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Computer has become very very slow. Reformated and reloaded operating system took forevery to reload (2 hours). Is this a hard disk problem

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It _could_ be a disk-drive problem -- excessive "retry" operations within the disk-drive, while trying to write data to the disk-drive, or while trying to read from the disk-drive.

Search online for "Hitachi Drive Fitness" testing software, and run it.

If the disk-drive is "out-of-warranty", consider replacing it, before it completely "fails".

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