video card driver and my keyboard and mouse driver. The computer specs EXCEPT for the ram and video card are 6 years old. Also, the computer is really laggy for about 20 min after startup, with both cpus at 100%. But after that, the computer stays at low CPU usage.

Please help
I need a computer for Diablo 3 release

SPECS
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz (2 CPUs)
297 gb HD
NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT Videocard
Sigmatel Audio Driver
5 gbs DDR2 Ram
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.6.1.7600

A:since new hard drive, computer is very slow

Download Speccy Download Speccy 1.16.317 - FileHippo.com and let us know EXACTLY what you have.

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Is this natural? My hard drive is making a sort of fan-like sound, which is louder than normal... everything appears to be working at the moment, but the sound is really loud, although I have heard it before and that was months ago. It sounds like the fan is working over time in there, although it is a very hot day - can that have something to do with it?
 

A:Hard-Drive Sounds

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Ok. I get home from school everyday.. I turn on my computer.. and for the first 15 minutes or so.. I randomly hear this clicking noise from my hard-drive, or so I believe so. It is really loud.. and it seems like everynow and then I hear it but really low and not loud. This has really gotten worse the last week, and wasn't like this when I first built the computer.. What could this sound be?
 

A:Hard-Drive Sounds

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Hi, I recently restored a slow computer for a friend. They said it was running slowly, and they were right. The hard drive was 100% full, so I ran disk cleanup, and that freed up some space. Then, I uninstalled programs that they did not need. That freed up a ton of space. I got the free space up to 50%. After I defragmented, the thing was faster than my new laptop. Im just curious, why did freeing hard drive space speed up the computer, and why does a full drive slow down the computer?
 

A:Why does a computer slow down if the hard drive is full?

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We just brought this computer back online after it had been packed away for a few months. It runs kind of slow and the hard drive makes noise like it is doing something constantly even when not in use. My husband is computer illiterate and even though I tell him what to watch out for and what not to do, I wonder if it has helped. I have long suspected this computer might be compromised. In the past it has gotten the AntiVirus 2009 and hopefully that was cleaned off but you never know any more. I know just enough to be dangerous. Today I ran a netstat command at the DOS prompt and got this:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>netstat
Active Connections
Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:1092 yw-in-f149.1e100.net:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:1114 24.143.198.64:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:1221 209-18-43-26.dfw10.tbone.rr.com:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:1222 209-18-43-26.dfw10.tbone.rr.com:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:1226 yw-in-f149.1e100.net:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:1461 gw-in-f103.1e100.net:http ESTABLISHED
TCP xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:1466 mpr4.ngd.vip.sp1.yahoo.com:http TIME_WAIT
TCP xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:1467 mpr4.ngd.vip.sp1.yahoo.com:http TIME_WAIT
TCP xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:1469 t.134ms.com:http ESTABLISHED
TCP xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:1470 mpr4.ngd.vip.sp1.yahoo.com:http TIME_WAIT
TCP xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:1472 mail.microsoft.com:https ESTABLISHED
TCP xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:1473 mail.microsoft.com:https ESTABLISHED

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My Hard drive seems to have filled up by itself. I have never had much more than half of it filled and suddenly its full. In fact it added another 25GB in the last week. I have not added anything during that time.

Thank you in advance to those who will make sense out of all of this. I surely can't.
I have followed the instructions from Cookiegal, so here are the things she requests:

Hijack This Log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:55:19 AM, on 11/11/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\carboniteservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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Dell Precision T3400, XP SP3. Computer was very fast when new, now it creeps. Hard drive almost very stops. I've run the usual spyware and malware scans and defragged. Plenty of room left on the hard drive. Ran a HiJack this system scan and below is the log. Don't know what any of this means, so I'm posting it here. Does anyone see anything wrong?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:10:53 PM, on 1/16/2014
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 6.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\AsfIpMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\carboniteservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\1.3.22.3\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hasplms.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardianSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\20.4.0.40\ccSvcHst.exe
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A:Hard drive never stops; computer slow

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My roommate gave me his old computer that no longer worked due to a ton of viruses from a lot of random downloads. I took it in to a computer repair shop and they installed a new hard drive and said it should be working fine, now. It is definitely working and seems to be working well for the most part, but it's really slow. I have a ton of free disk space, so it shouldn't be that. I was just wondering, is it possible there's still viruses or anything that's keeping the computer running so slow?

A:Computer with new hard drive running really slow

If the shop removed the old hard drive, replaced it with a new in box hard drive, and installed the operating system from legitimate install media, applied the OS updates, updated all applications, and installed a reputable AV and antimalware programs,, then you shouldn't have an infection.  Can you give some system specs for the machine?  Processor, RAM, hard drive size, operating system, applications installed.  

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Hi Guys,
I went out a bought a Roku adapter in order to view movies from Net Fliks. Due to the result of adding this piece of hardware my E drive vanished and my computers speed dropped appreciably. I took my PC to an expert and the "missing drive" appeared but when I re-hooked it up at home my drive once again did not appear. Just a warning that if you experience a very slow pc or missing drives check for external hardware items ie Roku.

A:Slow computer and vanishing hard drive

if you fill out the specs of your computer in the bottom left hand corner of your post, as well as the model of your Roku adapter it will help a lot.

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I upgraded everything in my computer except my hard drive and cd drive (which are both roughly 7 years old) I have a core 2 duo 2.33 gh processor, 3 gig ram, yet still it seems my computer has slow response time on most things. I always figured it was lack of ram but with the 3 gigs i have now im pretty sure that's not it. So my question is, could your hard drive actually slow down your computers response time? and anyway to check it with system tools?

