Speed of hard disk is very slow down from last week i had'nt installed any type of software or any type of data but i don't know how it happened please hel me out by this problem to icrease the speed of processing
It seems more exciting to watch paint dry, than to wait for some response from my 2 month old acer aspire 7720G. I send error reports to dear microsoft daily with no feedback as yet.USB and RAM apparently not overtaxed.I use laptop for word processing and internet searches, no games etc.
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The Windows System Updates can slow down your systems performance by fragmenting the registry and the data on the hard drive. I use the Uniblue Registry Booster to fix system registry errors and defrag the registry which can lead to slow boot-up / application performance. Moreover, they are Microsoft Certified Partner which matters to me. If you have McAfee Security Center or Norton System Works they have a registry repair tool included with the application; then with the "Disk Defragmenter" found in the System Tools you can achieve parallel results in performance.
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Defraging the hard drive will speed up file access because the files will be contiguous and the hard drive read/write head/s does not have to skip all over the disk to retrieve the files. As for speed increase there will be some imrovement. Installing more RAM will also speed up your computer.
you can partition your hard disk while installing windows xp
and if you want to parition your hard disk after installing your windows,you will need third party softwares called parition magic which are free to try,but you will have to buy those softwares to use it,so its better to paritiyion your hard disk while installing windows
If you defragged it then it must have started. I would advise you to save all files you do not want to loose if you can get it started. Now ask yourself this question. What hardware or software changes have you made recently? Have you installed any hardware or downloaded any software at all? If so, that is your problem. Remove whatever you installed if possible, Try starting in Safe Mode.
You can download a free trial of Partition Magic, it a good HDD Formatting tool.
Download from here
Download and install it, Got a really Easy and User friendly interface, probably your HDD got some unformatted space or there may be Partition Table Error.
The software will guide you further.
Do update me, what was the result.Regards,Waqar.
Ouch! If the installation disk that came with the drive has any sort of troubleshooting or recovery tool, try that first. If not, try the trial version of System Mechanic from Iolo. It's a really good piece of software that could help recover the data if possible.
As a last resort, the Verbatim website suggests Norton Disk Doctor or Data Rescue X. They may have free trials. You'll have to check their website.
Beyond this, you're probably looking at a professional data recovery company. That can be expensive!
The size of the hard disk depends upon what type of programs you are running and the amount of data you need to store.
Programs that create large amount of data are audio and video files.
The tpye of hard drive depends on what type of disk controller you have, it could be IDE or SATA disk controller, you need to check your computer's hard disk controller.
The average hard disk capacity is 160 Gb to 180 Gb and goes up to 1 Tb, but the largest capacity drive your cmputer can support will depend upon the BIOS.
If your PC has experienced physical trauma your harddisk may be damaged, causing it to use longer time reading/verifying data.
The first thing you might try is to defragment the drive. After being used for a while, files may be spread over the disk in small pieces causing it to take a longer time to read. (Compare it to spreading the pages of a book all over the house - it will take time to collect each page when you read the book)
In XP this is located under Control panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> (Disk defragmenter in the tree menu to the left)
You can also try to run some anti-adware software. If your computer is infected with such it may be slowed down conciderably.
Another thing is to disable programs that you don't really use. Lots of them show up as icons in your system tray, and they take resourcesalthough you may not be using them. If you don't use them on a daily basis, disable them and start them manually only when you need them.
Please find the name of the hard disk drive, found on the white label on the hard drive. Ex: Seagate, Western Digital, Samsung ECT. Got to their web site & download their tools or drive setup utilities & create a bootable floppy disk or bootable CD disk. Their dos like software will test & repair most hard disk problems. Back up you're personal data, picture, and address book ECT. & burn to CD before running software. If it finds problems it will erase you're data to repair the drive. You'll find other settings you can turn on or off that may increase the drive speed. The slowness is all about the hard drive & not you're system. If you're lucky all you'll have to do is a fresh install of windows.
It means that the hard disk SMART monitoring system has detected problems serious enough to warn you of the growing possibility of hard disk failure. Sometimes a drive will last quite awhile after this first notification, but there is a good chance of imminent failure, in minutes, hours, days, or weeks. You should immediately look into installing a replacement drive.
You should immediately copy any important data off the drive, perform full backups, and limit use of it.
If you can install drives yourself, a new hard disk (especially Seagates) usually come with software to clone your existing drive to the new drive. Otherwise, a repair shop will be able to do it for you.
I recommend also purchasing a drive enclosure for your old drive. For whatever life it still has, it will be a good backup of your system.