Hello everyone. My computer sometimes freezes, stops for like 10-15 seconds even in basic tasks like opening Paint, right clicking on a file etc.
I've scanned my PC for viruses, nothing. I've formatted the disc like a week ago but it's still the same. So I think this problem is related to hardware. More specifically, to my hard drive. But I'm not an expert so I wanted to ask you.
My computer is 3-4 years old now. I know, it's an old computer. I haven't changed any part at all. And I ran a test to see my disk speed, it was a little bit weird. Because on most of the YouTube videos on how to short stroke your HDD, all the disk speed graphics were stable. Starting from the top to the bottom. Something like this :
But my disk was pretty much like this :
(Sorry for bad paint skills)
Really unstable, right? And not just that. Sometimes when my PC slows down, I look at my task manager, my disk usage is at 100%, but the total amount that the tasks are using is like 0.5 mb/s. So it's not because my HDD's average disk speed is slow, but rather it's unstable. Sometimes it's speed is up to 50 mb/s, sometimes as low as 0.1 mb/s. And this is why disabling SuperFetch, Windows Serach didn't help.
So I don't know if it's true but, some people say that this is your hard drive telling you that it's about to fail. Is it? It would make sense, because it's been almost 4 years now.
But just in case it's something else, I would like to solve this problem. If it is how I think, I'm going to have to be patient until I get a new computer.
Thanks in advance.
EDIT : Oops, I forgot to add this.
2 GB RAM
320 GB HDD
Onboard Intel GPU
Edited by frusciante54, 26 January 2017 - 09:05 AM.