Posted 15 December 2008 - 02:00 AM
Ok, so here's the deal. Last week, my husband started getting weird popups all the time, telling him to download something called WinWeb Security. We're cheapos lol, so we did not. I finally found what the problem what and deleted the files. But before I had done that, the browser was being hijacked and then finally he lost all internet connection. He was on Vista, but ended up doing a clean install of XP (since he was more comfortable using that anyways). That didn't help at all, still no internet. So we tried reinstalling the Vista upgrade, still nothing, so he ended up going back to the XP. I know, alot of reinstalling. So long story short, still no internet on his computer. Alot of things seem to be missing. It doesn't detect the router or modem at all. It doesn't detect his speakers, no sound at all. And it's not showing a graphics thing. He kept getting a "can't find direct 3d device" so I was gonna get him updated drivers for the graphic card, had him go to properties and see what kind it was, and there is nothing showing there.
We have SBC DSL, and use Belkin router on a wireless network. His computer was wired, and my iMac is in another room wired. I still have internet access, btw. The XP disc we have is an OEM, I bought it to install on my iMac to use with Boot Camp but never did. So I figured it would have everything he needed on it, is that not correct? What can we do?