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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:06 PM
Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:50 PM
Posted 13 November 2009 - 10:25 AM
When I get a computer like this to repair, I usually just take the hard drive out and use another computer to save all files you want to keep and put the drive back in the computer it came from and reformat. Its much simpler and faster than trying to remove the spyware or malware in the drive. I have used several types of anti spyware and most are not very effective once the computer is infected to the point that the computer is about un-usable. Even if you get the malware or spyware out of the drive...there is the very good chance that some programs will now start having errors or stop working altogether. Have you ever reformatted before?
Great Beej. You may want to read the instructions in Blue towards the top of this page. Then post your problem.
Posted 13 November 2009 - 10:36 AM
Posted 13 November 2009 - 10:49 AM
...assuming that it was shutting downl when not running malware scans of any sort. Hard to tell from your post if such was the case.
..........I then attempted to run Spybot S&D, everytime I tried the PC shut down on me. I switched to safe mode, and tried again. No luck... it shut down again. Also, I attempted to run a boot scan with Avast! and it shut down partway through that.
Thank you in advance,
Posted 13 November 2009 - 12:08 PM
Posted 13 November 2009 - 12:28 PM
<<...original complaint was that it was running slow and shutting down intermittently..>>
but it's probably just as important what happened before he stepped in. It doesn't hurt to ask.
Posted 13 November 2009 - 05:12 PM
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