i was playing bf2 when all of a sudden my pc just restarted itself, so i waited for it to reboot, but it kept hanging, so i went to bios and he wasnt detecting my 2nd hdd on slave, so i took it out and rebooted so now my pc boots, but.. my pc is running incredibly slow it takes 3 minutes to finish loading when windows is loaded. also my audio is all distorted. things i tried: i have run spyware scans, adware scans, registry scans and virus scans, and they have not solved it. also i reinstalled my audio drivers still no joy with the sound. i was thinking maybe my hard drive is on its way out , its about 3 years old now and has an extreme amount of use. this may explain why the slave drive wouldnt work as it runs through the main master hdd, which is the one i think is dying. i really dont know what to do, i have many problems in the past and managed to solve them. i might go buy a new hdd, but i await your replies. p.s i figured it might be my hard drive as it just happened suddenly, i can see no other reason why it wud just do that. the last resort i want to take is to formatting. i just noticed that when i play a song the song skips and distorts only when the hdd is reading, but whats strange is my music is stored on an external hdd. i am stumped.