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Windows 7: New Computer - Slow - What could be wrong?

18 Nov 2012   #1
Fuhaxian

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
New Computer - Slow - What could be wrong?

Greetings,

I recently just built my first rig, specifications can be seen under my profile, and already experiencing strange occurrences. For the components I have, I would have figured that it wouldn't act up like it is. Recently, while downloading a game, all performance seemed to lack, my windows flashed white, and it seemed that explorer crashed and rebooted. Opening up programs often takes a few seconds and the other day when I unrar'ed a file, (25GBs), it ended up taking over an hour to uncompress the ISO. I have my speculations that it may be my hard drive, which HD Tune shows the read to be, Minimum 8.4 MB/s, and maximum 62.2 MB/s. I often get a "fart", to where as programs would spontaneously freeze and resume within a matter of seconds. It's become really annoying, and I'm not sure what exactly is going on :S.

Other notes:
Fresh OS Installation
Retail Windows 7 Ultimate

Thanks,
Fuhaxian

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18 Nov 2012   #2
tlarseth

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

Looks like it maybe a HDD issue. I see on Newegg that this model is discontinued, and has a lot of complaints about the drives failing on them within 3-4 months.
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18 Nov 2012   #3
Fuhaxian

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Could there be anything else to it? I only assume it's the harddrive, but could something else be wrong perhaps?
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18 Nov 2012   #4
tlarseth

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

try defragmenting the drive.
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18 Nov 2012   #5
Fuhaxian

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I did the other day. It improved the speeds, but I'm still getting a strange problem.
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18 Nov 2012   #6
Fuhaxian

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Defraggler states my drive, for a random read test, at 1.29 MB/s
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18 Nov 2012   #7
tlarseth

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

Check your Sata cables and make sure they are fully connected, sometimes they get loose.
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18 Nov 2012   #8
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
 
 

The disk is on its way out, time to replace it.
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18 Nov 2012   #9
tlarseth

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

He just got this HDD not too long ago, if it is still under warranty call it in.
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18 Nov 2012   #10
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

download the drive diagnostic tools from manufacturer website, and run them.

Frankly though if HD tuner shows not one but three yellow fields... i'd assume its dying and replace it.
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