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so i have a few year old hard drive and recently my browsers (most notably firefox) are just lagging and having slow load times and slight dc's so my question is...

is this possibly a problem with my hard drive as some friends have suggested because i dont detect any virus or anything and its getting bothersome

i mainly want to know is buying a new hard drive going to be just like starting over from start

i have brand new other parts, motherboard, vid card memory and what not

i also have never installed a hard drive after the first one so i was wondering what i would need to know if anything about installing a new hard drive after having used an old one
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There is a program called Acronis True Image. It lets you make an image of your old hard drive, and then load it onto a new one! Easy as pie, and it'll be like nothing happened... except you'll be on a fast new hard drive
    
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An old drive shouldn´t cause those sort of issues.

Things I´d try first.
(If you havn´t already) update your browser to the latest version, download ccleaner and run it, this will get rid of a lot of old stored pages/junk. Maybe also defrag your hard drive.

Edit also try super antispyware free
http://www.superantispyware.com/
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i have ccleaner and wont loading the old drive give me the same issues?

im thinking i have some sort of virus or something even tho every antivirus says i dont

its just the browsers all lag idn what it is

i think i need a more complex answer to this

i have updated all my software and hardware and what nots
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