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Windows 7: HDD lag?

17 Jul 2011   #1
mynameiseliot

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 
HDD lag?

I hope this is the right place for this issue...

I've recently upgraded my whole PC. I'm now running an SSD with Win 7 x64 on, then 2 further drives with games/programs and then music/movies etc on another.

Before upgrading I had Win7 x64 and had none of the problems I now have.

I seem to be finding that when accessing the drives (mainly the drive with the music on) the drive is initially unresponsive, then there's a small clicking sound before it starts to work.

This is most noticeable on iTunes when trying to play a song.

NB once the HDD has started to work, it will do so for a good little while.

Anyone got ANY ideas as to what this is/how to sort it out?


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17 Jul 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Is everything on the HDD or do you have more than one drive?

It sounds as though the hard drive is about to fail.

Backup anything on it that you need to keep, and then run chkdsk on it.

Disk Check
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17 Jul 2011   #3
marsmimar

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I'd try running a diagnostic on the HDD. Sounds like it may be ready to croak.
SeaTools from Seagate can run a diagnostic even on non-Seagate drives.

| Seagate
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17 Jul 2011   #4
mynameiseliot

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Uhoh.

Should I have both boxes checked on the Disk Check Tool?
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17 Jul 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mynameiseliot View Post
Uhoh.

Should I have both boxes checked on the Disk Check Tool?
I certainly would, just in case, but do the suspect one first.
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17 Jul 2011   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Also, the major drive manufacturers have downloads of Drive Diagnostic Tools - an ISO image that you burn to CD or other media that are then bootable - that will further test the drive for problems.
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17 Jul 2011   #7
mynameiseliot

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Could I use Daemon tools for example to mount that ISO then run it? Daemon Tools is on a different drive to the one in question
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17 Jul 2011   #8
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Not advisable.

The Drive Diagnostics need to run at boot time. The OS or any working programs should not be running.
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18 Jul 2011   #9
mynameiseliot

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Sooo, just ran Disk Check. No problems.

Any ideas as to why this is happening?
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18 Jul 2011   #10
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you have run Windows Disk Check and your hard drive's diagnostics CD and there are no issues reported you can eliminate a failing drive as a possible cause for now.

Another avenue to explorer is illustrated here:
Browser makes "Click" Noise, Music becomes corrupted... - CNET Digital music Forums

I have come across this iTunes/click issue a few times in the past. You should do a web search on the issue (itunes+hard drive+clicking sound)
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