write to hard disc speed slowwww

February 23, 2011 at 09:25:35
Specs: Windows XP
its installing programmes, downloading films etc..it all starts ok, with good download speed but after a few minutes the buffer fills and stops downloading if the data size is larger than buffer capacity until what has already been downloaded has been written to the HARD DISC / C: DRIVE or what ever its called...this is the problem as a small 65mb update can take 6 hours to complete. have used recovery disc to take back to factory setting but this has not helped..taken 3 days to download and install microsoft updates. i use the term "buffer" lightly as im not even sure this exists.. until download and installations are complete the computer is unusable. also have noticed in "task manager" the memory usage goes from 30,000 (ish) to 250,000+ on iexplorer.exe then freezes

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February 23, 2011 at 09:31:27
Your computer may be infected with some sort of nasty. iexplorer is Internet Explorer.

Try booting to Windows safe mode and running any malware utilities you have installed. If you don't have any then TRY booting to safe mode with networking and download Ccleaner slim and Malwarebytes. Get them at the links below. If you can't download them due to the slow speed of your computer then download them from another computer and transfer the programs to your computer with any available media like flash drive or CDR.



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February 23, 2011 at 09:48:47
ccleaner tried...fixed lots of problems and dead links but done nothing to resolve installation speed..downloading doesnt appear to be the problem. its the speed which the data is written onto hard drive thats killing it.. took 19 hours just to go through recovery disc stage of reset. sorry if im not very good at explaining problem.. "example" previous to problem downloading a 700mb film @ 1MB per second using utorrent would take 15 mins and be ready to view instantly....now download speed still the same but get disc overload after 2 mins and download speed drops to almost 0..speed does rise when some data has been written but then quickly overloads disc. when download is finally complete there are several hundred MB still to be written which takes about 2 hours..its as if computer has the data but cant keep up with it. this is a very new problem

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February 23, 2011 at 12:19:03
Then you may need to install the motherboard chip set drivers. Or your hard drive may be dieing. You can run a drive fitness test from the manufacture of your hard drive. If you don't know the manufacturer then download SIW from the link below to help identify hardware and software.


Post your computer brand and model, or if custom, the motherboard model and version.

Did you recently re-install Windows?

IE is still ramping up your memory usage.

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