A friend of mine had a problem which she lost the NTLDR which I used the repair utility to fix. I’m trying to run an error scan to see if there are any bad sectors with HD tune and the speed bogs down to 1-2MB/sec. It may go back up to 50-60MB/sec for a 1 or two but will drop down again.It took about an hr to get to 25/80 gigs and the sectors were still ok at that point. Running the WD utility in quick and extended mode in DOS didn’t show any errors. The re-allocated sector count and offline uncorrectable counts are at 200 but they are not showing with a yellow line in HD tune. Is there an issue with the drive or does it look like it could be a Windows/virus?I installed MS Security Essentials and ran a quick scan. That didn’t turn up any issues. I’d appreciate any advice.
One other odd thing is that when I power on the machine, it powers off, then on for a second, off again, then on and will boot with no issues. I have to find out what may be causing that issue.