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#1 May 05 2011 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
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after the recent windows auto update, my computer seems to be grinding to a screeching halt. Slow to start up [only msn opens at the start automaticly], log in, etc.

Everything is slow to repsond or stops responding. Odd thing is that the task manager shows normal values, nothing chewing up huge loads of ram or power. have Toshiba Satellite, 4 gb ram. Windows 7. Please feel free to mention any details i should be adding, 3 40 am, so brainy, no worky.

oh and my drive is partitioned. the storage drive, my D Drive, has become inaccessible. cant even right click it without explorer.exe crashing. System restore is stuck in "waiting" so no go there. for a few hours a while back my computer stopped believing it was authentic but that went away recently. Security essentials revealed no malware, though by the time it triesto scan D Drive, it freezes.

all the stuff that shows how stuff is performing, either in quantitative measures or qualitative ranks, shows everything is "good". My ***.




Edited, May 5th 2011 11:42pm by Tenjen
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#2 May 06 2011 at 5:46 AM Rating: Decent
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okay so now that iam awake and aware
. I have a Toshiba Satellite L500, Intel core 2 duo, P8700 @2.53ghz [2cpu's] 4gb RAM, DirectX,

Operating system is windows 7 home premium 64 bit [6.`, build 7600]

Graphics card is an ATI mobility radeon HD 4600 series

Edited, May 6th 2011 11:49am by Tenjen
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#3 May 06 2011 at 6:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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Right click My Computer, hit properties of your D drive, and tell it to perform a full chkdsk including checking for bad sectors and repairing them. Let this run; it may take a while.

Then go get a free little program called HD Tune. The 15 day free trial will be enough. Install it and click on the Info tab for your D drive. If anything is highlighted, then it means there is a physical problem with the HDD.
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#4 May 06 2011 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
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tried check disk but it says the drive in unaccessible. My hard drive may be dying prematurely.

will follow the rest of your advice
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Yeah, it sounds like there is physical damage to the drive if it's not even accessible.

If you know how to open the BIOS, make sure that S.M.A.R.T. is enabled for disk drives. For some reason it is often disabled from new in box systems or laptops. HD Tune will also read the smart data, as will a handy little freeware app called Speedfan (which is primarily used to monitor temperatures.) The smart data is a chip embedded in the HDD to warn you of anything strange happening with the disk.
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#6 May 06 2011 at 8:58 AM Rating: Decent
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oh i must mention that D drive is a partitioned drive.

C and D drive's are part of one physical hard drive. C contains my program data, D contains movies, downloads, adult material and a few game installations, pictures etc.

C is doing just fine by the way.

Doing what you mentioned right now.

thanks for the help, info and advice <3
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Yep I figured as much since it's a laptop. But it can still have physical damage on it, even if the partition that is the C drive is doing fine.
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#8 May 07 2011 at 6:49 AM Rating: Good
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here are three graph scans of my main hard drive. Taken at different times. no idea if its useful

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn134/LynxTenjen/HDTune_Benchmark_TOSHIBA_MK5055GSX.png

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn134/LynxTenjen/HDTune_Benchmark_TOSHIBA_MK5055GSX2.png

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn134/LynxTenjen/HDTune_Benchmark_TOSHIBA_MK5055GSX3.png


and this is the damage scan

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn134/LynxTenjen/HDTune_Error_Scan_TOSHIBA_MK5055GSX.png

0.3% damage. which i hope means that my data is still safe inside the D drive for when i use a data recovery program.
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You might be able to recover your data by downloading a free bootable linux disk called Knoppix, booting to it, and then using it to transfer your files on to a large flash drive. Windows likely won't ever be able to see your data, because it looks like you lost some of the rather important parts of the drive that deal with the MFT, etc. Linux bypasses that entirely. With a laptop drive, its most likely physical damage, it could also be virus related. You really want to try and get a SSD in there at some point if you can to eliminate that damage potential.
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#11 May 25 2011 at 1:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Having same reasons as well.. Maybe I should stop bringing my HP through bike travels on back pack, this thing's quite heavy as well -_-
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#12 May 29 2011 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Try chkdsk on it from windows recovery console
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