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#1 randomystique

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 09:56 PM

not sure if it's the correct subforum, but i'll just post here.

recently my bootup has been significantly slower. after bootup, i checked my transfer rates with HDtune, and i got like 1.8mb-2.2mb/s transfer rates on my western digital sataII 160gb drive. that didn't happen for my spare data drive though, it was normal at around 58mb/s. i used the hdd diagnostic tools to check but SMART didn't spot any errors. did a full boot-up scan also nothing found. however, after "warming up" the PC for a few hours, the drive seemed to speed up back to normal levels. divx playback was slightly laggy though. what should i do next?

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 10:02 PM

If your computer seems to be slow, read Slow Computer/Browser? Check here first; it may not be malware. There are reasons for slowness besides malware - i.e. disk fragmentation, disk errors, corrupt system files, too many startup programs, unnecessary services running, not enough RAM, dirty hardware components, etc. As your system gets older it becomes filled with more files/programs and has a natural tendency to slow down so cleaning and regular maintenance is essential.
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:42 PM

it's a fairly new computer, <1mth old with 2gb ram. optimized with reduced startup programs. only these few days it started to be slow. i also defrag my com with O&O weekly, containing fragmentation @ <3%.

i've read through the whole thing and have done the necessary steps, but no changes to transfer rates yet.




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