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okay i have this western digital 250gb with 8mb of cache i use it for data only. but when i go onto this drive and try to open a folder or open a program it takes like 30+ seconds.

is it failing or a is it a virus or what?
is there any programs that could help diagnose my problems or help?
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Eh, you could try a checkdisk to make sure that it's not damaged. You can also defrag and check for viruses. But, prolly checkdisk first...

Is it running XP or Vista? Or does it happen on both? (I'm assuming this is your "Nicole" rig.)
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SPEEDFAN - click to download

It has a number of tabs, one of them is the SMART status. It refers, as yu may know, at the HDD health status. It'll show you in percentages if it performs well or not. Make sure SMART is active in the BIOS.
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you can also try everest

go in to the harddrive section and see what it says.
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