I have antivirus, firewall, and spybot so I don't think it's software either..
 

A:Can hard drive slow down computer performance?

Hi! I have just built a new computer and I tested it just for the fun...had a 200Gb IDE HDD and a 200Gb SATA HDD (@ 3Gb/s) and the SATA is faster atleast if you install windows on a sata drive!

try it, and say what you think about it
 

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I've posted about this in the HP forums but I'm looking for more responses/help. Only got reply from 1 person over there.

Computer info: HP HDX16 1375DX - Laptop

First, my computer was running very slow, so slow that everything became unresponsive. The hard drive light was "busy" always yet my CPU usage was fine and no processes were causing it to do this. Starting up my computer took a good 8-10 min.

I restarted my computer thinking it'd fix itself but I get the error "Windows has failed to start. A recent hard ware or software change..." I attempt to repair using various repair methods I've seen, CD, the option at start up, etc.... It always comes back with "It could not be repaired automatically, send to Windows.... etc" Again, starting up took 8-10 min and sometimes it would restart itself to the beginning.

Me & boyfriend became convinced it's hard drive failure since his laptop he bought only 5 months after mine experienced hard drive failure (experiencing the same SLOW symptoms & errors) but he was covered under BestBuy warranty. I did not purchase it..

I bought a new hard drive [url=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B004I9J5OG//ref=nosim/connorswebguidec Western Digital WD Scorpio Black 750 GB SATA 3 GB/s 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Internal Bulk/OEM 2.5-Inch Mobile Hard Drive: Electronics[/url]

and then use my WIndows 7 Upgrade CD and installed Windows 7 unto the brand new hard drive.

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A:Replaced hard drive - still slow computer.

My two cents - I suspect a failure on the motherboard, possibly the controller.

The steps you took seem to be correct, going through the repair options, running a diagnostic on the HDD or just outright replacing it, and reinstalling Windows.

Since the problem reoccurs even with a new hard drive, and even in a new Windows install, I would think motherboard next.

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I am using Window 7 and my computer is very slow.  It always seems like the hard drive is running.  If I go into Windows Task Manager, Performance, click on Resource Manager, then click Disk, PID 4 sometimes has a high level of activity.  It is accessing all kind of files on my computer.  There doesn't seem to be any malware/viruses.  Does anyone know what is going on?
 
Thank you!

 

A:Slow computer, hard drive runs a lot

Hi annmarie1031 We'll need more information in order to tackle your issue, so let's gather intel before seeing how we'll go about troubleshooting your issue MiniToolBoxDownload MiniToolBox and move the executable file to your Desktop;Execute MiniToolBox and check the following options:List Installed Programs;List Last 10 Event Viewer Errors;List Devices - Only Problems;List Users, Partitions and Memory size;Once this is done, click on Go and wait for the scan to complete;Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;Speccy - Publish a snapshotFollow the instructions below to download and install Speccy, then to publish a snapshot of your system information:Download and install Speccy from Piriform (the download will start automatically a few seconds after clicking on the Speccy link);Note: You can opt-out the Google Toolbar installation if you want;Once Speccy is installed, launch the program and give it a good minute to load all your system information;After that, click on the File menu in the top left corner, and select Publish Snapshot;A window will appear asking you to confirm your decision to publish a snapshot. Click on Yes;A new window will appear after, with a URL link to your snapshot. Click on Copy to Clipboard button to copy that URL to your clipboard, then paste it in your next reply and post it;

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I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 with a 1.6 ghz processor, 2 GB ram and just recently upgraded to a faster 320GB 7200rpm hard drive from my old 80GB 5400 rpm one. This is actually the second time because the first time I did this the hard drive defected and died in the middle of class on me after 2 months. While waiting for the replacement to come in my computer was running fine just slightly slower without the faster hard drive and then after I got the new replacement and installed it my computer is very slow to boot up and open programs. After the 2 or third time the programs seem to do pretty normal but start up is a pain because it will get to my background with out a menu bar or icons and just sit for a while.

I pride myself on keeping my computer running well and I don't know what is wrong. I have scanned it with fully updated McAfee, Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D. I have defragged at least once a week for past month and am also a user of CCleaner quite frequently. The only thing I can imagine would be my startup list which is the same as before from what I can tell. Any opinions??

A:Computer slow after new hard drive install

May I ask, how long have you gotten your hard drive?

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I have a Samsung HM500LI HDD. For the past month or so it has been clicking occasionally. Today, it started making a very grainy sound as if sound was running through it. I have run it through the Seagate SeaTools diagnostic test and it has passed the S.M.A.R.T, Short DST, Long DST, Short Generic and Long Generic tests. Funnily enough, it is now absolutely quiet. I can't quite understand why it seems to change. I checked the GPU / CPU Temperature (Core 0 and Core 1) and the GPU temp was running at 80 degrees. I brought thus down to 64 degrees and the sound (which is definetly from the HDD) seems to have stopped! This does happen during any particularly HDD Read/Write intensive times or any Graphically intensive times (for the GPU). Confusing! Does anyone know what causes these crazy sounds as they are a little disconcerting...
 

A:Hard Drive Issue - Sounds

Even though all the tests came back OK, it may be too soon to relax if it was making sounds. Be sure you have a complete disk image made in case it quits suddenly.

Try a complete defrag, too, preferably with Windows offline so a complete one can be done. Heavy fragmentation can make the head seeking noises more pronounced.
 

