Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Windows 8 D-drive Problem, Tried Everything PLEASE HELP!!

  1. #1

    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 Consumer 8400

    Windows 8 D-drive Problem, Tried Everything PLEASE HELP!!

    Really hope someone can help with this, it's driving me INSANE. I've tried everything I can think of.

    I've got Windows 8 consumer preview installed on my C-drive (240gb SSD). I also have a 2.5" Toshiba HDD (pulled out of an enclosure) set as my D-drive used just for storage (games, photos, videos and music files).

    Both C and D drive are healthy and have been benchmarked and tested for errors so it must be a setting on the OS or something similar.

    My C-drive has no problems whatsoever. D-drive however is suffering a problem, whenever I double click a folder e.g. a MP3 album nothing happens for about 4-6 seconds.... THEN it will open the folder after the 4-6 second delay. It's the same with everything on D-drive. When I'm downloading something to D-drive the drive becomes almost in-accessible because of a performance slowdown. I tried playing Skyrim whilst downloading a file and Skyrim was so choppy it was unplayable. Never had problems like with a hard drive before, I don't know what the problem is :s

    Sometimes it's fine though, I booted up yesterday and my music folders were opening snappy like normal. It comes and goes irregularly, I can't see a pattern of slowdown it's completely random.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 PRO with Media Centre Upgrade x64

    Are your Power Options set to turn off your HDD (in Advanced Settings)? The delay could be the time it takes for the drive to spin up.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 116
    xp , 7Pro, 8RP, Android phone, Tablet

    Hi James Clark;
    I had a similar problem type of problem when on occasions the system went into slow motion.
    Checking a gadget I had installed showed considerable cpu activity and constant disk activity. I opened task manager and no process appeared to be consuming the amount of cpu activity in use. Checked the tick box at the bottom to show processes from all users and it showed up as Windows Indexing service. i.e it found a new drive had been mounted and was indexing it for rapid searching. If the drive was dismounted and the system rebooted no go-slow. Finally I just let it get on with it and index a 3TB drive.
    I am not saying this is the problem but it may be worth checking.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8 D-drive Problem, Tried Everything PLEASE HELP!!
Related Threads
Hey guys, I am completely stumped on this one. About a month ago my laptop's hard drive crapped out on me so I decided to purchase a SSD to replace the operating system. My SSD I bought is a Cruical m500 (Link to the SSD: Crucial M500 CT120M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5" MLC Internal...
How do i repair a windows 8 OEM laptop with no access to windows 8. The only things i see is the bios menu when i push F2 and a black screen with the message, "No bootable device -- Please restart system" i change some settings in bios and the next message is "Missing Operating System." then it...
Windows 8 Hard Drive Problem in General Support
Alright, I've kind of gone around in a lot of circles trying to figure this out. I thought it had something to do with Windows 8 and its hybrid boot feature that screwed me over, but you know, I've done numerous chkdsks. I'm REALLY sure that the hard drive itself is not bad. On to the problem. I...
Solved problem with my H drive in General Support
hello i recently downloaded a iso file and accidentally mounted it to my h drive and cannot load any other disks please help
I installed windows 8 in HDD 1tb Seagate. Then I bought Corsair 240 SSD drive and fresh installed everything there. Now if I boot from SSD drive my Seagate won't show up and I have tried other cables I have 5 hard drives in my system. It shows up in boot menu but won't show up in Disk management...
Let me explain my situation... Recently, my parents purchased a dell xps computer over black friday, which came pre-loaded with Windows 8.. I hate windows 8.. but that's besides the point. This dell was supposed to replace an older inspiron that had Windows 7 installed on it... So, what I...
I installed Windows 8 on my laptop like 5 days ago, everyone worked fine and dandy there but somehow now most of my programs won't launch but i can see it in Task Manager, my DVD drive won't open when i try to eject it physically, when i try to right click and eject it in My Computer, it freezes...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook