I have an old IBM Aptiva that hubby uses for the internet now and then. It used to be our main computer until it starting showing bytes in bad sectors (60,000 as a matter of fact). I stopped using it for anything important and don't have anything saved on the hard drive figuring it could crash at any time. That was over two years ago. Today it has over 200,000 bytes in bad sectors and is still chugging along (I'm on it right now as a matter of fact while my HP is in the shop ). How bad does it have to get before it just goes 'kaput'?