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Hardware Configuration: HP Compaq 6510b, Intel Centrino, 1 GB Ram, 80 GB HDD, DVD Rom
Software Configuration: Windows Vista, MS Office, MCafee AV (corporate version, says its updated), no other spyware/malware/virus removal tools, no P2P application installed for downloading etc, no download manager, no toolbar

Symptoms: General slowness (getting worse), browsing timeouts, 80 GB HDD getting full again and again.
I deleted 300 Megs from C: drive, within minutes I got a notification stating I had 0 KB available. I deleted another 200 MB, same notification, this kept happening for about 5-6 times.

Remedial action attempted:
Virus scan with Mcafee, nothing found.
Attempted to install MBAM and SAS but those did not install stating no space available on HDD
Attempted to run Housecall online scan but that did not complete as it tries to download some malware data to the computer stating no space available on HDD
Downloaded cleanautorun.exe and tried to run it but its not allowed to run with a message stating its not a valid Win32 app.
Tried logging into safe mode to run it or install MBAM, but the load gets stuck at crctest.sys ( I think).

Cant think of anything else I can do so HELP !!!

A:Computer is slow / Hard drive is full for no reason

Moved from HJT forum to the more appropriate as no Logs posted.
Hang on. Others here will assist.

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My computer has become very slow to the point where it is very frustrating to use.  Its been happening over the course of probably 6 months now but I have just been putting up with it.  There is almost constant HDD activity.  I'm still running XP but would like to see if I can fix this up one more time before I upgrade.
 
Thanks
Mike
 

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The hard drive on my system recently started running almost constantly after I log in. The result is that it is basically unusable. I was able to run HiJack this, but I can not get many other programs such as IE, Firefox and Itunes to even run (they eventually open but are frozen).

I can't think of any recent changes that might have caused this to happen.

So far, in investigating this issue, I ran SuperAntiSpyware, which did not find any threats (other than advertising tracking cookies). I also tried booting up in Safe Mode. Booting in Safe mode seemed to fix the problem, but the problem returns as soon as I boot normally.

So, in the hopes that someone can help me track down the nasty program that is causing my computer to behave like this, I have uploaded a Hijack This log.

Here are my system specs:
Windows XP SP3
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+ 2.01GHz 2.00GB of RAM
Two 232 GB Hard Drives
 

A:Hard Drive alway running - Computer Very Slow

In case this is easier to view this way, here is the Hijack This log I made:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:31:06 AM, on 14/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\mysqld-nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Drive Manager\WDBtnMgrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink DVD Solution\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
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Hello,

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

Here are the [COLOR=green !important][COLOR=green !important]computer [COLOR=green !important]specs[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
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 [COLOR=green !important][COLOR=green !important]RADEON[/COLOR][/COLOR] XPRESS 200M Series, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38146 MB, Free - 20464 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Satellite L25 , Not Applicable , 1234567890
Antivirus: Microsoft [COLOR=green !important][COLOR=green !important]Security [COLOR=green !important]Essentials[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR], 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 [COLOR=green !important][COLOR=green !important]XP [COLOR=green !important]SP3[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17099)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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A:Hard drive running continually. Computer very slow

I've requested this thread be closed.

I'm assisting you in the Windows XP forum here, so there's no need for you to submit a duplicate thread here.

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The problem is with a Toshiba Laptop and a 500 gb SATA hitachi hard drive (Of which around 80 gb were used, the rest was empty) From which I want to recover some files.

Problem started:
Completely randomly, the computer was working fine, it ran out of battery and next time it wouldnt start.

Symptoms:
When you start the computer, it starts loading windows, but once it gets past the logo it just freezes there, it takes like 10 minutes and then shows a black background and the cursor. After that I left the computer on for 4 hours, and it didnt get past that, all the time however the HD led was constantly on (As if it was trying to read the hard drive)

Same or similar behaviour when trying to start in safe mode, last known configuration and others.

Same behaviour when trying to boot from a windows 7 installation disk (It makes it all the way to showing the blue background of the installer but then stays there)

I disconnected the hard drive and plugged it via an USB adaptor to another computer, the device manager recognizes it immediately, but then it takes AGES to show in my pc, and if you try to open the drive or anything, it just freezes windows explorer. The hard drive manager has similar behaviour, it takes around 10 minutes just to show the drive.

I plugged the drive to another laptop as a secondary hard drive and it just doesnt lets the computer start, again it freezes when trying to read the hard drive. However now I was able to start chkdsk, I left it ... Read more

A:Slow (probably damaged) Hard drive keeps computer from starting

Since you said you plugged it into your laptop; and it took ages to load once recognized; i would have to say that drive unfortunately is on its way out. However; you can attempt to recover the data you need using some of the free data recovery programs out there

I just googled for free recovery software; and since i am not a expert in the use of data recovery programs; I will let you look through the results and decide what route to go:

https://www.google.com/#q=free+data+recovery+software

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First of all sorry if the is the wrong forum area, first time poster.

The other day the hard drive for my laptop crashed so I bought a new one and installed it, but ever sense I have installed the new hard drive and installed Windows my computer has been running really slowly. Does anyone have any idea as to what might be the issue? My specs are as follows:
Windows 7 64bit
Intel i3 2.27GHz
4GB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Drive
It is a prebuilt Alienware m15x and so I am having a hard time finding the Motherboard.
If any other information is needed I will gladly do my best to find it. Thank you in advance.

A:Installed New Hard Drive and now Computer Runs Slow

The most common cause of problems for a New Install is that the User (you) did not install the motherboard drivers.

