Help! Complete hardware failure
My computer has been acting up a ton over the past few months and I have no clue what to do. Most recently it has not been booting quickly (windows will show it's loading, then black screen for 5ish minutes, then I can hear it loading and the login screen pops up shortly thereafter). It will also freeze for no apparent reason even when running only one or two very light programs. Also, just today I clicked a shortcut to one of my media drives, and discovered that the drive had been completely erased (and the partition deleted)! Thinking back, I now remember that I could not access those files yesterday even though I could view them in the folder (media player said they could not be found).
I recently reformatted my computer (several times actually) so it can't be a software issue.
So what is going on here? Is my drive failing? Please help!
PS So i just remember this all began happening after my computer spent a summer in the trunk of a car...could the heat have messed with it (even though cpu temps are pretty hot normally)
My rig (getting old):
Rosewill black case with 400W PSU (420W Thermaltake on the way)
MSI Nforce4-ultra Neo4 platnium
evga Nvidia 6600gt pci-e
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ winchester
Corsair ValueSelect 1 GB (2x512) RAM
Western Digital 80 GB SATA HDD (200 GB IDE coming soon)
AOpen combo drive
17\" LCD LG Monitor
Cheap Keys, Dell Mouse, no speakers
Gig \'em and God bless