Solved Laptop taking extremely long time to do anything.

September 12, 2012 at 13:56:55
Specs: Windows 7
These are my specs:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 / 8MB L2 Cache, 2.40GHz, 1066MHz

Video & Graphics Card: Single Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTX Graphics with 512MB DDR3

Operating System: Window 7 Ultimate 64bit

Memory: 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 2 X 2048MB

Primary Hard Disk Drive: Seagate Momentus 7200 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16 MB Cache
2nd Hard Disk Drive: Seagate Momentus 7200 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16 MB Cache

3rd Hard Disk Drive: Seagate Momentus 7200 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16 MB Cache

The problem I am having is, it will start to boot(I can still get to the setup screen and everything), but it will not start up windows at all. A little dash will start to blink at the top left corner and then it just freezes. It managed to load up windows once since it started doing this, but it took so long to log in and after I logged in I could move around the cursor, but it was taking far to long to do anything else. For example it took around forty-five minutes just to bring up the start menu.


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#1
September 12, 2012 at 15:44:11
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I would guess that your hard drive is going bad. Windows gets really fussy when part of the OS is located on the bad part of the drive and it behaves exactly as you describe, usually won't load but if it does, it just takes forever to do anything. I would recommend going to the hard drive manufactures website and download their diagnostic utility.

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#2
September 12, 2012 at 20:42:19
This is what I had feared it to be. Well I will find out in a couple of hours to see if it is the problem.

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#3
September 13, 2012 at 08:37:11
It doesn't take too long to run Seatools. I'd be more inclined to believe it is time to reload the os. You have some data issue.

While you are at it, run memtest or memory diagnostics.


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#4
September 24, 2012 at 10:16:34
Well hard drive ended up having tons of bad sectors. Now I have to figure out how to try and recover the data, when nothing will read it.

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#5
September 24, 2012 at 15:23:42
Assuming you only have one HDD that is partitioned, I would slave your HDD to another HDD/comp ( no need to bolt it in, just cable it & leave it outside the case ) You may have a choice of jumper settings on the master HD, such as master with slave or ms. Copy your stuff ( don't forget your emails & address book ) onto the host HD or other media.

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