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juuustin

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So two days ago and everytime before that, I could get to a usable desktop from the login screen in about 10 seconds. Now it is taking about 2 minutes. I don't know what is going on. I accidentally left my laptop on without being plugged up so it ran out of battery and turned off, and now it is being stupid. I defragged it and tried to search online for other solutions, but to no avail.

I have noticed that the Hard Drive light flickers like normal when it says loading personal settings, and then, it doesn't make the windows noise, but it loads my background and my cursor. That's it. At this point, the hard drive light is off. It randomly starts up and the windows noise occurs like 2 minutes later and then it works.

Everything works alright and it is still as fast as it was, it just pisses me off! Also, I can log off and log in very fast as well as standby and come back on fast too.

Anybody know what's wrong?

Thanks!
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gerryf

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start > run
cmd
<enter>

chkdsk /r
<enter>

say yes to fix on reboot

reboot

Better, worse the same?
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juuustin

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start > run
cmd
<enter>

chkdsk /r
<enter>

say yes to fix on reboot

reboot

Better, worse the same?

Well it fixes it for the subsequent log on, but if I reboot again, it goes back to its old ways. During the Disk Check for every file it says there is not enough memory to fix the gaps (or something to that effect) yet I have over 50 GB free and 1 GB RAM.

What gives?!

I just don't understand why my hard drive would just sit there for 2 minutes then randomly start and work.

Edited by juuustin, 09 February 2006 - 02:55 PM.

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