Slow ST3120026AS hard drive

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OldManDan

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I believe I have a slow hard drive and need help to fix it. I did all the usual things already. Removed junk files, Defraged drive and Meta data, Checked device manager for channel status, and scanned for driver updates.

My SysInfo Data is:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114431 MB, Free - 64016 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0M2035, , ..CN4811137306K5.
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
I also use Zone Alarm Security suite.
My HD Tune data is:


My Health Info is:



My disk info is:



No other disk activity was running during the benchmark. I also ran Sea Tools and All the diagnostics passed.

I would appreciate all help I could get.

Thanks, Dan
 

OldManDan

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The computer is 3 - 5 years old. Old for a computer but until recently it worked well. By slow I mean it takes forever to do disk work. Eventually it finishes the reads/writes. If I don't wait to start another disk type job the computer will hang up, i.e. not accept keyboard or mouse input.

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OldManDan

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Thanks for directing me in the right direction. I didn't uninstall ZoneAlarm but scanned the forum for high disk activity. The solution was to reset the ZoneAlarm DB. The problem went away and it solved my problem.

Thanks Again, Dan
 
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