A little while back, I ended up corrupting my hard drive on my my Asus X83V. However, using Linux, I managed to recover my lost files. Then I hit the drive with DBAN, used GParted to partition the drive, and reinstalled Windows 7. Everything was working perfectly fine until I started using the laptop for a few days. Over time, it became slower and slower until I finally couldn't even start Windows up - it just sits frozen on the login screen. I don't know if there was just something I did wrong or what, but I'd like to finally get it up and running again. I was going to try and wipe it and retry again, but I don't want to have to go through the whole process a second time, if it can be avoided. Does anyone know what could've gone wrong? And what can I do to fix it? Any input is greatly appreciated. EDIT: Also, I had started installing the drivers back onto it once it was back up and running - could that have something to do with it? EDIT: The computer runs pretty much fine in Safe Mode, except that after some time it gets really bogged down and runs sluggishly, sometimes freezing up. EDIT: I'm beginning to get the feeling that the problem lies with the registry. Ran CCleaner, and it gradually just locked up. Now CCleaner closed due to a critical error, and Windows Explorer has stopped working.