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Runs constantly....slowing my pc - Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive

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  • Jeffrey Groves
    Jeffrey Groves Jan 02, 2011

    Do you mean the backup program that came with the drive?

  • loy54236 Jan 02, 2011

    The activity lite on the WD has a constant flicker which makes the PC activity lite stay constant, and slows the PC........I can turn off the WD, and the PC will stop activity flicker.....

  • loy54236 Jan 02, 2011

    ok guys... apparently the problem has been fixed by running an update on firmware and software..... go figure......Thanks guys

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Scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you will see task manager application you will see whats running on your computer also users you will see who is using your computer
since you have not explained exactly what the problem slow is
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to recover bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive will speed up your computer

hope this helps


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