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Windows 7: Fast Boot/Desktop Load, Then Super Bogged Down

07 Jun 2017   #11
janesvillite

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I downloaded a couple HDD scanners and it came up with failing the "long generic" test. Does that mean I should just get a new HD?


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07 Jun 2017   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It would be helpful if you would let us know exactly what you tested the drive with.

My thoughts are simple.
If a hard drive fails proper testing get rid of it after saving what data you need to save to another drive.

If in doubt throw it out.

Jack
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07 Jun 2017   #13
janesvillite

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
It would be helpful if you would let us know exactly what you tested the drive with.

My thoughts are simple.
If a hard drive fails proper testing get rid of it after saving what data you need to save to another drive.

If in doubt throw it out.

Jack
Whoops, Sorry! SeaTools for Windows was the one that failed the "long generic" test and HDDScan told me that the HDD failed the conveyance test.

I'm thinking of just getting a 120gb SSD instead. This would be my 3rd failed HDD.
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08 Jun 2017   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A SSD would be a great idea.
I personally use 240 GB Intel SSD's.
Many time the difference ($) between 120 GB and 240 isn't much. A little extra room can't hurt.

Jack
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08 Jun 2017   #15
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Use this portable program to see the SMART status.
https://osdn.net/frs/redir.php?m=c3s...kInfo7_0_5.zip.
I have a 128G SSD for Win7 and Lubuntu and a 1T HDD for data.
Only a 128G for Win7 and data is a little small.
As Jack suggested, buy a bigger one.
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11 Jun 2017   #16
janesvillite

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
A SSD would be a great idea.
I personally use 240 GB Intel SSD's.
Many time the difference ($) between 120 GB and 240 isn't much. A little extra room can't hurt.

Jack
You speak the truth! I was looking on amazon/newegg and it would make sense to go with the 240. Thanks!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Use this portable program to see the SMART status.
https://osdn.net/frs/redir.php?m=c3s...kInfo7_0_5.zip.
I have a 128G SSD for Win7 and Lubuntu and a 1T HDD for data.
Only a 128G for Win7 and data is a little small.
As Jack suggested, buy a bigger one.
I'll check that as soon as I get back to home base and can get back in front of my desktop. Thanks for the second on the SSD advice.



Question here for anyone with an opinion/experience on the matter (and if I need to start a new thread somewhere else, please let me know):

I've been thinking for awhile now of buying a new MoBo and CPU, since both of those currently in my machine are from 2008. Should I buy all three (the third being the SSD) together, or is it fine to install the new SSD and get the MoBo/CPU later? AKA, will I have to reinstall windows AGAIN when I decide to get the MoBo/CPU?

If I can just pop in the new MoBo/CPU without reinstalling windows, I could grab a new SSD this week. If it's better to do a clean install after putting in the new MoBo/CPU, I would rather wait until I can purchase all three at the same time and do the windows installation once.
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11 Jun 2017   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would get the SSD as soon as you care to. You just might be surprised the extra get-up-and go your old system will have.
I see your motherboard only has Sata II ports. That is okay. Their is still a great performance boost using a SSD.

Later on when you do build a new system you can use that SSD or get another one and keep the old computer up and running as a back up computer.

Jack
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11 Jun 2017   #18
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Totally agree with Jack.
A new MB will mostly require a clean install. If your win 7 license isn't a retail you won't be able to transfer / install the Win 7 HP on the new computer. You will have to buy a Win 7 Pro OEM or Win 10.
A SSD will boost your old computer to a new and higher level.
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14 Jun 2017   #19
janesvillite

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I would get the SSD as soon as you care to. You just might be surprised the extra get-up-and go your old system will have.
I see your motherboard only has Sata II ports. That is okay. Their is still a great performance boost using a SSD.

Later on when you do build a new system you can use that SSD or get another one and keep the old computer up and running as a back up computer.

Jack
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Totally agree with Jack.
A new MB will mostly require a clean install. If your win 7 license isn't a retail you won't be able to transfer / install the Win 7 HP on the new computer. You will have to buy a Win 7 Pro OEM or Win 10.
A SSD will boost your old computer to a new and higher level.
Thanks for the advice! I've been slowly updating my current machine, so it wouldn't be a new build, all I have left is the new MoBo and CPU. I also updated my system stats since they've been out of date for a few months (my bad). I DO have three laptops (work, other work, and old school macbook), one of which can still keep up pretty good with the games I wanna play. Pretty sure I'm covered in the backup department. :P

I did purchase a genuine copy of 7, so no worries there. I might just suck it up the next five weeks and use my laptop (until my bonus check comes in from work), then buy everything together to start "fresh."

Thanks to everyone for the help!
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