[QUOTE=nr147;2491214]i always thought that increasing the RAM would boost the speed/performance. it will take up to 8GB RAM. do you still think it needs a new HDD?
i only bought the bloody thing about 14 months ago. as usual its probably fitted with parts that only last just past the warranty date![/QUOTE]
Maybe a hasty suggestion. Try what Whappo mentioned. Also try Auslogics Disc Defrag, its free, currently the site seems to be down. Under advanced options tell it to move system files to the beginning of the disc.