dc3 has helped me to determine by running some tests that I need a new hard drive. That thread can be viewed here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/598621/getting-message-saying-windows-detected-a-hard-disk-problem/. I have ordered the new hard drive and found a youtube video showing how to install it. My question is, what else do I need to know about getting my system up and running? I have the Windows 7 disc but thats it. Do I need to add Bios or anything? Do I need to order my operating discs online or anything? Or do I just put the windows 7 disc in and fire it up? I have a Panasonic CF-52. If I am posting in the wrong forum, can you please direct me to the correct forum? Thank you in advance for your help.