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I have a too slow computer is there any way to reset the hard drive and delete all the info to make it look like you just got it

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This can be caused by virus or other malicious programs on your pc. Try to run a virus check to scan for infection. Check your pc's memory as well and you can consider adding more memory for better performance. You can reset the hard drive, I think ur referring to formatting it and reinstalling your OS, that is one of your option but I highly suggest that you try the steps that I gave you first.

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