i am having a number of problems with programs taking ages to load,even initial boot up takes ages.my hard drive has been partitioned to allow for a recovery program,but presumably the c: drive could be formatted,and the recovery program used to instal the operating system.alternatively would buying a new decent hard drive be a lot safer,and quicker!
I am currently running Kaspersky Internet security and Iolo System Mechanic,this program allows you to defragment your hard drive and also allows for re-alignment of programs.Fragmentation levels are normall very low,approximately 5-7% of total disk space what system specs are you particulary looking for? lastly,this is a fairly recent problem,although "not responding" messages have been occuring more frequently.
I don't have a lot of info on the hard drive,this was a replacement to the original,it was free,as I have a maintainence contract! I not sure what help,if any, the following info will be MDT-MD16 00AAJS-00B4A SCSI DEVICE According to Belarc the S.M.A.R.T. status is healthy The Processor is the AMD Athlon-64. I have ran H.P's on diagnostic programme,and no faults with the drive are highlighted.The actual computer is approx,2-3 years old,although the hard drive is a lot newer.The O/S is windows vista 32 bit, hope this helps
according to the device manager it's a scsi device,is that different from sata.when i spoke to pc world regarding installing a new hard drive i was assured that it was a sata,as they were now the norm for most computers.