HDD not responding


  1. Posts : 26
    Windows 7 Pro x64
       #1

    HDD not responding


    Sometimes when I click my c-drive or d-drive I get the green bar and circles (left pane) why is this happening? It's a new WD 500gb drive just FYI.
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  2. Posts : 3,690
    win 8 32 bit
       #2

    Are there a lot of files its normal for it to do this as it reads the drive you could check the drive for errors that can slow it down
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  3. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #3

    Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
    You don't show much at all about your machine
    See the links above my signature on how to fill in your system spec's page.

    Depending on your processor and amount of memory can make or break speed of how fast a drive can load even a local drive.

    It can also have bad sectors which will effect loading as well as fragmentation.
    Obviously not a new hdd unless like stated it had a lot of files on it but the C drive will usually fragment unless you manually run defragment hdd
    Of course you wouldn't defragment a ssd :)
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  4. Posts : 26
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #4

    ASUS X501A-BSPDN22 Intel Pentium 2020M (2.40GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD
    Intel HD Graphics 15.6" Windows 7 64-Bit
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  5. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #5

    Hi,
    Yep dual core processor so yea it would be slow
    Intel® Pentium® Processor 2020M (2M Cache, 2.40 GHz) Specifications

    Monitor your temperatures and post what it states
    Save this to your downloads folder and right click the zip folder and select Extract all
    Download Real Temp 3.70 | techPowerUp
    HDD not responding-realtemp-send-desktop.jpg

    Open it and you'll get a number for the temp on your taskbar also notice the load it shows too.

    HDD not responding-realtemp-good-cpu...jpg
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  6. Posts : 26
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Is this better than core temp?
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  7. Posts : 26
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Here's what ct shows
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  8. Posts : 2,776
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
       #8

    My Windows 7 Pro does the same thing from time to time, with other Explorer things also. I'll be listening in, learning right alongside with you. Two questions: does this often happen right after cold-post/boot or Restart of Windows? Or, often during a Windows session with things going on in the background and foreground?
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  9. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #9

    Hi,
    Core temp is fine
    Just monitor the temps and load when the machine seems to slow down
    Let us know what you show on that image looks okay the high temp is a little high 56-53c but not bad either
    Post if it goes higher than that.
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  10. Posts : 2,776
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
       #10

    I just now remembered the temps being a concern, consider adding a usb-powered external cooling assembly [one giant fan or twin fans]. My two laptops were helped quite a bit with those. Get a little warm, however, almost never get hot anymore.
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