PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP
Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:16 PM
Hopefully it will continue to run faster
Thankyou for your help, its really appreciated
Posted 23 June 2008 - 07:25 AM
The two main causes of the kind of slow operation you described are malware or a HDD that's beginning to fail...there are other things that can cause this, but the two I mentioned are the most common.
If you have a brand name machine, you should either have a HDD diagnostics tool already installed or can download the tool from the manufacturer's website. If it's a custom build, you'll need to know what brand HDD you have installed....then you can get the diagnostics from their website.
In either case, that would be the next step I would take...run the diagnostics on your HDD. If it passes the diagnostics, I'd have the experts in the malware forum have a look to see if you have some kind of malicious software aboard.
Posted 23 June 2008 - 07:31 AM
How do I find out what brand it is and then run a diagnostics on it
Posted 23 June 2008 - 07:40 AM
Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:28 AM
samsung hd300lj USB Device
How do I know which 1 is which?
Posted 24 June 2008 - 06:47 AM
Their diagnostic software is called MaxBlast...the newest version is MaxBlast 5.
Posted 25 June 2008 - 05:37 AM
Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:15 AM
I had to download MaxBlast 5 to see what the issue is and apparently the diagnostics are no longer included in the Maxtor offering...they've decided to go with the SeaTools diagnostics only...which is a shame, I liked the Maxtor diagnostics. (Sorry I gave you misinformation....the drive diagnostics were still present in MaxBlast 4...at least they are in the version I have.)
Download and install Seatools and run it on the drive...it will run from within Windows.
Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:55 AM
Ive installed it and im doing a long DST test
Is this correct?
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