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by johnmendenhall / March 26, 2006 8:36 AM PST

My hard drive has gotten progressively slower through the years, and despite multiple potential solutions, nothing has worked. Whenever I try to open a new window, change web page, or open a new application, the HD light is on solid for at least 15 seconds at times for something as simple as opening up "my computer" with no other apps open at the time. My HD was full, so I figured that was part of the problem, so I bought a new bigger HD, but no. Here are the things I have done to try to remedy the problem:

Buy larger hard drive (currently 70% free)
Search for bad sectors
Run Ad-Aware
Run Norton Anti-Virus
Clean Registry (CCleaner)
Clean up unused programs

I don't know what else to do!?! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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There HAS to be something running. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 26, 2006 9:34 AM PST
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You don't want to know how many times..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2006 10:10 AM PST
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I've flipped the IDE channels to PIO, then OK it, then go back and set to DMA and this issue vanishes. Some overanalyze this low impact, no reboot method and don't do the simple flip. What more can be written?

This link -> http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/IDE-DMA.mspx

Again, don't analyze but PERFORM the flip.


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by johnmendenhall / March 27, 2006 9:17 AM PST

WOW.... That is amazing! You are a godsend!

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