Any computer repair shop or technician worth your time should always perform a diagnostic of your computer regardless of how obvious the problem may seem. If you get someone who wants to start taking parts out and putting new ones in or wants to just wipe out your computer, run the other way fast.
Along the journey you will learn I do own and control a home PC Laptop repair and services company, BUT in no way am I at this juncture to solicit their services. We only service a very little area in southeast Michigan. Be taught what you can here for free, so that you will not require any home computer repair gurus for help.
If your hard drive is making noise like clanking, clicking, buzzing, etc. It may pass diagnostics but you can be sure that your hard drive is failing and will eventually need replacement. So, start backing up your files on a weekly basis if your not planning on replacing it right away.
One of the most revolutionary features of Windows 7 is its multitouch support. When paired with a touchscreen PC, Windows 7 allows you to browse newspaper online or shuffle files and folders using nothing but your fingers. There are supports for common mouse actions such as dragging and right-click, so you dont need to use mouse separately. For zoom in you just have to place two fingers on the screen of a multitouch compatible PC and spread them apart. Whereas, for right clicking you are required to touch the file with one finger and tap the screen within a second. There are also provisions for Microsoft Earth and an on-screen virtual keyboard.
Modern computers can have several different styles of controller interfaces (connector types) and this will greatly determine what kind of drive you can fix into your machine.
The settlement reached by California and Texas with Sony is a disgrace. The powers that be in each Attorney General office should be ashamed. Sony broke the law in a variety of ways and has to pay $3 or $4 per CD as a fine? What a joke.