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    Sorry, should have typed it out. HDD = hard drive. It is not uncommon for a failing hard drive to slow the machine. I always back up client data on a slow machine first, in case it is a hard drive issue. I then run antivirus and diagnostic software. Since malwarebytes came back clean I would suggest you test your drive with the manufacturer's utility next.

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    Hmm, I should tell you that whenever I start up the computer, I receive a message saying "Scanning & Repairing Drive" I let the computer do its thing for a while but it always gets stuck at 38%. I looked online and many other people have similar problems. (This started 2 days ago). I had to watch a YouTube video about how to get past the problem.
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    What brand of drive do you have? You can get the model number from device manager, then go to drive manufacturer's site and download their diagnostics. I would suggest backing up your data before doing anything else. I've had drives crash on me in the middle of diagnosing the issues.
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    (I'm using an iphone for this, my computer is barely able to surf the web on any browser without hanging or crashing)
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    Which one is the drive I'm looking for with device manager? Disk drives?
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  6. #16


    Yes it will be under disk drives. Have you allowed Windows disc check to run overnight to see if it will get past the 38% mark? I've seen it take quite some time to complete.
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    My drive is a Toshiba mq01abd050 data disk device. I searched it at toshiba support and was told that "my entry does not appear valid". As for the scanning disk thing, I looked online many people had it stuck at various percentages for hours. I will try leaving it on tonight though, and see what happens.
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    *SATA not data
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    You should be able to use the hitachi drive fitness test Downloads | HGST Storage and also seatools will normally work Downloads | Seagate
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    I was not able to download the hitachi thing & sea tools crashed during install
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