I come to you for help in figuring out what's wrong with my computer, and what best to do about it. It all started with my hard drive making a constant loud whirring sound, like it was processing massive data all the time. I replaced my power source and harddrive, and the sound went away but now I'm getting blue screens. Here's the thread on that (thanks to RKinner for the help):
Here's the thing - I'd gotten the occasional blue screen and ignored it for many years, and it usually wasn't a problem again for at least 6 months, often a year or two. But recently it has turned into a regular thing, happening 3 times in the last month.
I'm currently uninstalling and reinstalling some programs to see if that fixes it, but I worry it won't. I have a feeling it's time to do some sorta reformatting and starting fresh, but I want to be sure that doing a factory reset will be enough to solve the problem, or if I need to do something more extensive.
I'm attaching photos of the blue screens I received:
So any idea what's going on here, and would a factory reset solve it?