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New HDD Windows is acting slow and freezes

  1. #1


    Beloit, Wisconsin
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    New HDD Windows is acting slow and freezes


    Hey everyone I just installed a new 1TB Samsung (Seagate) hard drive and I did a factory reset of Windows 8.1. Now for some reason it seems to be running sluggish and freeze's when I try to restart the computer (Just sits at restarting with the dots going around in a circle). As far as system hang's it just hangs randomly. Any idea's as to what it may be and where i should look? I had a friend look at it and he said it seems to be working fine but I know something isn't right since this install compared to my last install with my 600 GB Toshiba Hard Drive.

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  2. #2


    Beloit, Wisconsin
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
    (c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    C:\Windows\system32>Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.3.9600.17031
    
    Image Version: 6.3.9600.17031
    
    No component store corruption detected.
    The operation completed successfully.
    
    C:\Windows\system32>Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.3.9600.17031
    
    Image Version: 6.3.9600.17031
    
    [==========================100.0%==========================]
    No component store corruption detected.
    The operation completed successfully.
    
    C:\Windows\system32>

    I already ran DISM Command and SFC with no errors
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  3. #3


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    By a factory reset do you mean a refresh or a restore? Why not do a fresh install?
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  4. #4


    Beloit, Wisconsin
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    By a factory reset do you mean a refresh or a restore? Why not do a fresh install?
    Sorry Popeye I meant fresh install. Nothing was on the hard drive when I got it.. Lack of choice words on my part
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  5. #5


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Hmm, OK no problem. Are you sure it isn't being caused by downloading/installing updates. A new install will take some time to settle down.
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  6. #6


    Beloit, Wisconsin
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Hmm, OK no problem. Are you sure it isn't being caused by downloading/installing updates. A new install will take some time to settle down.
    I have had this install for about 3 weeks. I noticed today when setting up my wife's account on here it froze up on "We're setting things up for you" totally stopped had to force shut down and reboot
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  7. #7


    Beloit, Wisconsin
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    I managed to solve the issue with my drive.. After calling Seagate they will be shipping me a new HDD I found that after running a smart check it failed on spin up.
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