my comp turned itself off the other day.. i think it overheated itself due to dust build up..cleaned it out and turned it on but it froze before it loaded windows.. the hard drive light turns off just before it freezez.. do i need another power supply u reckon?
Hope you had all your files backed up because your hard drive sounds dead to me. How old is your computer? Much more than 4 years old? My mate's computer is more than 5 years old and the hard drive sounds rather like a lawn mower with random variable speed control. I keep telling 'em his cheap old hardware is going to give up on him someday soon but he doesn't seem know any better.