Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:55 AM
Hey guys. First of all, thank you for helping me with all of my problems, and my occasional stupidity. lol. Anyway...
I think my computer may have gone Kamikaze.
I woke up this morning, and got on my computer, and instantly noticed a horrible decrease in performance.
I had left my browser running all night, but I do that normally. Regardless, I ended it to try and ease the load on my system. It didn't help.
So I decided that I would reboot. So I initiated a shutdown, and waited. And waited. And waited. For nearly five minutes I sat there, waiting for explorer.exe to close, and then I sat there staring at the Shutting Down... text for what felt like eternity. Looking down at my HDD light, the hard drive was running 100% of the time.
Finally, the system restarted, and I breathed a sigh of relief. It all went south after BIOS. Once BIOS gives me the POST beep, the computer goes to a horrible, horrible speed. I sat there for three minutes staring at a black lit up screen, while the hdd ran at full speed again (the HDD light doesn't even blink, just stay on). After about three minutes, I finally see the "Starting Windows..." text. Finally, I just got tired of looking at it, and pulled the plug.
Something is seriously wrong. I don't think it could be a virus, since I have norton updated and running 24/7, and it has never given me any performance degration.
I also worry that my hard drive might be failing, but this isn't a big concern to me, because as luck would have, I just backed my personal data up last night to a portable 500gb I just bought this weekend! Woot! Also, I checked that drives integrety this morning to make sure it wasn't infected or something, it turned out fine.
In all my years of computer issues, I have never seen anything like this. Does anyone have any ideas?
P.S. I might be able to boot into safe mode or regular mode, but I don't know... it's so slow that I fall asleep or pull the plug in frustration (probably something I shouldn't do...)
Anyway, thanks. JNK