It appears your alienware laptop is being supported by Dell. Here's is the link to the driver download section for your m15x laptop:

Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]

Another way motherboard drivers are referred to is "chipset" drivers. Check Device Manager (click "show hidden devices") to make certain that all of your hardware has drivers installed.

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Hi folks

Here is the problem. Had a problem about 2 weeks ago and got help from PCForum. They had me come to this site for a program.

Computer worked for a few days and started slowing down. When trying to open pages in Mozilla, it sometimes will take several minutes.

The more I use the computer the slower it gets. The hard drive is always accessing and the wireless connection is always on (transmitting and receiving. Also, when I close Mozilla, it stays open in task manager and continued to grow. I finally shut it down when it topped 450K of mem. usage. I've never seen it over 150K before.

svshost. exe is open 8 times in task manager.

I have to manually disconnect my wireless to get the light to go off.

Any suggestions as to where to go from here?

Thanks

A:Computer running slow, hard drive and wireless always on

Download malwarebytes and update it and then run it.

Clear your temp files with atf cleaner

Scan your computer with the free scanner at eset.com

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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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Hey everyone. I will give you a little bit of information regarding my PC problems.

Firstly, I have a PC that was built by a computer shop for me. My PC would be around 4 years old now (ancient in this day and age I know).

I operate Windows XP. 80 gig - 512 Ram - 2.80 GHz I use it mainly to surf the web, music/photo storage and for games on my pc.

I've been having problems with my PC of late. IE and Fire Fox, both "hang" or "Freeze" often. I always seem to get "This programme is not responding". I have to use the task manager to close these programmes down most of the time.

So I started searching the internet, looking for ways to help me speed up my PC. I downloaded, AdAware, Spybot Search & Destroy and have Windows Defender. This helped but hasn't completely solved my problem. My next step (in my mind) would be to uninstall IE and re install it. (I use IE mainly and have FF for my back up when IE stops responding)

I regularly delete cookies, temp files, run disk defrag, etc. It all helps, but it doesnt stop my PC from freezing in IE or FF.

Sooooo, I read elsewhere that getting an external hard drive would be a good thing. Not just incase of a crash, but to help speed up my PC. I purchased a Maxtor One Touch 4 Mini - 120 GB. I have backed up my entire photo collection, music and video collection.

So now to my questions:

Would uninstalling and reinstalling IE help with freezes and hang ups?

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A:External Hard Drive & Slow Computer Problems

I'm not sure I can answer all your questions, at least not so anybody could understand the answers, but...Would uninstalling and reinstalling IE help with freezes and hang ups?Should I back up my whole C drive to my external hard drive? (depending if I have room left of course)Can I safely remove photographs and music from my PC now that they are on the external hard drive? How do I view the photos stored on the external hard drive?Do I have to keep the external hard drive plugged into my USB port all the time?Unistalling IE, I don't think that's a good idea. Have you kept up on the XP udates? When did you last run chkdsk? If you haven't run it, go to start, run, and type in chkdsk and hit enter. It doesn't take long and may help. You can also run sfc /scannow, you need to have your XP disk in so files can be repaired or replaced. I have to sit by my computer while it runs because I have to click on the Retry button alot.My external just has the files I think are important, photos, some Word files, things like that. You don't need to backup Windows, in my opinon.You can remove photos from your hard drive if you've backed them up. I would suggest you put them on disk also, in case something happens to your external drive.You should be able to access your external by going to start, my computer and it will show up there. Open it up and you should find everything you transfered.I only plug in my external when I want to use it, either for backup or to ... Read more

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Well, some time ago I played my PC and it loaded perfectly fine. I had about 6-7 games installed (Ghost Recon Online, Aion, Mabinogi, DC Universe, etc) and then the next day upon opening my computer, it loaded VERY VERY slowly. Start up would take anywhere from 15-30 minutes, and loading any page (web page, computer, any process) would take a huge amount of time to do. Not to mention it also freezes before trying to load the page. I thought it was because I had too much *stuff* on my computer, so I reformatted it. I had Windows 7 Home premium installed at the time.

Nvidia GeForce 220 Series
8GB ram
Intel core i-3 2.33GHz
1 TB hard drive

I had bought Windows 7 Ultimate recently, so I tried installing it since Ultimate seems more awesome than Home Premium (not sure of the difference, I didn't check it beforehand) and installed that upon reformatting my computer. Still, after doing that the computer loaded the same. VERY VERY slowly. I didn't hear any *hard drive failing* sounds such as a ticking or flailing violin, but since my computer has 920GB of space left and my desktop is virtually clean, I'm not sure what to do now.

So is it my hard drive being bad? Or could it be other parts of the computer as well?
Could it be that I installed a different version of Windows 7? I read somewhere that some hard drives don't support certain Windows, so I am not sure since they are still both Windows 7.

My computer also came with 3 DVDs that had the computer name la... Read more

A:Computer Incredibly slow. Hard drive failing?

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For quite some time now my computer has been running very slow and the HDD seem to constantly be busy for days on end.  Someone else on Bleeping Computer has had a quick look at it and has suggested I make a new post in here.
 
