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Sony Vaio Computer (XP SP3) is running differently

This involves my Sony Vaio Computer (XP SP3) 4-years old. It is acting very strange. Last night we had lots of lightening - my computer was on "sleep." I have a high-tech power strip, but strikes were close so I got up in the night and hurridly shut everything down and UNPLUGGED all my equipment. Today, the computer booted up on a Sony default administrator page. Then it quit. (click, click, click) Ugh! - No start up, no safe mode - nothing. So, I thought I'd open it up and look around - maybe I'd see some burn marks or something. While there, I cleaned all the vile dust and cat fur out of it and checked connections and booted it up again and VIOLA! - it came on! Here's the rub: This was ALWAYS the noisiest computer I ever heard. The noise is gone. I'm not even sure the fan is running anymore.
There was a message that said I had an "attempted attack by an intruder" - that my firewall was down. (Maybe the lightening temporarily knocked out my router)? I put it back up and checked it out. The computer ran well (still on Sony default at an earlier time, - not all the programs were on it).
On closer inspection, I found everything. I found my files, but could not boot the computer to my old desktop/programs/etc. All my software, etc is on it and I had it well organized, so I just put up shortcuts on my new uncluttered desktop. There are new messages and organizational tools that had never appeared before. It is absolutely crazy! ! ! Honestly - it is like having a new computer. It has been on for 8 hours and it does not feel HOT and I have done several successful restarts.
Do you think it can cause a fire? I cannot hear a fan. It is whisper quiet. It was never like this. Also, it does not have an "ON" light anymore. It always ground and clicked and the fan was monstrous. Now, it is like a dream computer. . .
Have you ever heard of anything like this? I have complete back ups of everything. I think I should just use it and love it. What say you?

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Its probably a virus that is in a rootkit. Get combofix and solve the problem.

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