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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:10 PM
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:33 PM
Edited by smurfgod, 02 May 2008 - 06:34 PM.
Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:45 PM
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 08:52 PM
I would take a hard look at what is installed...and running constantly.
Any programs which purport to back up the system continuously...running indexing...using System Restore...scheduled AV scans...scheduled malware scans...programs like Symantec's Norton series...and any/all startup items would be my initial focus.
And...then there's malware possibilities.
You can use Task Manager to see what processes/applications are running when you perceive a slowdown, that should provide some bona fide clues.
Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:01 PM
Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:18 PM
Sounds pretty strange...when you run chkdsk, you are running chkdsk /r, right?
Without the /r or /f (included in /r), all chkdsk does is read, doesn't fix anything.
Posted 03 May 2008 - 02:41 PM
Posted 03 May 2008 - 05:50 PM
5 hours to run chkdsk /r on a laptop hard drive?
Either that's an extremely large partition...or that drive has some problems that took time to work around. Usually (in my experience) that's a sign of bad sectors and data having to be moved from bad to good sectors on the HD.
Keep us posted...
Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:34 PM
Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:50 PM
Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:30 AM
I use a program called IOBit Smart Defrag that automatically defrags when the usage is below a point. I know the program isn't causing the problem because the first few times the slowdown happened I didn't have it.
Heres a few dumb questions for you that I didn't see asked.
1. Are you keeping your computer defragged?
2. Is it overheating at all?
If not try a different HDD if you have one laying around. Or check your processor because that could be bottlenecking your computer.
Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:23 AM
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