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New HDD was working fine, Now computer is slow after restart


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#1 Clauslester

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:56 AM

After my laptop's HDD crashed at the beginning of last month, I finally got a new and better HDD from a friend who wanted to help me out. He ordered it a couple years ago when his laptop had crashed to see if it would fix the problem (it didn't). He told me it didn't even have an hours use and I accepted it thankfully.
I put it in last night and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit alone with all of the drivers that came on a disk with my laptop. Today (after downloading updates overnight) I played Battlefield 3 for about 4 hours/some web browsing with my laptop running perfectly fine. I left for the day, so I shut it off.

After returning home and turning on my laptop again, start up was only slightly slower than usual. After logging in Windows started installing a program that I believe was called windows sat (I may be wrong) but then after some horrid lag the screen went black and I was forced to restart. Afterwards I couldn't login to Windows and after loading at the splash screen for approximately 2 minutes it would restart automatically. I attempted to use a system recovery disk, but it didn't fix the problem. Since I wasn't really losing much besides a few hours of downloads I decided to start over by reinstalling Windows. I can login now, but it still takes roughly 2-3 minutes of loading at the splash screen and it is still quite slow at times. Simple things like Windows folders go unresponsive with only 10% of my CPU resources being used according to task manager. I've reinstalled my drivers but still to no avail.


-Could it be that I need a different driver for the HDD since it isn't what came with my computer? (Not sure if an HDD needs a driver to function properly)
-Can an HDD ruin a laptop? I've never heard of it happening before, but hardware isn't my strong suit when it comes to computers.
-Am I horribly unlucky when it comes to HDDs and this could be a 2nd failure after only a day's use? Or could it be that my laptop is sabotaging them somehow? (I'm not rough with my laptop in any way, it hasn't fallen or been hit, etc.)

I've only had this Laptop for a year, and kept it in very good condition. I would really like to have it up and running again. I appreciate any assistance you can give me, and will be checking in on this thread for replies frequently.

If you need any additional information from me, feel free to ask!

Thank you.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:02 PM

I just formatted my HDD, but am still experiencing the same slowness.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:55 PM

Please post the computer model next time. Have you tried booting to safemode to check on the difference? The hard drive you have replaced was given to you by a friend as declared running in good condition. Could be true or partially, overheating problem or other concerning factors.


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

Could you run a Hard Drive Diagnostics test from the specific manufacturer located at http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:41 PM

Please post the computer model next time. Have you tried booting to safemode to check on the difference? The hard drive you have replaced was given to you by a friend as declared running in good condition. Could be true or partially, overheating problem or other concerning factors.


Try downloading Speccy and then install the program. To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.
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Model: Sager W150HR
I have not yet tried safemode. There is nothing else on the HDD besides the drivers that came on a disc with my Laptop(assuming you're questioning virus possibility, if not I'll try it).

I do not have internet on my laptop so I put the program on a flash drive and ran it from there.
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I should add that in the line that under HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services "VGPU" was in was highlighted in Yellow, and under Task Scheduler "/Microsoft\\Windows\NetTrace\GatherNetworkInfo" was highlighted in a redish pink.

