I have no new hardware but I did some testing for an Australian company on a product called BurninTest which had originally failed on my system, They asked my to do some testing in exchange for a license to use the software. One of my disks failed to report it's temperature to BurnInTest and the program possibly destroyed the MBR. I was unable to boot after running the program. It is possible that the registry was also affected since it was necessary to restore an earlier image of my system drive in order to get everything working again.
As my system appears now, I have three external hard drives and a USB flash drive. The computer is also showing a drive listed as F: (39.8MB). It shows as an FAT device. I have no such thing installed on my computer. I am unable to delete that drive. Computer Management reports 'The volume F: Simple Volume is in use' when I try to remove it. It contains no files but I can copy files to it and subsequently delete them.
Something VERY VERY strange just happened. As I am writing this, BurnInTest attempted to run and it is NOT even on my computer. The UAC appeared for it. I clicked 'No'. Now I am completely beside myself. I have no idea what just happened. Maybe my computer is haunted.
Edited by richierein, 01 November 2011 - 02:08 AM.