I appreciate the help but I wouldn't know how to begin to do any of the things you just suggested.
I bought the laptop with Vista installed, I didn't create a backup anything though (lesson learned)
I did google the issue and found several "common problems" and how to fix them but it's like reading another language, honestly.
I just swapped out my PS3's hard drive and it's been the highlight of my IT career as simple as the process was.
I'm seriously thinking about just buying another laptop if the warranty is no longer valid since I've had problem after problem with the laptop.
Thanks anyways, fellas.
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