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    Thread: Calling all PC Gurus/Geniuses/Virtuosos

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      Calling all PC Gurus/Geniuses/Virtuosos

      Sorry for the click-bait title but I'm really curious about my problem here. Let's start with some hard facts

      Laptop: Dell Studio 1747 (bought in 2010. Yeah it's pretty freaking old.. but hear me out!)

      Specs: Core i7 QM720 (1st gen I think), 6GB RAM, 2x 320GB HDD, Windows 10 Pro (legally activated).

      Problem: Well, the laptop is slow. I did a fresh install of Windows last week, I disassembled my laptop entirely to remove all dust and gunk... and yes there was a lot. It's already running pretty quiet. But the main problem lies in how quickly programs open. My assumption is that the Hard Drives are in need of replacement. Why? I believe one or both of them has bad sectors. And I know for sure that bad sectors cause nasty slowdowns.

      QUESTION: Is there any way I can effectively check (and repair) bad sectors? Command prompt with "chkdsk /f" is something I have already tried and it shows nothing.

      QUESTION 2: Does my laptop support SSD Drives? Is it logical to make a HDD replacement for such an old laptop?

      Bohat bohat shukriya in advance aap sab ke ta'awun ka

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      Check with hd tune complete scan.
      I believe it does support SSD. SSD is always a better choice over HDD especially in laptops as 5400rpm hdds in laptops really sucks


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      Quote Originally Posted by Muaaz View Post
      Sorry for the click-bait title but I'm really curious about my problem here. Let's start with some hard facts

      Laptop: Dell Studio 1747 (bought in 2010. Yeah it's pretty freaking old.. but hear me out!)

      Specs: Core i7 QM720 (1st gen I think), 6GB RAM, 2x 320GB HDD, Windows 10 Pro (legally activated).

      Problem: Well, the laptop is slow. I did a fresh install of Windows last week, I disassembled my laptop entirely to remove all dust and gunk... and yes there was a lot. It's already running pretty quiet. But the main problem lies in how quickly programs open. My assumption is that the Hard Drives are in need of replacement. Why? I believe one or both of them has bad sectors. And I know for sure that bad sectors cause nasty slowdowns.

      QUESTION: Is there any way I can effectively check (and repair) bad sectors? Command prompt with "chkdsk /f" is something I have already tried and it shows nothing.

      QUESTION 2: Does my laptop support SSD Drives? Is it logical to make a HDD replacement for such an old laptop?

      Bohat bohat shukriya in advance aap sab ke ta'awun ka
      It probably supports SSDs. Replace your HDD with a 250 or 512GB SSD and you'd be set.

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      HDD regeneration can recover bad sectors, but not guaranteed.
      Yes, Laptop do support SSD. I'd just replace the HDD with SSD. The only better and quality solution to HDD.

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      your mainboard could also be responsible for the slowdown.. check for overheating issues/graphic glitches-twitching/

      like others above, SSD is the best way to go abt your speeds, but i would rather you first eradicate your problem before purchasing anything. r u using dd3 1067 bus or 1333? ur model seems very old, so try and see if the memory bus is also at the highest bus rate. disk tune is a good sotware for bad sectors as well as partition magic also shows these results quickly.

     

     

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