I found the system log in event viewer and there are several warnings, and error messages. Here are a few of them:
"The driver has detected that device \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 has predicted that it will fail. Immediately back up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent."
That one was a "Warning" message. Here is another Warning message in the log:
"Your computer has automatically configured the IP address for the network card with network address 00038A000011. The IP address being used is xxx.xx.x....."
These events also list a source. The source for the last warning is Dchp. The source for the first error was Disk. Here are some "Error" messages listed in the log.
"The time provider NtpClient is configured to acquire time from one or more time sources, however none of the sources are currently accessible. No attempt to contact a source will be made for 13 minutes. NtpClient has no source of accurate time."
The source for this one was W32Time.
Here is yet another error message.
"The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort0 did not respond within the time out period."
"The Application Layer Gateway Service service failed to start due to the following error : The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion."
It looks like those are all of the error and warning messages I have in the log. They are all repeated several times throughout the log. According to the first warning, it appears as if my hard drive is going to fail, and that this is most likely the cause of my problems. Is it possible that the computer thinks this is the problem when it is actually something else? Please let me know your thoughts.
ETA: Found another warning message
"An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation."
Edited by candt, 21 July 2005 - 10:48 AM.