Computer slowed to a halt!

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May 23, 2009 at 00:14:58
Specs: Win XP, 2.61 Athlon 64, 4 GB RAM
After much use, my computer started slowing down (as expected with all the crap I installed). So, I reinstalled windows (after wiping the drive clean), but it still continued to be excruciatingly slow. When I first built the computer, it would take 1-2 min to boot XP. Now? 10 minutes! I installed an antivirus to be sure it was not a virus i had on a file on a separate drive, yet i have foud nothing.

I'm suspecting it's a hardware issue, yet i can't figure out what it could be!


(oh, it may be worth mentioning that it has become very difficult to listen to iTunes, since every time the computer access the HDD - which is often, even when not doing anything - the music slows down and sounds distorted).


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May 23, 2009 at 10:51:59
How long have you been using the computer ?
Check temperatures in the BIOS and try opening the case and blowing dust off of the fans, etc. Don't use a vacuum cleaner.

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