Answer for:

Booting Problems

Message 13 of 12

View entire thread
0 Votes

Many times I have found that when a computer takes a lloooonnnggg time to read a file the HDD is failing. I have suspected that the file that takes a long time to load has been written to a part of the HDD surface that is going bad (or is bad already).
Try another HDD! It seems like a pain in the neck to do, but it saves a lot of time in the long run.
I have wasted a lot of time over the years working with HDDs that are failing, and trying to coax them into "working better". It was all a waste of time.