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  User-C482BBE1-3EDD-4A99-BEDC0BD6B59295E3 20:50 10 Aug 2006

Hi guys
Just got back from trying to sort my mates PC.
Fired it up and it sounds like someone has poured sand into the HD.Programs started and stopped at random and cursor has no effect. The task expands and retracts several times and then settles down. I did a roll back with Norton and the system settled down a bit. did a defrag (first one it's had in a year of constant use ) Ran Hijackthis, AVG, and Ad Aware SE, Ran CCleaner for redundant files and issuse and cleaned up accordingly. There appear to be no viruses or other malware on the system so the question is, Is this simply a failing hard drive? I've never come across these symptoms before despite having workrd on numerous PC issues
Thanks for any advice


  Jak_1 21:52 10 Aug 2006

sounds very much like the hdd is about to fail, backup all important data files if not already done. A new drive required methinks.

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