Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:17 AM
I am new to posting, but I've used loads of previous posts to solve some of my problems in the past.
Just got back from holiday, pc was turned off at the wall for 10 days, and now when I try to start it up it boots up and everything. Even seems to start up some of the antivirus programmes I have (eg nod32), but after a few minutes it freezes all programmes, and wont do anything. The mouse still moves and the keyboard still seems to be responsive to numlock, but nothing loads. It gave me enough time to start a registry booster scan (uniblue), but that froze too, and the scan wasnt able to complete.
I've tried to start it in safe mode to complete the spyware/virus/registry scans, which dont seem to have picked anything up. Problem is that I cant access the internet in safemode and so I cant run any other links etc from the internet.
The other problem is that the uniblue Registry booster scan in normal mode (before freezing had picked up 22 problems, but in safe mode it says that the registry booster isnt installed, and because i cant access the internet in safe mode i cant download it). Is it normal not to be able to connect to the internet in safe mode? I've plugged my internet into my laptop, so its not a connection problem.
About a month ago my pc sounded like it was about to take off like a jumbo jet, so i read up about it here and cleaned the fans (there was LOADS of dirt), afterwhich its been quite as a church mouse or whatever the saying is.
I also replaced the ram from 512mb to my max of 2GB, and it has been working fine since then, but now its ... not.
I'm not sure what other information would be helpful, except that I'm running windows xp and the pc is about 4 years old.
I'd be really grateful if anyone might be able to help??