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Windows 7: Continue without scanning external HDD, computer lags

17 Feb 2013   #21
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you all folks for dropping by.
To answer your question jjknz; Ccleaner is not a Tune Up program. It does as its old name implies. It use to be called Crap Cleaner. That's what it does. It does have a registry cleaner that I and many do not recommend using unless you know what your doing.
Now I went back to the home ranch and asked if some folks would come and help you with your problem and here they are. You have many choices how you want to continue. Looking at your mess again I recommend a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
After that is done please don't install and Tune Up and thing programs.
Windows 7 is tuned up right out the Clean Install. Greg wrote the Tutorial. Thousands have used it with success if the instructions are followed. Windows 7 Forum offers the Tutorial and the needed help to you for the great total price that we always use FREE. Your call.
Once again for all the help friends; back to the ranch. We will wait for
jjknz decision.


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17 Feb 2013   #22
gregrocker

 

You defeat the purpose of a Clean Reinstall if you reimport all of the bloatware from the HP SUpport Downloads webpage. That's why it is very specific about where and what to reimport in the tutorial, especially about how to handle drivers in Win7.

If you have questions about a program you think Win7 needs from HP, then ask back. Some laptops have HD monitors or battery tenders that users feel better having reinstalled, although Win7 has better utilties for this and almost everything else built in.
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17 Feb 2013   #23
jjknz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks guys, I'll do the clean install using the tutorial.
But my initial question to this whole thread was why my computer lags after I 'continued without scanning.'
Forget all the bloatware and my unsuccessful Windows installation for a moment.
Everything was fine until I 'continued without scanning.'
Why would it suddenly mess up my system that badly?
I'm going to do the clean install, I just want to understand why.
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17 Feb 2013   #24
jjknz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When you say 'scan' do you mean this? If you do, then yes I intend to follow all the steps.

When finished, clean and order the HD perfectly using state-of-the-art free CCleaner "Run Cleaner" button and Registry tab.
● I also recommend running Puran free boot-time defragger + Full Disk Check (after checking Intelligent Optimizer on Additional Operations tab) for state-of-the-art defrag which includes System files.

● Periodically run both of the above as well as a full scan with free Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware.
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17 Feb 2013   #25
gregrocker

 

Whenever a HD is brought into question as was yours, you should back up your files to run a full Disk Check followed by the HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan which will give you the exact condition of the HD. This tests both the file System and disk surface condition.

If the HD is not internally connection then run Disk Check followed by Partition Wizard Partition surface test which will suffice to give its physical condition.
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17 Feb 2013   #26
jjknz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Whenever a HD is brought into question as was yours, you should back up your files to run a full Disk Check followed by the HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan which will give you the exact condition of the HD. This tests both the file System and disk surface condition.

If the HD is not internally connection then run Disk Check followed by Partition Wizard Partition surface test which will suffice to give its physical condition.
Should I do this before clean installing, after or both?
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17 Feb 2013   #27
gregrocker

 

I would do it before on all drives to know for sure the condition of your HD's.

Remember to unplug all other HD's during install.
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17 Feb 2013   #28
jjknz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll do the scans and let you know of the results.
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17 Feb 2013   #29
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

The lagging could be Window's re-indexing the drive or an automatic defrag. Even so, you have enough running to cause occasional slow periods as each one "phones home" or checks for updates.
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18 Feb 2013   #30
jjknz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I did mention in my third post on this thread that I did a CHKDSK, but I did it again anyway.
CHKDSK results are here, the one not in a window is C drive.

I went to my HDD manufacturer's website for the utility,
but I can't seem to find any ISO images to burn on a CD.
They all seem to be standalone programs; Software Utilities
I tried running the Fujitsu HDD diagnostic tool, but it wouldn't let me select a hard drive.
It detected which hard drive I have, but won't let me select it for diagnosis.

I'm going to use SeaToolsDOS for the time being.


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