Many thanks
 
Here are the logs:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 06-11-2016
Ran by Markwell Kennels (administrator) on MARKWELL-KENNEL (12-11-2016 14:12:11)
Running from E:\Cleanup2016
Loaded Profiles: Markwell Kennels (Available Profiles: Markwell Kennels & MB & Administrator & Guest)
Platform: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (X86) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\afwServ.exe
(brother Industries Ltd) C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
(brother Industries Ltd) C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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My computer all of a sudden started running really slow. I go to school in Grenada and the electricity isn't always very stable, I have a surge protector to protect against electricity spikes, but is it possible that the electricity dipped low and caused my hard drive to spin slower and get damaged that way? Just because this is my second hard drive ruined on this island. They were both Toshiba hard drives the first was in a toshiba laptop and now in a dell.
Anyway virus scans and spyware scans came up clean, i ran multiple updated programs to check this so i am 95% sure this is not due to a virus or spyware. I ran a check disk and it found a corrupt block on my hard drive, and I am assuming it "fixed" the problem but my computer is still running slow.. What do I do now? I have read that having one corrupt block isn't bad, and that most laptop hard drives have one corrupt block. So why is my computer still slow? Do I just need to reformat and from then on my computer will run fine? Also if I reformat won't that erase the part that was marked by check disk as unusable, and windows will not avoid that corrupt part of the hard drive when i re-install the OS.
Thank you for any help.
 

A:Slow Computer because of a Corrupt block on my hard drive?

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My computer has become very slow to the point where it is very frustrating to use.  Its been happening over the course of probably 6 months now but I have just been putting up with it.  There is almost constant HDD activity.  Over the past couple of days I have uninstalled AVG Free virus scanner and installed Avast as I thought it was something to do with AVG as when I disabled it things were slightly better.  However it is back to its usual slow self.  I've also run a defrag on C drive which didn't really seem to improve anything.
When I look in Task Manager the file lsass.exe is always at the top with the most I/O reads and always increasing - not sure if thats useful info or not ?
 
I'm at a loss as to what to do next so really need some help please.
 
Cheers
Mike 

A:Constant Hard Drive Activity, computer very slow

First do a scan using MBAM Free and allow it to remove all that it finds. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
In the settings, allow scanning for PUPS and Rootkits.
 
Run a scan using Windows Repair (All In One) Download and allow it run Check Disk as seen in Step 3.
Check all the options for repair.

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My computer is running very slow, started a couple of weeks ago. The hard drive is constantly running, even when at a rest for a long period. every 1 to 2 seconds, the hard drive is 90-100% active. programs and web pages are taking a long time to load.



Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
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-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium (build 6000)
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 2.00GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 34%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 2038.82 MiB / 1331.28 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 4294.45 MiB / 3575.51 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1928.89 MiB

C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 55.88 GiB total, 25.15 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (No Media)
G: is Fixed (FAT32) - 298.02 GiB total, 184.33 GiB free.

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - HITACHI_DK23EA-60 ATA Device - 55.89 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 (bootable) - Installable File System - 55.88 GiB - C:

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1 - WD 3200AAJ External USB Device - 298.09 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 298.09 GiB - G:



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled to auto-install.
Windows Internal Firewall is enabled.

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Hello! I have bought my new dvd writer drive, but I have problem with writing dvd's on it, it can't open blank dvd's and write to them media, but it can only open already disks, thta have some files on them. I am a lil bit confused, plus I got another simple cd rom writer, connected to same ide cable, maybe i should disable it and leave only this new dvd rom driver, I have read help on my Windows xp Proffessional home center, and there was said, thta i must disable recording on dvd-ram drive, i did it, but now, when i try to open blank dvd disk, it says inccorrect operation, can any1 give me advice? My dvd wrier drive is Optiarc 7170A and i got those latest drives, plz give me some advise, I am totally confused Thx
 

A:Solved: Problem writing dvd disks on new dvd writing drive

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out of nowhere my pc started to make clicking sounds..the sound when you turn on pc and turn it off..it did it for awhile then went away..then hour or so it started to do it again..only worse..it sounds like its coming from hard drive..last thing i tried to do was boot up..and it said it couldnt find operating system..is my hard drive a gonner..? and why did it just do it out of nowhere..? it ran fine til it started making the clicking..could it be something else ?
 

A:pc making clicking sounds.hard drive..?

I know what you mean..my drive also makes a clicking sound once in a while. Yes, the drive is gone...it just happens with age..or maybe it had a defect.
 

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Hello all.

My hard disk, 500GB, which is dedicated to my most important documents, has begun to make a clicking sound randomly. When this happens my music stutters, and my PC becomes semi unresponsive (OS is fine, files that run from it aren't).

I assume this is the death of my HDD. I also assume the clicking is the data reading arm acting weird.

Do other people think that this ~2 year old drive could be on it's last leg? I use it for many hours a day, it is constantly being accessed for about 16-24 hours a day, and has been formatted over 20 times, and has had 500GB of data copied to and from it just as many times.

I am going to back it up nonetheless onto an identical drive that used to be in RAID1 config with it.

Thank you.
-Clintonio.
 

A:Hard Drive making strange sounds

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A hard drive on one of our office computers in making unpleasant sounds--kinda sounds like a car in desperate need of a tuneup

To what culprit, generally, would a loud hard drive be attributable? Does it mean it might be overheating? Or getting ready to die? Haven't had any failures on it thus far. It's behaving fine, just loud--sorta sounds like it's hitting small rocks or something as it spins. What can/should I do to diagnose?

Thanks for everyone's help!
 

A:Hard drive making grinding sounds

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hello,

so far i've actually been quite impressed with win xp. although its power will never compare to that of linux or any other unix based system, its by far the best system microsoft has made to date.

lately i've been dealing with 2 problems, neither of them critical, but annoying enough to try to seek some help on.

1 - ever since xp was installed it would make mysterious noises every 1/2 hour or so, the rising chimes, then the dropping chimes. i just disabled system sounds because they were a piss off anyway. well w/e xp is doing behind my back is taking a large amount of cpu usage, because when it does this in a game a get a small freeze, probably only a second, but enought to piss you off during online gaming/ or single player for that matter.

