About a month ago my day to day computer started acting up. Seemed like a virus or trojan eating up the memory, but no matter what I did or what trojan/spyware or virus software I ran, it kept getting slower and slower. I listened to my inner geek and bought a 750GB external backup HD and ran it every few days. Two days ago the HD crapped out. (2006 Seagate 250GB SATA) Fatal Error and Blue Screen of Death. (Backup was not connected when all hell broke loose) I swapped out HD's with an old (2002) SATA I had laying around, but no joy. This old drive may be bad, I don't remember, it's been in a box for 5 years. I have three more spare ATA drives, and as soon as I buy a 40pin cable I can try them. (I might get lucky and it is a bad CPU or motherboard that did not fry the HD.....yeah, right.) Either way, thank God for the backup. What do we learn from this kids? Always have a backup. (I have three other computers, so my work is not effected, but my email is trashed! Newest backup I have is 7 days old) Wanna kill these ads? We can help!