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Computer super slow after upgrade, HDD at 100%

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chewitt, Oct 24, 2019.

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  1. chewitt

    chewitt Thread Starter

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    Just finished upgrading my computer last week, and straight as everything got settled, drivers were installed for the new parts ect, I noticed that my PC was considerably slow, checked task manager and it says that my disk is at 100%, bearing in mind this is my first time putting a lot of new parts into a PC, the PC I got was pre-built and the PC changes goes as follows:

    - Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. F2A68HM-HD2 (P0) to ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF B450-PLUS GAMING (AM4)

    - AMD A8-7600 to AMD Ryzen 5 2600

    - 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (Don't know the name) to Corsair vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz

    Also changed my PSU from a Brand called intergraton 500w to a evga 650 gq modular gold rated 80+ power supply.

    Today just about a half hour ago I tried to startup the PC and it took me about 4 tries to get here, first couple of tries I got to the desktop, shortcuts loaded and everything and then just it just blackscreened, I could Ctrl + Alt + Delete and do everything I wanted from there but there remained the blackscreen. I've tried a few "solutions" so far to no avail, including updating drivers, disabled that superfetch thing (can't remember new name) and a few other things. My uneducated guess would be the SATA cable going into the HDD, the previous MOBO I had already had a SATA cable going into the HDD obviously, I used the same cable that was used on the previous one on the new one, within the new MOBO case there was a SATA cable, the one I originally had fit in the new MOBO so I just let it be, or maybe the cable doesn't matter at all, or maybe the hard drive is busted, I don't know and that's why I'm here.

    Any advice is appriciated!
     
  2. bassfisher6522

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    Once you swap out mobo and/or CPU or both....it's imperative to do a clean install. What OS are you running?
     
  3. chewitt

    chewitt Thread Starter

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    Windows 10 (64bit)
     
  4. bassfisher6522

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    This is what I would do: Use MS MCT tool and get windows 10 ISO on a thumb drive (very simple to do). Then do a clean install with newly created install media.
     
  5. chewitt

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    I'm guessing I'd have to reinstall everything that way right?
    Could I back up important files like pictures etc?
     
  6. managed

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    After Ctrl-Alt-Del start Task Manager then click on File > New task (Run...) and type Explorer then press Enter. Now if File Explorer opens you can try to backup files onto a Usb stick.
     
  7. chewitt

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    Thanks, I'll give it a go.
     
  8. Oddba11

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    You could also connect the primary drive to another computer and pull the data off that way.
     
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