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Slow start up, sometimes searching for proper boot drive, slow load times in applications games softwares!

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May 10, 2013 11:28:44 AM

slow start up sometimes searching for proper boot drive slow load times in applications and software and NOT RESponding on applications and softwares as well! lags and stuff

1 time i experienced a Windows Boot Manager failed to start, i just resetted it and it boot it up like normal but still slow

What is the cause of this annoying problem? a dying drive? how do i troubleshoot this?

I tried switching SATA ports / cable on my hdd it helped for like a month and i have this problem again which i had with this current drive.
a b $ Windows 7
May 10, 2013 12:46:12 PM

Right click on the drive in explorer, goto properties / tools and run the error checking.
May 10, 2013 2:11:49 PM

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is Chill Disk.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
547328 file records processed. File verification completed.
971 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 0 EA records processed. 60 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
659704 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
547328 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 287 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 287 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 287 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
56189 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
34072496 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
547312 files processed. File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
49674742 free clusters processed. Free space verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

976657407 KB total disk space.
777063996 KB in 444729 files.
213552 KB in 56190 indexes.
12 KB in bad sectors.
680875 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
198698972 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
244164351 total allocation units on disk.
49674743 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
00 5a 08 00 bf a4 07 00 43 9f 0d 00 00 00 00 00 .Z......C.......
0e 14 00 00 3c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ....<...........
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.
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a b $ Windows 7
May 10, 2013 2:34:51 PM

12 KB in bad sectors.

Your hard drive is failing. Back up your data and replace it.
May 10, 2013 2:41:47 PM

Is it really? cuz shutting down restarting is slow as well its annoying -_-

I hear random ticks on the HDD as well and ramping spins like case fan noise

I need to confirm this so i can buy a new one soon!

a b $ Windows 7
May 10, 2013 2:57:16 PM

I can say with near 100% certainty that your hard drive is failing. Almost everything you described is a symptom of a failing hard drive.

Add to those symptoms that bad sectors were found on the disk and there is no doubt about it. Back your data up ASAP before it fails completely.

May 10, 2013 10:12:12 PM

I've had this 12kb bad sector last 2 months the slowing symptoms I'm experiencing just came back,,, but in those 2 months i was able to play games and everything but right now it came back i dunno what to do anymore is it really time for a new HDD?
May 10, 2013 10:15:13 PM

Right now I'm able to play Far Cry 3 what is going on -_- it went back to its normal speed again but i can tell its not fully back to its speed its a bit slow than normal from 10seconds to 17seconds load times when opening
a b $ Windows 7
May 10, 2013 11:34:38 PM

The drive is failing and requires replacement. If you choose to ignore this advice then you will soon be learning the importance of backups.