Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920
According to a benchmark I ran on my laptop, the HDD is only getting a read speed of 1 MBps... that is literally a third of my internet download speed... The laptop is also VERY slow to boot up, and load anything off the HDD...
Specs of laptop:
8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
500 GB 7200 RPM HDD 16MB cache SATA2
Intel Core i7 740 QM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1 GB
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Edition SP1
Is there anything I can do about this aside from replacing the HDD (definitely going for an SSD if I have to though)?
First run chkdsk from an elevated command prompt.
run chkdsk on ALL "drives"
2nd. Using the Windows Defragmenter, defragment your drives.
When running a disk check program or
when running a defragmenter program,
Do nothing else. Just sit back and wait. Watch a ballgame or whatever. Go To an Elevated Command Prompt Elevated command prompt = Run CMD.EXE as administrator WIN | t
ype CMD.EXE |
hit Enter | in the PROGRAMS list, right-click on CMD.EXE |
choose "Run as administrator" | Click on the YES button (if such appears)
WIN key = key with Microsoft log on top
for the guru:
WIN | type CMD.EXE | CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER key combo | ALT+Y keycombo
This is the chkdsk command you need: CHKDSK X: /R
where you substitute your actual "drive" letter of X
To run win 7 defragmenter:
WIN | type Disk Defrag | ENTER
WIN = key with Microsoft logo on top
Let us know when you have completed both of these.