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Hard Drive slow

Why it slow, new os installed.

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  • IBMSUCKS Aug 26, 2007

    Well, My son has an extra 5400 rpm hdd and he said what you said so, i guess i trust my son and he said what you said which makes this solved i think.

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2007

    I have installed new os too, it runs slowly yet. I have tried 5400 rpm hdd too, no changes.



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The current rpm of the hard drive is 4200 rpm, I suggest you get a 5400 Rpm, that is why it is slow.

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Depending on how long it's been since you installed the OS the performance of the OS lowers. It gradually slows down.
You could backup your data and do a fresh install of the OS.

An OS can be only as fast as the system. So one option is to buy a better PC.
Buying a whole PC can be expensive. A cheaper alternative would be to buy a Solid State Drive (SSD) and install the OS on it. SSD will make it seem like your computer is now 3 times faster than before.

There could be virus involvement in the system. if you dont want to buy a new system or do a fresh install then you should first scan your system for any viruses, malware, spyware, adware, bloatware etc. removing these application is wondrous for the system.

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i can help u in this if u want

pls rate me fixya if i fixed ur problem

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