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Help - my hard drive just runs and runs and runs

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  1. kdross

    kdross Formula Junior
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    About two weeks ago the hard drive in my computer (Dell Inspiron laptop) started to run all the time, and the computer became very sloooooooow. It now takes about 5 minutes to load any program. Again, this happened almost over night. What could be causing this to happen? I do not appear to have a virus (Norton Corporate Ediiton Anti Virus 8.2), but something is wrong. Also, I do not recall loading any programs lately that could be causing this problem either.

    Thanks.
    Ken
     
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  3. 62 250 GTO

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    I'm not a cpu guy but maybe you have spyware/tracker systems running in your background? spybot search and destroy should tell you. Do a web search for it.
    Good luck with it.
     
  4. kdross

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    Thanks. I am running Spy Boot as we speak. Hopefully that is my problem.

    Ken
     

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