2 - for some reason the OS is telling me I have used 27gb on my hd when i KNOW i have used 10. i've totalled up memory usage on every flder in the root, and it adds up to ten perfectly. not only that when i "dir/w" in a command window it tells me "29,048,497,152" bytes available. (about 27gb) on a 40gb hd, well actually 37.4 if you know about the whole bits to a byte thing

- i've been a morpheus user for awhile, for those of you that didn't know morpheus did NOT have a software problem, the fasttrack network and main morpheus servers where hacked. any users that tried to log on after this hack had changes to their registry made, and so far those changes are unknown..i think my hd problem could... Read more

A:mysterious sounds, hard-drive confusion

Have you tried running a up to date virus scanner? A free online one can be found at http://housecall.antivirus.com

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i tried to install a western digital wd1200 120 gb hard drive, and when i turn on my computer it starts speeding really fast and the hard drive starts clicking loudly i have tried making it the master and slave to fix the problem but to no evail the problem persists is the hard drive possibly damaged? thanx for your time.
 

A:Hard drive making wierd sounds

iRelapsed said:

i tried to install a western digital wd1200 120 gb hard drive, and when i turn on my computer it starts speeding really fast and the hard drive starts clicking loudly i have tried making it the master and slave to fix the problem but to no evail the problem persists is the hard drive possibly damaged? thanx for your time.Click to expand...

yeah its broke, hdd arent suppose to make noise like that, you can D/L WD's diagnostic program, it runs from a 1.44fdd or you burn to a bootable CD, it will verify that the drive is damaged and assign you an RMA number.
 

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i plan on installing a new hard drive on my computer. is it as easy as it sounds? (the hard drive i bought is compatible with my computer). i do not have any extra bays to have 2 hard drives.

i have installed memory before and i have exchanged a CDROM with a CDRW sucessfully. i do not have any files,software,photos on my present hard drive that i need to save. i also have made that "6 CD copy of my computer" one makes as soon as they buy a computer.
(my computer was born in september 2003 with a premature hard drive of only 40GB at 5200rpm)
 

A:INSTALLING A HARD DRIVE..as easy it sounds?

sharky said:

i plan on installing a new hard drive on my computer. is it as easy as it sounds? (the hard drive i bought is compatible with my computer). i do not have any extra bays to have 2 hard drives.

i have installed memory before and i have exchanged a CDROM with a CDRW sucessfully. i do not have any files,software,photos on my present hard drive that i need to save. i also have made that "6 CD copy of my computer" one makes as soon as they buy a computer.Click to expand...

It is pretty easy, however 1 we need all your system info, we promise not to laugh, really we're all freinds, here 2 it sounds like your not adding a hdd, your replacing a hdd with a new one and them either keeping the old one for storage or removing it entirely. My opinion is to do a fresh install of your os on the new one, and then copy any files you need form the old, and install all your programs fresh, however there are other options. Most hdd come with or you can d/l programs to copy one disk to another, but im still a fresh install man myself, i dont want any bad stuff to get carried over from the old hdd, I want that clean feeling, like when you first get the pc home sort of thing.
 

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I have too many Hard Drive clicking sounds I dont understand why. My laptop is newly purchaced and manufactured in May 2016. It's not as bad as the Hard drive click of death issue but it makes the same sound and is sometimes really loud.  The sound is similar to whats in the video below but not that frequent and extreme as in the video but once in a while it throws a really loud smack that usualhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RANhAcb9BE I want to know if its a normal thing with this model or a real issue. I've read everywhere that it's not really good for your hard drive and keep in mind ive only had this laptop for like two weeks

A:Hard Drive Click Sounds on New Laptop

Go into diagnostics (F2 as you power up) and run the full hard drive test. If there is a problem it will find it. We can also link you to some hard drive performance tests. If the hard drive pases the F2 diagnostic full test and the speed or read and write is normal you can relax. Maybe your ears are just better than most people's. Mechanical hard drives do make some noise. 

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This has happened before but this time i cant fix it..last time it happened i just took my extra 3 gig hd out and my computer booted up fine. this time i have no other options.. i turned the power supple off, unhooked all the wires, opened it up, inspected the inside and everything looks fine.. i turn it back on and it does it again. my hard drive sounds like a heart machine.. it wont fully turn on.. it sounds like its dead or something... i built this comptuer myself...so waht should i do.. is my hard drive fried??
 

A:My hard drive sounds like a heart machine!???

If it goes tick.....tick......tick.... in a regular way, it does sound like its dead. The reader head may be flicking in and out and not locating properly- so yes, sounds like it is a dead drive, from what you describe. Only thing i can suggest is any info thats important, back up regularly- not a lot of help now, but a thought for later.
 

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hello all,

I am happy to participate and learn about how computers function and I would be grateful if you could help me with this issue. When I first purchased my Compaq Presasario 5BW 130 3 years ago, the computer functioned quite well and quietly but in the past 2 years or so I have had to replace the hard drive twice. What has been a persistent symptom of the computer has been a metallic pinging sound coming from the hard drive or CPU whenever I download and move web pages. I am now running MSN 8.5 for my email program and even though I just replaced the hard drive recently, I am still having this metallic, pinging sound coming from the hard drive or the CPU. Its been freezing up and crashing too like it did before the first hard drive was replaced. I am worried that I may need to replace the hard drive again or at worse need to get a new computer. I don't want to buy.
When the last hard drive was installed, Best Buy failed to partition the 40 gig hard drive properly and while I only have 7 gig available to me, I am not storing a lot of data in the hard drive. Please tell what the problem is and what I can do to remedy it. Thanks so much for your help.

