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I have a ACER travelmate laptop. I use it all the time and play games on it that I have installed. It is a fast computer but recently it keeps on freezing, getting slower, lagging, and slower frame rate. I have windows 7.

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closed as not a real question by Xavierjazz, Canadian Luke, Dave M, BBlake, Tanner Faulkner Feb 27 '13 at 17:52

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What are you doing when it becomes slow? Is there a virus scanner that's started? – Hand-E-Food Feb 27 '13 at 4:35
open resource monitor and look which programs cause a high HDD activity. – magicandre1981 Feb 27 '13 at 4:46

I agree the most likely cause is a failing hard drive.

It is also worth taking 10 seconds to quickly rule out the possibility of the drive being nearly 100% full- something which can cause an increase in drive activity, and reduced responsiveness and system stability.

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It sounds like your harddrive may be dying. See if you can find the "SMART" information off the hard drive which may confirm this - there are various free tools to do this depending on your OS.

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