Well, it’s not my cooling fans. It’s not the CPU or the RAM. My techie and I were able to sort all that out in under a half hour at his shop Monday night. He sent me home with 2 programs to do deep in-depth analysis of the hard drives.
So, I popped in the disc of the first program, and selected the boot partition of the main drive – that took about 4 hours to analyze. Then I started the non-boot partition on the same drive – over 18 hours was the *estimate*.
It didn’t quite take that long. At about 15 hours, it kicked out a “Division Overflow Error” message and stopped the exam. I restarted it, and 15 hours later got the same error message. So, I restarted the program to examine the OTHER hard drive.
Wow – I thought 18 hours was mind-boggling. The estimate on doing the same exam on my non-boot drive was 24 1/2 DAYS. I’m going to call him in a little while (his office opens in about a half hour) and see if he knows of something that can handle this better. It’s insane to tie up this computer on nothing but a hard drive analysis for almost a MONTH. Sheesh!