Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:01 PM
I believe i have this in the appropriate forum, if i do not im sorry.
about a week ago, i had gotten the "internet security 2010" virus/malware whatever it was. Thankfully the day before i got it i had download malware-bytes. Used it and eradicated it. But i couldn't get my internet connection to work, or fire fox to load. And i was having other issues, so i rolled my computer back a week and re-scan it and removed all traces of anything.
I un-installed fire fox and updated to the new version 3.6. But the new version kept crashing. I just chocked it up to a bug on the Firefox side.
another thing, right when that malware/virus thing hit i got the blue screen and it rebooted, i hadnt seen a blue screen on any of my computers since win 98.
Last night i have computer running listening to music while i play xbox across the room, i hear the computer shut off. I figured it had updated and was going to restart, i heard it go through its internal restart functions.
But it never did the visual side, nothing coming up on the screen, the little light for my HDD isn't blinking (like if it were working).
So i pulled off the cases and cleaned it out, and tried again and nothing again.
After i had gotten that virus/malware thing, i was going to go down and buy a Ext. Hard drive and back up my music/pictures etc.
What could fail based on my issue(s) and how do i test to see if they have failed??
If something other than my hard drive broke, w/e, is there someway i can hook up a Internal hard drive to pull files off it, ive got alot of pictures backed up, but i have some a late friend that i do not have copys of that id like to retrieve.
its worth a shot anyways