I have a problem with my Dell laptop. On Saturday I noticed that it was freezing, restarting and then running slowly. I tried to run malwarebytes and windows security essentials, but neither would start. I scheduled and ran a CHKDSK which did identify some problems in the index verification (stage 2 of 5), but did not solve the problem with the laptop. I gave up yesterday, backed up my files and then reinstalled the factory image of the system. However, when I run CHKDSK, it always gives me the following error in the verifying file data (stage 4 of 5) section:
"Windows replaced bad clusters in file 31 of name \%Extend\$RmMetadata\%TxfLog\%Tops"
I have tried to google what this may mean and some reports indicate that this could have been an attack on my laptop.
Is this something anybody has come across before or is it just that my hard drive is on its way out?
Many thanks for any assistance that can be provided.