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Transfer Rate is LOW!

I ran HD Tune on my VAIO and the average Transfer Rate is 1.5 Mb/s and the Access Time is 20ms. CPU Usage is 98%!!! I get sound stutters and I tracked it to the Hard drive and it sure looks like it. Help!

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  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2007

    The stutter I am talking about is playing music while the HD has activity. For example, on startup, the Windows Start sound skips, or when I am watching a Comcast video, WHILE IT'S LOADING TO DISK, it stutters, but as soon as the disk stops, it sounds smooth again.

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If you?re getting odd noises coming from the hard drive you may be suffering from read errors. Windows has a utility called chkdsk that can test the hard drive readability and perform repairs in some cases. -Click on Start, then Run. -In the Open field enter ?chkdsk /f /r? and click the OK button. -You will be prompted by and error that chkdsk cannot run but will ask if you want to schedule it to run the next time the system restarts. Enter ?Y? . -Restart your computer, -Chkdsk should run after your system reboots. It will check the integrity of your hard drive and ?repair? any spots on your hard drive it can?t read. Actually what it does is move the data in the spots it can?t read and then marks the spot so that Windows does not use them in the future. The process should take a couple of hours, depending on how much information is stored on it. Let us know what you find and don?t forget to rate this posting.

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