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go to a command prompt and type "sfc /scannow" (without the quotes) and let that go for a bit and see if it finds any errors.

To check your HDD's health, SpeedFan has a SMART utility built in that will run tests on your HDD's and report their SMART status. There are other tools out there like HDDLife, but I use SpeedFan personally. Really, any HDD SMART utility will work well.
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i did the sfc scan now. it freezes at 37% authentication. I think I'll end up taking it into the comp store on campus on monday. This is beyond frustrating. I'll still try any advice you give till then though...
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If you have a Windows disk try booting from the disk and select repair windows-see if that finds any corrupt system files.
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so i reformatted my computer... I got an error 10-FA12-045D during recovery, but it still reformatted my comp. However it's still slow as hell in normal mode.

I'm thinking my harddrive is messed. I may have to send it in to Toshiba. If I had the actual windows disk I would just order an SSD and swap it out... But I'm definitely not buying an SSD and windows to fix what shouldn't be broken.
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Originally Posted by grassh0ppa View Post
so i reformatted my computer... I got an error 10-FA12-045D during recovery, but it still reformatted my comp. However it's still slow as hell in normal mode.

I'm thinking my harddrive is messed. I may have to send it in to Toshiba. If I had the actual windows disk I would just order an SSD and swap it out... But I'm definitely not buying an SSD and windows to fix what shouldn't be broken.
You can use the original windows (or "recovery" disk) that probably came with your laptop if you get a new hard drive.
    
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You can use the original windows (or "recovery" disk) that probably came with your laptop if you get a new hard drive.
^^ This (assuming your laptop came with a disc)

If you do get an SSD, you won't regret it! Amazing performance from something so small, and battery life should go up somewhat too.

Let us know what the comp store on campus says!
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