Original post by: originalmachead ,
'''BACKUP all that info now''' if you haven't already. If your disk is failing ''(rom your description of problems I bet it is)'' you could lose all data futzing with "fixing" it. Once the data is backed up you're golden also if the backup fails you'll know you have file/disk damage which is contributing to your problems. ''If this Answer is helpful '''please remember to return and mark it '''Accepted.''