About a year ago my hard drive died. I didn't have any money at the time and i just simply took the HD off my old laptop and it somehow fit in my alienware laptop. The HD was from a dell inspirion i think. Never had an issue with it but the hard drive is definitely at least 7-10 years old. As i have programs installed from 2010. That will probably make you think it's a hard drive failing maybe? Not to sure anymore.
I have 2 questions
What do i even do with this chkdsk log i have now? I found the logs but don't understand what to do now.
Can a failing HD / virus really inpact my FPS that much and browsing experience. I can watch youtube videos in 1080p just fine. But playing games and watching live streams that require 60 fps i can't at all and constantly getting BAD fps.
Attach the log file to your next post. Or you can copy and paste the text into the post itself. It's nice if you hide the text behind "spoiler" tags so it doesn't clog up the whole post and thread.
Yes a failing HD can impact anything that requires reads and writes. A failing HD might mean that the computer has to try to read something multiple times before it gets the data, vs. reading something once and moving on. Same for writing times. Also the errors could be recorded somewhere, which also takes time away from doing other things like FPS. A 7 year old is 2 years older than you have a right to expect it to live. The Smithsonian called, and they want to put your hard drive on display in the "Ye Anciente Technologie" exhibit. There's a delegation visiting Washington DC from Japan, and they've never seen one that old before, so it's more or less an "international incident" type of thing. The FBI will be coming by in a black van later, to pick it up. Do NOT get into the van. Even if they offer candy. That's how they got Seth Rich.
On a personal note I can read between the lines and see that you are looking for a fast, right now solution. There's no way that can happen. If I, or some other Tech, were physically right there at the machine, it might get fixed in 15 minutes, but doing it this way, via forum communication, or what I call "remote control" is ALWAYS slow and tedious. You can have it fast, you can have it right, or you can have it cheap, but you never get all three. This is the right, cheap and SLOW way.
Edited by Aaron_Warrior, 14 June 2017 - 02:04 PM.