|Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 1):|
Why did you have to replace your harddisk? Its nearly impossible to physically damage a computer or its components through hacking.
I don't know the exact reason. It just started making weird whirring noises and eventually, I got the blue screen. I restarted the computer, and Windows wouldn't even load, so I ran the Windows install/repair disk and it couldn't even repair it or reinstall it, so I took it to a friend of mine over the weekend. He tried running some other diagnostics utility that he had on a CD
and the computer crapped out in the middle of the diagnostic as well, which led him to believe that somehow the HD
crapped out. We bought a new one, and now my computer has been running perfectly for the last 5 days.
I've been disconnecting the internet when I'm not using it, is there anything else that can be done?