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I hvae had my dimension E521 for about 5 years now and recently it seems to be working harder and thinking more. My computer itself is just slow and sluggish. the hour glass runs constantly. I recently just defraged it and did disc cleanup but it is still sluggish. I will connect with the internet and it will work for a little while but soon it starts to freeze up on me and I can hear the tower making noise like it wants to complete my task but doesn't. I usually then end up shutting it down and restarting it. It has been a great computer just wish I knew what was up.

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Hi Snakeskin6,

If it is a windows Xp machine or vista you can bring up the task manager and click processes and look for any unwanted processes,By the way what is the amount of RAM do u have
By the look of your issue I guess it might be an Virus infection so please let me know if you have any antivirus software installed and provide me with the list of all the running process to trouble shoot more


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Gary

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

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