|Truthfinder, I didn't mean to be too aggresive in my comments. Actually, I get upset with these computer vendors that hide under the desk whenever there is a problem.|
I have taken dozens of infected systems and cleaned them of spyware, trojans and malware. Sometimes it is so hopeless, reformat is the only recourse.
Not in one instance have I ever had spyware cause a mechanical problem, and certainly not a noise as you describe. However, sometimes MECHANICAL failure will cause system corruption. Example: FJBs excellent suggestion above about the harddrive; when the read/write heads start to fail, you can get operating system corruption all over the place. That is one possibility of your constant file corruption problems.
These poorly trained "techs" that the big corporations have in other countries don't know what to do, and they certainly are not going to recommend that you send the unit back because they want to keep their jobs. It was total stupidity to have you restore your system when there are loud noises coming out of the box! First you fix the mechanical probs, afterwards you fix the software probs.
However, I guarantee that if you allow your immediate return time to expire, they will shrug their shoulders. "Sorry, guy, now we charge you".
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day;
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime;
Then industry pollutes the water and kills all the fish.