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Prolonged HD activity on start up?

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#1 Red Kelt

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 10:17 AM

My hard disk sounds like it's working overtime on start up for a few minutes after the desktop has loaded.


I've done the msconfig thing and also amended start up programs in Norton 360.  There are only 3 or 4 things running on start up.


With my other problems re the pc freezing does anyone advise reinstalling windows from fresh or has my 4 year old pc had it's day?


I have two HDs under the hood, is it worth swapping them, the 2nd HD is hardly used?

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 10:26 AM

 You may have some bad sectors on that boot drive.  Run chkdsk and let it check for and attempt repair of any bad sectors and see if that helps.  


Good luck.

Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

#3 Wolverine 7

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 03:47 PM

Win 7s seem to do the disk activity at startup a lot,another thought is go to the performance monitor in taskmanager and have a look at disk usage their,see if theirs clues to what accessing the disk.


After 4  years,probably time to reinstall,you could try the repair install if you dont want to lose programs etc,seems to work well on win 7.

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