So last Spring my system slowed to a crawl. Boot time would be greater than 5 min. I finally found that my hdd was failing. Oddly enough, it was the data drive, I installed a new Seagate Barracuda and everything went back to normal. Now, with no warning, my data drive is gone and my system boot time is stupid slow. If I reboot and check out the drives in the CMOS, it won't see the failing drive. Which I think is weird that if the system can't detect it, why is it slowing everything down? Anyway, I'm sure I'm going to have to replace the drive, but I just can't help think there is something else wrong. I don't know, I'm going to download seatools and see if anything can be done. I'm just super depressed about everything I've lost. I'm also concerned about sending the drive in for warranty, you know, since it might have some "legitimate" programs on it.