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PC laggy and sluggish when connecting additional hard drives

Q: PC laggy and sluggish when connecting additional hard drives

Hey guys weird problem here The TB internal drive in my PC started slowly dying in December and my brother got me an SSD additional and connecting when laggy hard drives PC sluggish for Christmas I installed it and it works amazing flawlessly and I love it When I attempted to make my old dying drive a secondary hard drive Windows PC laggy and sluggish when connecting additional hard drives recognized it fine despite the SATA connection broken off and I was able to salvage what I wanted from it The speed of the transfer was blazing and I was pretty happy but I noticed Windows getting insanely laggy and sluggish The mouse would stop moving every few inches and the keyboard would stop responding Instead of normal lag such as me typing this sentence nothing happening and then it appearing in full a few seconds later when the lag would catch up it would be a jumble of letters For example if I typed quot wow my computer is going slow right now quot it would come out quot wom mpui gin sright n quot That s a new type of lag for me as my PC has never had issues I assumed this was due to the death of the drive and Windows having problems recognizing it or reading it Sure enough when I disconnected it everything ran smoothly I have an iOmega TB external drive LDHD-UP - don t judge it was on sale that I m not too fond of but I use regularly for storage and backup I usually have it plugged into the back of my PC and this presents a whole other issue which I need another thread for but I ve dealt with it fine and it normally works all right However I found out it s USB compatible and my PC has outlets on the top so I wanted to keep it plugged into there But when I do that I experience that exact same type of lag as before when the internal hard drive was plugged in It s persistent and near-constant but it stops the second I turn off the hard drive I ve disabled antivirus I ve ran disckchecks I ve formatted none of it makes a difference Does anyone know what would be causing this with separate hard drives connected in completely different ways Any help would be greatly appreciated nbsp

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A: PC laggy and sluggish when connecting additional hard drives

I don't know the answer but will comment about the issue of lag in typing. I have a wireless keyboard and mouse and I know when the batteries need replacing because the keyboard behaves exactly like yours and the mouse stops moving the cursor properly. Maybe your issue's connected with the power being drawn when you have the two drives connected. Don't rush out and upgrade your psu though. I only switch on my usb external hard drive for the occasions I need it.
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A:PCI Card to add additional Hard drives

First you should check to see if your motherboard has any Serial ATA ports. If it does then you can get a SATA hard drive.

Or you can get an external USB drive.

If not then this is the card you are looking for:

Or to add SATA ports:
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A:Additional Hard Drives Inaccessable

Quote: Originally Posted by roar76

I have a problem on my Windows 7 machine that I can't figure out. The system has 5 hard drives (2 1TB and 3 500GB), a quad core AMD Phenom, 4GB of RAM, an Asus Mobo, and a Thermaltake 500W PSU.

I had everything up and running for a few weeks and now my two 1TB drives don't show up in explorer. The other 3 drives are working well. The only thing I did was move the PC into another room. I shut down, switched off the PSU and then unplugged it.

All HDDs show in the BIOS and in Disk Management. In DM the two problem drives do not have drive letters and the option to assign is grayed our. In fact all options except delete and help are inop.

I have run the WD disk tool and Spinrite and neither has found any problems with the drives. I have also disconnected and shuffled the power and SATA cables, disconnecting the good 500s to see if it was a power problem - no help.

As a near last resort, I slicked my system drive and installed a fresh W7. Same problem.

I'm hoping that there is some alternative to formatting them and loosing 1.5TB of data.

Any ideas?

All you need to do is to use a third party app like paragon disk suite to assign a drive letter.
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what is the make and model of your computer?
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A:Error on Log in: No additional hard drives available for migration


Start your PC in safe mode and see if the error comes up then. It is probably a program starting when your PC turns on which is causing the error.

Enter Safe mode by pressing "F8" when the computer is starting up (Before Windows Starts) and select Safe Mode.

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A:Vista doesn't see my additional hard drives as part of a RAID array

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A:Connecting Two Hard Drives
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Try turning on legacy IDE support in your BIOS. ACHI: IDE
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A:Connecting Hard drives

Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister

I'm probably going to change that, and connect the hard drives to it least two of them, since my controller card only has two connectors. The reason that I'm posting this, is just that I want confirmation that this info is accurate and up to date?

The information on that page was last updated in 2004. I would not rely on it. Hard drives do not rely on IDE anymore but SATA which function much differently. You do not need to worry about whether you have enough IRQs available or worry about channels, master/slave, or anything like that.

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A:Issues with connecting 6 hard drives on XP.

Umm, bump.
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A:Connecting SATA hard drives to existing IDE PC...?

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A:need QUICK help connecting my hard drives and cd rom; slave/master

I'm pretty sure Windows will fail to boot after you connect an IDE hard drive. The problem being that IDE are enumerated before SATA. Windows thinks that is on hd0, then suddenly it wakes up as being run off hd2. It won't boot.

