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post #1 of 23
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I've had my WD green 1.5tb drive for about two years now, its been working good always.
I've always had my OS and everything on it, i know it's not ideal but i didn't know back when i bought the thing.

It's the only storage device in my PC, no other HDDs or SSDs

Lately tho, fro about one or two months now my PC has been really really slow to boot and works really slow for about 2-5 mins after boot.
It's like the desktop loads up normally, but all shortcuts and other stuff on the desktop take about a minute to load, then for 3-5 minutes from there on everything load really really slow, for example it takes more than 30 seconds to open TS3 and the same to open chrome and all pages load really slow for that first 3-5 minutes...

I've done multiple malware checks too, none found.

Could my windows installation be bad (it used to work good) or is my HDD in bad shape?
post #2 of 23
A few things, how full is the drive? Have you checked to see if its fragmented? Have you run HDTune to check the speeds to make sure that everything is running fine with the HDD? If you've had the drive for 2 years and haven't done a fresh format in that time, it might be time for it now (or a SSD rolleyes.gif )
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Heres a link to the Data lifeguard for windows provided by WD. you can use this to run a test on your drive to see if it's failing

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=608&sid=3&lang=en.
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if you think it is really bad wd does advance rma. go to their website to check and see if yours is still under warranty. i think you'll need the serial number. they have tools to secure erase your drive. but i use glary - much quicker. gl!
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I just recently defragged the drive, and it passed dlgdiag
I've done a fresh OS installation like 3-4 times on the drive
I've got about 400gb free
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Originally Posted by EPiiKK View Post

I just recently defragged the drive, and it passed dlgdiag
I've done a fresh OS installation like 3-4 times on the drive
I've got about 400gb free

Did you run a scan on the tool that i sent you to see if the drive is going bad?
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Did you run a scan on the tool that i sent you to see if the drive is going bad?
Yup
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Have you checked read/write speeds? My first WD green, which I got 4 years ago, suffered from what seemed to be a fairly common problem and had terrible speeds until it eventually bit the dust. Got an RMA and the new one has been working perfectly ever since.
    
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post #9 of 23
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Im still a noob when it comes to hard drives and stuff like that so here's the results. Are they off?
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Surprisingly, no. Not the same issue I had, I guess.

Run the diagnostic that burksdb posted. I'd definitely consider an RMA since the problem still persists after multiple Windows reinstallations. Something's not right.
    
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