Computer dead - hard drive problem?
Just joined! Sadly I have a big computer problem, I was casually browsing earlier tonight, when my (I think) hard drive starting making a slight split-second whining noise, as if it was loading - it did this every few seconds. I turned off my computer, turned it back on and now... when it finishes the Windows XP loading screen, it goes right back to the when the computer starts up (The start screen usually displaying video card information)
My video card (7600GS) has also been acting up recently, it's been getting louder - with no difference in performance, however.
Is this a hard drive problem? if so, I'll repair it in the morning.
Thanks for the help!
Oh, and also, I have three hard drives, two (one of them being THIS hard drive) IDE, and the other being SATA. The one that I think has died is atleast 7 years old, it's 19GB and 5200rps... or something similar, not too sure on the name of it.