too computer to geek city in december.computer crashed would not respond to safe mode options.
would not respond to any choices and would only boot directly to safe mode choices ofcourse my first choice was to restore to best config.so i took it in to be fixed.and of course the easy fix was reload xp.as well as they claime the hard drive is in the begining stages of failure. saying the disks or failing to spin up correctly.
reloading xp would mean loss of all programs i have downloaded (allot of them) some of which i can not reload as they are one time choices. I do alot of rhino and 3 d design work with this computer.
so i had them ghost the hard drive since i was buying a new one. and it works fine or at least it works like it did before it would not boot.
computer started running slow for about 4 months ago . can't find "my computer" for exactly one minute each time the search light comes on when i select my computer or say i trying to access a file in my documents. from my photos it takes 1 minute to bring up the hierarchy of the c drive.
then i can move around easily in that area but choose another or close and go to my computer and another wait of a minute.
computer does not recognize the printer says cannot find print spooler so I removed hp printer officejet7410
reinstalled the program. for about 4 hours the computer worked when i click on my computer it came right up and i could go to any drive or file.
shut it off. then next day came in same problem.
have been going thru msconfig. turning of and on programs.
i got it down to 35 seconds now.
not fixing it returned to normal startup.
the defrag and disk cleanup will not work at all. adn has not worked since before i took it in to have them fix the crash in december.
don't remember last time i defraged. I know that's bad.
the ghosting I am thinking has also copied bad sectors to good sectors on the new drive.
so how do i get around this and come in from the back door ?
can i do something to reverse the read of the hard drive to identify bad sectors and isolate them?
or what could be holding up my computer defrag?
thank you for this opportunity to ask such a long question
running xp pro vers2002sr2, pentium 4, 2.26 ghz,1 gb ram, acpi uniprocesor ,radion 9600 dual monitors, hp 7410 printer, dsl with realtek ethernet NIC