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Windows 7: Hard drive Issue's Slow Boot up, cant open!

03 Nov 2012   #1
iQuiet

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Hard drive Issue's Slow Boot up, cant open!

Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 ATA Device (secondary hard drive)
OCZ-AGILITY3 ATA Device (SSD) (Primary)
Is the current hard drive i have, Last night as i was gaming, my desktop flashed and changed back to the default windows colour (blue) and then remained like that for 15 minutes, after i closed the game, it returned back to the original colour, Ever since then, My computer boots up extremely slow, used to be 10 seconds, now upwards of 10 minutes! & my secondary hard drive when opened loads extremely slow, and some of the icons when i press the start menu don't show. I can still load things from the primary hard drive fast, anything from secondary hard drive is extreme slow. I tried transfering my files from secondary to primary, and it was scanning for 15 minutes and i gave up.
Can anyone please figure this issue out?
Thanks in Advance.
-Quiet


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04 Nov 2012   #2
iQuiet

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Any help?
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05 Nov 2012   #3
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iQuiet View Post
Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 ATA Device (secondary hard drive)
OCZ-AGILITY3 ATA Device (SSD) (Primary)
Is the current hard drive i have, Last night as i was gaming, my desktop flashed and changed back to the default windows colour (blue) and then remained like that for 15 minutes, after i closed the game, it returned back to the original colour, Ever since then, My computer boots up extremely slow, used to be 10 seconds, now upwards of 10 minutes! & my secondary hard drive when opened loads extremely slow, and some of the icons when i press the start menu don't show. I can still load things from the primary hard drive fast, anything from secondary hard drive is extreme slow. I tried transfering my files from secondary to primary, and it was scanning for 15 minutes and i gave up.
Can anyone please figure this issue out?
Thanks in Advance.
-Quiet
Hi,
Sounds like you possibly have an issue with your Hitachi Hard Drive.
Hard Disk Sentinel - HDD health and temperature monitoring Try this program on the free trial. It will tell you if there is a problem with the Hitachi Drive. You can also run this software from Hitachi Downloads
Then you need to back up ASAP. I suspect if you disconnected the secondary hard drive temporarily your Windows will work and boot faster.
Tony
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07 Nov 2012   #4
iQuiet

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

The results are as follows.. On this driver, If i was to replace this hard drive, do i need to do a clean install?
The hard drive only has 2 files on it, windowsImageBackup and mediaID.bin Nothing else. Or can i replace the hard drive by just plugging in a new hard drive, what would be the proccess to fix this issue?


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07 Nov 2012   #5
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iQuiet View Post
The results are as follows.. On this driver, If i was to replace this hard drive, do i need to do a clean install?
The hard drive only has 2 files on it, windowsImageBackup and mediaID.bin Nothing else. Or can i replace the hard drive by just plugging in a new hard drive, what would be the proccess to fix this issue?
Hi,
This is just your secondary drive so all you need to do is to physically replace the drive in the computer, initialise the new drive in Control Panel Administrative Tools Computer Management Disk Management and format the new drive. If you are not sure what to format post a screen shot of the disk management window and forum members will help you. You do not need to reinstall Windows.
Your Hitachi drive is not to be trusted and is really bad.
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07 Nov 2012   #6
iQuiet

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

If I do not use this hard drive, am I able to unplug it and leave it out of my system? Will this cause any harm or issues? And will my computer remain the same? As the hard drive has nothin on it, if I unplug it, my computer should remain back to normal correct?
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08 Nov 2012   #7
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

iQuiet: You are correct.

You can and should remove the Hitachi drive (disc0: D:\ - in the diagnostic screen shot you posted)
Disc1: C:\ should be your system drive (System, Boot, etc)
-> but just to be certain, please post a Disk Management screen shot of your system.

Right click Computer, select mange, select Disk management
close the action pane, close the navigation pane and maximize the window

Alt+Prtsc captures the window, open paint, past the capture, save the image and attach it using the paper clip on the posting menu.

If everything looks correct, then you can remove the Hitachi drive from your machine. If something needs to be changed, we'll do that before removing the Hitachi drive.


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08 Nov 2012   #8
iQuiet

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks so much for your help! Here is the picture your asking for! please let me know if i can remove my hard drive!


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08 Nov 2012   #9
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Everything looks fine. I wanted to make sure that the System Reserve was the system & active partition and that C:\ was boot & page partition (see attached).

Go ahead and pull the drive out of the machine. After a day or two, please post how your machine is performing.

Thanks,

Bill
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08 Nov 2012   #10
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

If you have any software or scheduled tasks that expect a drive letter D: , you might want to reconfigure the software and disable the tasks. Don't know if that necessarily applies to your system.
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