Apologies for another welcome screen crash topic but i've done a search through the site and can't find any other topics with the specific problems i've been having.
I've had my laptop for little over 2 months or so and i've been very careful not to fill it with crap and take care of it, regularly using Ccleaner etc.
Yesterday after installing Sky Broadband I accidently pulled the charger out of the laptop and because I run it through the mains it turned off. When I turned it on again I "started windows normally" and was told to perform a diskcheck which I did. After entering my password I got a hang on the "Welcome" screen. The scrolling wheel was still spinning but I gave it a good 15 mins before forcing a shut down through the power button. I then started it again and shut it down via Safe Mode which worked fine. Since then I've performed another disk check and done a system restore to last week but still get a 15/20 min hang on the "Welcome" screen.
Upon one of my attempted bootups in the last 12 hours i've got a load of bubble icons in the corner saying some of my startup programs were corrupt (googleupdate.exe, chrome.exe) and whilst trying to delete the Sky Broadband icon from my desktop I was also told that was corrupt too.
I've run out of options now after doing the system restore and not sure what to do anymore. Has anyone got anymore info or insight into what the problem could be? Have I screwed my HD?