Severe performance issue

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  1. Toology

    Toology New Member

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    Recently (last week or so) my computer has become nearly unusable with a drastic drop in performance. It's taking nearly 10 minutes to boot up completely. Clicking on an icon and having to wait 30sec-2min for program to run etc.

    Comp: e8400 dual core 3ghz, 2gb ram, xp sp3.

    I thought by the way my computer has been acting it was probably a worm or something that has been slowing it down to near standstill. I have updated and ran Spybot as well as my AVG free version... neither have come up with anything.

    Anyone have any ideas of what else i can try, I also did a defrag of all my drives just for shits. I am generally pretty good with computers and right now i'm absolutely clueless as to where to go from here, my computer is running like a 500mhz box from 95 lol.

    here is a shot of my processes in case anything jumps out at anyone.

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    razor stuff is mouse software, also have avg, nvidia control panel, and reaktek audio manager running in my systray
     
  2. Toology

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    no ones got anything?!
     
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    Sounds like the main HD might be on it's way out. How long did the defrag take on that drive? There are drive fitness tools out there that will run tests of the read arm and such on the drive to check for hardware malfunction. You may be able to get one, depends on the drive manufacturer.

    Try googling for "seagate drive fitness," the first link had a good list of different drive manufacturers utils.
     
  4. let me see the perfromance tab.
    run chkdsk c: /f from command prompt. that will look for hard drive issues.

    to be honest, it sounds like u have a virus or something, especially with that long boot time.
     
  5. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    Hijack this might find stuff the others didn't/coudln't ...
     
  6. Toology

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    very well could be my hard drive, its AGES old, still ide as well, been meaning to switch to a new one, but i have so many games without the install files anymore ive been putting it off, goin to check on those 2 suggestions now, brb
     
  7. DigiCrime

    DigiCrime If Only!

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    install speedfan then look at the SMART tab after selecting your drive see what it says for drive status
     
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    i got the WD diagnostic tool, and ran the quick smart test, it failed after about 15 seconds and reads:

    quick test on drive 1 did not complete:
    status code = 07 (failed read test element) failure checkpoint = 65 (error test log)
    smart self-test did not complete on drive 1

    this probably meaning my drive is on its way out? checkin out speedtest now as well, will post in a sec
     
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    here is the speedfan results. I realize my cpu is running hot, the e8400 has ALWAYS ran hot since day one, and i read many different forums about it, not much i have been able to do about it, though i dont think thats causing the problem either.

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    i did the in-depth online analysis and it came out as

    68% fitness, 98% performance
     
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    DigiCrime If Only!

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    You got a bad block on your drive somewhere.
     
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    believe its enough to cause such severe problems?
     
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    DigiCrime If Only!

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    if some portions of the windows start up/booting or some service is on that block yea it can. Fitness decrease usually dictates a bad block somewhere. Download Seagates drive tool and run a long DST test
     

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