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PC runs slow after opening email attachment

June 7, 2011 at 08:36:07
Specs: Windows 7, 2.60 ghz/6 gb
I've tried everything I could think up of so I thought I would ask online. About 3 days ago my dad got an email and when he opened the attachment, the computer crashed. After trying to reboot it, it would just hang at a black screen but you could tell that the computer was loading something. The computer does in fact load back into W7 but only after ~4 hours. At first we tried booting from disk with a W7 disk but it would completely skip the boot part and just ask me which OS to use with W7 being the only option because it was the only OS installed on there. Even after selecting to start W7 in safe mode, the computer would stake take a couple of hours to get into windows. After this I tried an Ubuntu boot from disk and installing that but once I got into the selections menu for Ubuntu, the system would start taking extremely long load times again. I did not go through with the Ubuntu installation at that time but instead burned "Darik's Boot and Nuke" and compeletely erased everything from the hard drive. I then put in the Ubuntu disk again and tried installing it and everything seemed to be going fine until it started actually installed. I installed it on a 200GB partition with 12GB of swap. The installation took 4+ hours as I went to bed so do not know the exact time. After restarting when it finished installing Ubuntu, it would just start and stay at a pink default screen at the start and would not load anything beyond that. I tried the W7 boot disk again after this and again deleted all the partitions and formatted it again and am currently installing W7 again but am not sure if it will work. Would anyone have any info on what could be wrong?

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June 9, 2011 at 23:44:32
It may be your hard drive... Sometimes the hardware is the problem.

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