"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" "" "" ""
+ "HotKeysCmds" "hkcmd Module" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe"
+ "IgfxTray" "igfxTray Module" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe"
+ "Persistence" "persistence Module" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe"
+ "RtHDVCpl" "Realtek HD Audio Manager" "Realtek Semiconductor" "c:\program files\realtek\audio\hda\ravcpl64.exe"
"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" "" "" ""
+ "NUSB3MON" "USB 3.0 Monitor" "Renesas Electronics Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\renesas electronics\usb 3.0 host controller driver\application\nusb3mon.exe"
"C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" "" "" ""
+ "Hotkey.lnk" "HotKey" "" "c:\program files (x86)\hotkey\hotkey.exe"
"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components" "" "" ""
+ "Microsoft Windows" "Windows Mail" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\windows mail\winmail.exe"
"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components" "" "" ""
+ "Microsoft Windows" "Windows Mail" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\windows mail\winmail.exe"
"HKLM\Software\Classes\Directory\Background\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers" "" "" ""
+ "Gadgets" "Sidebar droptarget" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\windows sidebar\sbdrop.dll"
+ "igfxcui" "igfxpph Module" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\igfxpph.dll"
+ "NvCplDesktopContext" "" "NVIDIA Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\nvshext.dll"
"HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Classes\Directory\Background\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers" "" "" ""
+ "Gadgets" "Sidebar droptarget" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\windows sidebar\sbdrop.dll"
"Task Scheduler" "" "" ""
+ "\Microsoft\Windows Defender\MP Scheduled Scan" "Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\windows defender\mpcmdrun.exe"
+ "\Microsoft\Windows Defender\MpIdleTask" "Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\windows defender\mpcmdrun.exe"
+ "\Microsoft\Windows\NetTrace\GatherNetworkInfo" "" "" "c:\windows\system32\gathernetworkinfo.vbs"
+ "\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Media Sharing\UpdateLibrary" "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\windows media player\wmpnscfg.exe"
"HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services" "" "" ""
+ "LMS" "Allows applications to access the local Intel® Management and Security Application using its locally-available selected network interfaces." "Intel Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\intel\intel® management engine components\lms\lms.exe"
+ "NVSvc" "NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 266.40" "NVIDIA Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe"
+ "nvUpdatusService" "NVIDIA Settings Update Manager service, used to check new updates from NVIDIA server." "NVIDIA Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\nvidia corporation\nvidia updatus\daemonu.exe"
+ "PowerBiosServer" "WMI" "" "c:\program files (x86)\hotkey\powerbiosserver.exe"
+ "UNS" "Intel® Management and Security Application User Notification Service - Updates the Windows Event Log with notifications of pre defined events received from the local Intel® Management and Security Application Device." "Intel Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\intel\intel® management engine components\uns\uns.exe"
+ "WinDefend" "Protection against spyware and potentially unwanted software" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\windows defender\mpsvc.dll"
+ "WMPNetworkSvc" "Shares Windows Media Player libraries to other networked players and media devices using Universal Plug and Play" "Microsoft Corporation" "c:\program files\windows media player\wmpnetwk.exe"
"HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services" "" "" ""
+ "adp94xx" "Adaptec Windows SAS/SATA Storport Driver" "Adaptec, Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\adp94xx.sys"
+ "adpahci" "Adaptec Windows SATA Storport Driver" "Adaptec, Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\adpahci.sys"
+ "adpu320" "Adaptec StorPort Ultra320 SCSI Driver (X64)" "Adaptec, Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\adpu320.sys"
+ "aliide" "ALi mini IDE Driver" "Acer Laboratories Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\aliide.sys"
+ "amdsata" "AHCI 1.2 Device Driver" "Advanced Micro Devices" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\amdsata.sys"
+ "amdsbs" "AMD Technology AHCI Compatible Controller Driver for Windows - AMD64 platform" "AMD Technologies Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\amdsbs.sys"
+ "amdxata" "Storage Filter Driver" "Advanced Micro Devices" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\amdxata.sys"
+ "arc" "Adaptec RAID Storport Driver" "Adaptec, Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\arc.sys"
+ "arcsas" "Adaptec SAS RAID WS03 Driver" "Adaptec, Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\arcsas.sys"
+ "b06bdrv" "Broadcom NetXtreme II GigE VBD" "Broadcom Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\bxvbda.sys"
+ "b57nd60a" "Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet NDIS6.x Unified Driver." "Broadcom Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\b57nd60a.sys"
+ "BrFiltLo" "Windows ME USB Mass-Storage Bulk-Only Lower Filter Driver" "Brother Industries, Ltd." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\brfiltlo.sys"
+ "BrFiltUp" "Windows ME USB Mass-Storage Bulk-Only Upper Filter Driver" "Brother Industries, Ltd." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\brfiltup.sys"
+ "Brserid" "Brotehr Serial I/F Driver (WDM)" "Brother Industries Ltd." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\brserid.sys"
+ "BrSerWdm" "Brother Serial driver (WDM version)" "Brother Industries Ltd." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\brserwdm.sys"
