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Oct 31, 2010

I've checked the used/free space GB, and out of 74, it is 45/30.

With 30GB free, shouldn't it be running normally ?

What could be causing it to run like this ?

I'm talking a minute to open a file, 30 seconds to open 'Print' in the 'File' menu.

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