Whenever the computer is shut down for more than a few hours (either after work or when I wake up), the computer loads as normal, except that when the Windows logo comes up and I wait for the lights to appear and converge into the Windows symbol, instead nothing happens and the computer just hangs there. I have to hard shutdown to start the computer again, and that time it will work. My computer still functions alright but this is getting irritating. I'm scared I'll have to install Windows 7 friend and wipe all the partitions just to fix this little error, but I hope you guys can help so it doesn't come to that. I have all my stuff on this computer and it took a very long time to get it all properly setup with correct drivers and everything. This has happened since I got the computer legitimately running (since I built it and installed Windows 7). If it helps at all I had tried to get Windows XP running on this machine before, and accidentally installed it to one of the wrong partitions. It's possible I didn't completely wipe every trace of it off my system before 7 was installed, but I STILL hope there's a remedy for this.