My desktop takes ~3 minutes to fully wake up from
sleep modeHibernate. I hear my hard drive clicking for ~3 minutes after wake. Restarts are also painfully slow. I look at CPU usage and its quite low...2-3% per core. The Desktop comes up quickly. But, accessing a program (IE) or OS operation (start menu) takes quite a bit longer.
I uninstalled some random programs I don't use and it seems to have helped a little. Right now memory usage is 1.63GB. Are there any decent tools to help me figure out why my PC is running sub-par? What else can I check?
Specs: windows 7, 6GB ram, i7 930 2.8GHz CPU, gaming video card.
Drive: wdc wd1002faex-00y9a0. OS installed on 8/31/2010. No I don't defrag. It is my understanding that windows does not by itself now. Hard drive passed a diagnostic and SMART (What specifically this test runs I do not know...but you can click the link).
As a point of reference, my Vista laptop with older, lesser hardware (Mac hardware, Bootcamp) is up and ready in ~1 minute tops. The hard drive remains silent during the process.