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I have a Compaq Presario 5000 w/Windows XP updated to SP3. I have had this computer for years w/no problems all of a sudden it runs real slow, is slow to open programs, internet, etc... The error log says this: The device\Device\Harddisk0\D, has a bad block. What does this mean and how do I fix it. Thank you Marfa

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You might want to try running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defrag Utilities.....a bad block is usually marked as bad by the operating system if Disk Defrag sees it. Also, look at the properties of your hard drive to see how much free space is available, you may be running low on space after 2 years. If the disk utilities do not fix the slowness, we would have to look for other culprits....Good Luck

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