Anything I do now seems to take an age - I have tried to run Diskeeper Lite twice,it gets to 12% then stops,on the first attempt the pc froze and when it started up again it ran a CHKDSK which showed ok - if it is the hard drive going can I transfer everything on it to a portable hard drive?
It's unlikely to be the hard drive going,although it is a possibility. Can you roll back to a System Restore point before the slowdown ocurred? If not you should try first to give you system a good spring clean with CCleaner click here AdAware click here and RegScrub click here and a virus checker click here Later there may be a few other utilities to try. But run through these first and you should get more reliable operation.
You can always back up your data to a portable drive - in fact you should be backing it up regularly. To transfer everything to a portable drive you will need a utility such as Norton Ghost.
Have tried nearly everything without any change,I have also been looking at another thread "Everything has slowed down" tried a few things on there also,still no joy...Anyone any ideas on why Diskeeper Lite stops at 12% (22%free space) and CPU running at 100%?