Sincerely

Mark Lovett
 

A:Metallic Pinging sounds in Hard Drive or CPU

check no wires are touching a fan
then run the diognostic program from your h/d manufacturer,if it is a recent purchase it should be under warranty
 

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Hello,

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 1.0.0.1
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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
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A:Solved: Hard drive runs continually. Computer is very slow.

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Hello,
I have a HP G60-443CL Notebook, 64 Bit Vista, lately is been slowed down considerably and the fan is running constantly and the hard drive light is almost constant. When I open an application such as browser, after a bit the hard drive begins to run constantly and slows the computer down to a crawl. The fan is always running loud. I do not notice anything under Task manger that appears to be hogging memory, but I may not know quite how to look more extensively. It has become very annoying and quite a hindrance to my work environment. If I try to run more than one application, everything on the computer just slows down tremendously. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks
 

A:Slow Computer, Hard drive light constant, fan activity

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Hello,
I am wondering if I am Infected. I have a Compaq Presario SR5110NX.
I am running
Windows Vista Home basic
512 MB SDRAM
the computer is very very slow and the hard drive light never stops blinking. I have run Avast

anti virus and Ad-Aware but the hard drive light never stops and it is still very slow. Could

someone please help me?

Thank you,
rjett

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This is a copy of the generated highjack this anyone can help?

Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\OneTouch Status\maxmenumgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.8.0.41\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.8.0.41\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=63&bd=PRESARIO&pf=desktop
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I updated my hard drive from a 500 gig to a terabyte and down my computer is running alot slower. I also installed Windows 7 Enterprise (32 Bit). I am using DDR2 Ram, with 6144 Mbytes, the total physcial memory is 3.24 gigs. Can anyone help me in resolving the speed issue??

A:Updated Hard Drive to a Terabyte and now computer running slow

you have 6gb of ram installed, but you are using windows 32bit.. that could be one reason you running slow, as windows 32bit will only show 4gbs of ram.. you need windows 64bit to have windows use and show all your ram... swapping hard drives should not slow your system down... was it a brand new hard drive or a used one??

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I have two hard drives here that are still in warranty. Both are Seagate 2TB drives of the same model, both ordered at the same time about a year and a half ago. One is installed in a system as a secondary drive and the other as a third drive. Both drives will occasionally Blue Screen and start a rythmic beeping sound about once per second or two. Restarting the computer does not help; however, turning the computer off and disconnecting the power cord for a half minute or so seems to clear the problem for a couple of weeks or a month.

The drives test good both with the Seagate DOS-mode tester and with the Windows tester.

I am sure the beeping sounds are being emitted by these two drives as I have (because of this problem) moved them both to a position where I can place my ear tightly against them in order to be absolutely certain.

I have the data on these drives duplicated on other drives so nothing is at risk.

So, if the drives test good, what are other possible causes?
 

A:Hard drive makes beeping sounds and then BSOD

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I have a friends external hard drive that was not registering in computer or bios i have tried replacing the pcb on it after doing more research i found out that the ic chip on the pcbs needed swapped while doing so the main ic i needed broke any other advice any little may help

A:External hard drive making clicking sounds

I only need to try to recover the data off of the drive no need for a permanent fix if anyone can help i would appreciate it

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my computer locked up and the harddrive started clicking like a turn signal in a car! the computer wont boot past the initial bios screen. is it fried?

40 gig western digital @ 7200rpm
win 98se
elements 866as motherboard

i almost had the test program from western digital running from a floppy but it locked up and i cant get it to boot any further...HELP
 

A:[SOLVED] hard drive sounds like a turn signal

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Hey guys.My hard drive has been making weird noises of late, and I'm getting quite worried. When the computer is on, it makes a single clicking sound, and everything freezes for a second and then everything works again. This happens randomly. It has started doing this more often now, and I really don't want to end up with a busted hard drive. I have a HDX 18t laptop with a 500gb hard drive. I'm not too sure if they are 2x320 or just 1x500. But what I do know is that they are making weird noises and everything freezes for a brief second immediately after the noise. My laptop is pretty new. About 4 months old now. So still well under warranty. I ran the BIOS hard drive test (the complete long one) but it did not show a problem with the hard drive. I read somewhere that HP will not replace the hard drive if this test comes out clear. But if the tests came out clear whats with the clicking noise and the freezing?? I hope someone can offer some insight.Thanks!

A:Hard drive making clicking sounds. Is it dying?

Ok I have just checked. This is the model of hard drive I have insideST9500420AS and it is a 7,200RPM with 16MB Cache and I think its just one hard drive inside of 500GB Capacity

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Hard drive has been read/writing for about 3 days straight. Had zero day java virus that i popped out with micreo sec essentials. ran spybot, reran mse, uninstalled java. Not sure if connected, but drive read/writing constantly... thought it was indexing, but could not access index adjustments in the control panel (they are there, but do not respond to mouseclick). doesn't seem to be malware or virus... seems like windows took my computer, and i want it back. Any ideas??? Any help???
 

A:Hardrive constantly read writing

Maybe there is a hard drive bad sector and some windows file is sitting on it. That could explain the constant retries to read that spot. Right click on C drive, choose Properties, Choose Tools tab, click the Check Now button. It will offer to run the check disk on reboot. Reboot the machine to run the check.
 

