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    Windows 10 very very slow.

    Help please.
    Have upgraded a desktop PC from windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro.
    Now, the startup is slow, if I click on start, dead slow. Anything I click on
    takes forever to open

    Getting so frustrated, after all the hype about Windows 10, how fast it is!!!

    Please guys lets get this sorted or is windows 7 the way to go?

    Many thanks.

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    Make sure you have the latest W10 compatible drivers and check for program updates. Uninstall any old programs you no longer need.

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    Jerry, if I do a clean boot will all files etc disappear?
    Thanks Dave

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    Have checked Event Viewer, and getting the following message, Event ID 7, The Device,\Device\Harddisk0\DRO,
    has a bad block.
    Does this mean the hard drive is on the point of failing.
    Also now get a Micosoft Windows message "Windows detected a hard disk problem." Start the backup process.

    I do have a backup done by Macrium Reflect.

    Help Please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveBRenn View Post
    Jerry, if I do a clean boot will all files etc disappear?
    Thanks Dave
    No. It just means booting the system with most of the third party software bypassed. Your data will be fine. If you are at all concerned about diagnostic procedures backup your system first.
    Joe

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    Clean boot will have no effect on your data files. It just temporarily removes all third party software so you can determine if one of them is the cause of your slowdown. if the system runs ok in clean boot, re enable things in groups until you determine the culprit(s). See the link for details.

    The bad block on the hard drive could also be the issue. Open an administrative prompt and run chkdsk /f

    Jerry

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    The bad block could have been caused by an unexpected power down in the middle of a write operation or it could be a failing hard drive. Chkdsk should fix the bad block. If you continue to get bad block errors or if the disk is old, replace the hard disk. Continue making backups just in case.

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveBRenn View Post
    Have checked Event Viewer, and getting the following message, Event ID 7, The Device,\Device\Harddisk0\DRO,
    has a bad block.
    Does this mean the hard drive is on the point of failing.
    Also now get a Micosoft Windows message "Windows detected a hard disk problem." Start the backup process.

    I do have a backup done by Macrium Reflect.

    Help Please.
    Thanks
    Dave
    Have you checked the driver for errors? In File Explorer right click on the drive, select Properties, click on the Tools tab, click the Check button.
    Joe

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    Ended up installing new hard drive. Nothing else worked.
    Now everything running great.

    Many thanks for all the effort
    Regards
    Dave

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    Glad to hear it. Thanks for posting back with your solution.

    Jerry

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