Re: Fried PC or Hardrive?
Try to reboot, run an anti-virus program and anti-spyware/adware program. That email probably did something bad, so this might just be a quick fix. I don't think you need to go reformatting your computer though. Just run the anti-spyware/adware, and anti-virus programs and it should find whateever is making your computer act funky.
I use AVG Free Anti-virus, and Lavasoft's Ad-aware for anti-spyware/adware.
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