So, for the past couple of weeks, my computer has had a relatively common chance that when booting up from a cold start (not from hibernating, sleep mode, etc,), the screen that shows the boot up animation displays (prior to the animation), but there will be no hard drive activity, the windows 7 boot up logo animation will never show, and my computer stays like that. When I push the reset button on my computer to restart it, it gets to the screen where it says "yaddayaddayadda, want to start the recovery process, or start normally", and I start it normally. From there, it boots up just fine, not showing the symptoms as described before. I believe it might be a problem with my hard drive after having done a cold start, but I'd rather get a 2nd opinion (or 3rd, 4th, etc) before I do anything that shouldn't or doesn't need to be done. Has anyone else had this problem before and fixed it, or knows of a way to fix it (besides re-installing Win7 or using the good old out the window technique)?