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My over-active hard drive is slowing everything up


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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

Hi,.my PC froze a few days ago and I got a message out of the blue something like "corrupted files, use chkdsk".

So I ran chkdsk and it seemed to do its work as the screen was filled with dozens of scrolling messages for 10 minutes such as "chkdsk replacing files" etc.

But since then my PC has been running very slow because the hard drive "working" light is on for long periods as if something is going on in the background, slowing everything up. For example the light has been on and the drive has been whirring away all the time I've been typing this post.

I've run AVG and Adaware scans with no result.

Any idea what's going on?


Edited by MickinPlymouthUK, 21 February 2013 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:14 PM

I suggest you go to the website of your hd manufacturer and download and run their diagnostic utility



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:23 PM

Thanks but I ran a Sys Restore then ran chkdsk again, did a couple more AVG and Adaware scans and the problem seems to have gone away..:)






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