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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tiggyT, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. tiggyT

    tiggyT Thread Starter

    Sep 18, 2008

    I'm not very technically knowledgeable, so as far as i can see it looks like my laptop has dementia or is going senile or something ;)
    It is very frustrating, hope someone can help.

    Everything has slowed down to a ridiculous extent, takes ages to start up, shut down or access anything. Some of the bulkier programmes like Ableton will barely run at all. Concurrent to this happening, my D drive (hard drive partition where all my photos & files are stored) is totally inaccessible. It comes up as offline, or needs to be formatted, and in properties the file system comes up as RAW, which i think from looking through similar problems posted is probably a bad thing? I frequently cleaned up the stuff on my C and D drives and defragmented them occasionally, so there was plenty of space on them. I am guessing the slowness has something to do with RAM, but as i said, i'm not very technically knowledgeable so don't know where to go from here.

    Have attached a screenshot of system info etc; would really appreciate if someone could shed some light on why this happened/ what to do about it. Basically if there is a someone out there who could outline how to recover all the stuff from my D drive and get my computer back up to some kind of normal speed i would really appreciate it.


    x tig.

    ps - sorry if this is in the wrong sub-forum, it seemed like the most logical as I have XP. thanks again

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