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Windows 7: Transfering large files make W7 Slow Down to a Crawl?

13 Aug 2009   #11
doomie22

WinXp
 
 

Indexing Service if disabled.

Where do I look to see if Media Sharing is enabled? Sorry if this seems like an easy question but W7 is new to me and I've never used Vista.


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13 Aug 2009   #12
Antman

 

My bad - target drive. Media Sharing would be managed through WiMP if I am not mistaken. And should only apply to specific folders.
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13 Aug 2009   #13
doomie22

WinXp
 
 

Ok, so I read about TeraCopy from another thread and installed it; a file that I know will stop during mid-transfer now transfer without any issues when using TeraCopy v2.06 beta.

I'm confused

Network File and Folder sharing is disable.
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13 Aug 2009   #14
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doomie22 View Post
Ok, so I read about TeraCopy from another thread and installed it; a file that I know will stop during mid-transfer now transfer without any issues when using TeraCopy v2.06 beta.

I'm confused

Network File and Folder sharing is disable.
So explorer is having issues. Have you restarted and tried again?

~Lordbob
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13 Aug 2009   #15
slithernet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

When I test hard drives i get this prob. When a bad hard drive is connected to my pc explorer hangs and transfers slow. Sometimes the transfer will go after a long time, sometimes it hangs 4 ever. Maybe you should test your drive.
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13 Aug 2009   #16
doomie22

WinXp
 
 

Yeah I restarted a couple times.

At first when I saw this issue I thought W7 froze so I would always press the reset button on my case. Later I found out that if I canceled the transfer the desktop would eventually recover without needing to reset the system.

When the transfer stops the desktop becomes frozen; I can't click on anything Alt-Tab doesn't work, I can't even access the Task Manager however I can still move the mouse cursor and the lights (num lock etc.) on my keyboard can be turned on and off.

Its weird that TeraCopy works though.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slithernet View Post
When I test hard drives i get this prob. When a bad hard drive is connected to my pc explorer hangs and transfers slow. Sometimes the transfer will go after a long time, sometimes it hangs 4 ever. Maybe you should test your drive.
I think I'll do that just in case. Thanks for the advice!
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13 Aug 2009   #17
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slithernet View Post
When I test hard drives i get this prob. When a bad hard drive is connected to my pc explorer hangs and transfers slow. Sometimes the transfer will go after a long time, sometimes it hangs 4 ever. Maybe you should test your drive.
What do you use to test them? This is something I should run as well....

~Lordbob
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13 Aug 2009   #18
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

You can run the free version of HD Tune 2.55 for a quick scan for bad sectors while the best tools are generally the drive diagnostics provided by the manufacturer itself. HD Tune website

Sometimes the model of drive by the particular manufacturer is the problem rather then any actual faults being seen. When first going to test the 7 betas I found myself needing an extra drive to test various configurations as well as preserving the initial quadruple boot setup of both 7 flavors along with the existing XP and Vista dual boot.

The WD Green Power drive was removed out of the external usb housing for internal use and would soon start seeing Windows problems with each clean install over the last several months. The next time someone asks about installing 7 on an external drive the term "meant for storage only" certainly does apply there!

Fortunately all that time the second Host drive installed as a stand alone as well as added into the other BCD store always remains stable! It formerly held XP and the 32bit beta.
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13 Aug 2009   #19
slithernet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

I usually test them with the manufacturers tools, whats the brand of the hard drive?
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13 Aug 2009   #20
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slithernet View Post
I usually test them with the manufacturers tools, whats the brand of the hard drive?
Samsung.

~Lordbob
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