then i decided to actually fix the problem, as opposed to avoiding it. i have tried adaware, spybot search and destroy, vundofix, hijack this, malwarebytes antimalware, virtumondebegone, and autoruns. they all found evidence of a trojan except for virtumondebegone.
nothing has taken care of this. and now my computer freezes about ten minutes after logon, without fail. [which is a huge pain when i try and run full scans, because they freeze before they can be completed]
ctrl alt delete seems to be disabled. oh and also, i found a rootkit among my drivers and selected the disable option when i right-clicked. not sure if that did anything.
darik's boot and nuke?
or i found two CDs that my father had given me awhile back- Norton ghost 2003, and Norton ghost 9.0. if i were to use one of these, which would i use for an XP SP2 5.01. 2600 operating system?
my father built the computer for me and after poking around, i noticed he had partitioned the drives and there is one labeled 'backup' is has a maxtor maxblast backup archive from when he put together the PC. how do i replace my current operationg system with this?
the element that has been missing throughout my little ordeal here has been the human element. i'm an art major, and while fairly good with technology, i really don't know much about the inner bowels of computers, so i'm in way over my head and have no clue what i am doing. if you guys could help, i would really appreciate it.
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
Edited by watchitallignite, 22 December 2008 - 03:41 PM.