backup any data you don't want to lose ASAP.
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I think my hard drive is going bad. Can someone please confirm? I just did a clean install and completely reformatted my HD a couple of months ago. Computer works great 85% of the time, better than when it was new as I added more ram. However, sometimes during start-up it hangs up during the boot process - I can almost hear the HD stop. When this happens, I have hit reset or re-power the computer and it will freeze again. The only way to get running is to slap the side of the computer. I will give it a little slap during its frozen state, and it will continue with the boot-up and then it works perfect. This is an intermitent problem.
Is my hard drive freezing and me slapping the computer freeing it up?