4 days ago my laptop (Ultrabook) was running perfectly fine. Then all of a sudden, while I was working in excel, it started to run extremely slow, so slow it was unusable. So I contacted Dell who sent out a new Windows 8 disk.
I received the disk yesterday, and booted from the disk in UEFI secure mode. I was then asked to provide the drivers for my hard drive. So I downloaded them from the intel website on my other laptop and installed them using a USB stick.
I was then instructed to choose a disk drive to install windows to, so I deleted ALL partitions and created a new one for the OS. Then windows created it's own partitions (system, recovery, etc).
Then I left the Windows installation to complete, this was taking a very long time so I had to leave it over night. It took over 5 hours to finally install.
After it has installed, I tried to boot into windows, which was still running extremely slow, so after 2 hours I gave up and turned it off.
I have run a diagnostics, which shows no problems with hardware (although the thorough memory test is still running). I do have next day in home rapair from Dell, that should run until 2016, but for some reason my warranty displays as expired, so when I rang them they wouldn't do anything (which I will be complaining about on monday!!!)
Please could someone shine some light on my problem, I am usually great on computers and have always been able to diagnose and fix problems myself, but I have no experience with UEFI or SSD drives used for cache, so I'm stuck on this one.
Any help would be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advanced.
Turns out the thorough memeory diagnostics test shows a faulty hard drive. Contacted Dell and demanded to be seen to as I paid for my warranty, and they have sent a technician to replace the HDD on Tuesday :)