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Format is the easy solution. How about you download Acronis Drive Monitor and see if it says the drive is failing before doing anything rash.

If it appears to be ok, then I would run chkdsk to see if there are any file structure errors.

After that, if it is still not working properly, you could backup and format, try a repair installation of WIN7, or maybe check and see if everything works correctly in safe mode.

Shortcuts like my pictures and my documents... You can right click the shortcuts and make sure they are pointing to the correct location. Are you saying your programs are not showing up when you go into the control panel to view your installed programs?
 
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Umm.. dunno.. My laptop is asus n61jq-a1 though.
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the win that uhave on that laptop, is it original...
if your win was pirate, and you allowed him to pickup updates sometimes after instalation, you cant do anything...
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speedfan can read smart values. that might tell you if the hd is going.

I'm with everyone else; backup the stuff you need, reinstall win7, and see if the problem persists. If it does, buy a new drive.
    
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I tried safe mode already, and I see the same thing as I do with regular start up. My stuff shows up fine on uninstall programs though. For my shortcuts, they are pointing to public and TEMP which is really weird. Like I know I can change it, but everything else is messed up. My shortcuts have all disappeared even though they are still there in users/myname/desktop
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the win that uhave on that laptop, is it original...
if your win was pirate, and you allowed him to pickup updates sometimes after instalation, you cant do anything...
I think the laptop is more fail than win.
    
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My win7 is 100% legit. It came with the computer pre-installed.
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My backup is just about to finish but I have to drive like 3 hours home to get to my recovery disks -.- But I'm still under warranty so if there's something wrong with the HD I should be ok. I just wanted to know if there was a more time-saving or alternative solution I don't know about.
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Hard drive. Dunsky. Reinstall win7 to make sure.
    
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My backup is just about to finish but I have to drive like 3 hours home to get to my recovery disks -.- But I'm still under warranty so if there's something wrong with the HD I should be ok. I just wanted to know if there was a more time-saving or alternative solution I don't know about.
Maybe download win 7 and use your valid key. That should be faster than 6 hour round trip suckfest.
    
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