I think my hard drive motor is starting to give. It's a Western Digital 250GB from 2005. Every time I open firefox or google chrome on my other computer, my browser will freeze out of nowhere, as if my computer had no more memory.
So I figure something must have went wrong with OS install so I try to format it, but the OS install is pitifully slow. Then I try to run DBAN, which is a program that fills your hard drive with Os and it was only writing at 3 MB/s. The estimated time to simply blank the hard drive was over 3 days!