Speccy says your hard drive is getting old and making mistakes so we had better run a disk check. This will take a few hours:
1. Double-click My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check. C:
2. Click Properties, and then click Tools.
3. Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed,
4. Check both boxes and then click Start.
You will receive the following message:
The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?
Click Yes to schedule the disk check, but don't restart yet.
Right click on (My) Computer and select Manage (Continue) Then the Event Viewer. Next select Windows Logs. Right click on System and Clear Log, Clear. Repeat for Application. Reboot. The disk check will run and will probably take an hour or more to finish.
Start, All Programs, Accessories then right click on Command Prompt and Run as Administrator. Then type (with an Enter after each line).
(SPACE after sfc. This will check your critical system files. Vista always complains that it can't fix everything but the one it can't fix is just settings.ini )
2. Right-click VEW.exe and Run AS Administrator
3. Under 'Select log to query', select:
4. Under 'Select type to list', select:
Then use the 'Number of events' as follows:
1. Click the radio button for 'Number of events'
Type 20 in the 1 to 20 box
Then click the Run button.
Notepad will open with the output log.
Please post the Output log in your next reply then repeat but select Application. (Each time you run VEW it overwrites the log so copy the first one to a Reply or rename it before running it a second time.)
Process Explorer says it's runing really slow because of svchost.exe. Run Process Explorer again as before an create a log. Post the log then without shutting down the PC do:
Copy the next 2 lines:
TASKLIST /SVC > \junk.txt
Open an Elevated Command Prompt:
Start, All Programs, Accessories then right click on Command Prompt and Run as Administrator
Right click and Paste (or Edit then Paste) and the copied lines should appear.
Hit Enter if notepad does not open. Copy and paste the text from notepad into a reply. This will allow me to see which services are running on the svchost.