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Hard drives are slow to respond. Picture attached.

Behave 4,107 894 October 13, 2015 at 07:19 AM
Started today, the drives are very slow to open. This includes the main SSD (C drive) and my 3 GB WD. Per the attached picture the green bar moves very slowly and no files appear until it is done moving. It is still not done opening.and I am done with this post. Thanks.

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How about some details and what you have tried?

I would suggest you backup ASAP! In the past when I have seen stuff like this it tends to be an indicator a drive is failing. If you have multiple drives you might try unplugging them one at a time (Not your boot disk) (Turn pc off, disconnect your additional drives one at a time, boot up and test) I would guess you will find one that is causing others to act slow.
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It seems unlikely that both drives would fail at the same time, not to mention that they're different types.

Seems more likely to be an issue with the system itself. Possibly software related (somehow - something is eating up all the resources without your knowledge and your chosen tasks slow down to a crawl / malware) - OR - hardware related, but not necessarily drive failure, but maybe lack of space on said drives, RAM limitations and so forth.

You can and should use various hard and SS drive testing software to check the health of the drives.

Haven't used any programs lately myself, so excuse me for not remembering any off the top of my head. Google is your friend. Smilie
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It seems unlikely that both drives would fail at the same time, not to mention that they're different types.

Seems more likely to be an issue with the system itself. Possibly software related (somehow - something is eating up all the resources without your knowledge and your chosen tasks slow down to a crawl / malware) - OR - hardware related, but not necessarily drive failure, but maybe lack of space on said drives, RAM limitations and so forth.

You can and should use various hard and SS drive testing software to check the health of the drives.

Haven't used any programs lately myself, so excuse me for not remembering any off the top of my head. Google is your friend. Smilie
this. try acronis drive monitor. don't worry if your ssd says it's 200 degrees
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HD Tune Pro showed me the attached.

Chrome opened now. Before it would not.

New HP desktop.

Ruh-Roh! I better call HP and tell them this SSD is cooked? http://www.overclock.net/t/762060...nt-warning
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Last edited by Behave October 13, 2015 at 12:38 PM
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Have you turned Windows search off?

Microsoft [microsoft.com]

Maybe an alternative explorer would be the fastest solution for you.

I have an Alienware laptop with several hard drives that I swap in or out depending on what I need at any given time, Windows, Ubuntu & Backtrack Linux. Now I know that when I had this exact problem it was because I had turned off Windows search and I knew that it was only the Window OS drive that had the problem because the other OS's were blazingly fast when compared to the windows drive.

Check out the above link to Microsoft. I'll bet you will find the answer to your problem there.
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