... And I'm back. Somewhere along the line I was using my computer and it freezes on me forcing me to restart. Right before the login screen (directly after the windows logo), my computer hangs.. and my monitor self test comes on meaning my computer isn't booting to windows. Joy. So I restart my computer after awhile of waiting, it does the same thing. Reboot again with windows 7 disk, and try to run a repair on the drive, it says it can't find anything wrong with the drive. Try a memory repair, it reboots instead of going into the memory repair test thing, goes past the "press any key to boot from disk" message, and hangs on an error message screen that says "STOP: c0000006 The instruction at 0x%p referenced memory at 0x%p. The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of 0x%x."
A couple more tries with the windows disk yield no results, so I format. Formatting gets me into windows, but whenever I restart the computer after downloading drivers
, it repeats the same thing (hanging right after windows logo). The only way to get past that is to format again. So after formatting a 2nd time, here I am. Crystal disk info is in the blue, and telling me my drive is in "good" health, and Chkdsk scans aren't revealing anything. Currently running Seagate tools Long Generic Test, and it's still running. It even came up with a pop-up message telling me the test is running longer than usual. Googling this issue reveals that people are saying it's a hard drive issues still. What do you guys think? =/