Re: Can slowing PC be caused by hard drive?
Also look at your tool bar and see how much is on start up.
If you installed the same software it may be faster for a bit with a clean install
and over time and with too many backround programs running it will be as slow as it was.
start/run/msconfig check start up but make sure you know what your unchecking if you do not recognize it do not uncheck it.. but for example Qtask, AIM, etc unchecking it won't hurt anything the program is there just won't run all the time you can manually run it this has done wonders for some people. along with a good defrag and if your not registry savvy then "ccleaner" is free and can remove old registry entries and explorer files and i have used it on XP and Vista systems and its proven safe for me.
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