Boy this laptop is really giving me a head ache. I am fixing it for someone. So far I have reinstalled windows because well..it had to be done. Well after installing windows all was good for about 20 minutes. Then I noticed that it became to run EXTREMELY slow. Well I shut it down and went to bed because it was late. Started it up today and it was running smooth for about 5 minutes. After that it started going VERY slow again. After it froze up it decided to go to the wonderful, BSOD. After booting back up it is going VERY slow. It takes about 5 minutes just to display the windows loading logo and that's as far as I get. So far I have pulled 1 of two of the memory sticks. Currently I am looking at the black screen with a gray bar that states "Windows is loading files...". In the ten minutes this has been up it has moved two blocks (Roughly 5%). So, should I pull the memory stick that is in there now and try using the other one? Also try using different slots? Oh and after waiting on that I got a new screen stating "Windows encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer...blah blah blah.... Status: 0xc00000e9 Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred." IDEAS? Finding online that it could be the hard drive. Which would explain the EXTREME slowness. Think that's it guys?