Hi, I have a Windows XP desktop. Am using this since past 1 year and never had any problem. But since 10 days suddenly my boot time increased, desktop started freezing, applications respond very slow, even task manager freezes while launching. That’s not all. When I try to print anything from this system, the print job freezes for about 2 minutes and then suddenly I see a message saying ‘deleting’ instead of ‘Spooling’. I don’t know what happened to it.
First I thought it could be due to virus hence I ran deep scan with Norton antivirus installed on my system. I also tried scanning with few online scanners but none of them found anything suspicious. I also tried updating entire system drivers but the same result yet.
While troubleshooting today morning I reached to Event Viewer and found the following error message listed: "The device harddisk has a bad block". I have no idea what does it means? Can anyone of you please provide some help? Many Thanks.