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Laptop Hardrive issue

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August 5, 2012 3:12:51 AM

Hello, I have had problems with my computer lagging , just running slow on everything! Well recently I had been playing a game that is on my external hard drive and it has given me no problems at all! Should it be safe to assume that I am having a physical hard drive issue and if I replace hard drive it should fix it ?

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August 5, 2012 3:16:08 AM

You should give your full system specifications so we can help diagnose the problem. Just saying your computer is running slow doesn't help.
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August 12, 2012 9:29:30 AM

Hello Aza!

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You should give your full system specifications so we can help diagnose the problem.


I have Toshiba Satellite L555-S7945 , so my spec's can be easily found here :

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/retail-product.jsp?...


Only thing I have done is spill water on it a while ago and had a laptop tech replace the keyboard for me and clean it up and make sure nothing else was wrong . Also, I replaced the power cord. Other than that everything is as it says on the website.

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Just saying your computer is running slow doesn't help.


I'm sorry, really don't know how to explain it better but I will try .

When I first noticed it I was playing an mmorpg and it just kept randomly spike lagging. Sometimes it would stop for a few hours and than come back . I thought it was my net but than I was house sitting and I was playing an offline older game and it was doing the same thing. Seems a little worse now or I am just noticing it more. Its slow even just clicking on things on the desktop but, not all the time. Well, since than to resolve any software issues or anything I reformatted both my internal and external hard drive with fresh install of windows 7. From the time I booted the computer up it started doing the same thing and I'm really not sure where to go from here. I'm not the smartest about computers but, I understand what goes into the computer and general idea of what they all do. I can build desktop but, I already tried to open my lappy and I was a little intimidated. I wanted to clean the fan but , since it doesn't have overheating problem , I don't think I need to worry. I downloaded a little temp monitor just to nix that off the list of possibilities.


I have been playing on my external with my games and it seems to help , or I really just want to believe that.(haha) All my other things are on the main drive so if I tab out to look something up or put music on its just irritating!

So my questions are :

1. Going through this process of elimination ,what would be the reasonable thing to test next ?
2. Can I make some kind of system Image to put on my external(Toshiba External with 147 gb free ) so that I can test my OS on that instead? (I need to get a new windows disk ( I have a serial sticker on my lappy just misplaced the dang cd again).

Sorry for wall-o-text, I just wanted to explain it the best way I could. Thanks in advance. :D 



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