09-01-2017 12:45 PM
09-01-2017 04:53 PM
I would run chkdsk on the hard drive, because it may be that your Master File Table (MFT), which holds the partition information, is getting corrupted, perhaps due to a failing drive. Drive errors can also cause the drive to slow down and can fragmentation and drives if space is limited.
Running the Hardware Scan using the Lenovo Solutions Center might also be a good idea as well, as it will check the S.M.A.R.T. status of the hard drive.
BTW Creating a multiple partition on the same physical drive does not measurably increase performance. Multiple partitions may aid in organization, but that is about it.. I store all my file, movies and software archives on an external USB hard drive, but do so mostly for disaster recovery should my primary drive fail.
If you are looking to speed the system up, I would add more RAM.. which I believe the max is 20GB on that model.
Best of luck,