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Slower than molasses in Moscow

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Been having some trouble with seemingly random freezing/slowing to a crawl on my Compaq CQ60, which can sometimes be left to resolve itself and sometimes needs a hard restart. It usually happens when using Firefox but can suddenly start even when I'm not. Using low-resource alternatives like Chrome and Windows Basic theme instead of Aero improves it somewhat, but it doesn't go away entirely. MBAM turns up no results, nor does PCTools Spyware Doctor. It might have something to do with the Logitech webcam I just installed, which seems to have some pretty obtrusive software.
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Go into your BIOS (F10 on bootup) and under the "diagnostics" option, start the Hard Drive test. It'll do 2 tests, a short one and a long one. The short one only takes ~5-10mins, the long one will take ~40mins or so.
General slowness can be the first symptom of a failing hard drive.
If the test completes, and gives you a 303, 304, or 305 message, you can call compaq support, and if your under warranty they'll send you out a new HDD.
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Intel Core I7 970 @ 4.2Ghz Asus Rampage Formula III ASUS GTX780 12GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 
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Samsung 840  Toshiba 5tb Thermalright Silver Arrow Windows 10  
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Auria 27" 1440p IPS @85hz Acer H243Hbmid 24"  Ducky Shine Zero TKL MX Browns OCZ 1010watt 
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