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here

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Ok...those look good now.

Is your machine running any faster?
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Yeah it seems to be running alot faster

Hopefully it will continue to run faster

Thankyou for your help, its really appreciated
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My pleasure! :)
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here u go

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This time the transfer modes are correct so the problem lies elsewhere.

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.
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The HD was replaced about a year ago

How do I find out what brand it is and then run a diagnostics on it
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Have a look in Device Manager...it should list a number for the HDD (under the "Disks" category). Do a Google search on that number and it should shed some light on the brand. In example, one of my drives has the number ST310003.....this returns results for Seagate drives, which is what I have installed. So I would go to the Seagate/Maxtor website and download their diagnostics tool.
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Ive got 2 showing in device manager:

samsung hd300lj USB Device
maxtor stm3160211as

How do I know which 1 is which?
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I would think it's the Maxtor as the Samsung appears to connect via USB.

Their diagnostic software is called MaxBlast...the newest version is MaxBlast 5.
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OK I have installed MaxBlast5

What now?
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Ive just run MaxBlast5 & im not seeing anything about running a diaganostic
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Anyone

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Sorry marc_randles...real life's been getting in the way (and I somehow missed your earlier reply).

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.
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No probs

Ive installed it and im doing a long DST test

Is this correct?
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