Install Windows with everything connected.

No idea if you can fix existing Windows with anything but a repair install..
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Well mate the only thing I can think of at the moment is to check the Device Manager and see if they are there and any error triangles alongside.

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Can you elaborate a bit more?

Your saying your second hard drive isn't showing in you bios at all? Is it Sata or IDE?

Have you checked in Computer Management/Disk Management?
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A:Laggy Laptop, Laggy Internet Browser - Deep problem? - Help Please

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


Due to the restrictions on Vista, all tools should be started by right-click > Run as Administrator


You will have to uninstall AVG in order to run ComboFix. If ComboFix still detects AVG after uninstalling AVG and rebooting, try removing AVG remnants with AppRemover:

Please download AppRemover and Save it to your Desktop. Double-click AppRemover.exe and follow the prompt to run it then click 'Next'.
Vista/Win7 users, right-click and choose 'Run as administrator'.
Under 'Select Removal Type' select 'Cleanup a Failed Uninstall' then click 'Next'.
Once the scan is complete, follow the on-screen instructions to remove remnants of AVG.
Reboot your computer if not prompted already.

If ComboFix still detects AVG, stop and let me know.


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A:additional hard drive problem

You have three threads for the same problem. Why don't you post back to your original thread.

I'm closing the duplicate and triplicate.
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A:Adding additional Hard drive

I split this off into your own thread, too confusing when threads are added to.

First What else do you have on your ide cables besides the primary hard drive (4gig) and I would presume a cdrom.

Watch the screen when you start your machine, does it list where the cdrom is attached.

You have two ide cables, both cables can support two devices.
On each cable you can have one master and one slave device.
Your primary harddrive is always primary master.

Basically, if you only have the current harddrive attached to the primary ide it's pretty simple. Just buy the drive, physcially mount it in the machine with the included screws.

Now if going on primary with current drive, on the back of the drive are jumpers, you need to set the jumper to slave, it should be clearly marked or indicated in the manual that comes with the drives or viewed online at the drive manufacturer's site.

Once the jumper is set, add a power plug, you should have extra's in the case, if not, you can get a y adaper that makes one plug into two.
Then connect the ide cable, paying note that the red stripe goes to the pin 1 on the new drive, it will be marked. If you don't disconnect if from the motherboard, then you don't have to worry about the motherboard end, but it's the same, red stripe to pin 1.

Once it's all connected, restart your machine, you must now enter the bios setup(you should see a message saying press key to enter setup when you start your machine, that's the key to get into the bios setup area), find the ide configuration page, and enable the ide channel the drive is on. Generally you can set it to autodetect, if that option isn't available, you will have a manual detect, and if that's not available, the drive parameters will be printed on the drive and you can manually enter them.

Once done, save and exit bios.

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A:Adding an additional hard drive


This is a pretty straight forward process. Find the ide cable that has an open slot (IDE #1 or IDE #2). If your present hard drive is alone on the ribbon cable for instance, then do this:

Make sure the jumpers on the back of your present drive are set to MASTER and the drive is on the end of the ribbon cable.

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It should recognize it and away you can go partitioning and formatting the drive.

After you get it hooked up, if you have the disk that came with your drive, you can either use that to prepare the drive for usage, or you can go to the My Computer area and format it for usage. Either way is pretty self-explanatory. I just happen to like using the manufacturer's utility myself as a personal preference.

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A:Additional Hard Drive - One IDE, one SATA

Hi there,

You can either plug it into IDE1 on you motherboard (assuming IDE0 is in use by the CD-ROM) and not worry about the jumper or you can plug it into the spare way on the lead that is plugged into your CD-ROM. If you choose the second option you need to ensure that the jumper on the backs of the devices are set, one Master and one Slave. The positions are normally depicted on the outer casing of each device.

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A:Can't access additional internal hard drive

Either Gparted (bootable CD) will help you remove (and re-install) the 2nd HardDrive's partition
Remember to not hurt the main HardDrive's partition in the process

Or use your Windows CD to partition it
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A:Solved: additional hard drive installation

nevermind done it! all good!
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A:Additional hard drive will not let the system boot

Ive come across the rare occasion where some drives just dont like being linked together, this was with IDE drives, did the system boot previously with all the drives in.

Have you changed the boot order at all, ie have you got the faulty drive as first boot device.?
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A:Solved: Adding additional hard drive XP

Nothing will go there unless you send it there.

Documents is a system folder, so it needs to be moved properly so the system registers where it is. In the folder's Properties, you will find a location option. If you change that and log off and on, the folder will be moved to its new location.

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A:Adding additional hard drive (Slave or Master?)

There are several different ways you can do this.

The fastest would be to set your new drive to slave (make sure your current drive is set to master) and install.

**personal note**
Were I installing this on my system....this is what I would do.
Install the new drive as slave.
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Has it ever worked before?
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You can consider the use of the Panda Vaccine on your computer and USB Drives:
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