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Old 01-07-2022, 17:09   #16
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Re: Is my laptop doomed?

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A very slow computer may be a sign of a failing hard drive (assuming your Acer has a HDD). It might be worth testing it - SeaTools or WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostic are free and will test any HDD.
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This to me was screaming software corruption but yes it never hurts to keep an eye on disk health
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This to me was screaming software corruption but yes it never hurts to keep an eye on disk health
Better still Spinrite 6.

https://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm
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Re: Is my laptop doomed?

Pretty outdated now though isn't it
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Old 01-07-2022, 18:20   #19
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Re: Is my laptop doomed?

Still works even reportedly on SSD's
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Old 01-07-2022, 18:25   #20
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Re: Is my laptop doomed?

Do not think I would trust a program not been updated since 2004 to check an SSD that did not exist then. But each to their own

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most of my drives are GPT anyway
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Old 01-07-2022, 22:23   #21
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Re: Is my laptop doomed?

Crystal Disk Info will help. It will flag any issues. As will HD Tune. Or AOMEI Partition Assistant. There's lots of free disk checking tools. Pick one and give it a go.
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Old 02-07-2022, 09:04   #22
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Re: Is my laptop doomed?

See post #8 my problem has been solved, thanks to all the helpers.
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