Computer is Slow unless left on for a LONG time- possible hard drive problem

HI there

First time post, so please be kind

I have battling with my computer for some time now, It is really slow during the first few hours after it has booted up.

I have upgraded my RAM so I am now running a core2Quad 2.5ghz, 8gb ram with windows 7 64bit

I have checked with multiple virus scans (avg/Kaspersky/Avast/Avira), and used malware bytes, spybot, cc cleaner, and have updated all the drivers which has had minimal effects.

However, if I leave the scans to work on their more in depth settings, which may take a day to complete, the computer is much better when I come back to it, but the scans come back clean. my next thought could be the hard drive having trouble, and is having to reload things that are not loading first time around.I have done a scan on my hard drives and have the following scan results using 'Diskcheckup'

Drive 0

*** DiskCheckup V3.1 Build: 1006 Report ***

SysInfo DLL Version: SysInfo v1.0 Build: 1030
Time of export: 08:39:39 20-Jan-2014

Device information:
Device ID: 0
Interface: RAID
Device Capacity: 715402 MB
Serial Number: 5QK08ZWW
Model Number: ST3750630AS

SMART ATTRIBUTES:
ID Description Status Value Worst Threshold Raw Value TEC
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 Raw Read Error Rate OK 114 99 6 75266493 N.A.
3 Spin Up Time OK 94 93 0 0 N.A.
4 Start/Stop Count OK 99 99 0 1939 N.A.
5 Reallocated Sector Count OK 100 100 36 0 N.A.
7 Seek Error Rate OK 73 60 30 77667150907 N.A.
9 Power On Time OK 94 94 0 5559 N.A.
10 Spin Retry Count OK 100 100 97 10 N.A.
12 Power Cycle Count OK 99 37 20 1889 N.A.
184 End-to-End error OK 100 100 97 0 N.A.
187 Reported Uncorrectable Errors OK 100 100 0 0 N.A.
188 Command Timeout OK 100 99 0 5 N.A.
189 High Fly Writes OK 97 97 0 3 N.A.
190 Temperature Difference from 100 OK 70 59 45 605814814 N.A.
194 Temperature OK 30 41 0 30 C N.A.
195 Hardware ECC Recovered OK 50 30 0 75266493 N.A.
196 Reallocation Event Count OK 100 100 36 0 N.A.
197 Current Pending Sector Count OK 100 100 0 0 N.A.
198 Uncorrectable Sector Count OK 100 100 0 0 N.A.
199 UltraDMA CRC Error Count OK 200 200 0 0

N.A.


drive 1 (used as media storage generally)


*** DiskCheckup V3.1 Build: 1006 Report ***

SysInfo DLL Version: SysInfo v1.0 Build: 1030
Time of export: 08:40:00 20-Jan-2014

Device information:
Device ID: 1
Interface: RAID
Device Capacity: 715402 MB
Serial Number: 5QK08HD3
Model Number: ST3750630AS

SMART ATTRIBUTES:
ID Description Status Value Worst Threshold Raw Value TEC
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 Raw Read Error Rate OK 119 99 6 205960250 N.A.
3 Spin Up Time OK 93 85 0 0 N.A.
4 Start/Stop Count OK 95 95 0 5124 N.A.
5 Reallocated Sector Count OK 100 100 36 0 N.A.
7 Seek Error Rate OK 76 60 30 4338789270 N.A.
9 Power On Time OK 94 94 0 5593 N.A.
10 Spin Retry Count OK 100 100 97 124 N.A.
12 Power Cycle Count OK 99 37 20 1886 N.A.
184 End-to-End error OK 100 100 97 0 N.A.
187 Reported Uncorrectable ErrorsOK 100 100 0 0 N.A.
188 Command Timeout OK 100 100 0 0 N.A.
189 High Fly Writes OK 100 100 0 0 N.A.
190 Temperature Difference from 100 OK 71 57 45 588447773 N.A.
194 Temperature OK 29 43 0 29 C N.A.
195 Hardware ECC Recovered OK 34 9 0 205960250 N.A.
196 Reallocation Event Count OK 100 100 36 0 N.A.
197 Current Pending Sector Count OK 100 100 0 0 N.A.
198 Uncorrectable Sector Count OK 100 100 0 0 N.A.
199 UltraDMA CRC Error Count OK 200


Any suggestions would be most welcome

Many thanks

Grant
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  1. Does it do this with a fresh install? Assuming you don't want to completely format you can just make a new partition and boot it from that. There's various guides on the googles about it.

    Also have you run Memtest and CHKDSK?
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