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[Windows 10] Computer getting slower and slower, mabye hard disk failing?


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#1 BottledDragon

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 12:29 PM

Recently I've noticed that my gaming PC i have from cyberpowerPC has been slowing down alot. At first i didn't think anything of it since is wasn't getting too slow but now its almost unbearable when i try to play a game. When i try to play archeage it takes like 2 mins to load the character model in the character create screen and until it loads its completely black. All other models in game stay black for like half a second when the game attempts to load them since it takes too long to load. When i try to play roblox assassin it takes up  to 15 seconds to  load and theres a delay when trying to throw knives, and recently I've noticed that hard disk usage in task manager is often at 100% even though it only has like 20MB/s going. Is there a way to find what is causing this? hard drive failure? I've tried uninstalling a lot of stuff and nothing worked, It started i think around the time i optimized it through windows from 7% fragmentation to 0% fragmentation if that could have anything to do with it.

 

PC SPECS: https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883230181&cm_re=cyber_power_PC_1070-_-83-230-181-_-Product

 

 

also recently i have seen it at absolutely 0% and sometimes just really low disk usage when it should be higher in task manager which is why i posted this with the disk failure? in the title.


Edited by BottledDragon, 25 January 2017 - 04:35 PM.


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:06 AM

Start by running these free hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html

After that, backup your stuff.

 

The next steps will be to either attempt to repair this, or to wipe the system and reinstall Windows - your choice.

Repair will take a while, whereas wipe and reinstall can be done much more easily/quickly.


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