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Speed of harddisk

Speed of hard disk is very slow down from last week i had'nt installed any type of software or any type of data but i don't know how it happened please hel me out by this problem to icrease the speed of processing It seems more exciting to watch paint dry, than to wait for some response from my 2 month old acer aspire 7720G. I send error reports to dear microsoft daily with no feedback as yet.USB and RAM apparently not overtaxed.I use laptop for word processing and internet searches, no games etc.

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  • Dominic
    Dominic May 11, 2010

    Are you operating under Windows Vista?

  • Lalit Varadpande
    Lalit Varadpande May 11, 2010

    what exactly do u mean by speed of hard disk?have done a complete for viruses etc?if this is the laptop
    http://www.trustedreviews.com/notebooks/...
    then you have malware if it is slow,the specs are very good!
    what anti virus do u use?sending error reports is a waste of time!!u can shut that off
    do get back..regards!

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Run A disk Defragmentation By going to

My Computer -> Right click on C: -> Properties -> Defragamtion

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The Windows System Updates can slow down your systems performance by fragmenting the registry and the data on the hard drive. I use the Uniblue Registry Booster to fix system registry errors and defrag the registry which can lead to slow boot-up / application performance. Moreover, they are Microsoft Certified Partner which matters to me. If you have McAfee Security Center or Norton System Works they have a registry repair tool included with the application; then with the "Disk Defragmenter" found in the System Tools you can achieve parallel results in performance.

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