Computer is a Gateway with Winows XP Home. All has been fine but this morning when I got up and turned it on it started out making this continual clicking noise. Then I got a message saying "Hard drive not connecting" and then shortly after another one saying"Boot failure, system halted". What does this mean?
Does this sound like a virus? Could I have gotten one in a chat room if I didn't talk to anyone? I had just popped in for a couple of minutes to see what was going on.
What could have changed from last night when I was happily surfing, to this morning? P.S. I have noticed you telling some people to boot in safe mode for various reasons, how does one do that for future reference?
Please help me, my computer is my only connection to the outside world.