Originally Posted by yankie_1132
I unplugged my comptuer and took it with me for a trip. When I got there, I hooked it up and turned it on to find the message saying OS not found. After a bit of troubleshooting, I decide to take off the battery for the motherboard. Turned it back on and it worked. But my video is not the same anymore, internet certificates are missing, icons are missing on some programs. Could this have been the work of a virus?
Sounds like rough treatment to me. More like the head skipped over the platter while it was being transported. Could be the head park sequence failed to run at shut down of the computer. You really have to wang a modern hard drive to do damage to it while shut down but it happens.
If you also check seagate's track record you'll find they have a very unacceptable track record as far as failures are concerned that are related to out of the box or shortly after.
As prescribed, run the diag and if it finds an issue use the built in RMA adviser to take your next course of action.
To btcchris. Son you sure know how to win friends and influence people, don't ya?