Could repartitioning my hard drive have been the cause of my hard drive problems?

by on May 8, 2010

Q: Problems with the hard drive started happening when I had to extend the windows partition on the drive. I used Easeus Partition Master 5.8.1 Home Edition. I originally had two partitions on the drive. One especially for windows and one for data. I originally didn’t make the windows partition large enough so I shrunk the data partition and extended out the windows partition. It completed successfully but now I am noticing the hard drive thrashes and is slower than it originally was. I used about five different free HDD diagnostic tools and only one reported a read/write error. I did however use the Samsung HDD specific tool and it reported no problems. Could repartitioning have been the cause? I am using Samsung 103UJ HDD.


One Response to “Could repartitioning my hard drive have been the cause of my hard drive problems?”
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    If that is the only chance you made to the computer, then it is certainly a possibility. I’d suggest that you defrag both partitions if you haven’t tried that already and see if you have any new programs installed or running in the background slowing things down.