My computer has just become amazingly slow.

August 3, 2011 at 12:27:54
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Athlon II 2.80 GHz/ Biostar TA790GXE
Just need some help here

My computer has just slowed down to a crawl. It happened when I got home from being out of town for a few days, before I left, my computer was just fine, my computer has an AMD Athlon II 2.80 GHz, 4 CPU cores. 4 GB of RAM, ATI Radeon graphics card etc.

What it is doing is, it goes through the BIOS just like it's always been, then, when it is about to start windows, it just goes to a black screen for about 30 seconds, then "Starting Windows" comes up for like 5 minutes without anything there, then after a while, the windows logo comes on top of the "Starting WIndows" and it just hangs. I also have an Ubuntu OS installed on a separate Hard drive on the computer if that helps diagnose the problem,

It is a custom made computer made by me about a year and a half ago, never had any problems until just now. As I am typing this now my computer is still hanging at the "Start Windows" screen for roughly about 20 minutes.

I try to view the files on the Windows 7 HDD from Ubuntu and it has trouble, has my Hard disk failed?

Any help would be appreciated.

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August 3, 2011 at 15:36:44
Was anyone using the computer while you were away?

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August 4, 2011 at 23:57:31
whats with all these new guys saying Use this PC Fresher.. a totally unneccesary tool that i suspect will cause more issues than it fixes especially for anone to wizard like computer user???? more advertising..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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August 5, 2011 at 04:59:36
tap f8 at startup, and in safe mode run a system restore to a point before you went away, you will also see from the restore points if anyone has installed software while you have been away.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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August 5, 2011 at 05:40:15
If you cannot boot to Safe Mode use the Windows install disk or repair disk to do a start up repair.
If you cannot do a start up repair then download a utility from hard drive manufacturer to test your hard drive and burn bootable CD, boot to that to test your hard drive.
Post back results.

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