Have you defragged your hard drive?my computer is the only one in my household from 2012 to present that hasnt been trashed to the point it is unable to boot. my greatest nightmare is that spinning startup screen, an eventual but inevitable fate of the only pc to not have suffered it. i turned my computer off for the storm and it took longer than normal to start back up and i almost threw up because it stressed me out that bad. i have the tendency to leave my computers running, but over the past two years of experiencing computers being destroyed by their operating systems, i ****ing hate turning my computer off, because the possibility of it not starting back up again is very real. gonna have to shut it back down on tuesday because it needs temporarily relocated since we're gonna be repainting the walls of the room its in.
See, in my experience, computer problems always have a cause to them. Usually either firmware, software, or hardware.im not looking for tech support, if thats what you're trying to do. i appreciate your interest, but i do in fact know what went wrong with the other computers. it's just not something you can take many preventative measures against unfortunately. considering its age, my computer has defied these odds, but that's all the more reason for me to constantly worry.