SQL Server running extremely slowly.

One of my clients has a large Access application running against a SQL Server BE (2012) which has been running along smoothly until last Thursday, when reads and writes from/to the SQL server slowed significantly, and are resulting in ODBC timeout errors when writing to various tables.

The client rebooted the server over the weekend, but the problem persists.
All of the various services (SQL Server, agent, browser, reporting services) appear to be running.

Just looking for any input from those of you with extensive SQL Server experience on where to look in the Windows or SQL Server logs to see if I can figure out what is going on?
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Dale FyeOwner, Dev-Soln LLCAsked:
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Look at hdd problems (failed disk in raid, etc), general performance (cpu and memory usage)
lcohanDatabase AnalystCommented:
What version/edition of SQL is running? You could use SQL own "Performance Dashboard Reports" - they are great! - to debug all kind of real time issues in SQL Sever.


Also, was there any change before " last Thursday, when reads and writes from/to the SQL server slowed significantly" on the Access application side OR on the SQL Server? Patching, etc? Any new software installed or updated - antivirus in particular?
candideSoftware developerCommented:
what often happens: check if tempdb is on HDD volume C:\ and C:\ runs out of space
Dale FyeOwner, Dev-Soln LLCAuthor Commented:
I was able to resolve the problem by creating a new copy of the table which was causing the problems with the write process.  I then copied all of the record data into that table, had 3 records not copy over for some reason, but was able to identify and view those records to get most of the data into the new table.

After pointing my application at this new table, everything is running smoothly again.

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