I have a Toshiba P855 with a hard drive that is likely failing. Getting the winload.efi error, so Windows won't boot. Put in a recovery disk, but it takes a really, really long time for the Repair options to come up. Like 10 minutes. And the DVD isn't spinning, not much going on in the laptop. Running Diskpart and it took 5 minutes before I could type in sel disk. When I type list vol, the DVD volume info came right up, so that was encouraging, and... OK, the HD info did get listed, all healthy... which doesn't seem right to me. Anyway my question: is the performance of the recovery disk utilities dependent upon the hard drive health? Or am I maybe dealing with larger system wide issues? The laptop is pretty beat up and (you'll love this), the client took out the hard drive, OPENED THE CASE to see if he could detect a problem and put it back in, lol.