My computer had been working nicely up until a strange point today, and now it is barely able to boot up properly.
The browser was responding very slowly, and then hung and crashed. I reopened it, but it then froze, with prompts saying 'the following plugin has crashed: unknown,' asking me whether I wanted to stop the plugin. Both yes and no had no response, so I forcefully closed the window.
After that the computer froze altogether, so forced a shut down.
When it booted, it said 'windows is recovering files' and froze 3/4 of the way on the loading bar. Another force shut down.
It booted properly after, but was extremely slow. I ran MBAM, which froze after 20 minutes and the mouse and other buttons had no response, so (again) I forcefully shut the computer down.
EDIT: Forgot to mention, after this boot there were about two others that came up with a message saying that Windows failed to communicate with a driver or hardware attached to my computer, even though there's nothing plugged in except the mouse. Error code was 0xc00000e9, 'unexpected I/O error has occurred'
After the next boot, Lenovo system repair came up before I got to the Windows booting screen, telling me my computer didn't boot properly (system repair, tell me something I don't know -_-). I ran it, but it failed to repair the computer, saying that at Repair: System files integrity check and repair, it had failed with error code 0x45d.
Reboot, started properly, I ran system restore but I have no restore points. I ran MBAM quick scan instead of full, but it froze. The screen went black after a while, but I could move the mouse - yet after waiting for some time with no response, shut down and decided to consult the ever-wise members here.
I noticed that the computer was making odd noises - muffled clicking, a sound that sounds like scraping, as well as strange little beeps that seem to happen whenever the slight delay in response recovers, almost like a hiccup. It has never made these sounds and shows no signs of overheating.
I would appreciate any and all help in solving this problem; it is my main computer for working and I have no other alternatives. I suspect a virus but cannot even get MBAM to run. Thanks in advance for your time and knowledge!
Edited by Nightingaling, 04 May 2012 - 05:49 PM.