I am running WinXP. I have 12gb free on the hard drive, but have only 126mb of RAM
Recently I have had the following problems (all within a week and a half):
Suddenly, no programs could run on Win w/o crashing. After a few restarts, win itself crashed. I wiped entire hard drive and started over.
MS access wouldn’t start – the icon in the start menu showed a generic file icon. I uninstalled and reinstalled Access.
A zip file I’d created is now showing 0kb legnth, and I get an error saying the file is corrupted (by the application).
So I’m backing the bejesus out of the hard drive knowing the bastard’s going to fail again.
But my question is, how likely is this a manefestation of a hard drive going bad physically? If it’s very likely, I can just buy a new one.
But what are the chances it’s something else in the system? How hard would it be to find it?