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HDD running really slow, multiple OS crashes in last month

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So I've had this hard drive with my OS on it for about 6 years. Every piece around this hard drive has been replaced over these six years. So its basically in a whole new pc. I'm saving up for a entirely new pc in the coming months, and this one is on its last legs. Constant OS crashes. Takes forever to start up (this has been a thing for three years). Sometimes windows explorer crashes and the entire screen goes black with an error message that windows explorer has crashed. Sometimes when it crashes loading a game that is too tasking on the hard drive, when I go to CTRL + ALT + DEL that crashes and gives me a black screen with an error box that windows security options has crashed. I would like some solutions, maybe a program that would help me clean it up? make it last just a little longer and not have it die in the coming months or it become unusable due to hard drive failures. Ive heard of CCleaner but I am skeptical because its a third party app that seems just a little sketch. 

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Really, at this point. You could buy a 1tb SSHD for 70bucks and just reuse it in your next build because that hard drive and probably OS seems to be almost dead. The $70 investment is worth it, trust me. 


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1 hour ago, ScaryLarry38 said:

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Your HDD indeed seems to be on its last legs. Make sure you have all of your files backed up since it only needs 1 fatal crash for it to be over and out. You’re really risking losing all of your data.


CCleaner is a true and tested program. It is good to use as long as you don't use it's registry cleaner. No registry cleaner does anything useful.

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