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Pc Is Suddenly Laggy


This problem started suddenly. My pc seems to boot fine, and all the programs run as usual except starting any program is really slow now. The pointer jumps around, and the system is generally laggy while any program is starting (browser, im client, word processor, media player). I can still play video and mp3 files, but video files are slightly choppy - still watchable. No viruses or ad-software has been detected, nothing strange seems to be running. I don't have a lot of processor usage. Only lags when starting programs. I have about 11gigs free space. I have defragged, run norton systemworks, memtest86. I haven't been able to do a full chkdsk, because it was going so slowly - it would take about 48 hours straight to run to completion.

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