Hello everyone, recently my computer has been slowing down day by day, back when I installed this current version of win 10(64 bit, pro if i remember correctly) pc was loading in like 5 seconds, now (after like 6 months more of less,) it takes like a minute for it to fully load up all the programs ( not many of them..lightshot,radeon settings,realtek audio manager,avg pc tuneup, avg antivirus, and razer synapse) all of those were also on the computer when it took 5 seconds for it to load, so i guess those might not be the cause of the slow load?
Also, when i run overwatch and when it logs into it, if i join a game real quick, sometimes the heroes wont be loaded up, everything would be invinsible for like 30 seconds or so. Also, when i play path of exile, i tend to have extremely long loading times, when going to town, if theres a lot of people in it, loading takes about 3 minutes more or less? This is why i suspect the HDD is failing, or the computer is just crowded with alot of data.
Im downloading a new copy of windows 10 pro, thought of formatting the drives and reinstalling a fresh copy of windows, should i do that? Also thought of defragmenting if that might help, or run some kind of disk cleaner, if i do that, should i do it BEFORE i wipe all the data and install new windows, or after i do it?
I dont really have any files i need to backup, mostly using this computer for gaming.
The PC is around 2 years old, i guess thats not alot?
Also i just remembered, one time i had an issue loading up the windows so i did a defragmentation(which actually got stuck at some % and didnt finish) so i had to cut the power to shut down the computer, after i turned it back on, it was loading up fine. - this happened around a year ago
Any help is greatly appreciated, also i dont have any money to buy a new hdd for a few months, so i dont want to kill it completely if the hdd is the problem, i'd rather run it slow then not run at all >.<
Edited by hamluis, 23 December 2016 - 04:42 PM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to Am I Infected - Hamluis.