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My computer is acting a bit strange lately and curious as to if the picture I'll be uploading is related to HDD failure!

Constantly running at 100%, have had a few disk check scans in a couple days, lots of lag even when opening the start menu, no bugs/viruses. imgurcom/bSyyBwE

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Try doing a cleanup.
defrag and disk cleanup will help plus get rid of stuff you dont need anymore.
plus you can clean out your prefetch folder plus your temp folder.
this should help you out a bit.

Posted on Dec 23, 2016

Testimonial: "I've done that already, used both Windows 10's disk cleanup and Glary Utilities to clean up anything as well as to fix any issues."

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  • noel
    noel Dec 23, 2016

    what size hdd do you have? and how much space have you got left on your hdd.

  • Casey Benjamin
    Casey Benjamin Dec 23, 2016

    I have a 2tb HDD 43% is used and 57% is free

  • noel
    noel Dec 23, 2016

    so you have plenty of space left then.
    did you say you have done a clean up off your prefetch and temp folders?

  • noel
    noel Dec 23, 2016

    maybe it is because its running a couple of things in the background,try turning them off and see if it picks up if it does then you know what it is that is slowing you down.plus try turning them off so they dont load when windows is starting up this will speed up loading windows.if you are going to turn them off just to try it out make sure you know how to turn them back on after your windows has loaded.

  • Casey Benjamin
    Casey Benjamin Dec 23, 2016

    not worried about loading time, not worried about how many programs are running in the background either... 90% of what's in the background is all win10 maybe more, if I turn off anything else on this computer I'll lose my GPU programs... Ok look, I know a lot about computers... I made this thread to figure out if my 5yr old HDD is seeing it's final days and honestly it doesn't even seem you took a look at the photos. Or you would know, I have very few programs running that didn't come with Win 10. Also you would have seen that the SMART tool I used is advising caution... so please if you can't help then I'll wait for the next person who will take their time to look at the information provided to help me out. As well as ask of me anything else I could provide or even suggest any software that I could use to help diagnose any hardware issues that don't cost $$$... anyways if you keep helping me with the most basic of thing then good day, have fun and thanks for your help.

  • noel
    noel Dec 23, 2016

    the reason i was asking you all the things i have was to try and find out if it was a programme fault or a hdd fault or as you say an hdd that getting old.so sorry if you feel i was not of any help to you.
    so lets hope someone can help you out and i hope they can.
    again sorry for not being of much help to you on this matter.

  • Casey Benjamin
    Casey Benjamin Dec 23, 2016

    sorry wasn't trying to be rude... just frustrated and trying to figure it out myself before I go spend money on a new HDD which isn't much but going to switch to a SSD master and slave HDD if it is the HDD... but I've ran dfrag, registry defrag, virus scans, malware scans and spyware scans. I've repaired the disk when it found issues if any... I know one day when I logged into my computer one day I did have to verify data on several of my games that have randomly gone corrupt. I honestly don't have many programs running unless I want/need them to run at the time I chose. I keep this computer clean both physically and digitally. If there is anything other than basic things to look at or a suspicion of what it might be i can look into it and see.

  • noel
    noel Dec 23, 2016

    i understand where you are coming from i have a lots of people come into my shop who are very frustrated when they can not work out what is wrong with there laptop or computer,but as i try to tell them i will look at everything before i will say yes its there hdd.
    now in your case i dont think its your hdd not unless its got bad sectors,now if i have checked all programmes on it and it still not working right then i would look at the hdd.
    i would even go as far as checking the processor.
    i think just like you this is going to be something silly if its not the hdd.

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I finally did get it fixed yesterday with help from an Acer agent on the phone. I had to re-install the OS, and loose all my files, but none that I can't replace. The pop did sound electrical, but it hasn't done it since I've re-installed the OS. The computer is only around 8 months old, and I stild have a few months of the one year warranty left on it. Before it all happened I installed Windows Messenger Along with my Yahoo Messenger, and Was using a few registry cleaners, in which I may have accidentally deleted something in the registry. Anyhow, it is back to normal, and Im gonna be a little more careful with these registry cleaners, and as soon as I get the extra money, Im gonna get me an extra external drive.

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