Later that night, I was emptying my Recycle Bin when my CPU locked up. I couldn't ctrl+alt+delete, but could still use the mouse. I rebooted, and the CPU began processing extremely slowly when it came to loading Windows. I thought it had actually locked up again, so I rebooted a few more times, until Windows prompted for a disk scan.
The scan said "One of the disks needs to be checked for consistency. CHKDSK verifying files (stage 1 of 3)." It began its scan which said "File record segment #X unreadable" for a number of the files. I was tired, so I left this to run over night.
When I woke up, Windows was loaded and appeared to be fully operational. I run a few scans. I thought their may be a problem with that secondary drive, so I tried to format it. The first time, it said I was unable to do so because files in it were in use by Windows. I thought it might be referring to my NAV, so I disabled real-time protection and tried formatting again. This time, it does seem to progress, so I cancel it, and things lock up again...
Reboot, the CHKDSK starts up again; it shows numerous files as unreadable, and after verifying the files, seems to stop working. So I reboot, skip that, and after 5-10 minutes of loading windows, it loads up again.
So I log on here to post about it. I have no idea why Windows may be having these problems. I'm going to run a scandisk to see if there are any disk problems.
I really appreciate any advice or help you can provide. I"m starting school up again, so it's vital to have a working CPU, even if it means I have to replace hardware components (should that be the case).
Sorry for the lenght of the post. Thanks for your help!
Edit: I notice huge slowdown when trying to do anything with Explorer (I.e., looking through my drives, opening the drive tools (scandisk, defrag, etc.). However, I'm able to use IE Explorer for the internet without many problems, except when I tried to save a file to my HD, upon which the slowdown hit again.
Edited by Dr-Doak, 30 July 2005 - 10:34 AM.