My wife informed me that an update had shut down System Mechanics firewall and Virus protection.
I checked and couldn’t get the software’s firewall and virus protection to work. I wasn’t happy with Sys. Mech so I removed it and went to install AVG virus protection and I turned on MS Win XP (home) firewall. While the firewall seems to be on, I couldn’t get AVG to work.
So, I tried to install Norton Ghost (9) (NG) to do a quick backup, but that won’t work either.
I removed NG and re-installed with the same results;
I did copy the Doc folders, pictures to another HD, so all isn’t lost.
Then, I tried to install Spy Sweeper, thinking that maybe I could eventually get online with AVG and start scanning. Well that didn’t work, the software has locked up. Now, I can’t remove it.
Every time I restart the computer, something gets removed from the system tray.
Now, the whole task bar has disappeared.
So, now I’m clutching at straws before I do a complete re-install with Win XP pro.
What would the symptoms be if the reserved battery goes bad?
If I understand properly, this is used instead of a CMOS battery, right?
And what can I do to find out what may have caused this? I don’t want to access the HD that I copy the data to, until I know I won’t transfer it to another computer.
Win XP home sp3
2 meg ram