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Windows 8 Extremely Slow

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    Windows 8 Extremely Slow


    My windows 8 computer is extremely slow and hangs often. It is nearly impossible to run simple programs such as file explorer or task manager. I almost always have to hard power off. I need help, thanks.

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    Please help me
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    I'll ask some questions so that others can offer solutions:

    1. Is it a new install. Was it working before. Have you added any hardware.
    2. What are your computer specifications. Make etc, amount of ram, cpu, graphics card etc.

    Follow this link as there is no magical answer (most probably) so any information will help the guys on here
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    Yes, it was working before, and the problem started about a week ago but has gotten worse
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you run virus scans/malware scans ?
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    I tried with windows defender but it always hangs on me and becomes unresponsive
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you tried this---

    Download Malicious Software Removal Tool from Official Microsoft Download Center

    Have you tried this---

    Free Online Virus Scan - Antivirus Software - Trend Micro USA

    you really should install an antivirus program.
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    First thing with a slowing machine is to back up the data. Could be a HDD failing and you don't want to risk data loss. Once backed up check for virus and malware and run a HDD scan.
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    I did a scan with the windows malware removal tool and it returned 0 viruses. I'm sorry, but what does HDD failing mean?
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    Is hddscan.com safe?
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