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5260 I have had this pc for 2 years now and all was fine . just recently when i press the start up button the fan starts and it sounds like the hard drive is spinning but it does not start up straight away as it used to. If i hold it in sometimes for up to 4 or 5 mins eventually it kicks into life. Any help would be most appriciated. Many Thanks.

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It sound like your hard drive has lost something or is ready to die. I strongly recommend that you immediately make a back up of all you important files, then even better an image of your hard drive. To do an image you can use something like Drive Image or Ghost; in this way in case you need to replace your hard drive it will not take 2 days to reinstall Windows and all the programs.

To better understand if your Hard drive isd daying, you can look at LED in the front of your PC to see if stays only for a long time. I also suggest you to use a nice and free utility Drive Fitness. You can download it from here when you install it it will create a Floppy disk.

After creating your Floppy you start your PC from Floppy and it will test all the parameters of your Hard Disk.

If Drive Fitness doesn't find any issue means that there is a problem with Windows (Some file corrupted or lost)

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