My wife's Pavillion dv6000 has been running slowly recently. We have regularly run CC Cleaner, Spybot Search and Destroy, Malware bytes. We haven't found anything that stands out as a major problem. I cleaned the log files using CC Cleaner because CC Cleaner seemed to take an inordinate amount of time digging through them.
The hard drive shows that it is near maximum capacity but examining the files I can't determine what is filling the hard drive. We have moved all of her photos to a home server. She has a lot of music files, but it doesn't appear to be an unusual amount. Some programs take a long time to boot, others seem to boot immediately. But the same programs sometimes boot at different speeds, so it isn't the same result every time.
I don't have enough computer knowledge to determine whether the computer is slow because of the older age of the system or if we have a problem.
I would appreciate some help if anyone has the time to spare.