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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron laptop. I was running Vista and about 2 weeks ago I decided to upgrade to Windows 7. After the upgrade, things worked beautifully, but a few days ago my hard drive began running constantly and still is. Whether I leave it alone or am working on it does not seem to matter, yet system performance seems unaffected by it.

I am a novice computer user so straight forward instructions or explanations are more than welcome.

Thanks.

A:hard drive running constantly

It always runs when the PC is booted unless your power settings are set to turn it off after some time.

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Hello was wondering if someone could shed some light on why my harddrive is chattering non stop. here is my hjt log file system is
Dell Inspirion 530
E4500, 2.20, 2M, CORE DUO
2gig DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE
HARD DRIVE 500G

Thank you


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:09:46 PM, on 5/16/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16643)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPS\mpsevh.exe
C:\Program Files\Spotmau WinCare 2008\sub\FSDRIVER\FolderProtect.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\McciTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\BitTorrent\bittorrent.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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A:Hard drive constantly chattering HJT log

anyone?

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Hi there. I'm running Windows 7 on a Samsung laptop. I have AVG Internet Security 2013 which is updated automatically. I don't have access to an install disc or boot CD.
This laptop has been running very slowly for some months and seems to be geting worse. I have carried out some of the actions suggested by your Sticky in the Computer Running Slow section, but not all as I don't understand some of them.

Anything you can do to help much appreciated.
The attche file is attached and here is the dds output:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.18098
Run by Rob at 16:53:28 on 2015-11-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.4010.1856 [GMT 0:00]
.
AV: AVG Internet Security 2013 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
AV: AVG update module *Disabled/Updated* {4D41356F-32AD-7C42-C820-63775EE4F413}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG update module *Disabled/Updated* {F620D48B-1497-73CC-F290-58052563BEAE}
SP: AVG Internet Security 2013 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
FW: AVG update module *Disabled* {757AB44A-78C2-7D1A-E37F-CA42A037B368}
FW: AVG Internet Security 2013 *Enabled* {36AFA1E1-4CDC-7EF8-11EE-C77C3581ABA2}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\... Read more

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Please help, the hard drive on my desktop pc is constantly running and it is slowly torturing me into insanity...here's a copy of a log from Hijack This (saw this remedy on another post). Thank you for whatever help

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I have two Cyberpower PCs running Windows XP Home. The newest one's hard drive is constantly active (the yellow "active" light on the drive blinks every 1 - 2 seconds).

I have installed and ran Spybot Search-and-Destroy to eliminate tracking threats. Still the hard drive pulses away. The older Cyberpower acts normally. The hard drive shows activity when I would expect it.

Is there a utility that can tell me what application is generating all this hard drive activity?

Thanks.
 

A:Hard Drive constantly active

This is hardly something that can be called "constantly active" and it is quite normal with Windows XP. It can be any of the murky background tasks that run constantly. Most likely it is the indexing service building up its database. It should stop after all the updates have been made.

You shouldn't worry, this sort of activity doen't wear down your HD - it actually works only maybe about 0.1% of the time.
 

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Oh my god! I am seriously about to go into panic mode. My computer is acting extremely weird! The hard drive is constantly spinning. I can see the little orange light is on almost constantly and isn't going off. Bootup was EXTREMELY slow! It took like 10-15 minutes for Windows XP Pro to bootup in normal mode and 5-10 minutes for it to bootup in Safe Mode. I was afraid it wasn't going to bootup at all but I let it take its time and it finally booted up. I fear my hard drive has some sort of extreme problem. We just recently had a thunder storm earlier this morning and I am hoping that my hard drive didn't get damaged from a surge. However, I figured that if it did, the computer wouldn't bootup at all. Everything is loading normally and stuff but it is just taking extremely long for most applications like Disk Defragmenter and such to load. It seems like it's only the Windows applications that are having problems so I wonder if Windows hasn't somehow become corrupted. The computer was fine this morning before the storm though. I have a cheap surge protector on it but I don't think it would protect it very well from a big surge. I am planning on buying a more expensive one before too long but I need to get my computer fixed first. First of all, I think I am just going to run some diagnostics and most likely format the hard drive because I fear the Windows has become corrupted somehow. I'll do a full format and then come back on as long as ... Read more

A:My Hard Drive is CONSTANTLY Spinning!!!!

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I just cleaned my computer's virus with Combofix and everything worked fine, but now my hard drive doesn't stop running. It never used to run this much. I've defragged and ran all the antivirus programs out there but the problem hasn't gone away. Any help would be cool.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:14:55 PM, on 3/12/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXEC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ICO.EXEC:\WINDOW... Read more

A:Hard Drive Constantly Running

Does anybody have a clue as to what this could be? I've checked the task manager and everything seems fine. The disk doesn't seem to start running constantly until about 30minutes after the computer is turned on. Please help.

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I've scrubbed for spyware, viruses and defragged. Now running Win XP SP2, 1 GB RAM, P4 3GHz CPU with Kerio Personal Firewall, NOD 32 and Sunbelt SpySweeper.

FWIW, the drive runs constantly, even at the DOS screen before loading Win XP Safe Mode (keeps running in Safe Mode); also runs at normal WinXP logon screen before entering password.

Odd thing, it seems to run apps comfortably fast. The CPU load seems quite low. I just can't figure out why the drive runs all the time. I've looked at the data from Sysinternals Filemon - virtually all the activity is the E: drive (SATA drive described above).

Any thoughts?

A:Hard Drive Running Constantly

There are various Windows maintenance processes that run whenever other aps are not consuming all the resources so a constantly running HD is normal.

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