Now that your computer is over 2 years old, you might want to consider replacing the hard drive. Consider it a consumable product of your device. It holds your entire life of photos, music, web surfing history and downloads. It can also contain your tax records and other banking information. What would happen if you were unable to load up your device tomorrow morning?
The life span of a standard hard drive is about 2 years. Some last longer, but it’s not something you can bet upon. Before your computer dies, you might want to consult with BeckPC in regard to your hard drive life. It may be getting close to failure, and you don’t even know it. They do wear out and should be replaced.
If you’re PC is acting super sluggish, a fresh install of Windows might be best. Microsoft doesn’t tell the public, but the engineers know that Windows should be reinstalled every year or two. How old is your copy of Windows? All those years of clutter and junk are slowing everything down.