I know there are other PC gamers here... I wanna know if what just happened to me has ever happened to anyone else...
A few days ago, I noticed my PC started running really, really slow... Like every 3 seconds it would freeze up for a second, and it was doing this constantly. At first I suspected 1 of 2 things... And update I did to Flash, or a Windows Update, because I did both of those the morning of the day it started happening.
So I defragged my computer, ran virus scans with 2 different programs, defrag was long overdue, but wasn't the cause, and neither virus scan came up with anything at all.
So today, I ran the defrag again just... I dunno, because... And I noticed it got hung up on a file in my Team Fortress 2 folder... Then it dawned on me that it always seemed to get real bad when I tried opening Steam... So bad, that Steam would crash or it'd take like 10 min to open. And so I decided to try something, I opened up steam... it crashed, opened it up again, taking like 5 min, then I very slowly went to my library and deleted Team Fortress 2.
The second TF2 was uninstalled... my computer was fine, and I haven't had a problem since.
The only time I ever have Steam open is when I'm playing a game I own on Steam... and I haven't played TF2 in ages. Any idea why what should have been a completely idle file would have been screwing with my PC so much? And anyone else ever have something like this happen before?
I was scared it was a hardware failure...