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Disk management issues

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#1 dmarz


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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:51 PM

I've worked with computers most of my life and never really understood "Disk Management" and partitions.


I built my PC about 2 years ago, took 2 old drives, slapped it in and then got another 1TB drive an threw in as well after a while.


My pc hasn't always been real sluggish. But now it takes about 10 minutes for it to boot and load everything. I am attaching my disk management window. I don't think this is right, i'm pretty sure the 2 drives already had windows on them but made them slave drives (I think that's right).


I'm not sure what drive is running Win10...like i said i never understood this part of PCs.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!




Oh here's my dxdiag


System Information
      Time of this report: 8/7/2015, 17:36:11
             Machine name: PC
         Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 10240) (10240.th1_st1.150717-1719)
                 Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
      System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
             System Model: System Product Name
                     BIOS: Default System BIOS
                Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
                   Memory: 12288MB RAM
      Available OS Memory: 12236MB RAM
                Page File: 4104MB used, 20420MB available
              Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
          DirectX Version: 12
      DX Setup Parameters: Not found
         User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
       System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
          DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
                 Miracast: Not Available
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported
           DxDiag Version: 10.00.10240.16384 64bit Unicode

Edited by dmarz, 07 August 2015 - 05:00 PM.

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Posted 08 August 2015 - 04:37 PM

Disk1 (the 1 tB disk) is running Windows. (from the dxdiag, the OS is installed in C:\Windows - which is Disk1)

Disk 0 is a 400 gB disk.  Although these were made, I've never seen one.

There's many different reasons for a slow boot on Win10.


Let's start with these free hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html

Start with the hard drive tests as that's the most likely issue here.

Post back with the results and we'll move on from there.

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 03:59 PM

Thanks for your help! I am about to go through and see what happens. Will edit post once complete.

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