Re: Obscure PC Memory
I'm new here too,
I think I know whats wrong. When I first started with computers in 2006 or so, my fist Windows Vista computer got BSODs a lot. So I would re install a lot. I found after re installing all my files were there still, even programs. What was werid is the apps wouldn't run, but all the install files were there. Or like you said, MP3s or maybe documents, here's why:
Forgive me if I treat you like a moron, but I truly think this is the problem:
When you re-install you have to "Erase" and "Format" your hard drive(s) you can't just simply click "install" and pick a location. There should be a tab in Win7 install that says something; "More Options" or "Format" "Erase" etc.. maybe even "Delete" play around with it a bit, if you need more help then just post back here.
Now as to why you have songs you never had before, I don't know, if it's a shared computer someone else might have done it I guess. I can't help you there. I would have to suggest getting an external HDD as well. they go pretty cheap on amazon or eBay. I got a 7200 RPM 320Gb Western Digital portable HDD for like $65. It works great and holds all my files, or the core ones anyway.