Now it's my wife's laptop.
She has a Toshiba Satellite A105 laptop. No virus' that I know of and has been running fine.
When you start it, the light on the start button comes on. You can hear the cooling fan..but I don't hear the HD doing anything at all and nothing at all is appearing on the screen. I'm thinking the HD is shot. The laptop is about 2 years old. Any thoughts on what the problem might be?