[QUOTE=jhtalisman;2120288]Have you tried a defrag? How full is the drive? There are several things that affect performance…it doesn’t mean the drive is dying. What type of drive is it? Capacity?
You could also have a virus or spyware running amuck causing the slowdowns. Try running an antivirus or anti-spyware program in safe mode, this will allow any possible malware to not start up with windows and be (hopefully) completely removed.[/QUOTE]
Yes. I defragged. Drive is about half full. It is an 80 gig drive and not sure of the brand but I think I remember seeing WD somewhere (western digital I’m guessing).
MY virus software (McAfee) is up to date and I have the latest windows updates.
I know the cd and hard drive have the same controller and the cd no longer works. I will dry the AV software in safe mode and see what happens.