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Old 09-19-06, 08:08 PM
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My hard drive suddenly became slow

All of a sudden, applications that involve constant use of my hard drive take twice as long as they did. It started kast week when some torrent I was downloading disappeared, and I found it in C:/PROGRAM FILES/BITTORRENT I've ran scandisk and defrag a couple of times each to no avail. What the hell do I do?
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Old 09-19-06, 11:39 PM
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hmm, not sure, but you can expect slowdowns if you're sharing stuff on bit torrent since your computer would be acting as a server.

look at the task manager and see if anything is hogging up ram. then check the event viewer for errors.
Old 09-20-06, 01:56 AM
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I've noticed that since I've changed over to Firefox, my HD spends a lot of time spinning and stalling me up when I'm browsing certain sites. Including DVDTalk, unfortunately.

Since you've defragged, is your drive almost full? I've noticed that when I'm at under 30% free space I tend to slow down.
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remember that defragging can make things worse. it's meant to keep your hard drive healthy, not heal it.

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