Before the repair it didnt wanna load at all - also I have some hard drive issues ( that got cut off and came our weird , sorry)
OK, Im gonna explain what happened step by step cause Im not sure whats important. I dont understand very much about this stuff. I hope someone more expirienced then me will help me out.
Im using windows xp proffessional version.
OK It first happened while I was surfing online, I was surfing on sites that I can say are pretty much safe, but at the same time I was running either AVG 7.5 antivurus or their AVG antispyware 7.5 (not sure which one of the two) . At some point when the scanning was on my E hard drive ( windows is on my C hard drive ) the computer froze and naturally I restarted. But windows didnt wanna start after the restart, it kept giving these messeges: windows didnt shut down properly and it asked me to choose to start it in safe or normal or etc.. mode.
I tried every type of start mode, it didnt work. Windows wouldnt load and u know that line where windows loads would move a while and then stop.....no responce no nothing. So I tried restaring several times. Same thing, widnows didnt start properly last time, choose a mode...after I choose it loaded for a while but then stopped!
So I took it to the repair, the re-installed my windows. Now when I wanna start it, it runs properly doesnt ask me to choose, windows loads for a while, but fails to load again. I try restart and then it works! But I gotta restart it every time. Say I shut down my computer now, I gotta start it and wait for it to fail once, then restart it and then it loads properly.
Now about the antiviruses programs part. While running AVG 7.5 antispyware, I kept getting messeges like - this file is not readable, do a disk check ( chk dsk ). So I tried to do a disk check, I went to my E hard drive, choose properties then tools then error checking and check the 2 boxes and click start. But it took so long! An hour and 30 mins passed and it wasnt done even 1/3 of the total hard drive.
BTW my hard drive is only 20gb but I have a lot of files stored on it, especially websites, html files. Just as a comparison, my AVG antivirus takes 2 hours to scan my entire computer ( 2 hard drive 20 gb each so 40 total) and my AVG spyware tooks 45 mins to 1h, and most of the time they pass scanning my E hard drive.
I needed the computer urgently so I had to stop the scan after 1 hour and 30 mins, and besides it looked stuck! So I restarted the computer cause that was the only way to stop it , and now I get a messege on every startup, windows scans my E drive. ( I know thats probably caused by me stopping it by restart so its now stuck but it can also signal a failing drive).
Another thing about the antispyware and antivirus programs, the 3 times so far when my computer froze, it happened while I was scanning with either avg antivirus and avg antispyware and it happened while they were scanning my E hard drive. Also I said already that my avg antispyware said some of my files on E are unreadable.
Looks like there is smth on my E hard drive maybe bad sectors or malware ( thats a low possibility cause i did several scans besides the 3 times when my computer froze and they didnt detect anything). Its weird, how smtimes I do a scan and it goes ok, but other times it freezes, so it doesnt freeze on every scan.
So basically I start the computer and windows doesnt load properly. It takes me to the screen where it says that its scanning my E drive, but it scans and gets stuck there. Then I restart it again and now it loads, then it does a lil scan of my E hard drive ( and its little, it doesnt take more then 3 mins....how can a disk check be so fast? I waited for my C hard drive scan for a lot longer than that). BTW I did a disk check on my C drive and then I wanted to do one on my E hard drive, it took ages. ( but my c drive has free 15 gb out of 20 gb and my E hard drive has only 1 gb free so it has a lot more to scan ). After the under 3 mins disk check of my E hard drive it says ok and windows loads properly. BTW even before the E disk check run on every startup I had to do a restart to make it work, but then it got stuck while windows loaded.
Thats my major problem. the smaller one is getting that E disk check to stop to run on every startup, but i found a site where it says i can change that in windows registry. ( altho that looks scary, is it scary?)
Besides the startup issue and the freezes during some scans, the computer works great so far. I can run it for hours and hours and it doesnt give me problems (until I restart or scan ).
Help me out people, I dont wanna take it again to the repair shop cause they will probably delete both of my hard drives ( cause thats the only logical answer i can think of rite now to stop this ) , or they will reformat my hard drive ( that loses all data rite?) and i dont wanna to that. Im doing a partial backup now just in case.
Say its a issue with my E hard drive, ( as I said windows is on my C drive ) can it effect the windows startup? I had to restart every time to make it load even before that scans E drive got stuck in my startup.
What is the problem with my computer? Sorry for all the talk, but I thought its best to say it all cause as I said i dont know too much about this stuff so I have no idea whats important.
Help me to fix this please.
Edited by com_newbie, 15 April 2007 - 10:49 PM.