Desktop suddenly very slow, hard drive spinning...
by towacodaddy - 12/3/12 7:53 AM
I have a Lenovo desktop we bought maybe 18 months ago, with Windows 7 / 32-bit. The main user is my wife, and my kids use it occasionally too. We have some photos, a lot of E-Mails, some documents, but nothing in my mind that should be clogging the entire system. For the most part the computer ran just okay since the day we bought it - not super slow but never particularly fast (we have a cable connection). But suddenly a few days ago it just started running extremely slow for no apparent reason. It's slow on all applications, and a couple times when I restarted, it froze up on a black screen and didn't load up Windows. I've noticed the hard drive seems to be constantly working, on what I don't know. Possibly something is running in the background or somebody did something, but I'm at a total loss on what to do.
I'm sure I need to provide more information but I'm not sure what. If someone is looking to provide an answer but needs more info, please let me know and I will provide it. Thanks in advance for anyone who can help out. I'm hoping it's an easy solution.