Hey guys, I'm deep in it this time... I was playing some Battlefield Bad Company 2 when suddenly the power just dies. (It was raining a little bit, and kinda windy... didn't except this to happen.) On reboot, I notice my boot takes 10 seconds longer than usual. (The 10 seconds are before the log-in screen with the black loading screen) I restart again and this time the boot takes 30 seconds (black loading screen) , for a total of 1 minute. If it means anything I kind of have a bad power set up with extension cords connecting to one another with power bars. I've tried disk check, didn't find anything of interest. 0 kb bad sectors. Tried system file checker... it said it found some corrupted files, but I'm not allowed to access the log. Access Denied. I've defragged, reg check, cleaned files. Nope. 10 seconds extra. I hope I didn't kill my hdd or other components! But through my efforts, I have yet to see an improvement. So now I'm wondering... how the heck did I get an extra 10-30 seconds? I'm going to kill something soon... I shoulda, coulda, is now going to get a UPS and surge protection after I sort out this performance killer. Thank you very much, Alex.