Yesterday after turning on my desktop pc the screen was broken up into small rectangles, and I could not log on. I restarted the computer and the message "Windows is resetting. Don't turn off your computer" message came up, and it took a long while for the desktop screen to appear. When it did it was clear, and the computer has run fine since. I ran MBAM, and it found nothing wrong. Also, the hard drive seems to be getting noisier as it ages. These are symptoms of a bad hard drive, correct? Even if the hard drive is still good I want to replace it because it is several years old and has so many hours of use on it.
I only use this computer for typing documents and surfing the internet, so it's fine for my needs. These are the specs for my computer:
4Gb RAM DDR3
W8.1 64 bit
500Gb HD 7200 rpm
Are SSD drives compatible with my computer? I want a 1 TB drive. The Samsung 860 QVO 1TB SSD is $110 on Amazon. Is this a good choice? Thanks for any replies.