Hey, I've been having a slew of startup of problems. Firstly, the computer takes really really long to boot. I get the blinking underscore screen for a bit, then the words "Starting Windows" appears and it stays like that for a bit. Finally, the Windows logo starts to form and it stays that way for about five minutes.
Just today, my computer stayed on the Starting Windows screen(with the logo completely loaded) for over twenty minutes. Frustrated, I decided to do a hard reboot, but I was told Windows had problems starting up. I was advised to proceed with system repair. I tried that, but I was told Windows was unable to repair my system, or something along those lines. So I fired up the computer again and this time it booted, completed with the ridiculously long booting time.
My questions are : What could be the problem? Is my main hard drive at risk of failing soon?
Also, this could be unrelated, but two of my other drives have been known disappear and then reappear constantly. Those are pretty old drives, one in particular(drive F) has not "appeared" in weeks. I suspect it could be dead, if so, could it cause problems such as the ones mentioned above? I've ran HD Tune on the other old drive(drive G) and there's only one bad sector, so I'm not sure why it could be disappearing. Windows is not installed on these drives, F and G, but on another one, C. I would run HD Tune on my main drive C, but I haven't got the time because it's 1TB large.
Any help would be appreciated.