My computer has been a little slower loading things recently.
Also: sometimes the computer will freeze and i will see the hard drive led some on and not blink at all, its just fully lit for about 15 seconds. Sometimes also my OS's Windows XP and Vista startup very slow and shutdown very slow.
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert that has over 500 points.
Re: Hard Drive Failing?
I think you need to go to control panel->administrative tools -> computer management->disk management-> just see that you have more than one primary partition.
i think have one primary partition on a hard provide better performance. you can install xp in primary partition and vista in logical drive. Try to do zero format of your drive . i mean full hard drive format
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
The more programs and software you put onto a computer, the slower it can become. However, the first thing to do is defragment your hard drive. Start your computer, open 'My computer' and right click on the C drive icon. From the tabs choose TOOLS and then defragment .. The time taken to defragment depends on the size of your hard drive. Then go to the control panel and look for Install/Uninstall programs. If there's anything you can live without, uninstall it. Restart your computer. If things are still slow (and you are confident you have plenty of RAM - memory) installed, suspect a failing hard drive.
Actually its not the matter with the Power Supply,but with the CPU Cabinet Power Button.I recommend that you should replace the Cabinet.It will surely help,and for the freezing problem it's your Hard Drive problem,you can also try re installing Windows...!! But for the Power Button problem you should definitely replace the cabinet
the gateway hang indicates to things either a bios problem or a failing hard drive,sometimes when hard drives start getting old they take a while to spin up and/or has difficulty finding the boot sector,you also have corrupt files which would indicate a failing hard drive.
Try just restarting your computer the hard drive will already be warmed and spun up so the Gateway screen may pass faster.
Try running this prog to diagnose a failing hard drive,it will run in the background so just uninstall it your drives fine.
Goto Task manager. From there you can see what processes are running. Norton and Symatec will hog your resources.. End the process that is causing the problem.. careful here.. Some of the Microsoft processes are essential for operation.. After you locate the culprit.. Start>Run> msconfig>startup Disable the program that is causing the problem and reboot..
Dirt and clogged fans vents and Heatsinks - When your CPU overheats it will either slowdown to a crawl then hang before shutting down.
Virus and Spyware infection - These nasties tend to run processes that will either slowdown your PC will hang if you run out of resources.
Heavily fragmented drive - throughout the time that your PC is running every time you access a file it tends to settle in a different location than where it originally was. fragmented files launch slower if you run out of resources while the file is launching PC will freeze.
Too many programs running at once or too many startup items are loading in your taskbar. - Startup programs run continously while PC is on leaving you with little to barely enough resources to work with.
Insufficient Memory,CPU or Hard Drive capacity - these three are the heart and soul of your computer they need breathing rooms so their capacities dont get exhausted by normal PC usage.
Failing hardware components and faulty hard drive. - When your PC runs out of memory room it uses the spare space in your hard drive it's called the Page File. If your hard drive is faulty your PC will have problems accessing the Page File it will then Hang.