dying? The CPU or central processing unit and Hard drive are two different components and one does not need to replace both if only one of them is failing, please give us a little more info.
I own a five year old Dell Desk top and i have been told "my hard drive is dying". The advise i got told me to just buy a new CPU. What makes this happen? Never had it before on any computer we owned. The Dell came with Windows ME and we deleted it and put Windows XP home edition on it. Did that do something damaging to the hard drive? What should i look for in a new CPU?