Over the past several months I have noticed that my machine has been freezing up while booting. This would normally happen at the welcome/login screen. After many unsuccessful attempts at restarting the computer I will finally be able to get into the computer.
Now this week it became very bad freezing 8/10 times booting up and I couldn't find out the problem so I reformatted the computer and reinstalled XP.
Hence, a new copy of XP should be no problems right? WRONG! This didn't help at all and in fact, made it worse. Sometimes if I leave my computer to idle while it is froze for about 10 minutes it actually works its way out and promptsme for my admin password. Other times there is nothing I can do but to turn the computer off.
I must manually turn my computer off and restart it over and over to finally get to the screen to enter my password. Once I am able to enter my password the computer seems to be working ok, but maybe it is just me, but seems to be running a bit slow.
Is this a sign of a bad hard drive?
Someone please help me!