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hard drive scan

  1. profile image48
    thatcostmoneyposted 8 years ago

    when I start up my pc it scans the hard drive and takes about 3 1/2 hours to finish before it will actually start up. I don't know much about computers but I need to know if this may be some sort of virus or something I may be able to fix myself...!


  2. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    *Waiting for a puppet to chime in with a link* big_smile

  3. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    Yes, there is a wonderful service to help with this problem.  Go to: www.sheepf***.... wait.  This is spam isn't it?

    Never mind

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  4. yoshi97 profile image70
    yoshi97posted 8 years ago

    You will want to google a utility called the Drive Fitness Test. It's free and will test your hard drive.

    If the test fails, replace the hard drive - if the test passes, check for viruses and spyware.

    I recommend the Trend Micro online scan for checking your system for viruses and the malwarebytes program (downloadable for free) for checking for spyware.

    As links here are a no-no, you will need to google these, but take it from a computer tech (which I am) the Trend Micro online scan and the Malwarebytes program will rid your PC of any nasties and both can be found through a google search. smile