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Windows 7/slow downloads part 2


scott wrote at 2013-06-14 21:45:34
HI all

I am just assuming here that the issue is a slow pc?

One thing I recommend is to always check Windows event viewer that is in control panel/admin tools.  Check the system logs and look for red or yellow messages.  It could be that your hard drive is mechanically on its way out and you may well see issues with "NTFS" or "error event ID 7" or even "atapi" "badblocks".  

If you see any these you will need a new hard drive.

Sometimes windows isn't able to log drive errors, I would download crystaldiskinfo a small program that uses the SMART data from the hard drive and will give you a clear RED, YELLOW and BLUE and all the data if you are more technical

hope this helps


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