Have a 2 year+ HP Desktop.
Last evening, it started to run Incredibly slow.
This morning, wouldn't open up, at all, other in Safe Mode.
Runs just fine in Safe Mode; internet works fine.
One of the HP diognostics I ran came back with HD ST31000528 AS
Failed. I assume that this is the regular internal HD on my PC.
Is this likely what it is ?
But, again, everything looks just fine in Safe Mode.
Isn't the HD required for (most of) the Safe Mode operation ?
Don't want to dump the PC, or try a new HD if I don't have to.
What else in the way of diognostics, etc. can I try ?
Don't remember the exact line, but isn't there something like:
RUN: msconfig, or something like that, that I seem to remember helped out a year or so ago. Was a very big, long time scan, but it did find and fix things.
What might I be thinking of, please ?
What should I do next ?
Any help would be most appreciated.