+ "BrUsbMdm" "Brother USB MDM Driver " "Brother Industries Ltd." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\brusbmdm.sys"
+ "BrUsbSer" "Brother USB Serial Driver" "Brother Industries Ltd." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\brusbser.sys"
+ "cmdide" "CMD PCI IDE Bus Driver" "CMD Technology, Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmdide.sys"
+ "ebdrv" "Broadcom NetXtreme II 10 GigE VBD" "Broadcom Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\evbda.sys"
+ "elxstor" "Storport Miniport Driver for LightPulse HBAs" "Emulex" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\elxstor.sys"
+ "hcw85cir" "Hauppauge WinTV 885 Consumer IR Driver for eHome" "Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\hcw85cir.sys"
+ "HpSAMD" "Smart Array SAS/SATA Controller Media Driver" "Hewlett-Packard Company" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\hpsamd.sys"
+ "iaStorV" "Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver - x64" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\iastorv.sys"
+ "igfx" "Intel Graphics Kernel Mode Driver" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\igdkmd64.sys"
+ "iirsp" "Intel/ICP Raid Storport Driver" "Intel Corp./ICP vortex GmbH" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\iirsp.sys"
+ "IntcAzAudAddService" "Realtek® High Definition Audio Function Driver" "Realtek Semiconductor Corp." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\rtkvhd64.sys"
+ "IntcDAud" "Intel® Display Audio Driver" "Intel® Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\intcdaud.sys"
+ "JMCR" "JMicron PCIe Flash Media Controller Driver" "JMicron Technology Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\jmcr.sys"
+ "JME" "JMicron NDIS6.20 Driver" "JMicron Technology Corp." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\jme.sys"
+ "LSI_FC" "LSI Fusion-MPT FC Driver (StorPort)" "LSI Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\lsi_fc.sys"
+ "LSI_SAS" "LSI Fusion-MPT SAS Driver (StorPort)" "LSI Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\lsi_sas.sys"
+ "LSI_SAS2" "LSI SAS Gen2 Driver (StorPort)" "LSI Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\lsi_sas2.sys"
+ "LSI_SCSI" "LSI Fusion-MPT SCSI Driver (StorPort)" "LSI Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\lsi_scsi.sys"
+ "megasas" "MEGASAS RAID Controller Driver for Windows 7\Server 2008 R2 for x64" "LSI Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\megasas.sys"
+ "MegaSR" "LSI MegaRAID Software RAID Driver" "LSI Corporation, Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\megasr.sys"
+ "MEIx64" "Intel® Management Engine Interface" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\hecix64.sys"
+ "nfrd960" "IBM ServeRAID Controller Driver" "IBM Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\nfrd960.sys"
+ "nusb3hub" "USB 3.0 Hub Driver" "Renesas Electronics Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\nusb3hub.sys"
+ "nusb3xhc" "USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver" "Renesas Electronics Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\nusb3xhc.sys"
+ "nvlddmkm" "NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 266.40 " "NVIDIA Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys"
+ "nvpciflt" "NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 266.40 " "NVIDIA Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvpciflt.sys"
+ "nvraid" "NVIDIA® nForce™ RAID Driver" "NVIDIA Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvraid.sys"
+ "nvstor" "NVIDIA® nForce™ Sata Performance Driver" "NVIDIA Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvstor.sys"
+ "ql2300" "QLogic Fibre Channel Stor Miniport Driver" "QLogic Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\ql2300.sys"
+ "ql40xx" "QLogic iSCSI Storport Miniport Driver" "QLogic Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\ql40xx.sys"
+ "secdrv" "Macrovision SECURITY Driver" "Macrovision Corporation, Macrovision Europe Limited, and Macrovision Japan and Asia K.K." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\secdrv.sys"
+ "Serial" "Brotehr Serial I/F Driver (WDM)" "Brother Industries Ltd." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\serial.sys"
+ "SiSRaid2" "SiS RAID Stor Miniport Driver" "Silicon Integrated Systems Corp." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\sisraid2.sys"
+ "SiSRaid4" "SiS AHCI Stor-Miniport Driver" "Silicon Integrated Systems" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\sisraid4.sys"
+ "stexstor" "Promise SuperTrak EX Series Driver for Windows " "Promise Technology" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\stexstor.sys"
+ "VGPU" "" "" "File not found: System32\drivers\rdvgkmd.sys"
+ "viaide" "VIA Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver" "VIA Technologies, Inc." "c:\windows\system32\drivers\viaide.sys"
+ "vsmraid" "VIA RAID DRIVER FOR AMD-X86-64" "VIA Technologies Inc.,Ltd" "c:\windows\system32\drivers\vsmraid.sys"
"HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32" "" "" ""
+ "msacm.l3acm" "MPEG Layer-3 Audio Codec for MSACM" "Fraunhofer Institut Integrierte Schaltungen IIS" "c:\windows\system32\l3codeca.acm"
"HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32" "" "" ""
+ "msacm.l3acm" "MPEG Layer-3 Audio Codec for MSACM" "Fraunhofer Institut Integrierte Schaltungen IIS" "c:\windows\syswow64\l3codeca.acm"
+ "vidc.cvid" "Cinepak® Codec" "Radius Inc." "c:\windows\syswow64\iccvid.dll"
"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\Appinit_Dlls" "" "" ""
+ "C:\Windows\system32\nvinitx.dll" "NVIDIA Compatible NVIDIA shim initialization dll, Version 266.40 " "NVIDIA Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\nvinitx.dll"
"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\Appinit_Dlls" "" "" ""
+ "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\nvinit.dll" "NVIDIA Compatible NVIDIA shim initialization dll, Version 266.40 " "NVIDIA Corporation" "c:\windows\syswow64\nvinit.dll"
"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify" "" "" ""
+ "igfxcui" "igfxdev Module" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\igfxdev.dll"




