Posted 23 October 2009 - 03:24 PM
About a week ago I got up from my computer to eat dinner. Upon returning, my computer was functioning at sub-par speeds. I ran MBAM to make sure i didn't catch a bug while i was away, the results showed nothing. I then rebooted my computer.
When I rebooted the computer, everything loaded up fine until it started to boot from my HDD and load the GUI, instead of showing the windows loading screen (i'm using windows 7 64bit evaluation copy), it was black. I let it sit for a few minutes and nothing happened so i forced a restart. The same thing happened this time around, so i got up to watch tv and returned about an hour later so see a black screen with white text saying something like "error booting up, insert a windows disk, run boot repair. error occurred because of missing or corrupt windows\system32\config\system". So i booted from my windows 7 disk, ran the boot check. After about 90 minutes, it told me it failed. I restarted and tried again only for it to tell me that there is no OS loaded to repair. I repeated this process a half a dozen times, and decided that i didn't feel like messing with it anymore, and re-installing windows was a quick fix.
Upon attempting to re-install windows, i noticed some thing very odd. When it asked me which partition i wished to install windows on, it showed my HDD with ~610GB available out of ~610GB. I hadn't wiped my HDD yet. I continued to install windows. Everything went smoothly until one of the automatic reboots during installation dead ended at the same screen i had before with the whole "missing or corrupt windows\system32\config\system". Disk repair again saw no OS to repair so i couldn't restore or do anything. The only thing i could think to do was try installing windows from scratch again. So i did this. This time around it got about equally as far the first time, but instead of telling me about a missing system32 file, it blue screened for about 2ms and then scrambled for about 2ms and got stuck in this loop until i forced another boot from the cd. Third time's a charm i guess. This time around the installation went straight through, loaded up to my desktop and everything.
I now have a functioning computer, however it is but a shell of what it once was, and this is why i'm posting here. It takes close to 10 minute to boot to the log in screen. Another 5 or so to log in. And another 3-5 once i'm at my desktop in order to do ANYTHING. If i put my cursor over the task bar, or any icon for that matter, i get the circle of death until it finishes being slow. After this, it appears to run fine unless i do anything that requires loading. Example: launching an application, browsing folders, etc. Loading web pages is fine though unless my browser stop responding (which has been happening a lot, about 5-6 times while typing this). Also, if I try to install anything larger than say 100MB onto my computer it eventually gives me an error about something being wrong with my C:\ (i'm installing something right now to force the error so i can post exactly what it is for you).
I think that's about it, it runs really slow on a fresh install, and i can't really install anything onto my computer. If there's anything else you need to know so i can make your job of helping me easier, just let me know.