so i finally got my computer to start back up normally again... it had been down for about 5 days or so. it had also crapped out once before for one night and then booted up the next day only to die again about a week later. so like i said, i finally got it to boot up again today and then i used it for, oh, i dunno... 45 minutes to an hour? something like that. then all of a sudden it starts making this grinding, knocking sort of sound and a warning pops up saying there's something wrong with the hard disk and that i should check recently used files because i probably lost data. i tried to, but it wouldn't let me click on anything anymore... the cursor moved when i moved the mouse and the clock was still tickin away, but nothing happened when i'd click stuff. so i restarted the computer and now it won't even boot up using a CD. so... i'm thinking it's just time for a new machine. :?