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Pc Slowing Down - Is External Hard Drive The Solution.

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Hi, since installing creator 2012 and starting to transfer camcorder videos to the PC, editing and burning my desktop PC is really grinding down. Would the easiest solution to purchase an exeternal plug and play hard drive to transfer all my movies/music to. Have about 18 tapes and quite a few music tracks. Thanks.

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Use CCleaner to get rid of the junk files on your computer. Use Revo Uninstaller to get rid of the trial programs and the programs you no longer use. After that defrag ( and perhaps optimize) you hard drive.

 

Look at the programs that start when you boot the computer. msconfig.exe (already on your computer) -start up tab - will allow you to limit the items at start in boot. If you are not sure, use Soluto to see what programs can be delayed or paused. Once you see them, you can delete Soluto (if you wish) and thne disable the items in msconfig.

 

Give us information on your computer by running dxdiag and attaching the results. Read how here. It will give us information that should be helpful to diagnose any issues you may have with the computer. The latest video card driver from Nvidia has caused slow down issues. Did you update that? dxdiag.exe will tell us.

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Hi, since installing creator 2012 and starting to transfer camcorder videos to the PC, editing and burning my desktop PC is really grinding down. Would the easiest solution to purchase an exeternal plug and play hard drive to transfer all my movies/music to. Have about 18 tapes and quite a few music tracks. Thanks.

 

Look at # 17 in my signature and post your system specs.

 

Available hard drive, free space and total size?

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Try again.

 

That time it was attached to your message. :P

 

While we are looking at other things, please update the driver for you video GPU (graphics process unit). Yours is from 3/10/2010 14:33:10, Go here (link) for your ATI Radeon HD 5450 video card. Do not install the beta. Also go to the "optional tab and download and install those. Once you download them, turn off your anti-virus (disconnect from the Internet) and then install them. Folloow the other instructions from ATI.

 

An external hard drive is great for back-up and long term storage. If you are workign on a project, the best practices is to copy all the files you are going to use to a new project folder on your system hard drive. You seem to have plenty of room.

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Drive: C:

Free Space: 854.5 GB

Total Space: 941.9 GB

File System: NTFS

Model: WDC WD10 01FAES-60Z2A0 SATA Disk Device

 

Drive: D:

Free Space: 1.4 GB

Total Space: 11.9 GB

File System: NTFS

Model: WDC WD10 01FAES-60Z2A0 SATA Disk Device

 

What is D Drive?

 

Are you using it for video?

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What is D Drive?

 

Are you using it for video?

 

Most likely D: is the "recovery partition" on the main drive. I have a similar partition on my HP laptop.

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