Oh yeah, just like it has happened to some of you folks, there I was, minding my own business when my computer just started acting up and doing strange and crazy things. I ran all the anti-virus and malware scans and came up finding nothing. Only problem was that each time I rebooted something else was going wrong. After the third reboot and not being able to get to Control Panel from the Start Menu I kind of knew there was a problem. Had it looked at and was told the PSU was going bad and doing bad things to the Motherboard, and here I thought it was just a virus.
So I salvaged the harddrive and video card, which seemed to be okay (got my fingers crossed) and ordered me a new computer. Not alot of money to spend so I got what I thought was the best for the money. I ordered this, http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2767786&CatId=4928 . I ordered 12 GB more memory to take to the max of 16GB. I have 2 1TB HD's for movies, music and pictures that I access through a docking station and the 640GB drive from the other computer that I will use for back up. The 500GB drive in the new system is more than enough for the small amount of programs I have.
Strange that this just seemed to happened with Windows 8 being released shortly, hmmm.
This system will satisfy my needs, just need to figure out how to take better care of it.
It's been around two weeks but I sure don't like using my back up XP computer, old and slow, but it fits my personality.