Windows 7 slow at startup and other performance issues

Original title: Windows 7 cache? or HDD problem??


Hey guys,

I've noticed that when I first boot into windows, my computer lags behing for a good couple of mins, and in this time if I open my browser and try to visit any websites, it will say "waiting for cache".

Just tonight, I've also noticed that when I copied a 1GB file from HDD to my USB drive, the file basically copies at 30MB/s and goes straight to about 95%, and then just slows down and ends up taking another 5 mins to copy at the "correct" speed. I once again noticed that while copying this file over, my browser was hanging for periods of 10-20 seconds while displaying "waiting for cache".

Anyone have any ideas what the problem may be? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England
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Last updated August 26, 2020 Views 4,465 Applies to: