Runs Slow - Open Folder Or IE Pc Hangs

Aug 21, 2008

how can I make my pc run better. For example~ upon weeks/a month upon a new reformat my pc runs great, programs, games, etc... but after a while it just runs slow. especially when my son tries to play a game. the game skips alot, the video plays in slow motion, etc. When I know that any other time it works fine. even when I open a folder or IE it hangs for 10-30 secs...

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