Woke up the next morning to see it still hadn't shut down.
Held the button 5 sec. to shut it off. Turned it back on and got the "Blue Screen of Death" with a message saying something about something being "Unmounted". Suggested removing any recently added Hardware or Software. Also suggested doing something with the BIOS if the first suggestion didn't work.
Got it up in Safe Mode on the third attempt.
Ran a spyware and picked up 6 things. Nothing seemed like it would cause the kind of problems I was having.
While running, the AntiSpyware software had the following two messages saying some files were currupt and unreadable.
Did a CHKDSK as suggested to find some things were unreadable....also had issues in the index....Said the Volume was dirty...
deleted the file wmpshell.dll, which was corrupted and unreadable.
I showed my IT guy the messages I was getting and he said it sounded like my hard drive was starting to fail and to start backing up while I've got the chance.
I'm looking for a second opinion (while I'm backing up).
Does this sound correct to everyone else? Or would someone like to read the messages I had before coming to a conclusion?
Thanks to any help one can provide.