Sad, Happy, Sad, Really, Really Sad

Monday night I went to bed and left my laptop on converting and burning a DVD. I got up in the morning and when I pressed a key to turn my screen back on I was greeted by a techno colour pattern on the screen. Ctrl alt del didn’t do anything so I held the power button down to turn it off. Problem was it didn’t turn back on. (Sad) After trying several things (remove hd and reset, remove battery and reset, remove ram and reset), it came back to life and all was good. (Happy) Today, I was in the middle of reading something on the web when my screen went crazy. Flashing colours and such. I held the power button down and turned it off. It wouldn’t boot back up. (Sad) I tried everything again several times and in different combinations and it still won’t boot. I think it may be dead. (Really, Really Sad)

What does the computer guy do?

What does the computer guy do when he gets a virus? If it’s me, he can’t just get rid of it. I have to know what it is and how I got it.
I start looking for the moment when I let my guard down and clicked on a link or installed a program without doing a virus scan first. I’m really not too happy with myself right now. I’m supposed to know better. I’m posting from my phone right now because I don’t trust anything on my laptop.