Laptop freezing temporarily..on the way out?

  buel 23:14 18 May 10
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Hi, i have a Medion MD96032 which is about 3 and a half years old, i semi regularly run a disk check on the hard drive and regularly run AVG, SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes scans and defrag using Defraggler regularly but still it is quite slow, which i dont mind too much but these last few days it has been freezing for about 6 seconds...and then resuming as normal and it has never done this before, please can anyone tell me is this possibly the beginning of the end and/or is there anything i can do please?

Also, if i am to clone the hard drive to an external hard drive using Acronis to prepare for 'the end', do i have to find the exact same internal hard drive that i currently use in it and clone it to that?
Thank you in advance!!

  buel 23:20 18 May 10

Ps- i am thinking of spending £40 to increase the Ram from 1.5gb to 3gb, is this a good idea if the hd is on the way out?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:24 18 May 10

FReeezing PC

1. Overheat due to faulty / blocked fans

2. PSU voltages

3. Household power surges fridge etc switching on/off

4. faulty memory stick try memtest click here

5. virus or spyware scan for both especially if shutting down with in a few minutes of switch on or internet use

6. driver conflicts especially grahics cards get the latest drivers for

  buel 23:36 18 May 10

Thank you for the thousandth time Fruit bat!!

  buel 07:13 19 May 10

Ps-i would say that most of the time i can hear a sound coming from my laptop (hard drive, i think?) and i just cant describe it, it's not 'clicking' as such...has anyone got any descriptions of noises hard drives make?

Pps-Also, if i am to clone the hard drive to an external hard drive using Acronis to prepare for 'the end', do i have to find the exact same internal hard drive that i currently use in it and clone it to that?

  rawprawn 07:33 19 May 10

" do i have to find the exact same internal hard drive that i currently use in it and clone it to that?"
No, so long as it is bigger or the same size.

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