It used to be moody about booting...It was like that since I built it. For some reason, if it were booted after having been turned off, it would stall as it was checking the RAM and so on. It would get a little farther each time you would reset it, until it booted Windows (2K), and then it would work properly.
Well, now, even though it will get to Windows (eventually---much slower than it used to after being turned off), even after reformatting the hard drive, it seems to have disk errors all the time. I started noticing this once I tried to replace everything that I had backed up back on the hard drive. The USB hard drive would get part of the way and then claim that there was a $NT or a $MF error.
So, how can I go about figuring out what the problem is? I am not afraid to learn, just talk slowly. It isn't urgent, since I have a functional laptop, but I would like to get this fixed as soon as I can.
Thanks for any help anyone can give!