Hi, I'm a newbie here. My PC's been taking too long to boot on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1, either restarting or shutting down. At one point, it prompts to Checkdisk utility and found many errors on Indexes or something, but the system still boots on Windows nonetheless though takes long time as I've said. However, the problem still persists: Windows boot taking merely 5-6 minutes or so, went on Chkdsk again and found the same errors it has found the past few days; and it's very annoying. By the way, there were no BSoDs as far as I know. It's also weird that it takes even more time shutting down than powering it on as if it won't shut the system off; it just shows the Logging off... ones but not the Shutting Down message. Also tried the Safe Mode and the boot duration also very long. I tried also defragging the hard drive volume with errors in it but unfortunately it took so much of my time and just went against it. I knew that something was going on regarding this hard drive... Lastly, whenever I open files in this volume (Video, apps, audio) it seemed to stutter especially video files with extensions of any kind. There's only one HDD — Western Caviar Blue 300gb — installed but has two partitions (For Local Disk, and for a backup for my personal files). Should I consider buying a new HDD or maybe there's another workaround I could do? Thank you.