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Windows 7: Windows 7 unbareably slow after hard shutdown

13 Jan 2011   #11
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

After Disk Check, check performance for awhile to see if things have improved before running Seatools Extended CD scan.

After that, check performance again before deciding whether to call tech support to RMA the HD. Tell them about the diagnostics. They may suggest other tests or want you to do a Full Factory REcovery which is the solution about 90% of the time from Tech Support. Keep on them until you get it fixed or replaced if the HD continues to present problems.

Are those Recovery DVD's you made from the Recovery utility? Be aware that running the partition itself is more stable than the disks if your HD wiill run it.


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13 Jan 2011   #12
Captain Jeff

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

54%done! :)
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14 Jan 2011   #13
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

You seem to be getting somewhere then. Hows it behaving now?

Regards,
Golden
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14 Jan 2011   #14
Captain Jeff

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Okay so the chkdsk finally finished and now im running Seatools for DOS,
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14 Jan 2011   #15
Captain Jeff

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Unfortunately i cant afford to wait 2 weeks for sony to replace a $60 part.

I Just got back from Bestbuy, i bought a seagate Momentus XT 500GB 7200rpm hybrid drive HD+SSD4GB (is this any good)and i also bought a blackwidow dual hard drive docking station, my thought is that i can install the new hard drive into the laptop, run the recovery DVD on it then access the old HD thru the eSATA docking station to copy my files . Im very enthusiastic but i really have never done anything like this before, im going to attempt to install the new HD in 15 minutes. i'd appreciate any words of caution or tips.
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14 Jan 2011   #16
James Colbert

 
 

The dock does have some issues, as can be seen here:

Newegg.com - Thermaltake BlacX Duet ABS Plastic 2.5" & 3.5" Black USB2.0 & eSATA Dual Hard Drives Docking Station

Also, it appears that the dock can only 'see' one esata drive at a time, unless you have an esata port duplicator.

If you are using the dock to make an exact copy of the drive, you can use the drive manufacturer's software to do so.

James
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14 Jan 2011   #17
Captain Jeff

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Okay the hard disk seems to be repaired for the moment, i managed to copy all of my personal files to my 2TB eSATA external HDD. the first time i got the clicking noise back after copying about half the files then i got the blue screen of death.

i rebooted and everything was fast again and i was able to copy the rest of my files to the HDD and about 3 minutes after completion i got the clicking HDD again and the blue screen, seems like this HDD is on its last leg and i cant tell you guys how much i appreciate you guiding me out of this burning building before it completely collapsed. i have all my files and im ready to attempt to install the new drive and run system recovery dvd's

should i instead attempt to use this blackwidow dual hard drive docking station to duplicate the drive??

also did i make a mistake by buying a hybrid drive?Momentus XT | 7200 RPM | Seagate
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14 Jan 2011   #18
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I've never used hybrid drives before, so I can't offer a knowlegable comparison. I dont think you will have any issues to be honest - from what I can see of it, it seems like a good, fast relaible drive.

Regards,
Golden
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14 Jan 2011   #19
Captain Jeff

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Im 76% done with my system restore, replacing the hard drive was incredibly easy, thank all you guys for your help, im excited to see how much faster this new hard drive is,

you guys helped me take a problem and turn it into an upgrade. thankyou.
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