Could you run a Hard Drive Diagnostics test from the specific manufacturer located at http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

Do you hear any noise or grinding coming from the HHD

Please let us know if it ran successfully and note any errors in the next reply/


There is no grinding noise or any abnormal sound coming from the laptop.

20% through installation "installing IBM PC DOS 2000..."
I received an error:

"Device driver error !
Can't create target diskette."

Edited by Clauslester, 07 November 2012 - 11:47 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:13 AM

Check your laptop's BIOS section if it has a hard drive diagnostic test. We need to check if there are bad sectors or errors found. Do you have an antivirus installed? I see Windows Defender enabled(?) as it is an out dated protection software.

+ "NUSB3MON" "USB 3.0 Monitor" "Renesas Electronics Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\renesas electronics\usb 3.0 host controller driver\application\nusb3mon.exe"

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:01 PM

Check your laptop's BIOS section if it has a hard drive diagnostic test. We need to check if there are bad sectors or errors found. Do you have an antivirus installed? I see Windows Defender enabled(?) as it is an out dated protection software.

+ "NUSB3MON" "USB 3.0 Monitor" "Renesas Electronics Corporation" "c:\program files (x86)\renesas electronics\usb 3.0 host controller driver\application\nusb3mon.exe"

Disable also this on Autorun - Logon tab.



I'm not sure how to go about doing that. I do not have an anti-virus installed as nothing has been put on the computer other than the drivers that came on a cd with the laptop.

Will do.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:27 AM

Either a reply back or assistance from someone else would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:10 AM

I doubt I can help but I can get the ball rolling at least. When the first HDD failed, how did you determine it had failed? Diagnostic? Error message? My thoughts are that perhaps something else is at fault.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:08 AM

Sorry for not getting back quickly. Can you run speccy and post the report? What laptop model do you have? The hard drive installed would usually have a brand name label attached. Please post it next time.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:44 AM

I doubt I can help but I can get the ball rolling at least. When the first HDD failed, how did you determine it had failed? Diagnostic? Error message? My thoughts are that perhaps something else is at fault.

CHKDSK, and a few other signs all pointed to it. This is the original thread I made after it happened, but there is quite a bit to keep up with. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic471093.html

Sorry for not getting back quickly. Can you run speccy and post the report? What laptop model do you have? The hard drive installed would usually have a brand name label attached. Please post it next time.

My apologies, I posted the report in my last post but I gave the wrong hyperlink.
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Laptop Model: Sager W150HR

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:25 AM

Use the Seatools for Windows if you can still boot to Windows if not use the DOS mode. http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/ . You need to Publish a snapshot as specified using the speccy software. See post#3.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:37 PM

I read the first thread on the laptop issues:
1. Clicking an image in Facebook is probably coincidental. I'm sure they have OK security (other than keeping everyone's private stuff on record) so I doubt you picked up a virus.
2. Two HDDs failing in a couple of weeks. Not very likely, but not impossible.
3. I did not see any chkdsk results, just the Test Drive. If there is an issue with the MFT, that could be caused by Windows as well as HDD failure.
This thread:
1. You've stated you only have drivers installed off the install disk but you have Windows Defender and a bunch of other stuff there so presumably Windows is actually installed? Presumably Defender is automatically added in new installs, which is fine for the short-term.

I don't have an bright ideas. I would be inclined to bite the bullet and take it in for repair. A tech can swop out stuff easily. If it turns out to be another HDD failure, what are you going to do? Risk putting another one in?

We'll see what the Seagate app finds.




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