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Windows 7: Laptop so so slow

08 Sep 2017   #1
mark4supra

 
 
Laptop so so slow

Hi!
This is my second post about my laptop being so so slow.
It takes so long just for the laptop to start. There are no files except some software.
And it takes forever for it to open explorer.
Antivirus are also slow. Avast completed 1% in 3 hours. So that is no use.
HDD sentinel showed 90% health. The hard drive is 5 years old.
Any help is apreciated.


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08 Sep 2017   #2
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT
 
 

90% health means something with the performance of the drive. Did Sentinel show bad sectors? It's probably that reason why your computer is slow because a block of the storage is corrupted and cannot be accessed anymore.
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08 Sep 2017   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Please give us all the Laptop hardware specs.

I would say that you have a failing HDD. (showed 90% health)
Boot from Win 7 installation disk, go to repair and open a CMD window.
Type:
chkdsk C: /f
IF it doesn't find bad blocks or bad clusters
Type:
sfc /scannow
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09 Sep 2017   #4
mark4supra

 
 

Hdd sentinal showed 2 bad sectors.
Specs are
i5 2430m
4gb 666 mhz ram
600gb toshiba hdd
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09 Sep 2017   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

did you run Check disk and System File check?
Do you have any yellow alerts on device manager?
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09 Sep 2017   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Might be time for replacement thoughts
A lot of good ssd prices out there
2.5 hdd's have been pretty cheap for some time 500gb about 60.us
Amazon.com: WD Scorpio Black 500 GB SATA 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM 2.5 Mobile Hard Drive (WD5000BPKT): Electronics
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09 Sep 2017   #7
mark4supra

 
 

Check discs for some reason doesnt wanna run. Starting to think hdd is crapping out.
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09 Sep 2017   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Did you run from Win 7 installation disk as I posted on # 3?
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11 Sep 2017   #9
mark4supra

 
 

i dont even have one. C
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11 Sep 2017   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

What kind is your Win 7 license (Home, HP, Pro or Ultimate)?
This link is for Pro, valid for 24 hours https://software-download.microsoft....545a7910eadd75
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