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Old 12-07-2018, 11:06 AM   #1
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I have an old laptop, Lenovo Thinkpad in which I installed a new hard drive several months ago because the original drive was going bad. I use the computer as a backup so I do not turn it on too often, just to update it. I just turned it on and found that everything has slowed to a crawl, even the task manager is marked as "not responding", it takes 15 minutes to boot up.
It has Windows 10 professional, Version 1803, 17134-407, Intel i3, 320 gig hard drive, with less than 150 gig's used.
Is it possible that the new hard drive is defective or could this from some other problem?
I have not tried to start in safe mode yet, that's probably my next move.
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You may need to upgrade to Oct 2018 Windows 10 vs 1809.

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Is it possible that the new hard drive is defective?
Yes it is possible.
Boot into Safe Mode and see if it works better. If not, Run Check Disk.
Press the Win Key +X and choose Command Prompt (Admin) or Powershell (Admin) and type chkdsk /R and press Enter, Then type a Y for Yes. Then Reboot the computer.
This may take a long time.
If it works well in Safe Mode but not Normal Mode, try running a Clean Boot.
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:40 AM   #4
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Problem solved - I had installed Drop Box recently on that computer and it was uploading some files. As soon as it finished uploading, the computer reverted to it's usual behavior. I don't know why it took so long to upload the files but I am not going to worry about it!
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