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Computer runs very slow and hard drive makes a wining sound.

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Running slow can be caused by a very fragmented drive needing defragmenting and maybe some space freeing by deleting cookies and other temp files.
Whining noise is indicative of a failing Hard drive bearing, I'd advise you get your data off fast

You can download HDD Tune and test the drive using that, it will tell you if there are any bad sectors or spin retry counts on the drive

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