I had a problem with my Outlook Express program. I tried everything with it, but I couldn't start it (OE encountered program, so it will close). I tried to copy out the deleted e-mails.dbx from the folder to the desktop, but it has crashed all of my things, which was on the desktop. Then I tried system restore (from the start menu), but it has crashed my computer. Now when it tries to get to the Welcome screen, it is everytime restart. What can I do? Please help me!
The first and most important thing for you to do is back up all your important files before you do anything else.
It sounds to me like your Hard Drive may be dying. In a situation like this it is almost always better to back up and be safe regardless of whether or not the drive is bad. Basically, it is better to be safe than sorry.
So here are a few things that I would try, before doing any sort of Windows troubleshooting: