1. Read Error Rate and other SMART Values on that Seagate are very bad.
This drive isn't dead but will create all sorts of annoying hangs and pauses. Do not use this as a system or data drive. Move it out and treat it like the unreliable drive it is. Some use it as a not safe drive in some USB case but to me it's to be removed from service.
I'm going to stop here. Torrent users experience the oddest troubles but item 1 is bad, item 2 means I stop reading. Time to clean this machine up.
My computer after I had moved from Texas to New Mexico has had this issue. It will stutter, and obviously can tell because of the mouse lag. (The issue is not with the mouse, I believe.) I have a laser mouse, and the light on the mouse will actually shut off sometimes. I've tried different mouses as well, and did not fix the issue. I've checked drivers of all sorts. The computer very rarely crashes, but when it does, it was during a stutter. Can you guys see what it may be? I'm thinking possibly a hard drive issue.. Not completely sure. I just completely formatted the computer a while ago - and still has this issue.
The issue was when I had Windows 7 and it has continued to Windows 10.
I have also uninstalled and reinstalled Realtek drivers, as I've seen that was an issue that could possibly be causing this, but that did not resolve my issue.
If anyone could solve this for me, I would be so so grateful! I miss using my computer, and this problem keeps me off of it 100%.