Thanks for getting back, sorry I wasn't here, had to paint.
OK, on starting it's been turning off after blue screen appears before login then restarting. When it comes back on it says system has recovered from serious error. It has box to click for more info and to send report to Microsoft. More info says new device driver not installed properly, but haven't installed anything. Sometimes the scroll has been acting really funny, like it's vibrating while I'm scrolling bookmarks or anything. Lasts awhile, amount of time isn't consistent, few minutes to 15-20 (then I just shut off).
One night I kept getting choose user (Mozilla) and when I did, it kept saying already in use, choose another, so I picked default, same response. I had been on for a couple hours, posting to a message board. It was like a total takeover in a way. All my bookmarks were gone even. I shut down after frantically trying to find months of bookmarked research. When I turned it back on few minutes later, everything fine. And it takes awhile to start up, seems to be many programs running on startup
I decided to try a system restore to see if would act better.
(bought a lemon PC from Gateway 3 years ago and spent 2 years not even using it, it was so bad, told software problem (not!) finally after fighting with them and following directions for every imaginable system check and hour after hour on the phone with techs, head techs,wiping HD,can't remember all, for 2 years they replaced motherboard, after hard drive. Finally sent me new in Oct.. Somehow got into Inouye's voice-mail and left message)
When I got to choose restore point, nothing there. Message telling me it was shut down, did I want to restart? I had never shut it down and had used it a couple times in Dec. It happened in Dec. too, so I turned it back on then. I know I did and that's why I came to you folks.
Did I give too much info, not enough? I'm not a genius with computers, nor do I play one on TV! So please bear with me.
Thanks for the welcome!
I'll try not to be an annoyance! I'm much better on human matters though.
Hope you had a great Sunday!