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Long periods of hard drive activity
\015 This occurs at startup and during normal operation causing PC to be very slow to respond. PC is connected to Sky Broadband\015\012\015\012Can I run a diagnostic program to check operation of the hard drive?\015\012\015\012Description Disk driveManufacturer (Standard disk drives)Model SAMSUNG HD400LDBytes/Sector 512Media Loaded YesMedia Type Fixed hard disk mediaPartitions 1SCSI Bus 0SCSI Logical Unit 0SCSI Port 0SCSI Target ID 0Sectors/Track 63Size 372.61 GB (400,085,844,480 bytes)Total Cylinders 48,641Total Sectors 781,417,665Total Tracks 12,403,455Tracks/Cylinder 255Partition Disk #0, Partition #0Partition Size 372.61 GB (400,085,812,224 bytes)Partition Starting Offset 32,256 bytes Description Disk driveManufacturer (Standard disk drives)Model SAMSUNG HM160HI USB DeviceBytes/Sector 512Media Loaded YesMedia Type Fixed hard disk mediaPartitions 1SCSI Bus Not AvailableSCSI Logical Unit Not AvailableSCSI Port Not AvailableSCSI Target ID Not AvailableSectors/Track 63Size 149.05 GB (160,039,272,960 bytes)Total Cylinders 19,457Total Sectors 312,576,705Total Tracks 4,961,535Tracks/Cylinder 255Partition Disk #1, Partition #0Partition Size 149.05 GB (160,039,240,704 bytes)Partition Starting Offset 32,256 bytes\015\012\015\012\015
Most likely, it could be the amount of ram you have in your computer. If your running low on ram and it is using the virtual memory your computer can be running all the time causing a slow down in whatever you do. Check to see how much ram you have :)
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Long periods of hard drive activity
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