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HELP! My external hard disk makes my laptop slow

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rolex_argoso, Apr 5, 2007.

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  1. rolex_argoso

    rolex_argoso Thread Starter

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    When i plug my external hard disk through a usb my laptops performance becomes really slow... when i try to access the hard disk its super slow like ten to 15 minutes... My external HDD is a 120Gb toshiba


    before all of this happened i was insatalling the pc suite for my sony ericsson z610i..

    and i installed that netframe 1.1 for xp service pack 1 and then thats it...


    can sum 1 help me please..
     
  2. lefty1953

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    You need to disconnect the External and then finish installing all your Windows updates. If you only have SP1 you need SP2 and about 73 more updates since then. Once everything is updated then try the External again.

    Have you had this HDD running before you tried to install those things? If you did how was it running then? Is your USB ports 2.0?
     
  3. ert135

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    Mabe try it on a faster computer? and see if it makes a difference?
     
  4. rolex_argoso

    rolex_argoso Thread Starter

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    actually i was installing these things and then i i connected my HDD.. since then it became slow.. can u help me?





    my usb ports are 2.0..
     
  5. JDonner

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    I assume that was a joke? :D
     
  6. ceri sheeran

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    Hi,

    How is the external drive powered. Is it only USB powered or does it have a separate power supply.

    If only USB powered, try using a powered USB 2 hub.

    The drive may also have provision of an external power supply, if so then use this.

    hth

    Ceri
     
  7. lefty1953

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    If you connected it while installing programs you might just want to reboot and see if if it runs better. That is if your done installing programs.
     
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