Thanks so much for the info Kilroy. On my ENVY only the cap lock blinks, nothing from the num lock and the cap locks blinks continuously and does not stop.
I was thinking I mighty pull the hard drive, install it in a Sabrent enclosure (2.5" SATA to USB 3.0 enclosure) and use my perfectly running backup ENVY I am running on. I could delete user files, reinstall it in the bad unit and let them check it out. I have seen lots of bad block messages in event viewer, some indicating corruption, but the records go to a library that is corrupted. So I believe I have a bad HD that is dying but is hidden by the way the HD marks the bad blocks and stops using them and redirects to a new block. Of which I believe I have many that explain why programs or portions of programs stop working properly and do not correct themselves on their own. Reinstalling an application generally has returned them to normal operation.
If I use an enclosure to remove user files am I at risk to infect my ENVY that works perfectly? I want to remove user files, let them have the disc so they'll find the bad blocks and replace it but I don't want to risk infecting my ENVY that works perfectly.
Would I jeopardize my perfect backup ENVY by using it to remove user files from a hard drive that has a high probably of having nasty malware on it? If so I won't risk my perfect backup ENVY to remove user files from a suspect hard drive.
I would really appreciate some advice here. Oddly enough Malwarebytes, Norton 360, SuperAntispyware, and Web Root that I have all run scans with have never found any malware with the exception of tracking cookies SuperAntispyware has found.
Edit: To clarify my intent to remove user files would be to delete them. I have no intention or need to copy these user files......
Edited by Justa, 05 June 2014 - 08:01 PM.