Not sure what is going on with this drive

By Chronus
Jan 9, 2014
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  1. I opened up the optimization window to see if one of my hard drives needed to be defragmented, and I found a weird drive that the computer is saying is fragmented. Does anyone have any idea what is going on with it?


    My laptop used to have a fast to start up time, around 15-20 for the laptop to restart, and load up all starting programs. Now its being really slow where its taking minutes to restart and load all the start up programs. Thinking this might be related to a fragmented drive, I checked the optimization and found a weird drive segmentation. I don't know if its supposed to be there, and if its not, what to do about it.

    About a week ago, Comoto had asked me whether or not to allow a program to access the internet. The program name looked similar to that drive name; however, Comodo specified that it was a safe file, so I did not block it from accessing the internet. I do not know if these are related, but I thought I would mention it.

    So, I guess my questions are:
    Does anyone know what is going on with that drive?
    Does anyone have any suggestions to return my start up back to near its original speed?

    Windows 8.1

    Intel Core i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz
    8 GB ram
    64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor

    Lenovo y510p laptop
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You have a single hard drive broken up into 5 partitions. One of those partitions is showing trouble. With the symptoms you describe here, I believe that the hard drive is going bad. Back up your important data and prepare to replace the hard drive. You may be able to perform a factory restore but you will loose all your personal data doing this too. If the factory restore fails, this will tell you that the hard drive is definitely bad

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